Lightning Rumors & News

  • Rakell's OT goal lifts Ducks over Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks relied on their leading goal scorer to win in overtime for only the second time this season. Rickard Rakell scored a power-play goal 54 seconds into the extra session to give the Ducks a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lighting on Tuesday night at the..." January 18

  • Boyle, Johnson help Lightning conquer Kings

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- With the Tampa Bay Lightning starting their most important road trip of the season, they got a strong goaltending effort to grab a rare road victory. The short-handed Los Angeles Kings missed an opportunity to solidify the playoff standing with continued inconsistent play...." January 16

  • Callahan out another month with injury

    Tampa Bay Times "Veteran wing Ryan Callahan is expected to miss four weeks, the Lightning announced Sunday. And it's fair to question when, and if, Callahan, 31, plays again this season. Or, for that matter, if he should. Callahan continues to be bothered by his hip, which was surgically-repaired back in..." January 16

  • Blue Jackets spoil St. Louis' night in Tampa

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Columbus rallied to spoil Marty St. Louis night on Friday. The Blue Jackets scored three consecutive goals to pick up a 3-1 victory at Amalie Arena. Joonas Korpisalo, who found out he was starting 20 minutes before the opening faceoff, finished with 31 saves for the Blue..." January 14

  • Lightning end skid with win over Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Ben Bishop was back for the first time in three weeks, and the goalie's healthy return helped the Tampa Bay Lightning end a four-game losing streak, beating the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 on Thursday night at Amalie Arena. "It was nice to get the competitive juices flowing," said..." January 12

  • Ben Bishop will start for Lightning vs. Sabres "Goalie Ben Bishop will start for the Tampa Bay Lightning against the Buffalo Sabres at Amalie Arena on Thursday (7:30 p.m. SUN, MSG-B, NHL.TV) after missing nine games because of a lower-body injury. Bishop, 30, last played Dec. 20, when he removed himself in the first period of a 4-1 win..." January 12

  • NHL unveils jerseys for All-Star Game "The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29. All..." January 11

  • Lightning's Yzerman open to change, but Cooper's job is safe

    Tampa Bay Times "Coach Jon Cooper led an intense, two-session practice Tuesday afternoon at Amalie Arena, with Lightning players displaying the urgency you'd expect from a team fighting for its playoff life. If there are any changes made to help turn Tampa Bay's season around, it won't involve the coaching..." January 11

  • NHL announces 2017 All-Star rosters

    Sportsnet "The NHL released its 2017 All-Star Game rosters on Tuesday. A fan vote determined each division’s team captain, the results of which were released last week. The four head coaches for all-star weekend will be Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the..." January 10

  • Friedman points out which NHL teams are hungry to make trades

    Fanrag Sports "Somebody. Anybody. Make some trades. Hockey fans are anxiously waiting for even a trickle of trade activity in the National Hockey League, but it’s been gravely disappointing on that front for awhile. “I have to tell you, I think there’s teams that really want to do something,” explained..." January 10

  • Four consecutive goals propel Pens past Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- When the Pittsburgh Penguins last convened, it was New Year's Eve, so it didn't surprise them that they were a little rusty Sunday. It probably shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone else that the rust fell away pretty quickly. "As the game went along, I think we all felt..." January 08

  • Yzerman looking to make a move, but market is 'very, very quiet'

    Tampa Bay Times "When the hockey world crowned the Lightning Stanley Cup favorites in the summer, few envisioned this. Tampa Bay is a mess, fighting for its playoff life as it reached the midseason point Saturday. General manager Steve Yzerman, dubbed the offseason winner for "keeping the band together," said..." January 08

  • Voracek, Flyers sink Lightning, halt 5-game skdi

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Coach Dave Hakstol knew it was time for a change with his struggling Philadelphia Flyers. So, Hakstol drastically juggled his lines for a key matchup against a Tampa Bay Lightning team that was breathing down Philadelphia's neck for the final playoff spot in the Eastern..." January 07

  • Sissons scores 3 in Predators' rout of Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- The Nashville Predators proved efficiently effective to claim their second victory in the past six games. The Predators scored six goals on 18 shots, led by Colton Sissons' first career hat trick, to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-1 on Thursday night at Amalie Arena...." January 05

  • Ehlers ignites offense as Jets jolt Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- The spark came from Nikolaj Ehlers right after the Tampa Bay Lightning tied the score in the second period, and his converted penalty shot set up three straight goals as the Winnipeg Jets pulled out a 6-4 win on Tuesday night at Amalie Arena. "Nikky's penalty shot really got..." January 03

  • Are the NHL outdoor games still must-see TV?

    Yardbarker "The plan here for New Year’s Day was about the same as it has been for the last couple of years: Curl up into a ball and watch the first of the NHL outdoor games until the NYE-induced champagne headache finally faded. A couple years ago, there was a sizable amount of people that did the exact..." January 03

  • Power play propels Lightning past Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay's power play was the difference Saturday night against Carolina. The Lightning scored two goals with a man advantage against the best penalty kill in the league and claimed a 3-1 victory over the Hurricanes at Amalie Arena. Tampa Bay has won four of its past..." December 31

  • Kadri's OT goal pushes Leafs past Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- The Toronto Maple Leafs head home to play the Centennial Classic on Saturday night against the Detroit Red Wings, and they do that with the full momentum of four straight road wins, including a 3-2 overtime win against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night at Amalie Arena...." December 29

  • Lightning rookie Brayden Point out 4-6 weeks

    Tampa Bay Times "Lightning rookie Brayden Point is out 4-6 weeks with an upper body injury. It's a big blow for Tampa Bay and Point, 20, who had played so well in his first full pro season. Point has three goals and 12 assists in 36 games, earning top-six type minutes. "Pointer was really coming into his..." December 29

  • Lightning storm back to defeat Canadiens in OT

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay's "Triplets" line was back in peak form, helping the Lightning rally from two goals down in the final 10 minutes, then winning 1:26 into overtime on Tyler Johnson's second goal of the game to beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 on Wednesday night at Amalie Arena. "The..." December 28

  • Bolts sign World Junior prospect Mathieu Joseph to entry-level contract

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Tampa Bay Lightning took care of some business over the holiday break, as they signed prospect Mathieu Joseph to a three-year entry-level contract. Joseph, who was selected in the fourth-round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, is having a terrific season with the Saint John Sea Dogs of the..." December 26

  • The Lightning’s optimism took some serious hits on Friday

    Pro Hockey Talk "The story of the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 2016-17 season often feels like “one step forward, two steps back.” Thursday represented the step forward, and it even sort of felt it that way that night. Friday provided the two steps back: the Lightning dropped a humbling 4-0 loss to the Washington..." December 24

  • Carlson, Holtby power Capitals to rout of Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The schedule sent the Washington Capitals a tired, banged-up opponent as an early Christmas present. They didn't squander it. Defenseman John Carlson scored twice in the first period and Braden Holtby stopped 23 shots as the Capitals rolled to a 4-0 win over the Tampa Bay..." December 23

  • Lightning strike late to overcome Blues

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay overcame a two-goal deficit to win consecutive games for the first time in more than a month. Alex Killorn scored 5:25 in to the third period as the Lightning scored five unanswered goals to defeat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 at Amalie Arena on Thursday. Tampa Bay..." December 22

  • Ben Bishop out 3-4 weeks with lower-body injury

    Sportsnet "Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop will be out the next 3-4 weeks with a lower-body injury. Bishop injured himself during Tuesday’s game against the Detroit Red Wings after stretching his right leg out to make a save against defenceman Nick Jensen. Primary goaltending duties will fall..." December 21

  • Lightning goalie Ben Bishop leaves win over Red Wings with unknown injury

    Tampa Bay Times "It's bad enough the Lightning is dealing with injuries to top players like Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov. It got even worse Tuesday as goalie Ben Bishop left a 4-1 victory over the Red Wings in the first period with a lower body injury and did not return. It's unclear what the injury..." December 21

  • Lightning dominate Red Wings

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Both teams exited with question marks after losing their starting goalies early to injuries, but the Tampa Bay Lightning also got an emphatic win Tuesday. The Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings for the third time this season, breaking out of a slump with a 4-1 victory..." December 20

  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Placed on injured reserve

    CBS Sports "Kucherov has a lower-body injury and is on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site. Despite this move to IR, Kucherov can still be activated ahead of Tuesday's game against the Red Wings, though the team has not provided an update on a timeline for his return yet." December 19

  • Oilers edge Lightning in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- It's time for the Tampa Bay Lightning to start killing penalties. After Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay goaltender Ben Bishop vented his frustrations about the team's penalty killing struggles. Both Oilers' goals in regulation were scored..." December 18

  • Canucks stop three-game slide with 4-2 win

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Bo Horvat picked the right time to break out of a goal-scoring slump. Horvat took advantage of a lucky bounce to score a third-period, power-play goal as the Vancouver Canucks snapped a three-game skid with a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday..." December 17

  • Cooper laments Lightning’s ‘self-inflicted loss’ to Canucks

    Pro Hockey Talk "At some point, we have to wonder if the Tampa Bay Lightning aren’t underachieving. Maybe they’re just not very good, at least in 2016-17? Friday presented a possible bit of evidence; the Lightning lost one of those games you have to win, dropping a 4-2 loss to the struggling Vancouver Canucks...." December 17

  • Killorn, Boyle lead Lightning over Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- When Alex Killorn scored a short-handed goal 37 seconds into the third period to give his Tampa Bay Lightning a four-goal lead, he didn't really think too much of it at the time. The Calgary Flames then responded with two goals in 21 seconds to pull within two goals..." December 15

  • Uncertain time for Lightning's Bishop

    Tampa Bay Times "With Ben Bishop nearly getting traded to the Flames last summer, you'd think there might be some reflection by the Lightning goaltender heading into tonight's game at the Saddledome. You'd also be wrong. "Zero thoughts," Bishop said. "It's over and done with." But Bishop, 30, felt it was..." December 15

  • Too soon for slumping Lightning to make dramatic changes

    Tampa Bay Times "During a prolonged slump like the one the Lightning is facing, it's easy for fans to demand a shakeup. Fire coach Jon Cooper. Trade goalie Ben Bishop. Neither action is expected to happen anytime soon. While Tampa Bay may eventually deal Bishop, a pending unrestricted free agent, there..." December 13

  • Lightning says better defense is key to better offense

    Tampa Bay Times "The Lightning entered Saturday's game against the defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins having scored once in each of its previous three games. It's an unexpected downturn in production for a team that's capable of lighting the lamp even without F Steven Stamkos. It's a funk the team expects..." December 11

  • Penguins' power display sinks Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Sidney Crosby says he knew the Pittsburgh Penguins' power play would come around eventually, and it certainly did Saturday night, as Pittsburgh turned a 3-1 deficit against the Tampa Bay Lightning into a 4-3 win with three power-play goals at Amalie Arena. "We definitely..." December 10

  • Canucks defeat Lightning for rare road win

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Ryan Miller stopped 38 shots before pulling himself late in the third period to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday. Jayson Megna and Jack Skille each scored twice while Erik Gudbranson added a goal and an assist as Vancouver..." December 08

  • McDavid, Crosby, Price and Kane lead All-Star voting through first week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Voting for the 2017 NHL All-Star game has been underway for more than a week now, and on Tuesday afternoon the league announced the early leaders from each division. The game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, will feature the same format as last year’s game with the four..." December 06

  • Di Giuseppe's overtime tally lifts Hurricanes over Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- This time the Carolina Hurricanes turned a good situation into the best kind of result. It came with dramatics as Phillip Di Giuseppe's first goal of the season gave the Hurricanes a 1-0 overtime victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday at PNC Arena. "We've..." December 04

  • Lightning outlast Capitals, end 4-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Ben Bishop and Brian Boyle helped the Tampa Bay Lightning snap their longest losing streak in more than three years. Bishop finished with 34 saves and Boyle had the deciding goal in the shootout to give Tampa Bay a 2-1 victory on Saturday night at Amalie Arena and end a..." December 03

  • Lightning's slide worries Yzerman

    Tampa Bay Times "If you’re a concerned Lightning fan, you’ve got company. It’s frustrating to players and coaches that Tampa Bay, a preseason Stanley Cup favorite, is playing mediocre hockey as the calendar flips to December. So you can imagine how the struggles are sitting with the Hall of Fame player who..." December 03

  • NHLPA expected to reject offer to extend CBA for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL’s verbal offer of a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement in exchange for Olympic participation has been rejected by the NHLPA. If NHL players are going to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, it’s not likely to come by way of extending the collective..." December 02

  • NHL Eyeing Exhibition Game In China; Continues History Of International Play

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to TSN’s NHL Insider Darren Dreger, the NHL is expected to play an exhibition game in China next season. While the NHL is easily the most nationally diverse of the “Big Four” North American sports leagues and has a history of playing international games, this would be their first foray..." December 02

  • Tarasenko scores hat trick as Blues beat Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Anytime right winger Vladimir Tarasenko scores a couple of early goals, the excitement starts to build on the St. Louis Blues' bench. "We were kind of all licking our chops to see what he was going to do," defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk said. "He still had 50 minutes to work with...." December 01

  • Rangers remain NHL’s most valuable team, according to Forbes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers have widened the gap atop the annual list of the NHL’s most valuable teams. According to Forbes, the Rangers’ franchise value has risen four percent in the last year to $1.25 billion. Meanwhile, the NHL’s second-most valuable team, the Montreal Canadiens, fell five percent..." December 01

  • Blue Jackets blast Lighning 5-1

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Led by Josh Anderson's three-point night, the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 Tuesday at Nationwide Arena. A less-than capacity crowd of 10,366 witnessed the Blue Jackets establish franchise records for wins (nine) and points (21) for November...." November 29

  • Hayes ends goal drought in Bruins' 4-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- A beaming Jimmy Hayes took an imaginary monkey off his back and tossed it over the glass as he waited for teammates to congratulate him behind the net. As he skated past the bench, at least one teammate grabbed at the back of shirt. "(David) Backes tried to grab it. It was..." November 27

  • McDavid, Kucherov and Crosby only players on pace for 90 points so far

    Pro Hockey Talk "Let’s check in on the NHL scoring race and see where things are headed a quarter of the way through the 2016-17 season. At this point, the Art Ross Trophy still seems to be Connor McDavid‘s to lose as long as he stays in the lineup. Thanks to his 10th goal of the season on Friday night in..." November 27

  • Anton Stralman cleared for contact, getting closer to return

    Pro Hockey Talk "Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman is inching closer to a return to the lineup. Sidelined for a couple of weeks due to an upper body injury, Stralman was cleared for contact on Saturday and could return to game action during their upcoming three-game road trip. He is not likely to..." November 26

  • Blue Jackets get road win over Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella issued his team a directive heading into Friday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning to find the areas around the blue paint. The Blue Jackets responded and skated away with a 5-3 victory at Amalie Arena, handing the Lightning..." November 25