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Boucher: The Lightning’s Electric Youth

We’ve heard a lot of the same critiques of the Lightning over the last month and a half. They’re too young. They’re too inexperienced. Their goaltender had never played in the post season. Their head coach is only in his second year in the NHL. Despite ending the season with the fifth best record in the league they have continually been painted as underdogs. With the Stanley...
Via Lightning Shout
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Veteran leadership key to young Lightning's success

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Lightning are hoping to rejoin hockey royalty after a decade-plus absence. The Chicago Blackhawks are chasing their third NHL title in six seasons. While Steven Stamkos is downplaying the idea of youth versus experience for the Stanley Cup, the captain of the Lightning understands the challenge presented by the Blackhawks beginning with Game 1 on Wednesday...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning Eastern Conference Final report card

This Eastern Conference Final is likely to go down as one of the most inconsistent sporting events in recent memory. It had shades of the 1960 World Series where Pittsburgh was completely outplayed by New York, at times loosing 12-0, but still won the title. The Tampa Bay Lightning at times looked like the best team on the ice, […] The post Tampa Bay Lightning Eastern Conference...
Via Along the Boards
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning Ticket & Clothing Policy Makes Nashville Predators Look Sane

If there is one thing that highlights an organization’s insecurities or distrust in its own fanbase more extravagantly than a local ticket restriction, it’s a franchise embargoing the apparel of visiting fans within its home arena. Just when we all thought the Battle of Maniacal Paranoia had been all but clinched by the Nashville Predators, in comes the Tampa Bay Lightning...
Via Sports Mockery
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Warning: Tampa Bay Lightning Fans Bring Guns To Games

Considering how heated a NHL Playoff series can get, especially when it’s the Stanley Cup Finals, it may be a good idea for Blackhawks fans to read the following post. Back in the beginning of May, a Florida man was arrested for bringing a gun to the Tampa Bay Lightning game, yes a gun. 27-year-old Lucas Cassidy from St. Petersburg, is facing a second degree misdemeanor charge...
Via Sports Mockery
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fans Think Tampa Bay Lightning Drink Beer On The Bench

As the hockey world prepares for the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals between the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning, fans are chattering about the Lightning getting drunk on the bench. The reason they are talking about this is because somebody caught the camera angle below and shared the photo on social media. Yup, that's Bud Light on the Tampa Bay bench.
Via Sports Mockery
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Audio: Ben Bishop Post Practice Today

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Via Lightning Shout
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brown blossoming for Bolts in postseason

J.T. Brown is a man somewhat hidden on the Lightning roster amid an abundance of offensive talent, but Lightning coach Jon Cooper noted the 24-year-old winger plays a larger role for Tampa than outsiders might expect.Brown is making plays in these playoffs at both ends of the ice, creating scoring chances with the deft touch of an Ondrej Palat or Nikita Kucherov while breaking up...
Via Fox Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Victor Hedman is Establishing Himself as an Elite NHL Defenseman

Victor Hedman #77 of the Tampa Bay Lightning carries the puck against Tomas Plekanec #14 of the Montreal Canadiens during the second period at the Amalie Arena on March 16, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images)   Defense wins championships, it’s a cliché but it still remains true today. When you think of Stanley Cup teams of the past, one common...
Via The Sports Journal
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Garth Brooks refused to make the Tampa Bay Lightning change their Stanley Cup Final schedule

Unlike a couple of other big headed singers...Garth Brooks will not screw up the Tampa Bay Lightning's Stanley Cup Final schedule. ALL THREE PERFORMANCES OF THE GARTH BROOKS WORLD TOUR AT AMALIE ARENA HAVE BEEN CANCELLEDFull refunds for all ticket holders are being processed – returns at point of purchase.On behalf of The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood it is with...
Via Bob's Blitz
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos Ready to Add Championships to His Elite Resume

DALLAS, TX – FEBRUARY 5: Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning handles the puck against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center on February 5, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images)   Through seven seasons in the NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos has risen to become one of the sport’s undeniable best. Despite his individual...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mic'd Up: Listen in at ice level as Lightning, Rangers shake hands

As we predicted, the Tampa Bay Lightning downed the NY Rangers in 7. Listen in at ice level as the Lightning and Rangers shake hands after Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final. Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Bishop’s Second Shutout in Three Games Leads Lightning to Finals

The Tampa Bay Lightning celebrate the series win against the Detroit Red Wings after Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Amalie Arena on April 29, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo By: Scott Audette/Getty Images)   For the first time since 2004, the Tampa Bay Lightning are going to the Stanley Cup finals. This time, however...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning reach Stanley Cup Final with Game 7 win

The Tampa Bay Lightning advanced to the 2015 Stanley Cup Final on Friday night by becoming the first team ever to win a Game 7 against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Tampa Bay’s 2-0 victory ends a streak of seven straight Game 7 wins for the Rangers on home ice and prevents New York from returning to the Cup Final, where it lost to the Los Angeles Kings in five...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. NY Rangers Game 7 Betting Odds

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. NY Rangers Game 7 betting odds, courtesy of BetDSI.
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Audio: Coach Cooper Game 7 Pregame

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Via Lightning Shout
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers-Lightning Game 7 preview

An Eastern Conference champion will be crowned Friday night when the New York Rangers host the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 at Madison Square Garden. The Lightning had an opportunity to clinch a Stanley Cup Final berth in Game 6 on Tuesday night, but the defending East champs used a 5-goal third period for a 7-3 road win. The Western Conference Final between the Chicago Blackhawks...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Jameis Winston Is Supporting The Tampa Bay Lightning, Hanging Out With Dick Vitale

Legendary college basketball broadcaster Dick Vitale is a mainstay in his home town of Tampa Bay, so naturally he’s supporting the Lightning in their quest for the Stanley Cup. He’s watching tonight’s game with the city’s newest sports superstar—former Florida State quarterback and Buccaneers No. 1 pick Jameis Winston. Winston has quickly adopted the Lightning as his team...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers-Lightning Game 6: Prediction for elimination game

The Tampa Bay Lightning are one win away from their second trip to the Stanley Cup Final in franchise history. Securing their fourth win of the Eastern Conference Final won’t be easy against a New York Rangers team that thrives in do-or-die situations. The Rangers are 6-1 in games in which they were facing elimination since the start of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. That run...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Bishop shutout leads Tampa Bay Lightning to Game 5 win

Coming into Game 5, goaltending was quickly becoming a question mark for the Tampa Bay Lightning. While Henrik Lundqvist answered his naysayers on Friday night with a stellar performance, Ben Bishop struggled, letting in five goals for the second straight game. After Game 5, however, there is no doubt over who is the main man in the […] The post Ben Bishop shutout leads Tampa...
Via Along the Boards
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Bishop takes shot to the groin during Game 5 warmups (Video)

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop took a warmup shot to the groin prior to Sunday night's Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the N.Y. Rangers. That had to hurt.Bishop took some time to skate it off, but was able to start the game as planned. Video via NBCSports. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.
Via Holdout Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kevin Hayes obliterated by Steven Stamkos

Steven Stamkos receives plenty of attention over his offensive skills, but the guy can certainly throw his body around when he desires. Kevin Hayes learned that pretty quickly after getting leveled by Stamkos as he searched for the puck in his skates. (Reddit Hockey) The post Video: Kevin Hayes obliterated by Steven Stamkos appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning player races back to Florida to witness son's birth

Tampa Bay Lightning center Brian Boyle seemed to be floating on air during the team’s morning skate on Wednesday, but not because he and his teammates knotted up its Eastern Conference Finals series with the New York Rangers at one game apiece. Instead, the 30-year-old veteran had just experienced something that arguably even puts a...Read More The post Lightning’s Brian Boyle...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning show themselves as Stanley Cup favorites

How impressive have the Tampa Bay Lightning been over the past four games? This team has gone from being down three games to two against Detroit to being just four wins away from playing for the Stanley Cup. There is something extremely special about this team. Actually, there are actually four things that make the Tampa Bay Lightning special. Tampa Bay Lightning have played...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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