The Lightning Won't Be Stopped

The Lightning appear to own Henrik Lundqvist. The Rangers goalie has now given up six goals in back-to-back games, and of six games this season in which he’s allowed five or more goals, the last four have come against Tampa Bay. This is not to suggest that the usually dependable Lundqvist has some psychological hangup… » 5/21/15 9:20am Yesterday 9:20am

The Ben Bishop Save That Brought Some Sanity To The Lightning's Win

So rarely does a four-goal game have such an obviously pivotal moment as did last night’s 6-2 Lightning win to even their series with the Rangers at a game apiece. Rather than the laugher the score suggests, it was, for most of its runtime, a tense, thrilling game: maybe the fastest and most wide-open of these… » 5/19/15 9:30am Tuesday 9:30am

Lightning Win In Second Overtime On Missed Offside Call

Tampa Bay took a 1-0 lead in their Stanley Cup playoff series against Montreal when the Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov found the net two minutes into the second overtime period at Bell Centre for a 2-1 final score. But Habs fans are rightfully making noise about the fact Tampa Bay was clearly offside when bringing the… » 5/02/15 10:24am 5/02/15 10:24am

Everything Had To Go Right For The Lightning To Win Game 7

And so the Lightning move on, after winning a Game 7 in which they were a distant second-best team on the ice. But so it goes in the playoffs, when an entire series can come down to a goaltender like Ben Bishop playing out of his mind and a single, skillful, painfully lucky scoring play. “That’s how Game 7s are… » 4/30/15 9:29am 4/30/15 9:29am

Niklas Kronwall Finally Kronwalled One Too Many Defenseless Players

Niklas Kronwall’s flattening of Nikita Kucherov late in the second period of Tampa’s Game 6 win was the platonic ideal of a “Kronwalling,” the flying elbow to a head-down player for which the physical Red Wings defenseman has become so well-known. Kronwall has never been suspended before, but that appears likely to… » 4/28/15 11:29am 4/28/15 11:29am

Zdeno Chara Drops Cedric Paquette With One Punch

I went to go look up Cedric Paquette's height and weight, figuring a "Cedric Paquette is tiny. Zdeno Chara is 6'9", 255 pounds. The result when they fought was predictable." lede would be pretty good. Except I learned from Hockey Reference that Cedric Paquette is actually 6'1", 198 pounds: Zdeno Chara is just that… » 1/13/15 9:50pm 1/13/15 9:50pm

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