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Burns: Three things from beating Buffalo (again)

January 10, 2015 - 11:09
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 9, 2015 - 23:15
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 - 19:00
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 - 17:21
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 - 12:59
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 - 12:29
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 - 09:05

Practice Notebook: Bolts return to Tampa before heading out on road again

January 8, 2015 - 14:16
The Tampa Bay Lightning returned to Amalie Arena on Thursday following an eight-day road trip in which the team finished 3-1-0 and catapulted to the top of the Eastern Conference and Atlantic Division standings. The talk of the NHL of late has be...

Top 10 Lightning moments from the first half of the season

January 8, 2015 - 07:34
With the first half of the 2014-15 season complete, we took the opportunity to reflect on some of our favorite memories from a wildly entertaining and successful start to the regular season. So, without any further ado, here they are, the top 10...

World Junior Championships: Brayden Point takes home gold with Canada

January 7, 2015 - 11:05
The 2015 IIHF World Junior Championships came to a close on Monday with Canada prevailing over team Russia to capture the gold medal. The tournament featured many prominent players, many of whom have been drafted by NHL teams. The Tampa Bay Li...

Crunch time: Syracuse starts 2015 off with two victories

January 7, 2015 - 11:02
The Syracuse Crunch started off 2015 with a bang. Following a loss on New Years Eve at the hands of the Rochester Americans, the Crunch kicked off the New Year with a 2-1 win over the Albany Devils and a 5-4 victory against the Binghamton Senators...

Burns: Three things from the battle for first place in Montreal

January 7, 2015 - 10:27
How things can change in the blink of an eye. Remember mid-December when the Tampa Bay Lightning were limping, having lost four of five games and six of eight, a sizzling start to the season long forgotten? Now, the Bolts are playing as well as ...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Bolts put together most impressive win of season in Montreal

January 7, 2015 - 09:31
There have been Lightning victories this season with a more lopsided final score. There have been games in which the Bolts have had a more decisive shot-on-goal advantage. But given the circumstances – the final game of a road trip against the h...

Radko Gudas to miss approximately four months following knee surgery

January 6, 2015 - 12:12
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas will miss approximately four months of the season with a right knee injury the team announced today. Gudas, 24, underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday in Tampa, where the extent of the injury w...

Radko Gudas to undergo knee surgery Tuesday

January 5, 2015 - 13:50
Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday in Tampa. A determination following surgery will be made on how long Gudas will be out of the Lightning lineup. Gudas, 24, returned to Tampa on Sunday prior to...

Mishkin's Musings: First half awards and looking at the second half

January 5, 2015 - 12:19
The Lightning have reached the halfway point of the season. It’s been a terrific first half – the team has 54 points and is tied for first place in the Atlantic Division. Here are my first half awards, as well as goals for the second half. Be...

Burns: Three things after overwhelming Ottawa

January 5, 2015 - 10:32
Tampa Bay played one of its most complete games of the 2014-15 season in a come-from-behind, 4-2 victory in Ottawa on Sunday. The game had all the hallmarks of a great Lightning victory: the triplets line did most of the heavy lifting as usual, ...

Mishkin's extra shift: Bolts rebound with stellar performance vs. Sens

January 4, 2015 - 21:16
What a performance by the Lightning in this game. The Bolts were coming off a disappointing loss Friday in Pittsburgh, but rebounded with a complete outing against the Sens. OK, the first shift wasn’t great. The Lightning turned the puck over...

Three things from the Bolts letdown in Pittsburgh

January 3, 2015 - 10:53
Tampa Bay was flying high as it entered Pittsburgh’s CONSOL Energy Center for the final meeting of the 2014-15 regular season against the Penguins. The Lightning had won four consecutive games and thoroughly dominated the Sabres in Buffalo two ni...

Mishkin's extra shift: Bolts fall into hole they can't crawl out of against Pens

January 2, 2015 - 22:14
In the first two meetings between the teams this year, which were played in the past two and half weeks, the Lightning carried play in the first period. In the first game, Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was sensational in the opening 20, hol...