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What exactly is a restricted free agent?

June 5, 2014 - 10:59
As the draft and free agency creep up for the Tampa Bay Lightning and the rest of the NHL, it’s time to tackle some of hockey’s trickiest topics. Today we uncover what exactly it means to be a Restricted Free Agent. RESTRICTED FREE AGENT GROUPS...

Grading the Lightning special teams

June 4, 2014 - 08:18
Each week Bolts beat reporter Missy Zielinski is grading the Tampa Bay Lightning in the categories of offense, defense, goaltending, special teams and rookies based on their performance during the 2013-14 season. For Week 4 she is handing Lightnin...

Tampa Bay Times Forum ranked 4th best NHL arena by StadiumJourney.com

June 3, 2014 - 11:24
The Tampa Bay Times Forum was ranked the fourth best arena overall in the National Hockey League by stadiumjourney.com last week. The site measures overall fan experience of attending a game and it includes factors such as food and beverage, o...

Al Murray: Quality of 2014 NHL Draft is the wingers

June 3, 2014 - 08:35
TORONTO -- The Tampa Bay Lightning are one of two teams, along with the Anaheim Ducks, currently holding two first-round picks in the 2014 NHL Draft. That's a pretty nice place to be, according to Lightning director of amateur scouting Al Murray. ...

Mishkin's Musings: Previewing the Stanley Cup Final

June 3, 2014 - 08:18
Los Angeles Kings vs. New York Rangers: Before I break down this series, here’s my take on how these clubs were able to win in the Conference Final. The big story from the Eastern Conference Final was the Game 1 injury to Canadiens star goalie ...

Phil Esposito to attend Lightning Made hockey camp in Ellenton

June 2, 2014 - 11:13
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have announced that team founder and Hockey Hall-of-Famer Phil Esposito will be in attendance at the Lightning Made Summer Hockey Camp at the Ellenton Iceplex, being held from July 7-11. Esposito will be an on-i...

Ben Bishop looks forward to next season with tough exit behind him

May 31, 2014 - 21:12
If there was anyone on the Tampa Bay Lightning that embodied the team’s spirit, despite the constant misfortune all season long, it was netminder Ben Bishop. And at the 5:43 mark of the first period on April 8 versus the Toronto Maple Leafs, w...

Five reasons why re-signing Tyler Johnson was a no-brainer for the Bolts

May 29, 2014 - 10:52
Tyler Johnson came into the NHL as an undrafted free agent and wasted no time making his mark. The Lightning in turn wasted little time themselves recently re-signing the 24 year old to a three- year contract extension. Here are five reasons why e...

Grading the Lightning defensemen

May 28, 2014 - 15:41
Each week Bolts beat reporter Missy Zielinski is grading the Tampa Bay Lightning in the categories of offense, defense, goaltending, special teams and rookies based on their performance during the 2013-14 season. For Week 3 she is handing Lightnin...

See Ben Bishop's new mask for the 2014-15 season

May 27, 2014 - 12:32
Ben Bishop’s mask is done and ready for its 2014-15 debut. Last week, we offered a glimpse at Bishop’s new mask and now it is done. Take a look at the work done by Jason Livery and Head Strong Grafx. (Copy and paste URL into Browser) ht...

Andrei Vasilevskiy wins Gold at World Championships

May 27, 2014 - 10:05
Andrei Vasilevskiy, the Tampa Bay Lightning’s first round draft pick at the 2012 NHL Draft, along with Team Russia defeated Finland 5-2 to win Gold as the 2014 IIHF World Championships wrapped-up Sunday in Belarus. Vasilevskiy stopped 66 of 67 ...

2014 NHL Draft: Central Scouting Service final rankings

May 27, 2014 - 08:15
Rank Name Team League Position Height Weight 1 BENNETT, SAMUEL KINGSTON OHL C 6' 0.25" 178 2 EKBLAD, AARON BARRIE OHL D 6' 3.5" 216 3 REINHART, SAM KOOTENAY WHL C 6' 0.75" 185 4 DRAISAITL, LEON PRINCE ALBERT WHL C 6' 1.5" 204 5 DAL COLLE, MIC...

Sunday Extra Charge: Revisiting Steven Stamkos' return to the ice

May 25, 2014 - 05:25
This Sunday we’re taking a look back at one of the defining moments of the 2013-14 season, when captain Steven Stamkos broke his leg early on in the year. The Accident The experience was completely new and equally unwelcome for Steven Stamk...

Lightning re-sign Calder Trophy finalist Tyler Johnson

May 23, 2014 - 14:08
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed center Tyler Johnson to a three-year contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Johnson was scheduled to become a restricted free agent. Johnson, 5-foot-9, 181...

Tyler Johnson's impressive World Championships comes to an end

May 22, 2014 - 11:45
Tyler Johnson continued to impress at the IIHF World Championships on Thursday in Belarus. The Lightning center scored twice in 17 seconds late in the third period to cut the United States deficit with less than a minute remaining but the Unit...

Lightning picks in the 2014 NHL Draft

May 21, 2014 - 14:05
The 2014 NHL Entry Draft is June 27 and 28 in Philadelphia. The Tampa Bay Lightning currently hold the No. 19 overall pick in the first round as well as another pick between picks Nos. 26-29 depending on how far in the Stanley Cup Playoffs the New...

Grading the Lightning Goalies

May 21, 2014 - 13:18
Each week Bolts beat reporter Missy Zielinski is grading the Tampa Bay Lightning in the categories of forwards, defense, goaltending, special teams and rookies based on their performance during the 2013-14 season. For Week 2 she is handing Lightni...

Tom Kurvers embraces new role with USA Hockey

May 21, 2014 - 11:47
It's like being a rookie all over again for Tom Kurvers. Kurvers, who serves as the senior advisor to Steve Zerman, joined the U.S. Men's National Team Advisory Group this year and is working alongside Chicago GM Stan Bowman, Philadelphia Pres...

Lightning sign defenseman Dylan Blujus to entry-level contract

May 21, 2014 - 09:32
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenseman Dylan Blujus to a three-year entry-level contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Blujus, 20, skated in 55 games with the North Bay Battalion of the...