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Pregame Notebook: Tyler Johnson could return before All-Star break

January 15, 2015 - 13:59
Tampa Bay Lightning All-Star center Tyler Johnson skated for the first time on Thursday since suffering a lower-body injury in a 7-3 loss to Philadelphia earlier in the week. Johnson wore a red no-contact jersey during Tampa Bay’s morning skate p...

Bolts Gameday vs. Oilers

January 15, 2015 - 09:08

Burns: Three things we learned in back-to-back beatings

January 14, 2015 - 16:19
The Tampa Bay Lightning were flying high last Friday after defeating the Buffalo Sabres at Amalie Arena to extend its win streak to three games. The Bolts had won seven of their last eight. They were in first place in the Eastern Conference and ...

Bolts prospect spotlight: Cristiano DiGiacinto

January 14, 2015 - 14:23
Lightning prospect Cristiano DiGiacinto is on pace for a career year offensively. The left winger for the Windsor Spitfires is in his second season in the Ontario Hockey League and is showing much improvement from his rookie season. The Hamilton...

Crunch Time: Syracuse gets three out of four points last weekend

January 14, 2015 - 14:18
The Crunch collected three of a possible four points last weekend as they continued their red-hot start to the new year. Syracuse closed out their five-game road trip with a 3-2 OT loss to Hartford before returning back to the Onondaga County War ...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Damaging stretch costs Bolts against Bruins

January 13, 2015 - 22:34
For the first 35 minutes of this game, the Lightning were doing what they needed to in order to win in Boston. Missing the injured Victor Hedman and Tyler Johnson and playing the second game of a back-to-back against a rested opponent, the Lightn...

Lightning recall Vladislav Namestnikov

January 13, 2015 - 10:04
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled forward Vladislav Namestnikov from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Namestnikov, 22, has skated in 23 games w...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Bolts struggle in loss to Flyers

January 12, 2015 - 23:04
Well, this was a clunker. The Lightning have had a few of these so far this year – losses in Minnesota, Toronto and both defeats on Long Island qualify. All teams are going to have games like this, though, so hopefully the Bolts will be able to ...

Victor Hedman, Tyler Johnson injured against Philadelphia

January 12, 2015 - 21:20
Tampa Bay was dealt a big blow on the road in Philadelphia when recently-named All-Star forward Tyler Johnson and top pair defenseman Victor Hedman left the game against the Flyers with injuries. Hedman left late in the first period and didn’t co...

Sports, entertainment leaders to speak at USF on Jan. 12-13

January 12, 2015 - 17:06
TAMPA BAY - Top executives in the sport and entertainment industries will participate in a series of free lectures Jan. 13 and 14, hosted by the University of South Florida Sport & Entertainment Management Program, FOX Sports Florida, and the Tamp...

Tyler Johnson headlines the biggest surprises from season's first half

January 12, 2015 - 12:35
With the first half of the 2014-15 season complete, NHL.com looks at some of its biggest storylines and award contenders. At the beginning of each season NHL fans will make predictions on what the ensuing season will look like, from where their...

Mishkin's Musings: Seven thoughts from the Bolts and the NHL

January 11, 2015 - 21:01
1. Following the Lightning’s win last Tuesday in Montreal, head coach Jon Cooper stated that he felt that his team “was starting to mature a little bit”. The team had won three of four on the road trip and had rallied from deficits to win in Otta...

Steven Stamkos, Tyler Johnson named NHL All-Stars; Drouin to compete in skills competition

January 10, 2015 - 18:02
For the fifth time in six All-Star Games, the Tampa Bay Lightning will have two All-Star representatives. And each’s path to NHL stardom could not be more divergent. Lightning captain Steven Stamkos and second-year center Tyler Johnson were sele...

Burns: Three things from beating Buffalo (again)

January 10, 2015 - 12:09
What do you do when the opposing goaltender is hotter than a Florida afternoon in the middle of July? You keep shooting. And shooting. And shooting some more. The Tampa Bay Lightning adopted that philosophy Friday against Buffalo, the Atlantic...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Bolts battle for hard-fought victory

January 10, 2015 - 00:15
As Lightning television analyst Bobby “The Chief” Taylor often says, a goalie can be “the x-factor” in a game. One team can execute its game-plan well, only to lose because the opposing goalie put up a brick wall. In this game, Buffalo netminder...

Linda Marcelli honored as Lightning Community Hero

January 9, 2015 - 20:00
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Linda Marcelli as the 21st Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight’s game against the Buffalo Sabres. Marcelli, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Founda...

Lightning Girls 2015 calendar now on sale at Tampa Bay Sports

January 9, 2015 - 18:21
TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning announced today that their Lightning Girls 2015 calendar goes on-sale this evening when the team hosts the Buffalo Sabres at Amalie Arena at 7:30 p.m. Fans at tonight’s game can purchase the Lightning Girls...

Tyler Johnson leads NHL.com's Midseason Fantasy Hockey Awards

January 9, 2015 - 13:59
With the first half of the 2014-15 season now in our rearview mirror, it's time for our team of NHL.com Fantasy Hockey insiders to reflect on the performers and storylines that have defined the fantasy landscape. Our regular fantasy contributor...

Bolts go for third-straight win against last-place Buffalo

January 9, 2015 - 13:29
On paper, the Tampa Bay Lightning are heavy favorites to defeat Buffalo tonight at Amalie Arena. The Lightning have been near-unbeatable of late, winning six of their last seven games to regain the top spot in the Eastern Conference and the Atlan...

Bolts GameDay vs. Sabres

January 9, 2015 - 10:05