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TAMPA, Fla. -- Ryan Callahan is a mucker.
That's the word Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper used Thursday morning to describe his new winger.
Callahan can play by the boards. He can scrap near the net. He can score the dirty goals that, in these closing weeks of the regular season, mean the difference between zero points and two.
"Mucker" sounds about right for Callahan.
It brings to mind someone sloshing through a swampy lagoon as part of a day's work. It's no label for the meek. Callahan, all 5-foot-11, 190 pounds of him, is a man's man on the ice, and the Lightning should wonder where they would be without him.
"He's a piece of the puzzle we needed," Cooper said. "I think anybody who looked at our team saw a pretty skilled, fast team. He brings another element to us."
The math is simple: Callahan, the former New York Rangers captain, joined Tampa Bay as part of the Marty St. Louis trade March 5. Since then, the Lightning have e...
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It’s way too early to declare a winner of the Martin St. Louis/Ryan Callahan trade, but let’s just say the Lightning organization probably doesn’t have many complaints right about now.
Last night, Callahan scored to two goals to help lift the Lightning to a 3-2 shootout victory over the Islanders. Callahan now has four goals and four assists in the ten games since being shipped...
Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos threw a pass to the point during a delayed penalty on the Buffalo Sabres when the puck missed the defenseman, banked off the boards, and trickled down the ice into the net. This is always something guys have to worry about when your goalie is pulled and is a momentum killer. Cory Conacher was credited with the goal, which is especially funny...
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As the NHL steamrolls toward the playoffs, the Tampa Bay Lightning of late have been able to solidify their place in the postseason.
Despite two consecutive losses- one in OT, the other in a shootout- the Bolts have been able to gain points in nine consecutive games leading up to the mid-April playoffs.
And while this latest run by Tampa Bay has...
The Lightning-Islanders shootout lasted 13 rounds on Thursday night, but that didn’t stop Steven Stamkos from scoring this ridiculous spin-o-rama shootout goal. The guy is just a superhuman.
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With Steven Stamkos once again perched inside the left circle, the Lightning power play has almost instantly transformed from fizzle to sizzle.
Entering tonight’s game against the New York Islanders, Tampa Bay’s power play is on a 9-for-25 tear (36 percent) in the past seven games, registering multiple goals in three of the past four games.
Before the current streak, the Lightning...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Sami Salo scored in the 13th round of a shootout to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
The shootout was tied at 4 through 12 rounds before Salo put a backhander past Evgeni Nabokov. Ben Bishop preserved the win by making a glove save on Johan Sundstrom.
Ryan Callahan had two goals for the Lightning, who trail...
Time: 7 p.m., Saturday
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Buffalo's victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning three weeks ago was surprising to say the least, but it certainly didn't do much to inspire the last-place Sabres to earn many more.
Tampa Bay, on the other hand, has bounced back nicely in its chase for home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
The Lightning seek a fourth victory...
Here's something you don't see every day: A huge slap shot from New York Islanders defensemen Travis Hamonic knocked off Tampa Bay Lightning forward Tyler Johnson's skate blade.TBL wins via the shootout.**See related stories below & share on social media. Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
One of the rarest of rare plays occurred during Saturday’s Lightning-Sabres game, when Steven Stamkos scored an own goal on a delayed penalty, after his pass attempt to Michael Kostka squirted past the Tampa Bay defenseman, banked off the boards, and ended up in his team’s empty net.
And in GIF form…
The own goal was eventually credited to the Sabres’ Cory Conacher, which...
Steven Stamkos scored a goal in regulation and another in overtime as the Lightning defeat Buffalo 4-3.
Tampa Bay pulled their goale on a delayed penalty, Steven Stamkos somehow found the open net from the Tampa offensive zone.
Cory Conacher gets credit for the own-goal.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Sami Salo scored in the 13th round of a shootout to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
Bishop's terrible clearing pass went directly to Travis Hamonic of the Islanders, who put the puck in the net from center ice, but Brock Nelson was ruled offside.
Watch all 13 rounds of Thursday's shootout between the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders.