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Burns: Three things we learned from the Lightning's back-to-back games

October 26, 2014 - 10:06
Tampa Bay closed out its first road trip of the year with a convincing 4-2 win Friday against Winnipeg before Saturday’s, 7-2 debacle versus Minnesota. Still, the Lightning picked up six of a possible ten points on what would have to be considered...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Not Bolts' night in Minnesota

October 25, 2014 - 21:32
Clearly, this was not the Lightning’s night. The circumstances entering the game weren’t favorable – the team was wrapping up a long 10-day, five-game road trip. It was playing the second half of a back-to-back against a team that hadn’t played ...

Lightning Recall Blunden, Marchessault from Syracuse

October 25, 2014 - 09:38
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled forwards Mike Blunden and Jonathan Marchessault from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Blunden, 27, made his L...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Combination of factors leads to win

October 25, 2014 - 07:05
The Lightning were able to win this game because a) they received stellar goaltending from Ben Bishop, b) they used high-skill plays (from high-skill players) to build a lead and c) entering the third period with a three-goal advantage, they playe...

Lightning Insider: Bolts near end of Western Canada road trip

October 24, 2014 - 13:26
With the light at the end of the tunnel in sight, the Lightning play their fourth game of this five-game Western Canadian road trip tonight on the prairies of Manitoba against the Winnipeg Jets. The Bolts will head back stateside after the game t...

Degrees of Separation: Lightning at Jets

October 24, 2014 - 10:55
The Bolts face the first half of their second back-to-back scenario on the road tonight as they face off against the Winnipeg Jets. The Bolts boast an all-time record of 41-27-4-8 versus the Jets. Last season the two teams split games with the...

Lightning recalls Cedric Paquette from Syracuse

October 24, 2014 - 09:06
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. Additionally, forward Mike Blunden has been reassig...

Mishkin's Musings: tidbits from the road trip

October 24, 2014 - 07:15
As the Lightning enter the home stretch of this five-game road trip, here are some random observations from the first seven days away from Tampa … Banking Points In my opinion, the Lightning, as a whole, have not played as well in the three ...

Lightning reassign defenseman Luke Witkowski to Syracuse

October 23, 2014 - 13:43
TAMPA BAY –The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned defenseman Luke Witkowski to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Witkowski, 6-foot-2, 213 pounds, was recalled...

Hockey Analytics 101: Understanding advanced stats and how they're measured

October 23, 2014 - 09:27
If you follow hockey in any form, you’ve no doubt heard advanced statistics and analytics since several NHL teams hired analytics teams to assist their hockey operations staff over the summer. Some analytic terms are starting to make their way int...

Crunch Time: Syracuse wins both games over the weekend

October 22, 2014 - 10:57
Off to the races The Syracuse Crunch closed out their opening four-game home stand this past weekend with a pair of victories, defeating the Springfield Falcons 3-2, and the Binghamton Senators 4-2. The wins helped improve the team’s overall re...

Lightning prospect of the week: Jonathan Drouin

October 22, 2014 - 10:43
The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired winger Jonathan Drouin in the first round, third overall, at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. The native of Ste-Agathe, Quebec, has been turning heads since his junior days with the Halifax Mooseheads, where he put up an ...

Burns: Three things we learned from the comeback at Calgary

October 22, 2014 - 09:57
The Tampa Bay Lightning were less than three minutes from dropping back-to-back games for the first time this season. Three of their top five goal scorers were sitting out due to injury. Nikita Kucherov was sent to the locker room midway through t...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Fighting back for a win

October 21, 2014 - 23:46
Heading into this game against the Calgary Flames, which was the second half of a back-to-back for Tampa Bay, the Lightning looked to improve upon two areas that hurt them against Edmonton on Monday. First, they knew they needed to cut down cut d...

Lightning Insider: Shorthanded Bolts prepare for test vs. Flames

October 21, 2014 - 15:08
Yesterday’s visit to Edmonton was a tough one for the Lightning, not only on the ice, but also in the training room. All in one day, not only did Tampa Bay announce that Victor Hedman would require surgery to stabilize a fractured finger and will...

Burns: Jonathan Drouin shines in debut while injuries pile up for Bolts

October 21, 2014 - 09:42
Monday night’s game at Edmonton certainly had its share of storylines. Jonathan Drouin finds out a couple hours before puck drop he’ll make his NHL debut. Alex Killorn catches an edge in morning skate and crashes into the boards, causing him to si...

Degrees of separation: Lightning at Flames

October 21, 2014 - 09:36
The Lightning continue its five-game road trip with the second half of back-to-backs tonight against the Calgary Flames. This is the first of two back- to-back scenarios that the Bolts will face over the course of their first road trip. Tonight is...

Lightning recall forward Mike Blunden from Syracuse

October 21, 2014 - 09:29
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled forward Mike Blunden from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Blunden, 27, has skated in four games this season w...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Spirited Oilers take out Bolts

October 21, 2014 - 06:21
Even though the Edmonton Oilers struggled as a team last year, finishing 28th overall, they played two very good games against the Lightning. If not for a spectacular performance by Ben Bishop, they might have beaten the Bolts in Tampa. Later in...

Lightning Insider: Banged up Bolts look for win in Edmonton

October 20, 2014 - 14:42
The Lightning and Edmonton Oilers will play the first of two meetings this season tonight at Rexall Place here in Alberta. The teams will meet in Tampa Bay on January 15. Tonight’s game is the only one in the NHL so all eyes will be on the Bolts a...