Found January 17, 2013 on
Martin St. Louis
Tampa Bay Lightning
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Tampa Bay Lightning Season Preview
Record Last Year: 38-36-8
Goal Differential: -46
Team 5v5 Fenwick: 48.31% (20th in NHL)
5v5 Sh%: 9.9%
5v5 Sv%: .899
PP SF/60: 41.5 (28th in NHL)
PK SA/60: 53.4 (25th in NHL)
With the season set to begin a couple days, it's now a good time to see what the other teams in the NHL have been up to over the last six months and how the Carolina Hurricanes stack up against them. One team that Carolina had some problems with in the past is the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning are known as the team that knocked Carolina out of the playoffs on the last game of the 2010-11 season and followed it up by defeating them 5-1 on opening night the next season. These two teams did have some good battles last year, though as they ended up splitting the season series with three wins a piece.
That aside, the Lightning are coming off a very disappointing season after making it all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals the previous ye...
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As the Lightning have one day left of training camp, the team has announced the roster to start the season. Here is the official release from the Bolts: The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned forward Tyler Johnson and defensemen Mark Barbiero and Radko Gudas to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced....
ESTERO, Fla. Life at the top in the NHL can be a precarious dance. A star forever tries to move forward, to shake the fingers eager to drag him down.
His existence is a swift, high-stakes game of cat and mouse. Grow and evolve, and he has claws. Become complacent and stagnate, and he scurries to adapt.
Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos, the leagues reigning goal-scoring...
Steven Stamkos knows reaching 60-goals again will be unlikely in this year's abbreviated 48-game season.
But the Tampa Bay center feels the Lightning returning to the playoffs is well within reach in the lockout-curtailed campaign.
''Getting into the playoffs, that's our goal here,'' Stamkos said. ''We want to be a playoff team. It's going to...
Tampa Bay Lightning Press Release
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning today announced the list of the top 20 moments in franchise history that will be honored as the Lightning Legacy, presented by DEX Imaging, during the 2012-13 season. The list was compiled from fan votes at www.20YearsofThunder.com during the offseason.
The list spans the franchise’s entire 20 seasons, starting...
from Pierre LeBrun on ESPN,
When I began to talk about how I felt we might all look back one day and feel that Tampa Bay’s acquisition of Anders Lindback might end up being the best move of the entire 2012 NHL offseason, the Tampa Bay Lightning GM jumped in and, although I couldn’t see him across the phone line, I pictured Yzerman waving his hand down at me as if to calm...
The Tampa Bay Lightning reassigned forwards Mike Angelidis, J.T. Wyman and Kyle Wilson to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League on Friday to get down to the roster limit of 23 before the season opener. The Lightning open at home against the Washington Capitals on Saturday night.
from Scott Butherus of the NaplesNews,
It wasn't all hard work for the Tampa Bay Lightning during their time in Southwest Florida. Following Thursday's practice, the team spent some time at Fort Myers Beach to get to know each other a little bit better off the ice, enjoy the gorgeous weather, and have a little bit of fun.
Part of the team-building activities included...
1) Steven Stamkos, C, Lightning – He scored 60 goals for a team possessing the 25th-best power play. Tampa Bay has taken steps to improve with the man advantage.2) Evgeni Malkin, C, Penguins – He elevated his game when Sidney Crosby missed much of last season. Then he dominated the KHL during the lockout.3) Sidney Crosby, C, Penguins – He missed 101 games during the past...
After a painful few months of waiting for all parties involved, the 2013 National Hockey League season is about to begin. The Tampa Bay Lightning will start with a tilt at the Tampa Bay Times Forum against their division foe, the always dangerous Washington Capitals.
Last season, the Lightning fared moderately well against the Capitals finishing with a record of 3-1-2. It...