Posts Tagged ‘steven stamkos’

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 […]

Bonus Hockey goes Bolts Way

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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 […]

Greiss Stars vs .500 Team

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Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss was the number one star with a win plus 29 saves, and we learned the Lightning is a .500 NHL team. Both Steven Stamkos and Ryan Callahan said after the game the Lightning is a .500 team. Ryan Callahan said, “We’re a .500 hockey club and we realize that, we put ourselves in this situation […]

Happy Birthday Goal Support

Ben Bishop (30) is congratulated and more than likely wished "Happy Birthday" by Matt Carle .(Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

  Coming into the “Oil Can” tonight you might think the Lightning would be challenged by the red hot Anaheim Ducks.   Not the case as the Lightning blow out the Ducks on Ben Bishop’s birthday. It was the first of two meetings with this West Coast rival. The Lightning will meet the Ducks in So Cal within 12 days. […]

Thank Goodness, a Flaming Win

Nov 12, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) makes a save from Calgary Flames center Sam Bennett (93) during the third period at Amalie Arena. Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Calgary Flames 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

  Come east the Calgary Flames do. For a Stanley Cup Finals rematch from what seems like forever ago. The Lightning currently rank 10th in goals against per game in the NHL at 2.41. The Bolts have steadily improved in goals against each season and if they were matching their scoring record from last season they would […]

A Roadie for Eichel

Nov 10, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Valtteri Filppula (51) skates as Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel (15) defends during the third period at Amalie Arena. Buffalo Sabres defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tonight the Lightning opened a three game home stand with a game against the Buffalo Sabres. This will be the Bolts final regular contest versus Buffalo, ironically all four regular season meetings against the Sabres are in the first 17 games of the season. The three previous games have gone to the Lightning. The Buffalo Sabres opened […]

Varlamov Stars in Tampa

Oct 29, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan (24) shoots as Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1) makes a save during the first period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Lightning open a two game home stand with the first of two match-ups against the Colorado Avalanche. The Lightning were 1-1-0 against the Avalanche in 2014-15, the win came here at what we affectionately call the “Oil Can” on January 17th, in a 3-2 shootout. Ben Bishop was the net minder and […]

Lightning gets Starred and Spezza’ed

Jason Spezza (90) is congratulated by teammates as he scored the 5th Stars goal.  Sepia was named the number one star. (Kim Klement / USA TODAY Sports)

Tonight was the first Western Conference matchup against the Central Division’s Dallas Stars to begin the Lightning’s two game home stand. Tampa Bay and Dallas were the two top scoring teams in the NHL last season. The Lightning first with 259 goals, Dallas second with 257… READ MORE…

AUDIO: Faceoff with the Lightning 9-20-15

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Sports Tonight’s Tommy G and the Lightning Show. Tommy talks with Victor Hedman, Steven Stamkos and Alex Killorn…