Found January 26, 2012 on
There were only a few players left on the ice last week at practice when Lightning coach Guy Boucher looked back as he headed to the locker room and told Pavel Kubina to save some energy for the game the next day. Kubina pounded five more slap sh...

Resurgent Bolts head into break on high note

Life may not be so hot these days for ThunderBug. The official mascot of the Tampa Bay Lightning got zapped Wednesday. The club dismissed the part-time performer who cavorts at home games as the furry crowd-pleaser for spraying a less-than-amused Bruins fan with silly string last week during the Bolts' upset win over Boston. But there's another string that matters far more...

Lightning Fans Campaigning to Save Mascot Thunderbug’s Job

I hate to say I told ya so, but I did.  People were blasting this Bruins fan last week for flipping out on the Tampa Bay Lightning Mascot, Thunderbug, after Thunderbug sprayed him directly in the face with silly string.  After the fan became enraged and tackled the mascot, Lightning security removed him from his seat and had a chat with him.  We’re not sure exactly what was...

Tampa Bay Lightning mascot ThunderBug performer fired

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My first goal: Mike Angelidis

By the time Mike Angelidis arrived in Tampa Bay from Norfolk of the AHL, a slew of injuries to several Lightning regulars created a prime opportunity for the 26-year-old call-up to step in and shine in his NHL debut. GOAL BREAKDOWN ...

Pierre-Cedric Labrie savors a brief stint with the Tampa Bay Lightning

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Bolts eager to exit on high

Win tonight would be four in a row heading into the All-Star break BY ERIK ERLENDSSON The Tampa Tribune BRANDON For the second time in less than a month, the Lightning are on a three-game winning streak. In between those streaks, however, came a seven-game slide. As Tampa Bay plays Columbus tonight in the final game before the week-long All-Star break, it looks to keep the wave...

Tampa Bay Lightning Fire Mascot Who Was Tackled By Boston Fan

This is no laughing matter. You know it's a big story when the "10 News Investigators" are on the case. And a Facebook page in support of the cause. Free ThunderBug! [WTSP, via Puck Daddy] More »

Lightning dismiss ThunderBug after Silly String incident with Boston Bruins fan

Tampa Bay Lightning mascot ThunderBug became a cult hero last week when he shot Silly String on a Boston Bruins fan at Bolts home game, sparking a physical altercation between the Bug and the B's fan that shocked a nation. OK, not so much "shocked" as "made giggle." In the aftermath of that video, Revelation No. 1 courtesy of WTSP in Tampa Bay: ThunderBug...

Steven Stamkos says he’s “ready for anything” heading into Thursday’s 2012 NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft

Fans have watched Steven Stamkos long enough to know what to expect from the Lightning forward. But ask the 2012 All-Star about his own expectations of himself, at least in terms of when he will be selected at this year's NHL All-Star Fantasy Dra...

Oberg among four Lightning players heading back to Norfolk

With Tampa Bay off for a week and Norfolk playing a pair of weekend games, the Lightning sent Evan Oberg, Trevor Smith, Mike Angelidis and Pierre-Cedric Labrie back to the AHL. During their call up the three forwards combined for one goal and three assists, not a bad contribution from…

Tampa Bay Lightning mascot fired for silly string incident

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Steven Stamkos All-Star Weekend Blog

THURSDAY, JAN. 26 | SAFE AND SOUND IN OTTAWA My 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend has officially begun. I arrived in Ottawa this afternoon and I'm trying to take as much of it all in as I possibly can before heading over to the All-Star Fantasy Draft. ...

Lightning reassign four to Norfolk

The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned defenseman Evan Oberg, as well as forwards Mike Angelidis, Trevor Smith and Pierre-Cedric Labrie to the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League today, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman ...
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