Found February 18, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
During last season’s debacle in Tampa Bay, goaltending was a big topic of discussion for fans of the Lightning. Dwayne Roloson was bad, Mathieu Garon was injured, and Dustin Tokarski was less than inspiring. Combined, they helped to form the worst goaltending trio in the league. Fast forward just a few months and the Bolts are in a completely different situation. Anders Lindback is the teamâ...

Lightning program highlights greater good

TAMPA, Fla. Early in each Tampa Bay Lightning home game, Elizabeth Frazier takes a moment to reflect. Play stops during the second timeout of the first period, and the crowd at Tampa Bay Times Forum meets a hero whose impact goes well beyond the ice. This is the second year of the Lightning Community Hero Program, a philanthropic effort by Tampa Bays NHL franchise that, beginning...

Lightning end slump, Panthers crumble again

SUNRISE, Fla. One team had to break. The Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers entered Saturday's matinee in equally fragile states. The Lightning sought a win for the first time in six games, while the Panthers aimed to overcome late struggles which hampered them over the past two games. After 59 minutes of back-and-forth action with its rival, Florida needed all of 90...

Michael Stuart: Lightning Snap Losing Streak with Win Against Panthers

It wasn’t pretty but, as they say in golf, there are no pictures on the scorecard. The Tampa Bay Lightning skated into Sunrise and came out with a much needed win. However, a 6-5 overtime result on the jumbo-tron does not tell the full story. After six straight losses for the Lightning, emotion was running high, frustration was visible, and the team was in desperation mode...

Lightning stop skid with win over Panthers

Another game of Lightning hockey appeared to be headed towards the loss column. The difference was they got some shots in net to beat the Florida Panthers 6-5.  Florida appeared to have things in hand in the third period when they scored two goals to make it 5-3. But after a tripping call to the Panthers’ Alex Kovalev, Steven Stamkos scored on the power play to bring the Bolts...

“Huh?” A Reaction to the Habs-Bolts Goaltending Trade

Dustin Tokarski was traded from Tampa Bay to Montreal on Thursday On Thursday, February 14th, the Montreal Canadians and Tampa Bay Lightning swapped minor league goaltenders; the Habs get Dustin Tokarski while the Bolts land Cedric Desjardins.  Though it may not seem like such a big deal, to this writer’s opinion, the Canadians made out like bandits! Tokarski, a Humboldt, Saskatchewan...
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