Found October 12, 2013 on
Just when you think you've seen it all, something like what happened in the third period of the Penguins/Lightning game occurs.
To set the stage, the Lightning are on a powerplay. Steven Stamkos breaks the blade to his skate in the Penguins zone. Then, out of nowhere a linesman comes to the aid of Stamkos and pushes him almost 40 feet to the bench. The Lightning then enter the zone, and score the game tying goal.
Hard to believe this happened. ROOT sports cameras caught it:
What makes this even worse, is that Stamkos was replaced by Alex Killorn and he scored the tying goal. Also, Paul Martin bumped Stamkos there, and that allowed Killorn to get behind him as he flew off the bench.
Overall, this would have been a major problem if the Lightning would have went on to win the game. They didn't, so it isn't really a big deal. But it is still kind of shady.
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Tampa Bay Lightning starting goaltender Ben Bishop is day-to-day with a lower-body injury, the team announced Friday.
The Lightning recalledgoaltender Kristers Gudlevskis from the Florida Everblades of the ECHL as a precautionary measure.
Tampa Bay is expected to make another roster move in the near future, summoning a netminder from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League...
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Before Thursday’s home opener Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper pulled Steven Stamkos aside for a quick chat.
There was no body language no sense of frustration or any other kind of signs that might indicate one of the league’s top goal scorers was pressing over not scoring any goals in the first three games of the season.
But Cooper wanted to check just in case.
Coming off an explosive offensive display, Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning are starting to pick up steam.
Keeping things going, though, could prove difficult against a Pittsburgh Penguins team that has recently had their number.
Seeking a fourth consecutive win, the Lightning try to snap a six-game losing streak to the visiting Penguins, who hope to bounce back from...
Tampa Bay has recalled goalie Kristers Gudlevskis from the Florida Everblades of the ECHL.
The move comes after Ben Bishop sustained an injury during last night’s 7-2 win over the Panthers according to the Lightning’s assistant GM Julien Brisebois.
Bishop is reportedly day-to-day with a lower-body injury. The 26-year-old played the entire game versus the Panthers.
The game was six months ago but Jon Cooper hasn't forgotten it.
Sounds like it might be quite a while before he does.
Cooper you see was just a couple of weeks into his tenure as Tampa Bay's coach when the Penguins visited Tampa Bay Times Forum April 11 and performed a 6-3 vivisection on the Lightning.
"It could have been 16-3" Cooper said.
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