Posts Tagged ‘steven stamkos’

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…

Saturday Night Special in NHL Eastern Conference

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  The playoff push heats up on this Saturday in the Eastern Conference and the top teams battle for playoff positions and home ice advantage here in March, the last full month of the NHL regular season. At the top of the Eastern Conference only two points sit between the first, second and third place.   Tonight […]

Youthful Revolution

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Across sports they say, “It’s a young man’s game.” No matter the sport youth is valued ahead of experience, wisdom and even talent in some cases. Sports are for athletes in their physical prime, of course we get that. But if you look across the four major American sports, there are many athletes south of […]

Mental Toughness and Coming Together, add 2 Points Please


Lightning come from behind to beat the rangers 4-3 in OT on Malone shot with the new guys contributing…

Playoff Prediction not so Crazy Now

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Tampa, Fla. –Hours after a three way deal with the Detroit Red Wings and the Colorado Avalanche that saw a Lightning teammate favorite being sent to the Rocky Mountains and Downie teammates needed to prepare to take on the Anaheim Ducks. With that going on, the Lightning entered the game just six points out of […]