LIGHTNING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lightning' Ben Bishop still has no return date

The Tampa Bay Lightning have started the first round of the playoffs without one of their key-players. Ben Bishop remains sidelined with an upper-body/wrist-elbow-shoulder injury and there is no clear date for his return.Leech44-wikimedia commonsBishop skated solo in Tampa on Thursday morning. It was the third day in a row he was taking the ice. The first two days he was supporting...
Via Sports Injury Alert
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Singer butchers 'O Canada' at Lightning-Canadiens

The Tampa Bay Lightning hoped to start the Stanley Cup playoffs strong in Game 1 against the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday, but Lightning anthem singer Max DeFrancesco’s painful rendition of “O Canada” may have destroyed his team’s competitive edge before the game even started. DeFrancesco appeared nervous as he squeaked out the first few notes, cracking several...
Via NESN.com
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fan takes great selfie using Lightning-Canadiens scrum as backdrop (GIF)

A Tampa Bay Lightning fan took advantage of a little dustup between players along the glass during Game 1 of the team’s first round playoff series against the Montreal Canadiens to take what must have been one helluva selfie. Sadly, the dude’s selfie may have ultimately been the highlight of his night, as Dale Wiese’s […] The post Fan takes great selfie using Lightning-Canadiens...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lightning Fan Takes Selfie During Scrum Against Glass

Thanks to Ellen DeGeneres, taking a selfie has become an epidemic. This time a Tampa Bay Lightning fan, who is far too old to be taking selfies, took the opportunity to take one when there was a scrum right in front of him. [@PeteBlackburn] The post Lightning Fan Takes Selfie During Scrum Against Glass appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning Fan Takes Selfie During Fight Along The Glass

What do you do if you get great tickets to the opening game of the Stanley Cup playoffs and a fight happens to break out right in front of you? Well, if you’re this grown ass Tampa Bay Lightning fan, you immediately turn around as your selfie impulse kicks in and snap the photo using your front-facing camera. One on hand, I feel like this dude is way too old to be caught posing...
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop ruled out for Game 1 vs. Montreal Canadiens

With a season worth of winning a Vezina, goaltender Ben Bishop helped carry the Tampa Bay Lightning to their first playoff berth in three years. The Lightning finished 2nd in the Atlantic and will face the Montreal Canadiens in the first-round. Unfortunately, Bishop suffered an upper-body injury last week and has been on the shelf since. The Lightning hoped the week of rest before...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning goalie Anders Lindback earns first star honors from NHL

TAMPA, Fla. -- The NHL has honored Anders Lindback for his standout play. On Monday, the Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender was named the league's first star for the week ending Sunday, after he posted a 3-0-0 record with a 0.67 goals-against average in appearances against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals. He also had a .975 save percentage and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning earn home-ice edge against Canadiens

It seemed only fitting that the Lightning’s regular season ended in an unfashionable way. Defenseman Matt Carle scored the only goal in the shootout and Anders Lindback stopped all 18 shots to record his third career shutout as the Lightning closed with a 1-0 victory against Washington in front of an announced crowd of 18,506 at Verizon Center. “Fitting for the way this year...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning' uncertain on Ben Bishop's return

The Tampa Bay Lightning lost goalie Ben Bishop on Tuesday night due to an upper-body injury. There is not much good news coming from the updates' as the team is not sure when he will be able to return. Bishop dove to glove save a puck and he crashed hard into the ice hitting his shoulder/wrist. Personal trainers met with him on the ice and helped him to the dressing room. Anders...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Cooper: Ryan Malone situation will not distract Lightning

WASHINGTON -- Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper does not think left wing Ryan Malone's DUI and cocaine possession charges will be a distraction to the playoffs-bound team. "Obviously Ryan is probably a little embarrassed of what's gone on. He made a poor decision, getting behind the wheel when he had alcohol in his system," Cooper said before Tampa Bay played...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan Malone arrested for DUI, cocaine possession

As was first reported by Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Bay Lightning left winger Ryan Malone was arrested Saturday morning for driving under the influence and possession of cocaine. According to the arrest report, the driving under the influence charge is a misdemeanor in the second degree charge while the possession of cocaine charge is a felony in the third degree...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning's Ryan Malone charged with cocaine possession, DUI

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Lightning winger Ryan Malone was arrested on charges of cocaine possession and driving under the influence early Saturday morning. According to a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office incident report, Malone was arrested at 3:23 a.m. near Platt Street West and Rome Avenue South in Tampa. He was booked on a $2,500 bond -- $2,000 for the cocaine possession...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Malone Arrested For DUI And Cocaine Possession

from Damian Cristodero of Lightning Strikes, Lightning left wing Ryan Malone was arrested Saturday morning on charges of driving under the influence and cocaine possession. "We are aware of the sitution concerning Ryan Malone this morning," general manager Steve Yzerman said in a statement. "Ryan will not travel with the tem to Washington today, but beyond...
Via Kukla's Korner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning Rumor: Terminated contract of Riku Helenius being fought by NHLPA

In what will be a very complicated grievance process the NHLPA will attempt to fight the contract termination of goaltender Riku Helenius. The Lighning minor league goalie had his contract terminated following a muddled refusal of a demotion from the AHL to the ECHL.Helenius had a successful stint in the Swedish Elite League prior to signing with the Lightning. He appeared in only...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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