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The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenseman Jake Dotchin to an entry-level contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.
Dotchin, 20, skated in 63 games with the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League during the 2013-14 regular season, posting 11 goals and 36 points. He led the Colts for penalty minutes with 121 and was third with a plus-22 rating. He ranked second among defensemen on Barrie for power-play goals with six and first for shorthanded goals with two. The Cambridge, Ontario native has also appeared in 11 playoff games for the Colts, recording three goals and five points.
The 6-foot-3, 209-pound defenseman has played in 193 career OHL games over his three year junior career, collecting 18 goals and 77 points to go along with 279 penalty minutes. Dotchin set career-highs in 2013-14 for goals (11), assists (25) and points (36).
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The Tampa Bay Lightning scored a goal that looked to be the go-ahead goal for them but the goal was somehow waived off. The referee initially said the contact between Alex Killorn and Carey Price was okay, but then he changed his mind and waived off the goal. It’s a terrible break for Tampa Bay, especially considering Steven Stamkos was hurt a few minutes later and then Montreal...
TAMPA, Fla. -- Well, things don't look good for the Tampa Bay Lightning. That's the takeaway from a 4-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Friday, and there aren't many ways to dress this up. There will be at least two more games in Canada. A rally can happen. This isn't over yet.
But living beyond this round looks a whole lot harder now.
Game 2 of these Eastern Conference...
Tampa Bay Lightning rookie forward Ondrej Palat skated for a second straight day Sunday but remains a game-time decision for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round series against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre (7 pm ET; NBCSN, CBC, RDS, SUN).
"We have a lot of guys available to play," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "There will be 20 guys come seven...
With injuries to key players left and right all year, one has to wonder which member of the Tampa Bay Lightning walked under a ladder. Lightning head coach Jon Cooper had a great quote in his meeting with the media Thursday that offers a glimpse into their mindset when it comes to dealing with the number of injuries they've dealt with.
"Adversity ... that word went out...
Game 3 for the Tampa Bay Lightning was not going to be easy. Down in a 2-0 hole, they had to try to claw their way out of it in one of the most intimidating buildings in the NHL, the Bell Centre.
The setting alone is enough to give any player the yips, but the Lightning kept plugging away, tying the game and then apparently scoring the go-ahead goal in the second period. Unfortunately...
The Bolts are on the brink.
Are the officials to blame?
It will be convenient for some to point to a disallowed goal from winger Ryan Callahan in the second period Sunday as the reason the Tampa Bay Lightning lost 3-2 and fell behind 3-0 in their Eastern Conference quarterfinals series against the Montreal Canadiens. In front of a charged crowd at Bell Centre, Callahan appeared to...
Listening to Lightning coach Jon Cooper and it’s clear he sees Tampa Bay as the team no one ever believed in. Now that the Lightning are down 2-0 to Montreal, he feels that opinion has intensified.
“So now you look in the room at those guys and what do we have to lose?” Cooper asked. “We’re on the road, everybody thinks we’re suppose to lose.”
For good measure, Cooper...
TAMPA, Fla. -- It's not over, but daylight is dwindling.
It's not over, but a charge is needed ASAP.
There's no time to waste. There's no time to fall behind further.
This is playoff hockey. If the Tampa Bay Lightning can't collect themselves quickly, their stay will be short.
The Lightning are guaranteed at least two games in Canada, on Sunday and Tuesday. But...
UPDATE: Third period underway, Stamkos back on the bench.During Game Three between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens, forward Steven Stamkos was injured on a scary collision after getting kneed in the head. The incident occured with less than five minutes remaining in the second period. He headed straight to the dressing. No update yet on his status. Watch the video...
Max DeFrancesco butchers the Canadian anthem at game 1 of 2014 playoffs between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Montreal Canadiens. In English AND French.Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
In an unbelievable action packed game, this terrible call by the referees may have just changed the fate of the entire Tampa Bay vs. Montreal first round series. With 4:22 remaining in the second period, the Lightning appeared to have taken a 2-1 lead. The goal was waved off by the official, who thought there was goaltender interference on the play, when there obviously wasn'...
It's an ugly truth, but the reality of the situation is this: Tampa Bay may have played their last home game of the season Friday night against Montreal. I mean, sure, a single win in the Bell Centre would erase that idea, but at this point would you put even the slightest wager on this team pulling that out? They're down but they're definitely not out, but something...
Emotions ran high during Game 2 of the Montreal Canadiens-Tampa Bay Lightning series. Radko Gudas and Brandon Prust went at it in front of the net when it finally boiled over for the first fight of this postseason. Nothing crazy, just a good old fashioned tilt between these two.
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On Sunday, April 20th, the Montreal Canadiens were at home to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in game three of their first round playoff series. The starting goalies were Carey Price (2-0-0) for Montreal and Anders Lindback (0-1-1) for Tampa Bay. In the first, Montreal jumps out to the early lead as just eleven […]
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