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Drouin scores nifty goal in OT as Lightning beat Avs 3-2

DENVER (AP) Jonathan Drouin made just one move to score the game-winner. He was too spent to do more than that. Drouin stole the puck down low during a draining shift and scored 2:27 into overtime as the Tampa Bay Lightning recovered after blowing a two-goal lead to beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Sunday night. Drouin swiped the puck from forward Matt Nieto deep in Avalanche...
Via Associated Press
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lightning get better of Avalanche in overtime thriller

DENVER (AP) -- Jonathan Drouin stole the puck and scored 2:27 into overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning recovered after blowing a two-goal lead to beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Sunday night. Drouin swiped the puck from forward Matt Nieto deep in Avalanche territory and backhanded the game-winner past Calvin Pickard. Tampa Bay was up 2-0 heading into the third when Colorado...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lightning seek valuable two points against struggling Avalanche

The Tampa Bay Lightning went to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2015 and were a game away from going back last season. This year they're simply fighting for their playoff lives and the Lightning will try to get two valuable points when they visit the Colorado Avalanche Sunday night. With 25 games left Tampa Bay (25-24-8) is 14th in the Eastern Conference standings but only five points...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Preview: Fresh Lightning Face Weary Stars

Fresh off their bye week, the Tampa Bay Lightning kick off the final third of their season on the road Saturday night against the weary Dallas Stars. For the home team, it’s the final game before their much-needed bye week. “It’s not so much about relaxation as it is about recuperation,” said Stars rookie Devin Shore, who plans to spend the next few days in Arizona. This...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Five Questions Lightning’s Yzerman Faces Now

The Tampa Bay Lightning return from the bye week with back-to-back contests against the Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche this weekend. With 26 games left to play in the regular season, they are six points behind the Toronto Maple Leafs for the last wild spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race. The Lightning won three of their last four games leading up to the bye week ...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Ryan Shannon (BC Hockey Class of 2005) Announces Retirement

Shannon will return to the USA to coach at the conclusion of the Swiss A League season Per John Buccigross, Ryan Shannon will be retiring from pro hockey at the end of the season and will take over as head coach at Taft Prep School in Connecticut. Shannon played at BC for 4 years, graduating in 2005. He went on to play in the AHL and NHL for 7 years. Shannon began his professional...
Via BC Interruption
4 days ago

Big decisions ahead for Tampa Bay Lightning at trade deadline

For a team expected to be atop the Atlantic division, this season has been a disappointing one for the Tampa Bay Lightning. With his team outside the playoffs looking in, the General Manager of the Lightning Steve Yzerman needs to take a good look at his team and decide what moves need to be made so his team is back in the hunt next season. The most prevalent issue for Yzerman to...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 2/7: Still working off our Super Bowl hangover

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Happy birthday to Kristin Otto, Peter Bondra, Juwan Howard, Steve Nash, Matt Stafford, Steven Stamkos and Isaiah Thomas. On this date in 1998, the Winter Olympics kicked off in Nagano, Japan. It was the first Games that saw women's hockey and snowboarding as medal sports, and curling returned...
Via Yardbarker
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Most likely trading partners for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Ben Bishop

Before this season began the starting goalie for the Tampa Bay Lightning, Ben Bishop, was rumored to be on the trading block. With his contract up after this year and the team having a solid young goalie in Andrei Vasilevskiy, Bishop was expendable to the team. However, as the Lightning were considered Stanley Cup favorites at the beginning of the year, many expected the team’s...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning: shut the book on this one

After giving up five goals in a loss to the Arizona Coyotes, one of the worst franchises in the league, I am officially declaring that I have lost all hope this season. Every highlight has a darker shadow, and I often wonder if we would have been better off trading Captain Steven Stamkos last year. They are in last place in a weak division. Stamkos’ return is far on the horizon...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning crack joke about Chargers new logo

As the entire social media world made fun of the Los Angeles Chargers’ new logo, one NHL team made sure that its time didn’t pass without getting involved. By now you already know the Chargers have announced they are relocating from San Diego to Los Angeles. With that came that release of what has to be considered a disastrous new logo. Courtesy of the Chargers on Twitter. ...
Via Sportsnaut
January 12, 2017  |  Discuss

98-year-old WWII veteran sings national anthem duet at Tampa Bay Lighting game

The Tampa Bay Lightning are having a pretty average start to the 2016-17 season, sitting on 35 points and in fourth place in the Atlantic Division today. None of that matters much though, as the Lightning gave us one of the better feel-good moments of 2016 on Tuesday night. The organization honored World War II veteran Robert McClintock, who flew the P-51 Mustang as a 17-year-old...
Via The Comeback
December 21, 2016  |  Discuss
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