Posts Tagged ‘steven stamkos’

Happy Anniversary from, Colorado

NHL: Philadelphia Flyers at Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa, Fla. —  A night that started with fanfare for the home team ended with a dud. Tonight marked the 20th anniversary of the first NHL hockey game ever played at Amalie Arena (originally known as the Ice Palace.)  The Lightning beat the NY Rangers on October 20th, 1996 5-3 with Lightning goals by Brian Bradley, […]

Bolts fight through Shootout Controversy

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa, Fla. — It was a special night at Amalie Arena, as Jeff Vinik and the Tampa Bay Lightning honored #4 former Captain Vincent Lecavalier. Vinny and two of his children were center ice to drop the puck to now Captain Steven Stamkos. Vinny was a great player, leader and teammate according to virtually everyone he […]

Devil of a Comeback


Tampa, Fla. — Although the  Lightning won the opening face off, they quickly turned the puck over and just 52 seconds into the game at Devils #2 John Moore wrists one over the left shoulder of Andrei Vasilevskiy, who got the nod tonight between the pipes, and the Devils were on the board with Moore’s first goal of the […]

“The Potential to Win is Here” – Steven Stamkos

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

  Steven Stamkos spoke today at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time to a host of media outlets via conference call. I got the privilege of being on the line to listen to a host of reporters ask Stamkos questions regarding this whole contract signing process. Stamkos quickly and confidently answered the questions fired at him one […]

Hab-Not Two Points

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Lightning just flat out played flat… the Hockey Hottie has the ugly scoop…

All Bish… Lightning Ride Goalie to Two Points

Mar 28, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs center Brooks Laich (23) passes the puck as Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jason Garrison (5) defends during the third period at Amalie Arena. Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

  The Bolts are in the midst of a six game home-stand with tonight being the third game.  The Philadelphia Flyers take on the Winnipeg Jets, and the Detroit Red Wings host the Buffalo Sabres. Each team stands to gain 2 points, and move ahead in the standings.  The game tonight is a crucial two points […]

J.J. & J.J. lead Cats into First

Jaromir Jagr during the first period.  (photo Kim Klement / USA TODAY Sports)

Jussi Jokinen and Jaromir Jagr had a goal and a assist each to propel the Florida Panthers into the Atlantic Division. Andrei Vasilevskiy got the start in goal for Tampa tonight giving Ben Bishop a rest. The Lightning are currently on the third game of a six game home-stand. Saturday, April 2nd will be their final regular […]

Lightning take the Lead in the Atlantic

NHL: Philadelphia Flyers at Tampa Bay Lightning

The last time the Islanders and Lightning met the New York clan rallied from behind to win the game 3-2. The Tampa Bay Lightning came into tonight’s game in second place in the Atlantic Division, two points behind the Florida Panthers. The Lightning won the first face-off, compliments of Cedric Paquette. They gained possession, but […]

A 6-2 Bolt to First

(photo Kim Klement / USA TODAY Sports)

  Tonight’s match-up was the last of four games this season against the Detroit Red Wings for the Tampa Bay Lightning.  You could feel the excitement in the air as these two Eastern Conference Atlantic Division rivals square off one last time in the regular season. The Red Wings came in hanging on to a wild card spot and the […]

Two for the Road

Feb 23, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Cedric Paquette (13) shoots and scores on a plenty shot against the Arizona Coyotes during the second period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

  Tampa, Fla. — Last night’s game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Arizona Phoenix Coyotes is a monumental one of sorts. Congratulations to Valterri Filppula for playing in your 700th career game tonight (483 games with Detroit, 216 with the Lightning.)  Tampa Bya’s second longest tenured player and the second Lightning player to reach […]