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Video: Johnny Be Good, in OT that Is

Feb 12, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) scores the game winning goal on Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) during overtime at Amalie Arena. Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Nashville Predators 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

  Tampa, Fla. –Fresh off the “O” for Canada roadie, the Tampa Bay Lightning looked to get this four game home stand versus all Western Conference opponents. Tonight was a landmark game as Ryan Callahan played his 600th career NHL game.   Coach Cooper said this morning, that Callahan plays the hard minutes.  Cooper is glad Callahan is […]

The Making of a Swede Team

Nicklas Lidstrom (L) Team Advisor Team Sweden and Rikard Gronburg Head Coach Team Sweden scouting NHL Swedish players at Amaile Arena in Tampa (RSEN photo)

  Tampa, Fla. — It was so refreshing I was able to clear my schedule and get to Amalie Arena this morning for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Nashville Predators morning skate. After all, this is a huge home-stand for the Lightning after coming off the “O” for Canada.  A two game, north of the boarder […]

Johnson & Bolts Ice down Hot Pens

Feb 5, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) skates with the puck as Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Ben Lovejoy (12) defends during the third period at Amalie Arena. Tampa Bay defeated Pittsburgh 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

  The Tampa Bay Lightning coming into tonight had won nine of their last ten games. The Bolts current seven game home winning streak is tied with Chicago for the longest active home win streak in the NHL and tonight the Bolts took on the Pittsburgh Penguins. The puck drops, and just seconds later Pittsburgh’s star […]

Came to see Stamkos, Got to see Vasilevskiy

Andrei Vasilevskiy: A 30 save - shutout. (photo Kim Klement /USA TODAY Sports)

Thirty saves, a shutout and a number one star later Andrei Vasilevskiy was all smiles after the game, “I showed them I can play NHL,” the Lightning goalie said speaking of his parents being in attendance for first time watching their son in an NHL game. The young kid between the pipes during the media circus from Ontario that […]

WIN TB LIGHTNING TICKETS! Guess the Score Contest

Jan 19, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl (29) defends Tampa Bay Lightning center Vladislav Namestnikov (90) during the second period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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AUDIO: Steve Carlson 1-21-2016

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Steve Carlson talks hockey with Rick and the Hockey Hottie.  Utica, Slap Shot, the Tampa Bay Lightning, Jonathan Drouin and more…

AUDIO; MATT SAMON ON 01-21-2016

Andrew Shaw (65) works to get by  Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) the game's number 1 star. (photo Kim Klement / USA TODAY Sports)

MATT SAMON talks Tampa Bay Lightning hot streak and Jonathan Drouin with Rick and the Hockey Hottie

The Lightning Silence the Madhouse on Morgan

Jan 21, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65) passes the puck as Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) defends during the first period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

  (with #1 Star Victor Hedman Post Game Audio) Got Storylines? I’d say. The Stanley Cup Champions streaked into Amalie Arena on Thursday night. Sorry ladies, Jonathan Toews kept his clothes on but the Blackhawks came to Tampa riding a 12 game winning streak, while the Lightning were also screaming hot, winners of their last […]

Lightning Strikes Oil, Score 6 Times

Jan 19, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl (29) defends Tampa Bay Lightning center Vladislav Namestnikov (90) during the second period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Lightning earlier this month beat the Oilers in Edmonton, which was the start of their 5 game winning streak they are currently on. It was the first win in Edmonton for this franchise since March 7, 2007 and it marked the start of the hottest streak of the year for the Lightning. The  Lightning came […]

Bonus Hockey goes Bolts Way

NHL: Philadelphia Flyers at Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning returned home Friday night after a successful road trip to take on the Pittsburg Penguins at Amalie Arena. The Bolts got off to a quick start as they mounted early pressure and it paid off as Vladislav Namestnikov wristed one past Marc-Andre Fleury. Assisting on the play was Steven Stamkos who continued his […]