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Stamkos’ Captaincy Comes At Perfect Time

March 8, 2014 - 10:28
Nothing may have felt perfect at the time, but one thing was just right Thursday evening. The Tampa Bay Lightning skated onto the ice before puck drop and one player was noticeably absent - not the obvious No. 26, but No. 91. Then from the t...

Cooper feels team is headed in the right direction

March 7, 2014 - 16:48
Friday provided a chance for the Tampa Bay Lightning to turn the page on what has been a mix of a tough road trip and change to focus on the last leg of its 2013-14 schedule. Though the Lightning lost its first contest with the additions of Ste...

Lightning Host 'Sunday with Stanley' Event on March 16

March 7, 2014 - 12:51
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning will welcome all fans to the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Sunday, March 16 with a completely free event, beginning at 11 a.m., as part of the Bolts' 10th Anniversary Stanley Cup celebration. "Sunday with Stanley" wi...

Lightning Name Steven Stamkos the 10th Captain in Franchise History

March 6, 2014 - 19:45
The Tampa Bay Lightning have named Steven Stamkos the 10th captain in franchise history today, the team unveiled prior to their game versus the Buffalo Sabres. “Steven Stamkos was destined to be the leader of our team,” head coach Jon Cooper sa...

What To Watch For: Bolts vs. Sabres

March 6, 2014 - 16:05
The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to claim the first victory of their six-game homestand tonight as they take on the Atlantic Division rival, the Buffalo Sabres. The last time Tampa faced Buffalo, the Sabres were defeated 3-2. Puck drops at 7:30 p...

With distractions behind, Lightning poised for playoff push

March 6, 2014 - 15:59
For many, the last 24 hours have been anger, unanswered questions and confusion, but for the Tampa Bay Lightning it has been a sigh of relief. "Marty is gone, the trade deadline's over, this is our group," Steven Stamkos said. The departure ...

Larry Timmer Honored as 28th Lightning Community Hero

March 6, 2014 - 13:41
The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Larry Timmer as the 28th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight’s game against the Buffalo Sabres. Timmer, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Light...

Deadline Day Brings New Era For Lightning Organization

March 5, 2014 - 21:31
It seems ironic that on a day that so many Tampa Bay Lightning fans had been waiting for, the return of Steven Stamkos, other news took precedence - captain Martin St. Louis was no longer going to be donning a Bolts jersey. Last Wednesday St. L...

Bolts acquire Jonathan Audy-Marchessault and Dalton Smith from Columbus

March 5, 2014 - 18:13
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired forwards Jonathan Audy-Marchessault (OH-dee-mahr-SHUH-soh) and Dalton Smith from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward Dana Tyrell and defenseman Matt Taormina today, vice president and...

Prospect of the Week: Brian Hart

March 5, 2014 - 17:49
Tampa Bay Lightning prospect and Harvard Crimson forward Brian Hart collected four points (three goals, one assist) through eight games played. Coming off the four-game point streak last month, Hart already has one helper in the first game of Marc...

Letter from Lightning Chairman and Governor Jeff Vinik

March 5, 2014 - 16:54
As you are probably aware, on Wednesday we traded Martin St. Louis to the New York Rangers for Ryan Callahan (the Rangers captain), a 2015 first round draft choice and a conditional 2014 second round draft choice. While we have honored Marty's req...

Getting to Know Ryan Callahan

March 5, 2014 - 12:47
Ryan "Cally" Callahan comes to Tampa Bay after being a member of the New York Rangers since the 2006 season. Callahan was drafted by the New York Rangers in 2004 NHL entry draft in the 4th round as the 127th pick overall. He has played in 450 ...

Lightning Acquire Ryan Callahan, Draft Picks from New York Rangers

March 5, 2014 - 12:25
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired forward Ryan Callahan, a conditional second-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft and a first round selection in 2015 in exchange for Martin St. Louis, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman a...

Lightning Forward Steven Stamkos Cleared to Play

March 5, 2014 - 11:49
TAMPA BAY – Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos has been cleared to return to game action, Lightning vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced this morning. He will be in the lineup for the Lightning's home game against the ...

Lightning Recall Richard Panik; Reassign Namestnikov to Syracuse

March 5, 2014 - 10:45
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled forward Richard Panik from the Syracuse Crunch, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Additionally, the club has reassigned forward Vladislav Namestnikov to the Crunch. ...

Steven Stamkos Cleared for Return

March 5, 2014 - 10:09
Steven Stamkos has been cleared by doctors, and is expected to return to the lineup Thursday when the Bolts host Buffalo. Stamkos announced the news via his Twitter Wednesday morning. "Just left the doctors office. Got the green light. See...

What To Watch For: Bolts at Blues

March 4, 2014 - 15:01
The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to go 2-2-0 in their first road trip since returning from Olympic break tonight as they face the St. Louis Blues for the second and final time in the regular season. The last time these two teams faced off, Tampa ...

Lightning recall Lindback and reassign Gudlevskis

March 3, 2014 - 14:57
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled goaltender Anders Lindback from his conditioning assignment today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. The team has also reassigned goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis to the Cru...

Lightning's Cooper deserving of Jack Adams Award

March 2, 2014 - 11:54
With three-quarters of the 2013-14 season behind us, NHL.com attempts to project winners of the major individual awards. Today we predict the winner of the Jack Adams Award, an annual award presented by the National Hockey League Broadcasters' Ass...

What to Watch For: Bolts at Stars

March 1, 2014 - 12:17
After dropping their first road contest since resuming play after the Olympic break, the Tampa Bay Lightning will look to rally this afternoon in the first of two season meetings versus the Dallas Stars. Puck drops at 3:00 pm and you can follow al...