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Consecutive road losses by a total of six goals might have humbled Tampa Bay, but that seems easily correctable with it returning to a home winning streak that's nearing the level of its franchise record from last season. The Lightning begin a four-game homestand Friday night against the Nashville Predators, who conversely should be eager to try to continue an impressive road winning...
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Stamkos Waiting Until Deadline Doesn’t Bode Well For Bolts

“The trade deadline is coming up in a couple weeks, I’m sure everyone will have some answers in a couple weeks when that comes,” Stamkos said Thursday. “We’ve kept everything to ourselves and I know it (stinks) for you guys (media), I totally understand. But I think you can appreciate the way we’ve conducted doing business and whatever happens in the next couple weeks...
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Breaking: Garrison Out 3-5 Weeks – Koekkoek Called Up

Jason Garrison will miss 3-5 weeks because of a lower body injury Defensman Jason Garrison will miss three to five weeks with a lower body injury. GM Steve Yzerman called up defenseman Slater Koekkoek from Syracuse. Yzerman’s next move will most likely be targeting a defenseman prior to the trade deadline. He has Jonathan Drouin to dangle out as bait. For the time being, Matt...
Via Lightning Shout
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Tampa Bay Lightning: To keep Stamkos or not to keep, that is the question

The first leg of Tampa Bay Lightning Captain Steven Stamkos’ career has been nothing short of explosive. This season being his eighth, Stamkos has posted 297 goals and 538 points in 544 games on his way to not one but two Rocket Richard trophies for most goals in the NHL (2010, 51 goals; 2012, 60 goals). And he’s just 26 years old. All signs point to Stamkos staying in Tampa...
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Report: St. Louis Blues no longer interested in Jonathan Drouin

Back at the beginning of January, Jonathan Drouin requested a trade from the Tampa Bay Lightning. Since then, he’s been suspended by his club and he’s been connected to a variety of teams in the ol’ rumor mill. One of the teams believed to be the closest to making an actual offer for the for 20-year-old forward were the St. Louis Blues. Apparently the Blues are no longer interested...
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January To Remember Propels Bolts To Playoff Position

As of today, the Tampa Bay Lightning own a record of 29-18-4 and are second in the Atlantic Division. They are tied with Boston for fourth in the Eastern Conference and hold the tiebreaker over the Bruins. This is a far cry from the poor start the Bolts suffered through. Tampa Bay Lightning January JANUARY LIGHTNING TEAM STATISTICS PLAYER GP G A PTS +/- PIM ATOI PPG PPA SHG SHA...
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A sleeping giant is awakening in Tampa Bay

The 2015-16 season has not been what Tampa Bay Lightning faithful would’ve hoped for. After advancing all the way to Game Six of the Stanley Cup Final last year, the Lightning were expected to be just as good, if not better this year. That hasn’t remotely been the case. After scoring a league-leading 262 goals last season, the Lightning are 11th overall in goals scored thus...
Via Puck Drunk Love
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Tampa Bay Lightning: January in review

The Tampa Bay Lightning played 11 games in the month of January, going 9-2 with a goal differential of +9. Ben Bishop recorded five wins and one shutout, with Andrei Vasilevskiy getting the other four wins and another shutout. With another win coming in the first days of February, the Bolts’ own a comfortable 28-18-4 record for the 2016 season. They are tied for second in the Atlantic...
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Tampa Bay Lightning: The Jonathan Drouin problem

After posting back to back 100+ point seasons playing alongside 1st overall pick Nathan Mackinnon for the Halifax Mooseheads, Jonathan Drouin was taken 3rd overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning. Drouin was expected to adapt to the speed of the NHL with ease. He posted 32 points in 70 games in his rookie season. Now? Now, Drouin is playing for the Lightning’s...
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Lightning suspend Jonathan Drouin for failing to report

The Tampa Bay Lightning have suspended forward Jonathan Drouin indefinitely without pay for failing to show up for Wednesday night’s game with Syracuse in the American Hockey League. Jonathan Drouin has been suspended indefinitely without pay after failing to report for tonight’s Syracuse Crunch game vs. Toronto. — Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) January 21, 2016 Drouin...
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