Lightning Rumors & News

  • Lightning beats Rangers, fans give Marty St. Louis mostly thanks

    Tampa Bay Times "The Lightning honored its controversial former captain Marty St. Louis on Wednesday, showing a video tribute during the first period. And, perhaps surprisingly, St. Louis — making his much-anticipated return since forcing a March trade to the Rangers — received a standing ovation, popping off..." November 27

  • Martin St. Louis returns to Tampa Bay and ‘expects the worst’

    New York Post "Martin St. Louis walked into the Amalie Arena interview room and nearly stopped himself, stunned by how full it was — wall-to-wall reporters, photographers and cameramen squeezing into each inch of the place. “Oh, geez,” the 39-year-old right wing whispered to himself. If his 12-minute press..." November 26

  • Lightning, Martin St. Louis approach true ending for their split

    Fox Sports Florida "It has been eight months since team and captain parted ways with chilly feelings. Eight months have passed since both began new eras. Eight months have passed since a 14-year partnership ended after an awkward build-up to a blockbuster trade and confusing emotions left behind. Eight months..." November 25

  • Steve Yzerman's gradual deconstruction of Lightning paying off "How long does a rebuild take? That's a question that's being asked by several teams lately and it's a hard question to answer. Teams are constantly looking for the next “[Insert Recent Stanley Cup Champion Here] Model” to emulate. But there's always going to be some kind of snag that won't allow a..." November 24

  • Lightning defense steps up in victory over Minnesota

    Tampa Tribune "The electrifying Lightning offense heard the challenge of the coaching staff early Saturday morning - take care of your own net first. By the time the buzzer ended and Tampa Bay snapped a two-game losing streak, that challenge was accepted and executed almost flawlessly. On the heels of..." November 23

  • Callahan expects ‘bite’ in Lightning’s game vs. Wild

    Pro Hockey Talk "It happened almost one month ago, but the Tampa Bay Lightning definitely sound like they still have revenge in mind against the Minnesota Wild. Back on Oct. 25, the Wild pummeled the Lightning by a score of 7-2. Evgeni Nabokov was chased from their net in less than one period. Jason Zucker..." November 22

  • Van Riemsdyk sparks Leafs win over Lightning

    Toronto Star "Through the ups and downs of this young season, it often looks as if the Maple Leafs haven’t learned at all from their mistakes of last year. But there is one positive pattern: an ability to hold on to leads. The Leafs went into the third period with a 4-1 edge over Tampa on Thursday night..." November 21

  • Islanders get better of old pal Nabokov, Lightning in 5-2 win

    New York Post "It was less about the actual goaltenders than about what they represent. Tuesday night at the Coliseum was a singular event — a 5-2 Islanders win over the mighty Lightning that saw old friend Evgeni Nabokov start in the Tampa Bay net, and new addition Jaroslav Halak hold his own in the home..." November 19

  • Lightning tops Rangers behind former New York captain

    Tampa Bay Times "Coach Jon Cooper made it clear Monday's game was more about the former Rangers than the Lightning's former captain. The Marty St. Louis Show, after all, begins Nov. 26, when he comes back to Tampa. But Cooper rallied his team around Ryan Callahan, Brian Boyle and Anton Stralman in their..." November 18

  • Former Islander Evgeni Nabokov has good feelings about his old team

    Newsday "Evgeni Nabokov didn't get to do anything but see his old Islanders pals here Saturday, but there's a decent chance he'll be in net when the Lightning visits the Coliseum on Tuesday. When the chatty goalie was asked if he might run his mouth on the ice, he smiled. "Well,'' he said, "what do you..." November 16

  • Bolts snap losing streak, put away Islanders

    Tampa Tribune "Personalities of teams begin to emerge at various points in a season. The Lightning showed on Saturday they want to be known as a team with character, one that will respond to any sort of adversity — even minor as it may seem — and answer the call when challenged. Tampa Bay did that in a 5-2..." November 16

  • Drouin a healthy scratch

    Tampa Tribune "There is a learning curve all first-year players must go through in the NHL. Jonathan Drouin is going through that right now. The third overall pick in the 2013 draft missed all of training camp with a fracture in his right thumb and missed the opportunity to learn in a more conducive..." November 16

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    Joe Smith @TBTimes_JSmith

    #tblightning Palat said he's ready to play tonight

  • Sharks beat Lightning 2-1

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks may have completely turned around what's left of this trip with two remarkable penalty kills midway through the third period of Thursday's 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. With the Sharks holding a one-goal lead, Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Tommy Wingels both took tripping penalties..." November 14

  • Bolts’ Tyler Johnson having sophomore surge

    Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Lightning go back in black on Thursday with the debut of their new alternate jerseys. But all Tampa Bay wants to do is get back in the win column when the Lightning host the San Jose Sharks. And they might have to try without the services of leading scorer Tyler Johnson, who..." November 13

  • Patrick Kane gives Blackhawks shootout win over Lightning

    CSN Chicago "Tuesday’s game was looking eerily familiar to last year’s contest at the United Center between the Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning. The Blackhawks were firing oodles of shots at Tampa Bay goaltender Ben Bishop but struggling to get anything past him. The Lightning, meanwhile, were doing a..." November 12

  • Lightning top Red Wings in shootout for sixth straight win

    Tampa Tribune "Six weeks into the season, the Tampa Bay Lightning are well on their way to proving all the preseason hype surrounding them was warranted. The Lightning picked up their sixth consecutive victory on Sunday, beating Detroit 4-3 in a shootout in front of an announced crowd of 20,027 at Joe Louis..." November 10

  • Lightning light up Jackets

    Tampa Tribune "The Lightning took care of business when they needed to on Saturday night. That business, however, started to feel a little too good before Tampa Bay held on for a 7-4 victory against Columbus in front of an announced crowd of 14,892 at Nationwide Arena. Tampa Bay jumped to a four-goal lead..." November 09

  • Lightning top Flames 5-2 to cap perfect homestand

    Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Lightning send a plethora of young forwards at the opposition on any given night. They can come in waves. Cedric Paquette was the latest to crash his way into that conversation, scoring his first two career goals in helping Tampa Bay finish off a sweep of a four-game home..." November 07

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    Joe Smith @TBTimes_JSmith

    #tblightning @CoopersLaw says Hedman still a few weeks away. Likely return in early December.

  • Filppula is OK with being on the outside looking in

    Tampa Tribune "Switching from center to the wing is no big deal for the Lightning’s Valtteri Filppula. The veteran forward, who has primarily played center since signing with the Lightning as a free agent before the 2013-14 season, spent about half his time with Detroit playing wing. So, when Tampa Bay head..." November 03

  • Lightning top Capitals

    Tampa Tribune "For a team cursed with bad luck when it comes to injuries this season, Jason Garrison has proven to be Tampa Bay Lightning’s lucky charm. In a game that saw three ties and three lead changes, Garrison scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, his second goal of the season and second..." November 02

  • Stamkos, Lightning power way past Flyers

    Tampa Tribune "Putting points in the bank early can pay big dividends in the end. That's precisely what the Lightning have been able to do, as Thursday's 4-3 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers improved Tampa Bay's record to 7-3-1 as the first month of the season came to an end in front of an announced..." October 31

  • Jonathan Drouin adjusts to drop in playing time, different line

    Tampa Bay Times "Touted Lightning wing prospect Jonathan Drouin got off to a fast start in his NHL career, often playing on the top line - and up to 20 minutes - during his first four games. But on Tuesday, Drouin, 19, was placed on the fourth line with fellow rookies Cedric Paquette and Vladislav Namestnikov,..." October 31

  • Odds are Lecavalier won't play against Lightning

    CSN Philly "If it weren’t for the fact that he spent 14 years -- the bulk of his career -- in this one city, it would not mean so much for Vinny Lecavalier to lace up the skates tonight against the Lightning. Yet barring a significant change of heart from coach Craig Berube, the Flyers' 34-year-old center..." October 30

  • Lightning finds spark with creative line combo

    Tampa Tribune "The line blender turns on for many reasons during the course of an NHL season. Impatience by the coach, bad chemistry among linemates, stagnant offense or defensive responsibility are among the many of the reasons line combinations get mixed. But sometimes, necessity is the mother of..." October 30

  • Kucherov gets 1st hat trick in Bolts’ 7-3 win over Coyotes

    Tampa Tribune "Nikita Kucherov burst onto the NHL scene as a rookie last season, scoring his first career goal on his first ever shot on goal, coming on his very first shift. By the end of the season and into the playoffs, the former second-round pick in 2011 was a healthy scratch, forced to watch games from..." October 29

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    Erik Erlendsson @erlendssonTBO

    Cooper says Callahan has been upgraded to day-to-day status after being labeled week-to-week, may be looking at possible Saturday return

  • Wild all over Tampa Bay in blowout victory

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "On blaze orange hunting hat night, the Wild’s aim was precise and deadly. At one point in the second period of Saturday’s 7-2 shellacking of the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Wild had six goals on 12 shots. The Wild’s flirtation with 50 percent shooting of course didn’t last, but the Wild..." October 26

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    Joe Smith @TBTimes_JSmith

    #tblightning Cooper said Brown day to day. Connolly week to week. Killorn won't play tonight. So expect Blunden, Marchessault and Paquette

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    Erik Erlendsson @erlendssonTBO

    #TBLightning have recalled Mike Blunden and Jonathan Marchesseault from @SyracuseCrunch

  • Drouin scores first career goal in Bolts win over Winnipeg

    Tampa Tribune "Amidst some of the ugliness and disarray on display Friday was beauty and grace. In a game with little flow due to parades toward the penalty box, some chippy play and the loss of two more Lightning players to injury, Tampa Bay rookie Jonathan Drouin stamped his arrival to the NHL with his..." October 25

  • Stamkos: Banged-up Bolts ‘know how to respond’ to injuries

    Pro Hockey Talk "Given how well the team fared without him last season, Tampa Bay captain Steve Stamkos is more than equipped to discuss his club’s resiliency in the face of adversity. “This team has gone through injuries before,” Stamkos said, per “We know how to respond. For the guys who were here..." October 24

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    Erik Erlendsson @erlendssonTBO

    Callahan said today's skate felt good, feels he's progressing, but didn't do any starts/stops, just some strides up and down the ice

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    Ken Wiebe @WiebeSunSports

    Ben Bishop will start in goal for #TBLightning vs #NHLJets

  • Bolts steal victory over Calgary in OT

    Tampa Tribune "The two-step across Alberta will likely be a successful dance through Western Canada for many a team this season. But for the Tampa Bay Lightning, facing two of the perceived lesser teams in the Western Conference, it was like doing the cha-cha with two left feet. Tampa Bay stumbled in the..." October 22

  • Lightining rookie Drouin’s debut impressive

    Tampa Tribune "After being told his NHL debut would have to wait, Jonathan Drouin instead was put on call to prepare to play his first game on Monday in Edmonton. By all accounts, the debut of Drouin proved to be a unanimous success, even if the No. 3 overall draft pick failed to record a point in his first..." October 22

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    Ryan Rishaug @TSNRyanRishaug

    Hedman to have surgery tomorrow. 4-6 weeks. Fractured finger.

  • Victor Hedman breaks finger vs. Canucks, will miss 4-6 weeks

    Yahoo! Sports "Victor Hedman has been playing at an elite level for several years now. The Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman has played his way from being known as “the guy drafted after John Tavares” into a legitimate Norris Trophy contender in 2015. Well, that Norris talk will have to be put on hold for a bit..." October 20

  • Rookie race heats up with Drouin's Lightning debut "The race for NHL rookie of the year just got more interesting. Now, this is precisely the type of hype the Tampa Bay Lightning will be trying to avoid at all costs for a 19-year-old who has yet to play a single regular season game in the NHL. But then that's the kind of the point here:..." October 20

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    Erik Erlendsson @erlendssonTBO

    Update on Hedman, upper body injury and will not return tonight

  • Stamkos scores twice as Bolts beat Vancouver

    Tampa Tribune "With a Saturday night spotlight shining bright on Hockey Night, Steven Stamkos stole the show. Stamkos scored twice and added an assist in helping lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-2 victory against Vancouver in front of an announced crowd of 18,647 at Rogers Arena. Ryan Callahan had a..." October 19

  • Lightning prospect Jonathan Drouin headed to Syracuse for rehab games

    Tampa Bay Times "Jonathan Drouin’s NHL debut will have to wait. After Drouin was derailed during training camp with a fractured right thumb, the Lightning assigned their 2013 first-round pick to Syracuse on Thursday to begin a rehab assignment. “It’s not really sending me down,” Drouin said after Thursday..." October 16

  • Devils edge Lightning, 2-1, on Mike Cammalleri power play goal

    Newark Star-Ledger "Mike Cammalleri scored a power play goal at 11:19 of the third period and Cory Schneider stopped 26 shots as the Devils edged the Tampa Bay Lightning, 2-1, Tuesday night at Amalie Arena. The Devils have started the season 3-0-0. HIGHLIGHTS Cammalleri continued his strong start with his..." October 15

  • Bolts Drouin still not ready to play

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Lightning rookie Jonathan Drouin is ready for something new, because staying out for extended practices is getting old. “It’s been a while, three and a half weeks now,” Drouin said. “I’m excited for that to be over soon.” Drouin is still awaiting word on he can make his NHL debut...." October 15

  • Brewer in lineup after being healthy scratch

    Tampa Tribune "After sitting out the first two games of the season as a healthy scratch, Tampa Bay Lightning D Eric Brewer is set to make his season debut Monday against the Montreal Canadiens. The decision to sit Brewer, the most experienced defenseman on the team with 965 career NHL games, did not sit well..." October 13

  • Ottawa Senators knock off Tampa Bay in shootout

    Ottawa Sun "The Swedes were sweet Saturday night for the Senators. Goaltender Robin Lehner kept them in the game, captain Erik Karlsson got them back in it and then with a Hockey Night in Canada audience watching Mika Zibanejad scored the shootout winner. The Senators are on the board for 2014-15..." October 12

  • Bolts off to fast start with 3-2 OT win over Panthers

    Tampa Tribune "All the preseason hype, all the lofty expectations of a potentially prolonged season finally hit the on switch Thursday as the Lightning turned the lights on for the regular-season opener. It all started with a bang as defenseman Victor Hedman scored a power play goal 1:11 into overtime to give..." October 10

  • Radko Gudas avoids suspension after hit on Scottie Upshall "Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas will not miss any time after decking Florida Panthers forward Scottie Upshall with an elbow to the head. Gudas received a warning for the hit, but not a suspension. The NHL Department of Player Safety explained the decision in a series of tweets Friday." October 10

  • NHL's fighters finding themselves unemployed

    USA Today "Unemployed NHL tough guy Krys Barch fondly recalls a few seasons ago when he was considered essential to the Dallas Stars, especially against a fighting team like the Boston Bruins. "We had Sean Avery and we had a bunch of line brawls," he said. "I've probably fought Shawn Thornton 10 or 12..." October 09