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The Lightning were all over the Panthers’ net Tuesday night. Unfortunately, not many pucks got past Florida goaltender Jacob Markstrom resulting in a 3-2 shootout loss. The Lightning outshot the Panthers 41-25. Their first goal did not come until just under six minutes into the third period, which was a tip-in credited to Tom Pyatt. The chances continued in overtime but Tampa Bay was unable to get one through. That was the story throughout the whole night as Teddy Purcell, Victor Hedman, and Steven Stamkos could not beat Markstrom in the shootout. “He made some amazing saves tonight. We had a lot of chances,” Tom Pyatt said about Markstrom’s goaltending. “Chances that were in tight, grade-A type chances but that’s how it goes sometimes. Sometimes you get beat by a good goalie.” The Lightning now sit six points back from the division lead with 13 games left to play on their schedule. The post Lightning gain a point after shootout loss appeared first on The Ba...
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The youth movement for the Florida Panthers continued Wednesday the NHL's trade deadline as general manager Dale Tallon announced a handful of moves based on young talent.
In the Panthers' lone trade at the deadline, they sent 34-year-old center Jerred Smithson to the Oilers in exchange for a fourth-round pick in June's draft. Smithson had six points in 51 games this...
MINNEAPOLIS One day after losing its top defenseman to the NHL, the Gophers lost their top goal scorer.
Junior Nick Bjugstad signed an entry-level contract with the Florida Panthers on Wednesday, becoming the second University of Minnesota player to leave school early in as many days. Defenseman Nate Schmidt signed with the Washington Capitals on Tuesday.
Bjugstad, a junior from...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Peter Mueller scored the only goal in the shootout and Jacob Markstrom had 39 saves to lead the Florida Panthers past the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Tomas Kopecky and Greg Rallo both scored goals on deflections of shots by T.J. Brennan to give the Panthers a 2-0 lead after two periods.
The Lightning rallied in the third period to tie the score...
Per TSN: The Tampa Bay Lightning have traded Marc-Andre Bergeron to Carolina for Adam Hall and a 2013 7th round. Also per LeBrun Dallas has decided to move Jagr.
Wasn't buying Dallas resigning Jaromir...Boston and, interestingly enough, the Flyers have interest.
More to come.
Jerred Smithson from FLA to EDM for a draft pick, believed to be a fourth round pick. #tradecentre
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) April 3, 2013
This might be the most optimistic last place team you'll ever see. Florida GM Dale Tallon, known for his propensity to pull off many deals and trades throughout the year, stood pat today outside of trading Jarred Smithson to Edmonton for a 4th round pick.
No one in or around the Panther organization should be surprised by this, as they have won 3 games in a row for the first...
The Edmonton Oilers have acquired veteran forward Jerred Smithson from the Florida Panthers for a fourth-round draft pick.
Smithson has 38 goals and 57 assists in parts of 10 NHL seasons with Los Angeles, Nashville and Florida. He had two goals and three assists in 35 games with the Panthers this season.
Oilers coach Ralph Krueger says Wednesday that Smithson brings the team size...
The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for forward Adam Hall and a draft pick.
The Hurricanes announced the deal Tuesday, a few hours before their game against Washington.
The 32-year-old Bergeron is a 10-year veteran who gives Carolina's defensive corps some depth at both ends of the ice.
He led the Lightning...
The Ottawa Senators traded goaltender Ben Bishop to the Tampa Bay Lightning for rookie forward Cory Conacher and a fourth-round draft pick.
The 23-year-old Conacher has nine goals and 15 assists in 35 games this season for the Lightning
Ottawa has struggled to score goals due to injuries to Jason Spezza and Erik Karlsson and are 24th in the league averaging 2.42 goals per game...
The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward BJ Crombeen to a two-year contract extension worth $1.15M per season. Crombeen was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the second round, 54th overall, of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. In July 2005, he signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Stars. He split the 2005–06 season with the AHL’s Iowa Stars and [...]
The Tampa Bay Lightning have traded rookie forward Cory Conacher and a 4th round selection to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Ben Bishop.
Cory Conacher goes to the Senators with a fourth-round pick. Conacher was at practice today.— Damian Cristodero (@LightningTimes) April 3, 2013
Blog to follow. TSN's Bob McKenzie broke the story....
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The Ottawa Senators did what I've recommended for the past few weeks now, selling high on goaltender Ben Bishop. The return on their investment -- initially, a second-round pick tendered to St. Louis -- came in the exchange of rookie forward Cory Conacher, and a fourth-round pick.
Ottawa was dealing from a position of luxury like...
Finally, we’re starting to see some (minor) deals today. The Edmonton Oilers have acquired Jerred Smithson from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Edmonton’s fourth-round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. For the Panthers, they obviously don’t appear to be heading to the playoffs this year, and Smithson will be an unrestricted free agent [...]