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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...

Burns: Three things we learned from the highs and lows of Saturday night

April 3, 2016 - 13:13
What just happened? Probably the question every Lightning fan was asking him or herself a half hour following the final horn of the Bolts game against New Jersey last night. One minute, fans are celebrating a 3-1 win over the Devils, the Bolts d...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning 3, Devils 1

April 2, 2016 - 23:06
Boy, was this an important win for the Lightning. It reduced their magic number to clinching a playoff spot to two points. The victory came on the heels of sub-par performances in their previous two games. And they won it with a strong overall e...

Steven Stamkos schedule to undergo vascular surgery; expected to return in 1-3 months

April 2, 2016 - 21:15
TAMPA BAY - Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos is scheduled to undergo surgery to treat a type of Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (called Effort Thrombosis) near his right collarbone, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman anno...

Tod Leiweke honored as Lightning Community Hero

April 2, 2016 - 18:00
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Tod Leiweke as the 41st Lightning Community Hero of the 2015-16 season during the first period of tonight’s game versus the New Jersey Devils. Leiweke, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning ...

Pregame Notebook: Bolts can clinch playoff berth tonight vs. Devils

April 2, 2016 - 12:10
The Tampa Bay Lightning could wrap up a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the third-consecutive season as early as tonight when they face the New Jersey Devils in the regular-season home finale at Amalie Arena. The Lightning would clinch if t...

Lightning first-round playoff tickets to go on sale April 7

April 1, 2016 - 15:29
The Tampa Bay Lightning will place single-game tickets for home games during the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on sale to the general public on Thursday, April 7 at 10 a.m. There is a maximum of four games played at Amalie Arena durin...

Burns: Three things we learned from a third straight loss to Montreal

April 1, 2016 - 12:31
The Tampa Bay Lightning weren’t pleased with their play Monday night despite a 3-0 shutout victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. That performance looked downright Herculean compared to Thursday’s result against Montreal. Tampa Bay, needing only ...

Lightning sign forward Jonne Tammela to entry-level contract

April 1, 2016 - 09:30
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Jonne Tammela to a three-year, NHL entry-level contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Tammela, 18, has skated in 37 games with Kalpa of the SM-liiga l...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Canadiens 3, Lightning 0

March 31, 2016 - 22:52
First things first. Let’s give the Montreal Canadiens a lot of credit for their performance in this one. The Habs played a terrific road game. They were structured in their coverage, which took away a lot of time and space for Lightning players...

Debra Paradis Shackowsky honored as Lightning Community Hero

March 31, 2016 - 18:55
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Debra Paradis Shackowsky as the 40th Lightning Community Hero of the 2015-16 season during the first period of tonight’s game versus the Montreal Canadiens. Shackowsky, who received a $50,000 donation fr...

Crunch Report: Syracuse tries to battle its way into the playoffs

March 31, 2016 - 13:45
LAST WEEK Wed., March 23 - Crunch at Utica - W, 3-1 Fri., March 25 - Crunch vs. Albany - W, 3-1 Sat., March 26 - Crunch vs. Rochester - W, 3-1 THIS WEEK Fri., April 1 - Crunch vs. Toronto - 7 p.m. Sat., April 2 - Crunch vs. Rochester - 7 ...

Nikita Kucherov, Ryan Callahan both game-time decision for game against Montreal

March 31, 2016 - 12:18
The Tampa Bay Lightning are getting close to having their entire forward group available with just six games left in the regular season. Right wingers Nikita Kucherov and Ryan Callahan both participated fully in the Bolts’ morning skate ahead of ...

Mishkin's Musings: Taking a look at the Eastern Conference playoff race

March 30, 2016 - 15:12
Only 11 days remain in the NHL’s regular season. While there are still plenty of questions to be answered over the next week and a half, the Eastern Conference playoff picture has gotten at least a little bit clearer. First of all, let’s look ...

Burns: 3 things from Bish's standout performance

March 29, 2016 - 10:40
The Tampa Bay Lightning have gotten a glimpse of life without defenseman Anton Stralman, the veteran Swede having missed the last two games after suffering a fracture to his left fibula in Friday’s victory over the New York Islanders. The results...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning 3, Maple Leafs 0

March 28, 2016 - 23:11
Following Saturday’s game against Florida, I wrote how the Lightning, despite losing by three goals, didn’t play that badly. In this game versus Toronto, the Lightning, despite winning by three goals, didn’t play that well. They were outshot, 34...