Ryan Malone Told Cop He Didn't Know Where All That Cocaine Came From

Free-agent forward Ryan Malone was arrested for DUI and cocaine possession back in April, and was bought out of his contract by the Tampa Bay Lightning in June. According to a police report obtained by the Tampa Bay Times, Malone told the arresting officer that he had no idea how a bag of cocaine got into his pocket,… » 8/13/14 10:13am 8/13/14 10:13am

Phil Esposito On Callahan-St. Louis Trade Rumor: "What A Bunch Of Shit"

Earlier this week, Hockey Hall of Famer Phil Esposito appeared on a Toronto-based sports talk show and went on an epically uncensored rant about a trade rumor concerning the two captains of the Rangers and Lightning. While on "Next Sports Star," Esposito sounded off on Larry Brooks of the New York Post for suggesting… » 2/27/14 6:46pm 2/27/14 6:46pm

Martin St. Louis Honored For 1,000 NHL Games, Scores Goal, Falls Down

Tampa Bay is honoring winger Martin St. Louis tonight on his achievement of playing in 1,000 NHL games (set last week in Los Angeles), and the Lightning captain made it an even more special night for fans by scoring his ninth goal of the season in the first period. Then he celebrated so hard he fell down and,… » 11/25/13 8:51pm 11/25/13 8:51pm

Lightning Defensemen Combine For Humiliating Own Goal

The timing couldn't have been worse. With 1:49 left in regulation, just 40 seconds after the Lightning had taken the lead on the defending champ Blackhawks, Matt Carle inexplicably and forcefully fired a pass back at Radko Gudas. It deflected off a surprised Gudas's skate, skittering past Ben Bishop to knot the game… » 10/25/13 8:47am 10/25/13 8:47am

The Tampa Bay Lightning Have An Infomercial

Despite the presence of veteran pitchman Anthony Sullivan (Oxi-Clean, Sticky Buddy, etc.), we're going to chalk this one up to clever hockey marketing rather than desperation. Why? The Tampa Bay attendance has been pretty damned good. Though off to a disappointing start, the Lightning have had announced sellouts for… » 3/08/13 5:40pm 3/08/13 5:40pm