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Lightning recall Andrei Vasilevskiy from Syracuse

December 16, 2014 - 09:02
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Vasilevskiy, 20, has appeared in 14 games...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Bolts must overcome rough stretch

December 15, 2014 - 21:45
Usually, when a team is getting ready to face the Pittsburgh Penguins, they’re worrying about how to contend with Pittsburgh’s tremendously skilled lineup. Tonight, however, the Lightning were facing a Pittsburgh club missing some of its top skil...

Ben Bishop leaves game in Pittsburgh with lower-body injury

December 15, 2014 - 19:16
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop made the start against the Pittsburgh Penguins and made four saves on five shots in the first period but did not return to the ice for the second period with a lower-body injury. Backup Evgeni Nabokov replaced Bishop...

Pregame Notebook: Lightning received booster shots as needed for mumps

December 15, 2014 - 13:45
The news of Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby’s positive mumps diagnosis sent shockwaves through the National Hockey League on Sunday. Today, the Penguins announced 23-year-old forward Beau Bennett is showing mumps-like symptoms and is ...

Andrei Vasilevskiy named CCM/AHL Player of the Week

December 15, 2014 - 13:04
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. ... The American Hockey League announced today that Syracuse Crunch goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Dec. 14, 2014. Vasilevskiy allowed one goal on 56 sh...

Lightning affiliates make it rain teddy bears over the weekend

December 15, 2014 - 10:05
The teddy bear toss continues to be one of the most popular events in minor league hockey. Both the Syracuse Crunch and Florida Everblades had their nights this weekend. On Friday night, the Syracuse Crunch collected 2,278 bears when captain Mike...

Burns: Three things we learned from the loss in Washington

December 14, 2014 - 13:19
Tampa Bay made a valiant comeback attempt after falling behind 3-0 against the Washington Capitals on Saturday, scoring two goals in less than two minutes late in the third period to quiet a boisterous Verizon Center crowd. In the end though, the...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Failed 5-on-3 power play dooms Lightning vs. Caps

December 13, 2014 - 22:12
My radio partner Phil Esposito has often said that if a team fails to convert on a five-on-three, it is destined to lose the game. (Assuming the five-on-three is of a reasonable length of time). In this contest, the Lightning received a full two...

Burns: Three things from the Bolts win against the Hurricanes

December 12, 2014 - 10:13
Sometimes the puck bounces in your favor; other times, you’re not so lucky. The Tampa Bay Lightning were on the right side of the coin Thursday against Carolina, scoring two fortuitous goals in a 2-1 victory over the Hurricanes. The Lightning go...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Puck-luck helps propel Bolts to win vs. Hurricanes

December 11, 2014 - 23:02
While bad puck-luck certainly wasn’t the only reason why the Lightning had lost their previous two games, it was a factor. Opposition shots were deflecting off sticks and into the Lightning net. Lightning clearing attempts were hitting the glass...

Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin won't be loaned to Canada for World Juniors

December 11, 2014 - 19:20
Prior to Tampa Bay’s home game against the Carolina Hurricanes at Amalie Arena, Lightning vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced the team will not release forward Jonathan Drouin to play for Team Canada at the World Junior Cham...

Dan Campbell honored as Lightning Community Hero

December 11, 2014 - 18:59
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Dan Campbell as the 17th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes. Campbell, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Found...

Ondrej Palat misses game vs. Carolina; day-to-day with lower-body injury

December 11, 2014 - 18:24
Tampa Bay forward Ondrej Palat, notably absent from Lightning pregame warmups before the team’s meeting with the Carolina Hurricanes at Amalie Arena on Thursday, is day-to-day with a lower-body injury the team announced just before puck drop again...

Palm tree t-shirts now available at Tampa Bay Sports

December 11, 2014 - 14:50
Radko Gudas is really excited. T-shirts designed after the fake third jersey that the Bolts pranked the players with are now available to purchase at the Tampa Bay Sports store at Amalie Arena. The men's version goes for $35 and the women's v-...

Pregame Notebook: Evgeni Nabokov to get start versus Hurricanes

December 11, 2014 - 13:58
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Evgeni Nabokov will make his seventh start of the season tonight when the Bolts host the Carolina Hurricanes to cap a four-game homestand at Amalie Arena. Five of Nabokov’s six previous appearances have come in the ...

Lightning launch new mobile app for fans

December 11, 2014 - 11:15
TAMPA BAY –The Tampa Bay Lightning announced today the launch of their new free mobile app for smart phones. The new app, titled Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey Club, is available now for fans to download on their mobile iPhone and Android devices. ...

Bolts GameDay vs. Hurricanes

December 11, 2014 - 09:03

Burns: Three things we learned from back-to-back losses at home

December 10, 2014 - 14:36
What was once a dominant home-ice advantage through the first third of the season has suddenly shown some cracks for the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Bolts dropped their second game in a row at Amalie Arena on Tuesday, falling to the Washington Capit...

Lightning Prospect Spotlight: Nikita Nesterov

December 10, 2014 - 13:25
As the season rolls on for the Syracuse Crunch, sophomore defenseman Nikita Nesterov just gets better and better. Each month he has been able to increase his point totals from the previous month, and Nesterov does not show signs of stopping. He op...

Steven Stamkos evolving into all-around star

December 10, 2014 - 12:19
As difficult as he has been to defend, Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos used to be easy to find on the ice. "He used to post up at that left-wing dot and every goalie in the League knew it was coming and they couldn't stop it," NHL ...