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Lightning sign defenseman Matt Spencer to entry-level contract

April 12, 2016 - 13:54
The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenseman Matt Spencer to a three-year, entry-level contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Spencer, 19, skated in 60 games with the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hoc...

Lightning healing as playoffs approach

April 11, 2016 - 15:23
The Tampa Bay Lightning have suffered a number of injuries to key players over the last couple of weeks but are finally showing signs of getting healthier with Game 1 of their opening round playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings just two day...

Fox Sports announces first round Stanley Cup Playoffs TV schedule

April 11, 2016 - 10:41
FOX Sports Florida and FOX Sports Sun announced the networks television schedule for the Tampa Bay Lightning’s first round playoff series versus the Detroit Red Wings, beginning with Game 1 on Wednesday, April 13, on FOX Sports Florida. Live cover...

Previewing the Lightning and Red Wings matchup in the first round

April 10, 2016 - 22:28
The Eastern Conference First Round series between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Detroit Red Wings last spring was so good that there will be a rematch this April. The Red Wings (41-30-11, 93 points) clinched third place in the Atlantic Division o...

NHL releases Lightning-Red Wings Round 1 Stanley Cup Playoffs schedule

April 10, 2016 - 21:48
Date TIME (ET) #2 Tampa Bay vs. #3 Detroit Networks Wednesday, April 13 7 p.m. Detroit at Tampa Bay NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports Friday, April 15 7 p.m. ...

Jeff and Penny Vinik announce second five-season, $10 million pledge for Lightning Community Hero program

April 10, 2016 - 19:21
TAMPA – Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik, along with his wife Penny, announced this evening at the Community Heroes Celebration Event at T. Pepin Hospitality Centre that the Vinik Family Foundation, in partnership with the Lightning Foundation...

Bolts and Red Wings meet again in first round of Stanley Cup Playoffs

April 10, 2016 - 13:39
The Tampa Bay Lightning are in the playoffs for the third season in a row. Waiting around the corner for them is a familiar foe. Following Boston’s 6-1 loss to Ottawa on Saturday opened the door for the Detroit Red Wings to secure third place in...

Burns: 3 things from the season finale

April 10, 2016 - 10:47
The Tampa Bay Lightning concluded the 2015-16 regular season with a 5-2 loss in Montreal, the Canadiens sweeping the four-game season series from the Lightning. No matter: the Bolts are headed back to the postseason and will begin play at Amalie ...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Canadiens 5, Lightning 2

April 9, 2016 - 22:21
Obviously, the biggest storyline from this game was the injury to Tyler Johnson, who was pushed into the end boards by Montreal defenseman Greg Pateryn following a whistle. Hopefully, the injury isn’t serious and Johnson will be able to play next...

Burns: Three things we learned from clinching home ice

April 8, 2016 - 12:21
The Tampa Bay Lightning know their finish in the Atlantic Division standings. Now, they’re just waiting on an opponent. Following a 4-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on Thursday, the Tampa Bay Lightning clinched second ...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning 4, Devils 2

April 7, 2016 - 22:42
On Tuesday night, the Lightning, despite losing to the New York Rangers, still clinched a playoff berth because Boston lost in a shootout. On this night, the Lightning secured second place in the Atlantic Division and home ice in the first round ...

Lightning recall forward Jonathan Drouin and defenseman Matt Taormina

April 7, 2016 - 08:09
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled forward Jonathan Drouin and defenseman Matt Taormina from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Additionally, the Bolt...

Mishkin's Musings: Taking a look at the final days of the regular season

April 6, 2016 - 12:13
Before a team can win the Stanley Cup, it must first qualify for the playoffs. OK, I know, I’m stating the obvious. But getting into the NHL playoffs is not automatic. It takes a sustained high level of play, an avoidance of long slumps and an ...

Burns: Three things we learned from backing into the playoffs

April 6, 2016 - 11:31
The execution didn’t go as the Bolts planned, but the Tampa Bay Lightning will make their third-straight appearance in the postseason. The Lightning surrendered a 2-0 first-period lead and fell to the New York Rangers 3-2 on Tuesday, dropping the...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Rangers 3, Lightning 2

April 5, 2016 - 23:22
The Lightning are in the playoffs. Obviously, more than the game itself between the Lightning and Rangers, that was the most important development from this evening. Carolina’s shootout win over Boston stamped a postseason ticket for the Lightni...

Prospect Spotlight: Johnathan Macleod

April 5, 2016 - 11:54
The Tampa Bay Lightning drafted defenseman Johnathan MacLeod in the second round, 57th overall, at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. The Dracut, Massachusetts, native is in his sophomore season at Boston University. “He’s a strong kid and is very combat...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Islanders 5, Lightning 2

April 4, 2016 - 21:45
The Lightning’s biggest problem area in this game was rush coverage. The Islanders scored all five of their goals either a) off the rush or b) moments after an initial dangerous rush was thwarted. Their issues in that area, which were extensive ...

Lightning sign forward Mitchell Stephens to three-year, entry-level contract

April 4, 2016 - 19:25
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Mitchell Stephens to a three-year, entry-level contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Stephens, 19, skated in 39 games with the Saginaw Spirit of the ...

Lightning teams up with Stantec to award college scholarship to stem-focused students

April 4, 2016 - 15:31
TAMPA BAY - This season, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Stantec have partnered again to help continue the education of three deserving students from the Bay area through the Hillsborough Education Foundation’s Take Stock in Children program. During l...

Steven Stamkos underwent sucessful vascular surgery; expected to return in 1-3 months

April 4, 2016 - 14:28
TAMPA BAY – Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos underwent successful surgery this afternoon to treat a type of Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (called Effort Thrombosis) which was located near his right collarbone, vice president and gene...