Lightning Rumors & News

  • Vasilevskiy deals first shutout as Bolts blank Buffalo 3-0

    Tampa Tribune "Back at his home in Russia, Andrei Vasilevskiy holds all his hockey keepsakes in a special room. Medals, sticks, score sheets and jerseys are lined up around the walls. There are pucks and perhaps a few goalie pads to go along with a handful of pucks commemorating memorable moments. Earlier..." March 04

  • Renderings offer glimpse at $25 million Amalie Arena upgrades

    Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Lightning announced a nearly complete reconstruction of the club level at the Amalie Arena today, including plans to add up to 160 loge seats at the north end, new concession stands, remodeled restrooms and a larger outdoor deck. The renovations will cost $25 million and take..." March 04

  • Trades not enough to make Bolts unique

    Tampa Tribune "The new Lightning defenseman is Braydon Coburn. He comes here from Philadelphia. He’s 6-5 and when he’s on skates, he looks 7-5. The Lightning just got larger on the back line. And better. We just don’t know how any of that will translate when the playoffs begin. Same goes for Tuesday’s 3-0 win..." March 04

  • Chiarelli: Connolly a top-six player

    CSN New England "Brett Connolly is pretty excited to get a new start in his NHL career. The 22-year-old former sixth overall pick in the 2010 NHL Draft has made it to the NHL, but never really blew up on the scene for the Tampa Bay Lightning team that originally drafted him. He had 12 goals this season for..." March 03

    NHL Trade Deadline 2015 - Live Stream

    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. March 02

  • Lightning acquire defenseman Braydon Coburn from Flyers "The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired defenseman Braydon Coburn from the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday for defenseman Radko Gudas, a first-round draft pick and third-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. Coburn, 30, has one goal and eight assists in 39 games this season. He has 166 points (37 goals, 129..." March 02

  • Bruins acquire forward Brett Connolly from Lightning "The Boston Bruins acquired forward Brett Connolly from the Tampa Bay Lightning for Boston's second-round picks in 2015 and 2016 on Monday. Connolly, 22, has 12 goals, three assists and 38 penalty minutes in 50 games this season. Tampa Bay's first-round pick (No. 6) in 2010, Connolly has 18..." March 02

  • Some trades only about managing salary cap

    Tampa Tribune "Plenty of waves were made Thursday when a trade between Columbus and Toronto saw David Clarkson shipped from the Maple Leafs in exchange for injured forward Nathan Horton. On paper, it’s a straight one-for-one swap. But the catch here is that Horton is likely to never play again and..." March 01

  • Defenseman tops Yzerman’s wish list

    Tampa Tribune "For Lightning players, today’s matchup against the Florida Panthers represents a final chance to convince general manager Steve Yzerman that standing pat at the NHL trade deadline might be the smartest move of all. A year ago, Yzerman honored a trade request by Marty St. Louis and dealt the..." March 01

  • Lightning's Johnson continues to prove critics wrong "Tyler Johnson has heard it all before. He's not big enough, he's not tough enough, he needs to do more of this, he needs to do more of that. The Tampa Bay Lightning forward has heard it and he's managed to succeed. Johnson, a four-year pro out of Spokane, Wash., has proven his rookie season in..." February 28

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    Joe Smith @TBTimes_JSmith

    Cooper said Hedman is a game time decision. Brown in for Morrow

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    Joe Smith @TBTimes_JSmith

    Cooper has said Carle probably won't play tomorrow but could be back next week. A big boost

  • Bettman: Salary Cap Won’t ‘Fall Off A Cliff’ Because Of Canadian Dollar

    NESN "The March 2 NHL trade deadline is fast approaching and a lot of general managers around the league will be wary of acquiring players with term on their contract beyond this season because of the uncertainty of next year’s salary cap. The salary cap ceiling for the 2014-15 campaign is $69..." February 25

  • Lightning sign goaltender York to two-way contract "The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goaltender Allen York to a two-way NHL contract for the remainder of the 2014-15 season, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today." February 23

  • Nathan MacKinnon scores hat trick as Avs top Lightning

    Denver Post "The delayed-but-fierce weekend snowstorm resembles the Avalanche's offense this season. It has arrived, and as expected, it is formidable. Teenager Nathan MacKinnon caused hats to drop like snowflakes Sunday at the Pepsi Center as his three goals powered Colorado to a 5-4 victory over the..." February 23

  • Bolts beat Ducks, find good vibes in California

    Tampa Tribune "Through the past few seasons, the three-game jaunt through California for NHL Eastern Conference teams was more land mine than gold mine. But the Tampa Bay found a way to dig out some success after knocking off Anaheim 4-1 on Wednesday, giving the Lightning wins in two of the three games in..." February 19

  • What controversy? Bishop solidly remains Lightning’s No. 1 goalie

    Tampa Tribune "The last time the Lightning faced the Ducks, Tampa Bay goaltender Ben Bishop received a message loud and clear — the net still belongs to him. It might seem wild to think otherwise for a 2014 Vezina Trophy finalist whose 28 victories this season rank fifth in the NHL. Yet, conspiracy theorists..." February 18

  • Kings’ streak reaches five with win over Tampa Bay

    L.A. Daily News "The Kings held a one-goal lead in the third period Monday against the Tampa Bay Lightning, but defenseman Drew Doughty wanted more. He rocketed down the left wing with the puck on his stick and weighed his options, the best of which seemed to be to fire the puck on goal. A nanosecond before..." February 17

  • Blues play it forward in 6-3 win over Lightning

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The first time the Blues faced the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, the difference was the Blues’ play in goal. In the second meeting, it was all about the assists. There were three picture-perfect passes to set up some of the Blues’ six goals on Thursday as they closed out their most grueling..." February 13

  • Cooper’s tinkering with Bolts’ lines produces immediate results

    Tampa Tribune "For the longest stretch this season, the Lightning found the right mix of line combinations. No shuffling of the decks, no scrambling of the names required. Save for the rotation of forwards in and out of the lineup on the bottom lines, things finally seemed to have stuck. But somewhere..." February 12

  • Vasilevskiy adjusting to NHL, role as Lightning backup "In many ways Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy is a victim of his own success. The 20-year-old, a prospect from Tyumen, Russia, was expected to spend this season with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League and hopefully lead the team to Calder Cup. When he was called..." February 11

  • Neal overtime goal gives Nashville 3-2 win over Tampa Bay

    Fox Sports Tennessee "After sacrificing a two goal lead midway through the third period, the Nashville Predators (36-12-6) benefited from a James Neal goal with time ticking down in the overtime period to dispatch the Tampa Bay Lightning (34-16-6) by a final score of 3-2 in a thriller at Bridgestone Arena. SLAP..." February 11

  • 6 most underrated players in the NHL

    USA Today "It’s easy to judge a player’s excellence on his All-Star nods or big offensive numbers. There are a lot, however, who do more than the surface stats may indicate. Let’s take a look at some of the most underrated players: Center: Mathieu Perreault, Winnipeg Jets Your pick of Jets forwards..." February 11

  • Lightning trade G Nabokov to San Jose Sharks

    Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday traded goaltender Evgeni Nabokov to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for future considerations, a transaction that likely allows Nabokov to retire as a member of the team with which he played the majority of his NHL career. Nabokov, 39, will make an announcement..." February 09

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Evgeni Nabokov plans to retire later this week. Today's trade allows him to do so as a member of the #SJSharks.

  • Lightning acquire Ashton and Broll from the Leafs "The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired right wing Carter Ashton and left wing David Broll from the Toronto Maple Leafs today in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Ashton, 6-foot-3, 215..." February 08

  • Breathe easy, Bolts: Garrison (lower body) is day-to-day

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Tampa Bay Lightning might’ve dodged a bullet regarding Jason Garrison — on Friday, GM Steve Yzerman said the veteran defenseman’s status is day-to-day after suffering a lower-body injury on Thursday against Dallas. The Bolts, are already without d-men Radko Gudas and Matt Carle, couldn’t..." February 06

  • Blues rally late to top Tampa Bay 2-1

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In a battle of the two of the top three offenses in the NHL, the Blues' point-producers did not show up Tuesday at Scottrade Center. Until the nick of time, that is. The Blues came into the night averaging 3.14 goals on 31.6 shots per game, but as the game went past the 56th minute, the club..." February 04

  • ESPN wins U.S. broadcast rights to World Cup of Hockey

    SB Nation "The World Wide Leader beat out NBC and FOX. Fans still upset about ESPN's perceived lack of hockey coverage over the last few years will be happy to learn the network has won the U.S. broadcast rights to the World Cup of Hockey. According to TSN's report on Tuesday, ESPN beat out both NBC..." February 04

  • 'Somber' mood for Lightning as Evgeni Nabokov clears waivers

    Tampa Bay Times "As backup goalie Evgeni Nabokov cleared waivers Monday, the Lightning started moving on without its veteran presence. “It’s a somber feeling right now,” goalie Ben Bishop said after Monday’s practice at Amalie Arena. The Lightning placed Nabokov on waivers Sunday and brought up prospect..." February 02

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    With #TBLightning recalling Andre Vasilevskiy, Evgeni Nabokov will be sent to @TheAHL if he clears waivers. Feeling is he may not report.

  • Paquette nets first hat trick as Lightning blast Red Wings, 5-1

    Tampa Tribune "Cedric Paquette helped take the home town fans clad in red out of Thursday's game, while bringing the home fans dressed in blue out of their seats. The Tampa Bay Lightning rookie handed all those fans dressed in red their hats on the way out of the building after netting his first career hat..." January 30

  • Hurricanes begin 2nd half with 4-2 victory over Lightning

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes, playing strong hockey in January, hoped the NHL All-Star Game break wouldn’t hurt their momentum. Justin Faulk, the Canes’ All-Star defenseman, helped see that it didn’t. Faulk had a goal and an assist Tuesday, as did captain Eric Staal, as Carolina topped the Tampa Bay..." January 28

  • Why the NHL's most hated players are never going away "They tend to be some of the most hated players in the NHL, and when they inevitably do something reckless you probably want them out of the league. They are the guys that spend their time skating along the fine line between "playing with an edge," and playing dirty. On occasion, they will jump..." January 28

  • Lightning’s Johnson practices but still a game-time decision

    Tampa Tribune "Tyler Johnson appears to have not missed a beat. Though Johnson was unable to take part in All-Star weekend due to a lower body injury, the Lightning leading scorer made it through practice on Monday and was a full participant in Tuesday’s morning skate, taking his regular line rushes as well..." January 27

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Tyler Johnson is not expected to participate in the #NHLAllStar skills competition tonight because of a lower-body injury.

  • Difficult stretch awaits Lightning after All-Star Break

    Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Lightning hit this weekend’s All-Star break on a high note. Winners of 10 of their past 13 games, they are atop the Eastern Conference standings as the league takes a five-day hiatus starting today. But despite a stellar 30-14-4 record, Tampa Bay is far from a perfect..." January 24

  • Stamkos' plan is to re-sign with Lightning "Steven Stamkos gave his strongest indication yet that if all goes according to plan, he wants to stay with the Tampa Bay Lightning for a very long time. Fans in Toronto have been clamoring for Stamkos to return home as a Maple Leaf in the summer of 2016, when he’s an unrestricted free agent,..." January 24

  • Crosby, Stamkos top picks in All-Star draft "The stars of the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus will conduct a fantasy draft Friday to create teams for a real game to be played Sunday. We here at decided to get into the spirit by conducting our own All-Star fantasy draft. Dan Rosen played the role of Jonathan Toews; Corey..." January 22

  • Lightning win eighth straight at home, 4-1 over Canucks

    Tampa Tribune "Before Tampa Bay Lightning players and staff scattered and hit the road for a five-day break, they made sure to tidy things up at home. Tampa Bay heads into the All-Star break with a franchise record-tying eight-game home winning streak after knocking off Vancouver 4-1 in front of an..." January 21

  • Carle (abdomen) needs surgery, out 6-8 weeks

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Tampa Bay Lightning announced the verdict on Matt Carle‘s injury and the news isn’t good. He has torn adductor muscles and will need surgery on Tuesday. As a result, Carle is expected to miss the next six-to-eight weeks. The silver lining is that Carle should still be available for the..." January 19

  • Another injury tests Lightning’s defensive depth

    Tampa Tribune "With injuries mounting up among the Lightning defensive corps, the blue line depth is undergoing a severe test heading into next week’s All-Star break. Top defenseman Victor Hedman missed the past two games with an undisclosed lower body injury, Radko Gudas is out for the year after undergoing..." January 17

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    Erik Erlendsson @erlendssonTBO

    Hedman feels ready to play, still said its a game time decision but don't let that fool you, he's almost a certainty to play tonight

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    Erik Erlendsson @erlendssonTBO

    Cooper said Carle unlikely to play before the All Star break, unsure beyond that for now. #TBLightning

  • Bolts get it together in third period to top Oilers

    Tampa Tribune "Looking like a team skating in slush, the Lightning finally found smoother ice for an escape path. And it was That Line which provided the rescue effort to cap off a 3-2 comeback victory against Edmonton in front of an announced crowd of 18,609 at Amalie Arena. Ondrej Palat scored twice in..." January 16

  • Captain Stamkos taking charge of the Lightning

    Tampa Tribune "Steven Stamkos sat in his locker stall at TD Garden in Boston on Tuesday night, as he has many times in his career, and tried to describe another loss to the Bruins. But unlike the previous eight consecutive losses in Boston, Stamkos handled this one as the team captain. And the 24-year-old..." January 15

  • Pastrnak's two goals propel Bruins past Lightning, 4-3

    CSN New England "All questions about the immediate future of David Pastrnak’s career should have been answered on Tuesday night. The 18-year-old scored a pair of goals and ignited the Bruins offense once he was paired up with David Krejci and Milan Lucic in the second period, and helped pace the Black and Gold..." January 14

  • Flyers' 7-goal outburst versus Lightning gives Rob Zepp another win

    CSN Philly "So much went right for the Flyers on Monday night against the highest-scoring team in the NHL that you kept asking yourself why Craig Berube’s team can’t look like this more often. Seven goals from seven different Flyers, representing all four lines. Three power-play goals. A call-up goalie..." January 13

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    Joe Smith @TBTimes_JSmith

    Cooper said Johnson and Hedman both out tonight. But doesn't consider either long term. Could play before All Star break

  • Stamkos, Johnson named to NHL All-Star squad

    Tampa Tribune "The top two Tampa Bay Lightning centers are heading to Columbus. Undrafted Tyler Johnson and former first overall pick Steven Stamkos will represent Tampa Bay at NHL All-Star weekend, which will be held at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 24-25. This marks the first All-Star game held..." January 11