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With the Rangers pulling off their comeback Tuesday night and reaching the conference final, that means the Lightning will receive an additional first round pick in June's draft (instead of a second-rounder), per conditions of the Ryan Callahan-Marty St. Louis deal.
While the Lightning is out of the playoffs, it has a significant stake in tonight's Rangers-Penguins Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Lightning goalie uberprospect Andrei Vasilevskiy did nothing to temper the hype in his first World Championship start Monday.
The 10th anniversary of the Lightning's 2004 Stanley Cup Championship will be celebrated at the Tampa Bay History Center (801 Old Water Street) on Saturday, June 7 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
I'm excited to take over the Tampa Bay Lightning beat, hoping to continue the strong standard set by Damian Cristodero, whom I've had the pleasure of working with the last several years.
No matter how you feel about the way Marty St. Louis forced his departure from Tampa Bay, the former Lightning captain drew compassion around the hockey world Friday night.
The IHF World Championships begin Friday in Belarus, and the Lightning will be well-represented.
The signing of Andrei Vasilevskii to a three-year, entry-level deal was good news for the Lightning, which coveted its top goalie prospect since selecting him 19th overall in the 2012 draft.
The Lightning signed top goaltending prospect Andrei Vasilevskii to a three-year, entry level deal. Vasilevskii, 19, was drafted 19th overall in 2012. He was 14-8 with three shutouts in 28 games this season for Ufa of the KHL with a 2.21 goals-against average and .923 save percentage.
Jon Cooper, who led the Lightning to 101 points (46-27-9) and a second place finish in the Atlantic Division was named a finalist for the Jack Adams Award as coach of the year.
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman repeatedly has said he was committed to signing goaltending prospect Andrey Vasilevskiy as soon as his KHL contract was done.
Lightning left wing Ryan Malone has pleaded not guilty to DUI and cocaine possession charges stemming from an April 12 arrest in Tampa. That case is ongoing, but on Wednesday the state in Hillsborough County court dismissed a charge of driving with a suspended license connected to an April 8 traffic stop, also in Tampa.