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Lightning recall defenseman Nikita Nesterov

December 31, 2014 - 13:41
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled defenseman Nikita Nesterov from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Nesterov, 5-foot-11, 199 pounds, has played...

Mishkin's Musings: Six things to watch for on the Bolts four-game road trip

December 30, 2014 - 22:44
Some food for thought as the Lightning begin a four-game road trip … Maintain Their Mojo: The Lightning just wrapped up a three-game homestand in which they beat Pittsburgh, Carolina and Toronto. In all three of those contests, the Lightning d...

Bolts Family Carnival FAQ

December 30, 2014 - 13:05
Q: When is the Bolts Family Carnival? A: The Bolts Family Carnival is scheduled for Sunday, January 18, 2015 from 1 pm- 5 pm at Amalie Arena (401 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL 33602) Q: How much are admission tickets? A: Premium Pass-admission f...

Lightning prospects prepare to battle at World Junior Championships

December 30, 2014 - 12:42
It has been quite the week at the World Junior Championships. There have been tons of fast-paced, high-scoring hockey for fans of all countries to watch, and it does not show signs of slowing down any time soon. Following Monday’s games, here...

Burns: Three things we learned from the rally at Amalie Arena

December 30, 2014 - 10:48
The Tampa Bay Lightning completed a three-game homestand with an unblemished 3-0-0 record following Monday night’s come-from-behind victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Having lost four of its previous five and six of eight, Tampa Bay needed to...

Lightning recall goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy from Syracuse

December 30, 2014 - 09:16
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Vasilevskiy, 20, has appeared in three g...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning dictate game on way to satisfying victory

December 29, 2014 - 23:09
The Toronto Maple Leafs lead the NHL in offense for a reason. Their roster is filled with highly-skilled players who are very creative in the offensive zone. The Leafs, however, often spend much of a game without the puck and are usually outshot...

Tom Pepin honored as Lightning Community Hero

December 29, 2014 - 19:00
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Tom Pepin as the 20th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Pepin, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation ...

Notebook: Top two scoring teams in Leafs and Bolts meet tonight

December 29, 2014 - 11:49
The two highest scoring teams in the National Hockey League will meet tonight when the Tampa Bay Lightning host the Toronto Maple Leafs at Amalie Arena. Toronto leads the league in total goals (120) and average goals a game (3.33). Tampa Bay, a...

Bolts GameDay vs. Maple Leafs

December 28, 2014 - 23:00

Burns: Three things we learned in Ben Bishop's return

December 28, 2014 - 10:00
Tampa Bay won its second game in a row, defeating the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 Saturday at Amalie Arena behind a 25-save performance from goaltender Ben Bishop, who was back in the lineup for the first time since December 15. The Bolts seem to ha...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning play a crisp game after holiday break

December 27, 2014 - 22:13
Similar to their game against Pittsburgh on Tuesday, the Lightning dominated play for most of this contest. And one shouldn’t be fooled by the closeness of the final score (also like the outcome versus the Pens). Sometimes teams show rust afte...

Dr. Roy Kaplan honored as Lightning Community Hero

December 27, 2014 - 18:14
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Dr. Roy Kaplan as the 19th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes. Kaplan, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Found...

Notebook: Bishop back in net tonight; Drouin sent home sick

December 27, 2014 - 13:05
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop missed the last four games with a lower-body injury suffered in the first period of the Bolts loss in Pittsburgh on December 15. The three days off for the holiday break have served Bishop well, however...

Bolts GameDay vs. Carolina Hurricanes

December 27, 2014 - 07:00
HURRICANES at LIGHTNING PUCK DROPS: 7:00 p.m. at Amalie Arena ... Doors open at 6:00 p.m. TV: SUN Sports RADIO: AM 970 WFLA (Listen Live) ONLINE: GameCenter Live (Local Blackouts apply) SOCIAL: #CARvsTBL Tickets Tickets still ...

Bolts Prospects ready to compete in World Junior Championships

December 25, 2014 - 10:40
Tis the season for hockey. After a great start to the NHL season, the World Junior Championships are upon us. This year’s tournament will feature games in both Toronto and Montréal with the medal round taking place in Toronto. This edition of the...

Lightning reassign Andrei Vasilevskiy to Syracuse

December 24, 2014 - 14:57
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Vasilevskiy, 20, has appeared in three ga...

Burns: Three things from a wild win over the Penguins

December 24, 2014 - 14:49
Even a four-goal lead isn’t safe these days for the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Bolts stormed out to a 4-0 advantage against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday then had to hold on for dear life over the final 90 seconds after the Pens pulled within ...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Bolts dominate Penguins for stretches of game

December 23, 2014 - 22:40
For most of the first 50 minutes of this game, the Lightning dominated the Penguins. It’s true that the Bolts had a circumstantial advantage entering this game. The Penguins were without 13 players due to injury or illness and they had played th...

Olga Joanow honored as Lightning Community Hero

December 23, 2014 - 18:13
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Olga Joanow as the 18th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Joanow, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundati...