WEEI Boston "Reilly Smith beat Ben Bishop in the seventh round of a shootout Saturday night to give the Bruins a 4-3 win over the Lightning. The Bruins never led in the game, but Smith, who is still without a goal since Jan. 28, was able to beat Bishop five-hole to secure the victory for Boston. Tuukka Rask..." March 09
TheScore.com "With Martin St. Louis now a New York Ranger, it appears the Tampa Bay Lightning have selected the obvious choice to replace him as team captain. Stamkos, who is making his return to the lineup Thursday against the Buffalo Sabres after 45-game absence due to a broken tibia suffered in November,..." March 08
Buffalo News "With the NHL trade deadline over, the Buffalo Sabres were finally able to embark on some distraction-free hockey here Thursday night. Buffalo’s 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning at Tampa Bay Times Forum was No. 62 on the 82-game NHL schedule, and the Sabres say they’re turning the final 21..." March 07
Tampa Tribune "In capping off a whirlwind day, former Tampa Bay Lightning captain Marty St. Louis spoke to the media in New York hours after his trade request was granted. St. Louis made his debut with the New York Rangers, playing 20 minutes, 11 seconds with three shots on goal and was a minus-1 in New..." March 06
PSD Staff Check back often for all of the latest NHL Trade Deadline rumors, news stories, tweets, images, videos, and anything else we can dig up pertaining to Deadline Day. It's already been busy and I expect nothing less on Wednesday. March 06
Pro Hockey Talk "Martin St. Louis got what he wished for – a trade from the Tampa Bay Lightning to the New York Rangers – but he left a lot of jilted fans in the process. The Bolts’ former captain left a letter behind to Lightning fans to say thanks … and sorry. “I respect the fact that many of you do not agree..." March 05
Confirmed: New York Rangers trade Ryan Callahan, 1st and 2nd round pick to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Martin St.louis. #NHL
Just left the doctors office. Got the green light. See you tomorrow Bolts fans. Excited to be back !!
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "There was a lot of emotional ground to cover Tuesday night at Scottrade Center. There was a hockey team to receive, a Blues bunch the faithful had not seen in nearly a month. There were Olympic champions to toast, Team Canada members Jay Bouwmeester, Alex Pietrangelo, coach Ken Hitchcock and..." March 05
Filppula says he's good to go tonight for #TBLightning
Tampa Tribune "Could Marty St. Louis’ final days with the Lightning be played out in St. Louis? Tampa Bay finishes a four-game road trip on Tuesday against the Blues and will not play again until after Wednesday’s 3 p.m. NHL trade deadline. That is the backdrop for Tampa Bay amid reports St. Louis..." March 04
Denver Post "It took a season, albeit a lockout-shortened one, for the Avalanche to get five goals from defensemen in 2012-13. It took 43 minutes to get one fewer than that total as the Avs' defensemen score four Sunday night. This is just one of the many reasons the Avs are almost certainly going to the..." March 03
Tampa Tribune "Big Ben stood tall in Big D. Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop kept his cool despite seeing plenty of Stars around his crease trying to deliver knockout blows, but instead the netminder finished with 39 saves as Tampa Bay knocked off Dallas 4-2 in front of an announced crowd of 15,897 at American..." March 02
Tampa Bay Times "There were so many bodies in front of the net at Friday's practice, it had to be difficult for Kristers Gudelvskis to see the puck. But the Lightning goaltender somehow made a leg save when the puck squirted free, and after his teammates vacated the area, Gudelvskis allowed himself a small pump..." March 01
New York Post "Turns out the NHL wasn’t allowing its players to participate in the Olympics without at least the smallest bit of protection. According to multiple sources, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) had taken out insurance for the possibility..." February 28
Tennessean "The Predators found the perfect way to awake from a nearly three-week long Olympic break: score a few power-play goals. In their first game since Feb. 8, Nashville erased a two-goal deficit with consecutive man-advantage scores, and notched the game-winner on the power play to beat the visiting..." February 28
Blueshirt Banter "While the rumors surrounding Ryan Callahan, Martin St. Louis, and a potential trade have certainly heated up, there hasn't been anything so definitive to really inspire any true assurance a deal will get done. And while there's no knowing whether or not Tampa Bay will trade St. Louis, we now..." February 26
In just-posted blog: Heard from three different NHL people that Marty St. Louis did request a trade last month from Lightning...
Steven Stamkos, out 41 games with a broken right tibia, will not play on upcoming road trip. Shooting for March 6 return at home vs. Sabres.
New York Post "Reigning Art Ross Trophy winner and Canadian gold medal winner Martin St. Louis’ name has been in and out of play with the Rangers since Jan. 7, when he was bypassed by Team Canada (and Tampa Bay) general manager Steve Yzerman for his country’s Olympic roster, but no trade is pending that would..." February 24
TheScore.com "Apparently the snub that originally had Tampa Bay Lightning forward Martin St. Louis on the outside looking in on the Sochi Olympics went over terribly. St. Louis' own general manager Steve Yzerman selected Canada's team. Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos reports St. Louis asked for a trade after the team..." February 24
Pro Hockey Talk "Steve Yzerman took one of the highest pressure jobs in Canada as the executive director of the Canadian men’s Olympic ice hockey team. For Canadians, the only acceptable outcome is a gold medal, but given the fierce competition from countries like Russia, Sweden, Finland, and the United States,..." February 23
TB claims Kostka from Chic off Waivers
Tampa Tribune "Lightning C Valtteri Filppula missed out on playing for Finland in the Olympics after suffering a non-displaced fracture in his right ankle on Feb. 6. He hopes he doesn’t miss any time with Tampa Bay. Filppula was expected to need three weeks to recover from the injury, which would put him..." February 22
Matt Carle says he's been dealing with nagging (foot) injury about a month, expects to practice on Monday, says no chance he misses Thursday
TB puts G Riku Helenius on ($125) unconditional waivers presumably for purposes of mutual contract termination.
Seattle Times "A group of Seattle sports, business and political leaders will make a cross-border pilgrimage next week to learn more about the National Hockey League. The overnight trip to Vancouver, to attend a reception at B.C. Place with sports and tourism officials from that city and then watch a Canucks..." February 20
Pro Hockey Talk "It took a while, but Russia finally solved the riddle that was Jan Laco. The Russians beat Slovakia 1-0 in a shootout on Sunday at the Bolshoy Ice Dome, thanks to successful attempts from Alexander Radulov and Ilya Kovalchuk. With the win, Russia clinched second place in Group A and will now..." February 16
Tampa Tribune "Every step throughout his career, every door that opened in front of him, Marty St. Louis pushed his way through. After being passed over by major junior programs, he went on to be a Hobey Baker finalist at the University of Vermont. After being passed over by NHL teams, he became a two-time..." February 13
CSN Washington "It’s hard to have a conversation about Olympic hockey without the issue rink size coming into play. Will the Europeans have an advantage over the North Americans when the men’s hockey tournament begins in Sochi? First, let’s go over the dimensions. Most NHL rinks are 200 feet long and 85..." February 12
Pro Hockey Talk "We know that Team USA will start Jonathan Quick on Wednesday. American coach Dan Bylsma hasn’t revealed his starter for Saturday’s marquee game against Russia, but whoever it is will have his work cutout for him whenever the United States takes a penalty. Russia revealed it’s top power-play..." February 12
NHL.com "The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned forward Vladislav Namestnikov and goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Namestnikov, 21, made his NHL debut last night versus the Detroit Red..." February 09
Fansided "What we know – Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz will be playing alongside each other for Team Canada this Winter Olympics. What we don’t know, is who will be the other winger. Before he was ruled out for the tournament, Lightning’ forward Steven Stamkos was the leading candidate to slot on the..." February 09
Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Lightning entered gut-check territory Saturday in the final game before the two-week Olympic break. No one gutted things out more than goaltender Ben Bishop in a 4-2 victory against Detroit in front of an announced sellout crowd of 19,204 at the Forum. Alex Killorn scored the..." February 09
Cote (TB), Omark (BUF) and Zolnierczyk (PIT) all clear waivers. Fraser (LA) is on them today, which I suspect is a cap move.
Pro Hockey Talk "Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider might not like it, but there was no fierce debate among Team Canada’s coaches and management after Steven Stamkos was ruled out for the Olympics. The group held a formal vote and St. Louis was unanimously chosen over Flyers captain Claude Giroux and the..." February 08
#tblightning recall G Kristers Gudlevskis and C Vladislav Namestnikov from Syracuse of the AHL
Filppula out of the Olympics with a non-displaced fracture of right ankle. Will be out three weeks, the team says.
Toronto Sun "Jay McClement doesn’t score highlight-reel goals. The Maple Leafs centre knows it, his teammates know it, fans know it. But the wily veteran has a few tricks after eight-plus seasons in the National Hockey League and unveiled one against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday..." February 07
Marty St. Louis replaces Steven Stamkos on Canada's Olympic team.
NHL.com "Tampa Bay Lightning captain Martin St. Louis has been selected to replace Steven Stamkos on Canada's roster for the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Hockey Canada announced Thursday morning. St. Louis will be going to his second Olympics, having played for Canada in 2006. It'll be his first international..." February 06
Fansided "Hockey Canada was dealt a serious blow yesterday when the Tampa Bay Lightning announced that Steven Stamkos would participate in the 2014 Winter Olympics. Now they must scramble to name a replacement. Now, you can’t simply replace a player the caliber of Stamkos. There is no way anyone can..." February 06
Tough break for Steven Stamkos, who won't play for Canada in Olympics.
NHL.com "Tampa Bay Lightning Center Steven Stamkos will not be able to participate in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Lightning Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Stamkos underwent a CT Scan (which offers a three-dimensional view of the bone) this afternoon and then met with..." February 05
Minneapolis Star Tribune "So much has been made the past month about the injuries to Mikko Koivu, Zach Parise and Josh Harding, it was all but forgotten how important Jared Spurgeon is to the Wild. The diminutive defenseman averages the third-most ice time on the team and even in the game in which he broke a foot Jan. 2..." February 05
SB Nation "A nation is anxiously holding its breath in anticipation of a jersey color. Tampa Bay Lightning superstar and Team Canada hopeful Steven Stamkos participated in practice on Monday afternoon and is hoping to dress for Saturday's game against the Detroit Red Wings. Stamkos is planning to..." February 04
Fansided "Unfortunately, decision time is just about here for Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos. With the 2014 Winter Olympic Games kicking off on Thursday in Sochi, Russia, the Lightning sniper doesn’t have much time left to decide if he will be healed enough to represent Team Canada in the..." February 03
Tampa Tribune "The Lightning know how to play close games with Montreal. Saturday’s 2-1 Tampa Bay victory was the sixth consecutive meeting between the two teams that have been decided by a goal, and third time this season the two teams needed overtime to determine a winner. Ben Bishop, who was uncertain..." February 02
Pro Hockey Talk "The Tampa Bay Lightning have their work cut out for them against the Montreal Canadiens this afternoon. Goaltenders Anders Lindback and Ben Bishop are both sidelined, which has forced Tampa Bay to summon two netminders from the AHL with a combined five games worth of NHL experience. Now it..." February 01
NHL.com "The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled goaltenders Cedrick Desjardins (dayge-ar-DAN) and Kristers Gudlevskis (güd-LEV-skeez) from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League on an emergency basis today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Desjardins, 28, has..." February 01