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Mishkin's Extra Shift: Bolts win a strange evenly-played game

January 17, 2015 - 22:46
Overall, this was an evenly-played game. But an unusually evenly-played game. For about half of the game, the Lightning carried play, outshooting and outscoring the Avs. For the other half, Colorado dictated play, outshooting and outscoring the...

Pregame Notebook: Drouin and MacKinnon to faceoff for the first time

January 17, 2015 - 12:46
Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper didn’t elaborate on the nature of the undisclosed injury that will keep defenseman Matt Carle out of tonight’s game against the Colorado Avalanche at Amalie Arena. Cooper did say, however, Carle is “proba...

Bolts Gameday vs. Avalanche

January 17, 2015 - 08:04

Lightning recall Luke Witkowski from Syracuse; Vlad Namestnikov reassigned

January 16, 2015 - 16:30
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled defenseman Luke Witkowski from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Additionally, the team announced that forward Vla...

Burns: Three things from a much-needed win over Edmonton

January 16, 2015 - 10:39
Tampa Bay averted disaster on Thursday by rallying for a 3-2 victory over Edmonton, the worst team points-wise in the NHL. The Lightning had dropped two in a row entering the game and were trying to avoid their first three-game losing streak of th...

Mishkin's extra shift: Ben Bishop steps up when Bolts need him to

January 15, 2015 - 23:12
Over the course of a long season, teams sometimes win games in which they don’t play particularly well. That’s what happened for the Lightning on Thursday against the Edmonton Oilers. Coming off two road losses – games in which the team stru...

Loreen Spencer named Lightning Community Hero

January 15, 2015 - 18:59
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Loreen Spencer as the 22nd Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight’s game against the Edmonton Oilers. Spencer, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Founda...

Pregame Notebook: Tyler Johnson could return before All-Star break

January 15, 2015 - 12:59
Tampa Bay Lightning All-Star center Tyler Johnson skated for the first time on Thursday since suffering a lower-body injury in a 7-3 loss to Philadelphia earlier in the week. Johnson wore a red no-contact jersey during Tampa Bay’s morning skate p...

Bolts Gameday vs. Oilers

January 15, 2015 - 08:08

Burns: Three things we learned in back-to-back beatings

January 14, 2015 - 15:19
The Tampa Bay Lightning were flying high last Friday after defeating the Buffalo Sabres at Amalie Arena to extend its win streak to three games. The Bolts had won seven of their last eight. They were in first place in the Eastern Conference and ...

Bolts prospect spotlight: Cristiano DiGiacinto

January 14, 2015 - 13:23
Lightning prospect Cristiano DiGiacinto is on pace for a career year offensively. The left winger for the Windsor Spitfires is in his second season in the Ontario Hockey League and is showing much improvement from his rookie season. The Hamilton...

Crunch Time: Syracuse gets three out of four points last weekend

January 14, 2015 - 13:18
The Crunch collected three of a possible four points last weekend as they continued their red-hot start to the new year. Syracuse closed out their five-game road trip with a 3-2 OT loss to Hartford before returning back to the Onondaga County War ...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Damaging stretch costs Bolts against Bruins

January 13, 2015 - 21:34
For the first 35 minutes of this game, the Lightning were doing what they needed to in order to win in Boston. Missing the injured Victor Hedman and Tyler Johnson and playing the second game of a back-to-back against a rested opponent, the Lightn...

Lightning recall Vladislav Namestnikov

January 13, 2015 - 09:04
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled forward Vladislav Namestnikov from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Namestnikov, 22, has skated in 23 games w...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Bolts struggle in loss to Flyers

January 12, 2015 - 22:04
Well, this was a clunker. The Lightning have had a few of these so far this year – losses in Minnesota, Toronto and both defeats on Long Island qualify. All teams are going to have games like this, though, so hopefully the Bolts will be able to ...

Victor Hedman, Tyler Johnson injured against Philadelphia

January 12, 2015 - 20:20
Tampa Bay was dealt a big blow on the road in Philadelphia when recently-named All-Star forward Tyler Johnson and top pair defenseman Victor Hedman left the game against the Flyers with injuries. Hedman left late in the first period and didn’t co...

Sports, entertainment leaders to speak at USF on Jan. 12-13

January 12, 2015 - 16:06
TAMPA BAY - Top executives in the sport and entertainment industries will participate in a series of free lectures Jan. 13 and 14, hosted by the University of South Florida Sport & Entertainment Management Program, FOX Sports Florida, and the Tamp...

Tyler Johnson headlines the biggest surprises from season's first half

January 12, 2015 - 11:35
With the first half of the 2014-15 season complete, NHL.com looks at some of its biggest storylines and award contenders. At the beginning of each season NHL fans will make predictions on what the ensuing season will look like, from where their...

Mishkin's Musings: Seven thoughts from the Bolts and the NHL

January 11, 2015 - 20:01
1. Following the Lightning’s win last Tuesday in Montreal, head coach Jon Cooper stated that he felt that his team “was starting to mature a little bit”. The team had won three of four on the road trip and had rallied from deficits to win in Otta...