Lightning Rumors & News

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    Damian Cristodero @LightningTimes

    Ligament surgery for Bishop on right wrist. Summer of rehab. "My golf game is going to suffer."

  • Ryan Callahan open to staying with Lightning, considering options "The Tampa Bay Lightning earned the dishonorable distinction of being the first team booted from the Stanley Cup playoffs, swept in four games by the Montreal Canadiens. It's not exactly how they had envisioned their postseason, of course. But with the quick exit also means they can quickly turn..." April 24

  • MacKinnon, Palat, Johnson finalists for Calder Trophy "On Wednesday the NHL named the three finalists for the Calder Trophy and two of them come from the same team. The Calder, which is given "to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition," will be handed out to one of these three: Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado..." April 23

  • Pacioretty & Co. put brooms to Bolts

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: The Canadiens are on to the second round of the playoffs after Max Pacioretty scored a power-play goal with 42.6 seconds remaining in regulation time to give the Canadiens a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. Pacioretty’s first goal of the playoffs..." April 23

  • Bettman: Salary cap now estimated in $69 million-$70 million range "The Stanley Cup playoffs have only just begun but it's never too early to look forward to next season, particularly for those teams who are already done and can do nothing but figure out how to get better. Essential to the offseason planning is knowing what the salary cap will be next season so..." April 23

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    Louis Jean @LouisJean_TVA

    Steven Stamkos says he'll play tomorrow. #Lightning @NHL

  • Habs put home-ice stranglehold on Lightning

    Montreal Gazette "P.K. Subban did what he does best as he stickhandled through the Lightning zone, circled behind the net and came out to set up Brendan Gallagher for the go-ahead goal at 18:10 of the second period. The goal gave Montreal a 2-1 lead and they went on to beat the Lightning 3-2 Sunday night at the..." April 21

  • ‘We’re glad we’re back at home’: Canadiens’ Therrien

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens were back on home turf Saturday, sounding like a team that wasn’t dwelling on past success as they prepared for Game 3 in their playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. “Focus” and “business mentality” were a few terms that cropped up in Brossard after the Canadiens held a..." April 20

  • Lightning coach: Everyone’s written us off, so we have nothing to lose

    Pro Hockey Talk "Listening to Lightning coach Jon Cooper and it’s clear he sees Tampa Bay as the team no one ever believed in. Now that the Lightning are down 2-0 to Montreal, he feels that opinion has intensified. “So now you look in the room at those guys and what do we have to lose?” Cooper asked. “We’re on..." April 20

  • Palat remains a game-time decision for Lightning "Tampa Bay Lightning rookie forward Ondrej Palat skated for a second straight day Sunday but remains a game-time decision for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round series against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre (7 pm ET; NBCSN, CBC, RDS, SUN). "We have a lot of guys available to..." April 20

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    Tampa Bay Lightning @TBLightning

    The starter in net tonight - RT “@Missy_Zielinski: Anders Lindback first off the ice for the #TBLightning.”

  • Lightning sign defenseman Jake Dotchin to entry level contract "The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenseman Jake Dotchin to an entry-level contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Dotchin, 20, skated in 63 games with the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League during the 2013-14 regular season, posting 11 goals and 36..." April 19

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    Damian Cristodero @LightningTimes

    Palat said he'll be a game-time decision on Sunday. Said the Johnson hit on April 11 vs. Columbus caused the problem.

  • Bourque, Price give Canadiens 2-0 series lead over Lightning

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens are coming home with a 2-0 lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoff series. The Canadiens defeated the Lightning 4-1 Friday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum as Carey Price made 26 saves. He missed his fourth career playoff..." April 19

  • Lightning F Ondrej Palat expected to miss Game 2 "With injuries to key players left and right all year, one has to wonder which member of the Tampa Bay Lightning walked under a ladder. Lightning head coach Jon Cooper had a great quote in his meeting with the media Thursday that offers a glimpse into their mindset when it comes to dealing with the..." April 18

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    Damian Cristodero @LightningTimes

    Palat a game-time decision, Cooper said, and added not to expect to see Bishop (elbow) "any time soon."

  • Weise strikes in OT for 5-4 Habs win over Tampa

    Montreal Gazette "Dale Weise scored at 17:08 of overtime to give the Canadiens a 5-4 win over the Lightning Wednesday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The win gave the Canadiens 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final series. Back and forth: These teams were miserly during their..." April 17

  • Pro Sports Daily's 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    This 1st round has the makings to be the best 1st round in the salary cap era, all 16 teams are strong, skilled and determined with no team having a huge edge over the other. If you enjoyed the regular season, let us remind you, you ain't seen nothing yet. April 16

  • Florida wins ’14 NHL draft lottery, will pick first overall

    Pro Hockey Talk "A year after losing out on the No. 1 pick, the Florida Panthers flipped the script. Florida won the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, edging out Buffalo for top spot despite the Sabres holding superior odds for the first overall pick. Last year, the Panthers were on the other end of this..." April 16

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    Chris Stevenson @CJ_Stevenson

    No Bishop for Game 1 for Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens.

  • Sabres, Panthers have best odds for 2014 NHL draft lottery

    Pro Hockey Talk "With their seasons now complete, non-playoff teams can start looking forward to one of the biggest dates on their offseason calendars — the annual draft lottery. This year’s lottery will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, Apr. 15), determining the order of the first 13 picks of the ’14 Draft, which..." April 15

  • Stanley Cup Playoffs Odds: Bruins favored to win Cup "With the Stanley Cup Playoffs set to begin Wednesday, Bovada revealed their odds for the postseason. The Boston Bruins, winner of the Presidents' Trophy as the NHL's regular-season champ and last year's Stanley Cup runner up, is the favorite to claim the top prize at the end of the..." April 14

  • Lightning earn home-ice edge against Canadiens

    Tampa Tribune "It seemed only fitting that the Lightning’s regular season ended in an unfashionable way. Defenseman Matt Carle scored the only goal in the shootout and Anders Lindback stopped all 18 shots to record his third career shutout as the Lightning closed with a 1-0 victory against Washington in front..." April 14

  • Lightning controls home-ice fate

    Tampa Bay Times "Not that the outcome — a 1-0 Boston victory at TD Garden — would have necessarily been different. It's just that "it would have been nice to have that game in Tampa." "It is called home-ice advantage for a reason," Stamkos said. Tampa Bay, with a victory over the Capitals today in its..." April 13

  • Filppula joins burgeoning injury list

    Tampa Tribune "With the playoffs starting in less than a week, the microscope on any injury becomes magnified. With G Ben Bishop already sidelined with an unspecified upper body injury to his left arm and out indefinitely, C Valtteri Filppula joined the list of key players out due to injury that also includes..." April 12

  • Malone arrested for DUI, cocaine "Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ryan Malone was arrested early Saturday morning on charges of driving under the influence and possession of cocaine. Malone, 34, was arrested at 5:40 a.m. ET in Tampa and is being held on $2,500 bond, according to an arrest report from the Hillsborough County..." April 12

  • Lightning continuing surge for home ice in playoffs with win over Blue Jackets

    Fox Sports "Their narrative has flipped. Their surge wasn't supposed to happen. When goaltender Ben Bishop, the Tampa Bay Lightning's Big Answer in the crease, slumped off the ice Tuesday, the sight was supposed to mean their momentum's end, their hopes dashed. Home-ice advantage in the first round of the..." April 12

  • Lindback up to task as Bolts top Flyers, 4-2

    Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Lightning are rallying around goaltender Anders Lindback. Sometimes, literally. In his first start since starter Ben Bishop went down to injury, Lindback stopped 34 shots to help lead the Lightning to a 4-2 victory against Philadelphia in front of an announced sell-out crowd of..." April 11

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    Erik Erlendsson @erlendssonTBO

    Ben Bishop not ruled out for start of playoffs, will not play in final 3 games, then assessed next week to see where he's at

  • Ben Bishop will sit out the Lightning's final 3 games, his status for playoffs is uncertain

    Tampa Bay Times "Ben Bishop will sit out the final three games of the regular season, and the Lightning goaltender's availability for the first round of the playoffs is uncertain. Though coach Jon Cooper did not rule out Bishop playing in the first round, which is expected to be against the Canadiens, he did..." April 09

  • Bolts win, but loss of Bishop could be devastating

    Tampa Tribune "Five minutes into Tuesday’s 3-0 victory against Toronto, the Lightning already lost something big. Sure, Ondrej Palat scored twice and Victor Hedman had a goal and two assists to lift Tampa Bay to within two points of Montreal for second place in the Atlantic Division, which would carry home..." April 09

  • Maple Leafs at Lightning: What bettors need to know "Toronto Maple Leafs at Tampa Bay Lightning (-180, 5.5) The Toronto Maple Leafs attempt to keep their fading playoff hopes alive with three games on the road to end the regular season, starting with a visit to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday. The Maple Leafs have played one more game and..." April 08

  • Steve Yzerman signs 4-year extension with Lightning

    CBC Sports "The Tampa Bay Lightning announced Monday that they have signed vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman to a four-year contract extension. Yzerman joined the team on May 25, 2010, and his contract was set to expire after next season. "Since the day Steve agreed to serve as our vice..." April 08

  • Stars Defeat Lightning 5-2, Regain Final Playoff Spot

    Defending Big D "Goals could only be scored at one end of the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Saturday night. Luckily for the Dallas Stars, that was the end at which they shot twice. The Stars scored three goals in the first and two in the third while the Tampa BayLightning made it a game with two of their own in..." April 06

  • Habs open four-point gap on Lightning

    Montreal Gazette "Brian Gionta scored his second goal of the game at 13:13 of the third period to snap a 3-3 tie and the Canadiens went to beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-3 Saturday night at the Bell Centre. Alex Galchenyuk was credited with an insurance goal at 15:40 when Tomas Plekanec’s shot went in off his arm...." April 06

  • Two NHL coach of the year candidates match wits today

    USA Today "Two of the top Jack Adams Award candidates will be facing each other this afternoon when the Colorado Avalanche visit the St. Louis Blues. We handicap our favorites to win coach of the year: 1. Patrick Roy (Colorado) The Avalanche were the Western Conference’s worst team last season, and..." April 05

  • Calgary Flames zap Tampa Bay Lightning

    Calgary Sun "Ramo’s revenge. Karri Ramo tried to play down such talk, but those around the Calgary Flames netminder think he was under-stating what it meant to him. Ramo’s return to Florida to face the Tampa Bay Lightning, the team he bolted from without much resistance some four years ago, was a..." April 04

  • Bolts Kostka out indefinitely after Murray’s ‘dirty’ hit

    Tampa Tribune "A day after Tampa Bay D Mike Kostka suffered a blow to the head following an elbow delivered by Montreal D Douglas Murray, Lightning officials said Kostka will be out indefinitely after being diagnosed with a concussion. Murray, meanwhile, will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player..." April 03

  • Tampa Bay’s Mike Kotska Diagnosed With Concussion

    Fansided "Thanks to the hit by Douglas Murray in last night’s Tampa Bay vs. Montreal tilt, Lightning defenseman Mike Kotska has been diagnosed with a concussion by team doctors. Tampa Bay head coach John Cooper stated, via the team website, that he didn’t see the hit, but knew it had to be bad based on..." April 02

  • Bolts clinch playoff spot with victory over Habs

    Tampa Tribune "How fitting a Lightning rookie sent Tampa Bay into the postseason. Tyler Johnson scored a shorthanded goal at 12:41 of the third period to help Tampa Bay beat Montreal 3-1 in front of an announced crowd of 18,808 at The Forum. With the victory - coupled with losses by Washington and New..." April 02

  • Callahan staying in Tampa? "The Tampa Bay Lightning made it clear to Ryan Callahan’s camp that they want the player past this season. The pending UFA's agent, the veteran Steve Bartlett, told Tuesday that he chatted with Steve Yzerman in Buffalo over the past weekend, at which point the Bolts GM made it clear..." April 02

  • Lightning sign 2013 second-round pick Erne "Forward Adam Erne on Tuesday signed an entry-level contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Details of the contract were not released. Erne will spend the remainder of the season with the Lightning's American Hockey League team, the Syracuse Crunch, on an amateur tryout contract." April 01

  • Wings improve playoff standing with clutch win over Lightning

    Detroit News "You can’t say when, yet, but it’s beginning to sound a lot more accurate than, if. When the Red Wings make the playoffs — not if. Certainly it’s trending that way after another successful weekend, capped by Sunday’s 3-2 victory over Tampa Bay. Coupled with Saturday's victory in Toronto,..." March 31

  • Lightning tops Sabres in OT

    Tampa Bay Times "The box score from the Lightning's 4-3 overtime victory over the Sabres on Saturday night will show Steven Stamkos with two goals — including the winner 1:53 into the extra period — and three points. What it will not show is the third goal the captain scored at the First Niagara Center, an own..." March 30

  • Hockey shot-protection gear struggles to secure acceptance among NHL players

    Edmonton Journal "Matt Hendricks pointed to the interior of his right foot, where he had once been struck by a puck that left him with a broken bone, and declared: “two screws.” There have been other cracks caused by unyielding pucks, continued the Edmonton Oilers gritty winger during a discussion about exterior..." March 28

  • Bolts point streak continues with win over Islanders

    Tampa Tribune "During an early third-period penalty kill, Tyler Johnson epitomized the Lightning effort on Thursday against the Islanders as the rookie center forced himself to the ice after his skate blade was knocked out of his left skate while blocking a shot. It didn’t look comfortable, but somehow the..." March 28

  • Stamkos’ return helps give Bolts’ power play a new look

    Tampa Tribune "With Steven Stamkos once again perched inside the left circle, the Lightning power play has almost instantly transformed from fizzle to sizzle. Entering tonight’s game against the New York Islanders, Tampa Bay’s power play is on a 9-for-25 tear (36 percent) in the past seven games, registering..." March 27

  • Senators get crucial win over Tampa Bay Lightning

    Ottawa Sun "Remember when Robin Lehner used to have problems in the shootouts? There was no evidence of them Monday at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Lehner stopped Valterri Filppula, Nikita Kucherov and Steve Stamkos, and Jason Spezza scored the only goal Ottawa would need to snap a six-game losing streak,..." March 25

  • James Neal ends drought in Penguins OT win over Lightning

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "They were, the Penguins insisted, never worried. Probably shouldn't have been, either. Not even when their power play repeatedly betrayed them last weekend in a home-and-home series against Philadelphia. Not even when it let them down again in overtime Thursday, in what became a loss in..." March 23

  • Not-so-perfect Lightning prevail against Ottawa

    Tampa Tribune "The Lightning are not putting together picture perfect efforts, but the perfect results are coming at the perfect time of the season. Tampa Bay battled its way to a out a 5-4 victory against Ottawa in front of an announced crowd of 17,136 at Canadian Tire Centre for a fifth consecutive win,..." March 21