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Anton Stralman overcomes odds to star for the Bolts on the blueline

November 10, 2014 - 21:21
The odds are stacked against any hockey player who dreams of playing in the NHL. But poor odds have never fazed Anton Stralman. According to a recent study by St. Lawrence University, the probability of a seventh-round draft pick playing in at...

Mishkin's Musings: Where I stand on hockey analytics

November 10, 2014 - 14:33
Several years ago, the Lightning were about to face an opponent in a mid-November game. It was their first contest that season against this club. In looking at the other team’s stats, I noted a certain player’s assist total. This player, who ha...

Burns: Three Things we learned over the weekend

November 10, 2014 - 10:49
Tampa Bay extended its current win streak to six games with a pair of victories over the weekend, a 7-4 blitzing of Columbus on Saturday followed by a 4-3 shootout triumph in Detroit on Sunday. With 23 points through their first 15 games, the ...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning earn well-deserved win in Detroit

November 9, 2014 - 21:11
The Lightning played very well in this game and were deserving of their sixth consecutive win. Their performance was even more impressive given the fact that they were skating in the second half of a back-to-back against a rested opponent. Wit...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Offense propels Bolts to victory in Columbus

November 9, 2014 - 00:28
This was a tale of three games, one for each period. Fortunately for the Lightning, it scored enough goals in the first two periods to propel them to their fifth consecutive win. For the first 17 minutes of the first period, the Lightning thor...

Three things we learned during the Bolts undefeated homestand

November 7, 2014 - 10:46
The Tampa Bay Lightning concluded a successful, four-game homestand with a 5-2 win over Calgary, the Bolts fourth win in a row. The Lightning improved their record at Amalie Arena to 6-1-1 but now head back on the road for three games in the M...

Gary Bettman attends Thursday's Lightning-Flames game at Amalie Arena

November 6, 2014 - 22:57
National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman attended Tampa Bay’s 5-2 victory over Calgary, spending time with Lightning Chairman and Governor Jeff Vinik and meeting with Bolts sponsors, season ticket members and suite holders. Talking to ...

Mishkin's Musings: Lightning shine in third period of win vs. Calgary

November 6, 2014 - 22:43
When these teams met last month in Calgary, the game was a defensive struggle. Scoring chances were hard to come by and each club only mustered 22 shots – a total that included three full periods and part of an overtime session. This was a much ...

Sgt. Taylor Urruela honored as Lightning Community Hero

November 6, 2014 - 18:45
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Sgt. Taylor Urruela as the eighth Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight’s game against the Calgary Flames. Urruela, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Fo...

Lightning to participate in USA Hockey's 'Try Hockey for Free Day'

November 6, 2014 - 14:58
TAMPA BAY –The Tampa Bay Lightning will participate in USA Hockey’s Try Hockey For Free Day this Saturday, November 8 at multiple local ice rinks. Try Hockey For Free gives free ice time for children who would like to try the sport. Try Hockey...

Pregame Notebook: Bolts look for better performance vs. Flames

November 6, 2014 - 13:27
The last time the Tampa Bay played Calgary, the Lightning registered just 22 shots on goal, their second lowest output of the season. Bolts head coach Jon Cooper said the number of scoring chances was far less. “We were just reviewing the ta...

Degrees of separation: Flames vs. Lightning

November 6, 2014 - 12:39
Tonight, the Bolts will look to stay undefeated this home stand as they face the Calgary Flames for the second time this season. The last time these two teams met Tampa Bay defeated Calgary 2-1 with Ondrej Palat netting the overtime game winner. P...

Lightning announce corporate partnerships for 2014-15 season

November 6, 2014 - 08:17
TAMPA BAY –The Tampa Bay Lightning announced several new partnerships and extensions to existing ones for the 2014-15 season and also unveiled their new “Championship Partner” distinction today. The Lightning have extended key partnerships wit...

Lightning, Bud Light invite fans to be 'Up For Whatever'

November 5, 2014 - 15:21
TAMPA BAY –The Tampa Bay Lightning are inviting fans to be “Up for Whatever” with a new ticket package available for all Wednesday and Thursday night home games this season. Starting as low as $75, the Up For Whatever Bud Light Ticket Package...

Crunch Time: Defenseman Jake Dotchin shines on offense

November 5, 2014 - 09:14
The Syracuse Crunch were back in action with two games this past weekend, winning one game and losing the other. The Crunch have continued to hover around the .500 mark for wins as their current record now sits at 4-4-1 through the first nine game...

Lightning Prospect of the Week: Adam Wilcox

November 5, 2014 - 09:07
The Lightning acquired goaltender Adam Wilcox in the sixth round, 178th overall, at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He currently stars for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers of the NCAA Big Ten Conference. It is his third season with the Gol...

Nikita Kucherov's growing in confidence, scoring goals

November 5, 2014 - 08:25
The first time Nikita Kucherov touched the puck in the National Hockey League, he scored. Since becoming the seventh Tampa Bay player to record a goal in his NHL debut, the expectation for Kucherov to score and score often has been, fairly or...

Valtteri Filppula to headline Wednesday's McDonald's radio show

November 4, 2014 - 16:33
TAMPA BAY –Tampa Bay Lightning forward Valtteri Filppula will appear as the featured guest on the live radio show ‘Lightning Hockey Night’ which will air on AM 620 and FM 95.3 WDAE from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 5. The show is set to broadc...

Lightning recall Cedric Paquette from Syracuse Crunch

November 4, 2014 - 16:26
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled forward Cedric Paquette from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Paquette, 21, has skated in four games with the...

Mishkin's Musings: Atlantic Division looks strong after first month

November 4, 2014 - 12:34
Regular readers of this column are aware of how often I’ve harped on the importance of putting early-season points in the bank. Teams that sprint out of the gates quickly give themselves some leeway to withstand mid-season dips. Conversely, the ...