This was certainly not the return Marc-Andre Fleury was hoping for. Starting for the first time since March, before a home crowd that cheered every time he made a save, Fleury, uh...didn’t make a lot of saves.
I’m on record as a big fan of those on-court and on-ice projection systems proliferating throughout our nation’s arenas, but Tampa might have achieved apotheosis.
The verb that came to mind watching last night’s 4-2 Pittsburgh win was “overwhelms.” You can hold off the Penguins for a while, you can even shut down a scorer or an entire line for games at a time, but they’ve got so much talent, they’re so deep with scorers up and down their bench and offer barely a breather, that…
The Lightning took Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday, but Tampa Bay-area fans aren’t happy after a local visitors bureau issued rally towels to the Pittsburgh Penguins before the game.
The Lightning will be without Ben Bishop after the superstar goalie was stretchered off the ice following a severe injury sustained in the first period of Tampa Bay’s Eastern Conference Final Game 1 matchup against the Penguins.
The Eastern Conference Finals start tonight, and we’re simulating the Lightning-Penguins matchup in NHL ‘94 on Genesis. Watch the game over on Facebook Live.
No team left alive will have as long a rest—and no team, perhaps, needs it less—than the red-hot Tampa Bay Lightning, who after their 4-0 series clincher in Game 5 against the Islanders, have made it through to the conference finals for the second straight season, and have done it in just 10 games. Not bad for a…
As sexy as playoff overtime is, it tends to overshadow all the good stuff that came before. And the Lightning’s 5-4 win over the Islanders was very good, very fun hockey, even before Brian Boyle finished things 2:48 into OT to give Tampa Bay the 2-1 series lead. The teams traded body blows throughout, neither ever…
Jonathan Drouin left tonight’s high-scoring Lightning-Islanders game after taking this monstrous wallop in the second period. There was no penalty on the play.
There are two ways to look at the Tampa Bay Lightning’s game and series-winning goal deep into the third period.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos will miss at least a month and up to three after being diagnosed with a blood clot in his arm.
We know now that Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman will not face supplementary discipline for a hit that injured Winnipeg’s Bryan Little in Tampa’s 6-5 shootout win. That won’t make Paul Maurice feel any better—the Jets coach was ejected after yelling at officials over the hit.
On Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Lightning indefinitely suspended winger Jonathan Drouin, the third overall pick in the 2013 draft, after he skipped out on an AHL game. It’s just the latest drama in a long-simmering conflict that involves Drouin, coach Jon Cooper, and Drouin’s agent, Allan Walsh.
The Washington Capitals got outshot down in Tampa Bay yesterday almost 2:1, but they escaped with a 2-1 victory, which Evgeny Kuznetsov sealed with this bit of trickery.
Lightning players Alex Killorn and Jason Garrison checked out a haunted house yesterday, and the best way to watch this video is to ignore Garrison. He goes first—because Killorn can’t handle it—but keep your eyes on Killorn in the back. He’s scared by everything.
Along with coach’s challenges, the most noticeable new wrinkle in the NHL this season is the debut of 3-on-3 overtimes meant to decrease the number of games that go to a shootout. We saw its regular-season debut in last night’s 3-2 Lightning win over the Flyers, and it looked a lot like it did in its test runs in the…
The Stanley Cup Finals didn’t see either team hold so much as a two-goal lead at any point ... until the final five minutes of the deciding Game 6. The Blackhawks got the insurance goal they needed, and stoned the Lightning for the rest of the way to win the Stanley Cup.
That’s suboptimal goaltending.