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St. Louis scores twice again, leads Bolts over Dallas

Big Ben stood tall in Big D. Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop kept his cool despite seeing plenty of Stars around his crease trying to deliver knockout blows, but instead the netminder finished with 39 saves as Tampa Bay knocked off Dallas 4-2 in front of an announced crowd of 15,897 at American Airlines Center. The Lightning won for just the third time in the past eight games while...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Puck Dumps 2/2/14

Happy Groundhog's Day!  The Top Line There are two games today. Let's talk about both! First up, Jets and Canadiens, ESPN, TSN, CBC, The Local Take #1, The Local Take #2 And also, the Red Wings and Capitals are skating in a rematch. NBC, Yahoo! NHL.com The Local Take #1, The Local Take #2    Scoreboard Boston 4, Edmonton 0 - It seems like...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bolts win another squeaker over Montreal

The Lightning know how to play close games with Montreal. Saturday’s 2-1 Tampa Bay victory was the sixth consecutive meeting between the two teams that have been decided by a goal, and third time this season the two teams needed overtime to determine a winner. Ben Bishop, who was uncertain until warmups if he would even be able to play, stopped 28 shots while Nate Thompson had...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning edge Canadiens 2-1 in OT

Nate Thompson scored twice, including the winner at 4:36 of overtime, to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday afternoon. Ben Bishop stopped 28 shots for Tampa Bay, which snapped a two-game losing streak. Daniel Briere scored for Montreal. Carey Price made 34 saves. Thompson scored the clincher when Alex Killorn found him all alone...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Nate Thompson scores twice as Lightning edge Canadiens in OT

MONTREAL -- Nate Thompson scored twice, including the winner at 4:36 of overtime, to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday afternoon. Ben Bishop stopped 28 shots for Tampa Bay, which snapped a two-game losing streak. Daniel Briere scored for Montreal. Carey Price made 34 saves. Thompson scored the clincher when Alex Killorn found him all...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning-Capitals Preview

After slumping through their longest losing streak of the season, the Washington Capitals are playing much better of late. Their strong run figures to continue against the struggling Tampa Bay Lightning, whom they've dominated at home. Washington looks for its 15th win in 16 home meetings with Tampa Bay on Tuesday night. The Capitals (16-12-2) have won four of five after a...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Scheifele scores in OT, Jets top Lightning 2-1

Mark Scheifele scored 1:04 into overtime and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Saturday night. Scheifele scored from the near post off a nifty pass by Blake Wheeler. Wheeler also had a goal for Winnipeg, which finished 4-2 on its longest road trip of the season. The Jets were coming off a 5-2 loss Thursday night at Florida. Tampa Bay got a goal from Nate Thompson...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis, Bolts top Blackhawks in OT

Wild wacky crazy and zany. The Tampa Bay Lightning found a way to overcome all of it Thursday night when Marty St. Louis scored 1:16 into overtime to give Tampa Bay a 6-5 victory against defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago in front of an announced crowd of 18820 at The Forum. “It was like little mini games” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. “It was just mountains of setbacks...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Adam McQuaid Drops Gloves After Nasty Collision Into Boards, Jarome Iginla Follows Suit Minute Later (Video)

The Bruins put on an offensive show on Saturday night, exploding for five goals on the night, but they also provided some entertainment with a couple of third-period scuffles. Adam McQuaid went flying into the boards with Nate Thompson late in the third period, but despite the Bruins defenseman taking the brunt of the nasty collision, McQuaid’s fists proved to be unharmed. Once...
Via NESN.com
October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Lightning make choice: Captain Marty

In the end the choice was simple. Marty St. Louis is the new Lightning captain. The announcement was made Tuesday night during a meet-the-team function at the Mahaffey Theatre. With Dave Andreychuk — captain of the 2004 Stanley Cup championship team — standing on the stage Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper called out St. Louis' name as the ninth captain in franchise history much...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Lightning great Martin St. Louis named team captain

TAMPA BAY -- Tampa Bay all-time points leader Martin St. Louis was named the ninth captain in Lightning history, head coach Jon Cooper announced Tuesday night. The Lightning's three alternate captains will be defenseman Matt Carle and forwards Steven Stamkos and Nate Thompson."Our discussions regarding a new captain began in June and we're very excited to make this...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Lightning players named to Team USA roster for World Championships

TAMPA, Fla. Three members of the Tampa Bay Lightning were named to Team USA for the IIHF World Championships, USA Hockey announced Thursday.Goaltender Ben Bishop, forward Nate Thompson and defenseman Matt Carle will take part in the event, which starts May 3 in Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden.Bishop, acquired from the Ottawa Senators on April 3, has played in nine games...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

This Is Why Some NHL Players Choose To Wear Visors

Nate Thompson took a nasty slap-shot to the visor courtesy of Mike Green during the Capitals and Lightning match-up Friday night, and I can only imagine what would have happened if he had elected to go with no visor. Below is all that remains of the visor. [The Big lead] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Lightning’s Nate Thompson’s visor shatters after being hit by Mike Green shot

Tweet We are coming closer and closer to the days in the NHL where wearing a visor is mandated. Too many players are being hit with pucks in the face and are being relatively seriously injured. However, Tampa Bay Lightning center Nate Thompson proved that even a visor isn’t 100 percent effective when he was [...]
Via Los That Sports Blog
April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Lightning center Nate Thompson has visor shattered by wicked slap shot

Here is a great example of why the majority of National Hockey League players wear protective visors.Tampa Bay Lightning center Nate Thompson had to leave the game against Washington on Saturday after receiving a puck to the face, courtesy of Capitals defenseman Mike Green.Green was setting up for a shot during a power play opportunity and proceeded to fire the puck towards to net...
Via Bush League Chronicle
April 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate Thompson blocks slap shot with face, visor shatters

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nate Thompson went down to block a slap shot from Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green and let’s just say it didn’t go as planned.  The Capitals were on the power play and the slap shot hit Nate Thompson in the side of the head and actually shattered his visor.  Thompson was cut on the play pretty badly and you can actually see Capitals forward...
Via Diehardsport
April 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Nate Thompson’s Visor Shatters After Taking A Mike Green Slapshot

Thanks to SB Nation for the quick video.  
Via Kukla's Korner
April 13, 2013  |  Discuss
BLOODY SCENE

Lightning's Thompson hit in face by slap shot

Tampa Bay's Nate Thompson was hit in the face by a Mike Green slap shot, completely shattering his visor and drawing blood.
Via Gamedayr
April 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Nate Thompson Suspended Two Games

Brendan Shanahan explains the suspension.  
Via Kukla's Korner
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate Thompson Has An Appointment With The Player Safety Department

via NHL.com, Tampa Bay center Nate Thompson faces a hearing Saturday afternoon with the Department of Player Safety for an incident that occurred during Friday night's game against the New Jersey Devils at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The following grounds for potential supplemental discipline are being considered: Illegal Check to the Head. However, the Department...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers to "Stand Pat" at Deadline?

In a web chat on ESPN.com, Katie Strang says there's a good chance the Rangers will stand pat at the trade deadline. She adds that Glen Sather is likely to recognize that this isn't the year to go all in. She reiterates the Rangers interest in Dan Boyle and Ryane Clowe, but says the asking price is probably too high. Strang finishes by stating that a few of the...
Via NY Rangers Blog
March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Flyers-Lightning Preview

After snapping a lengthy home losing streak, the Tampa Bay Lightning will try to keep heading in the right direction with another dominant performance against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The Flyers, meanwhile, will seek to build off a hard-fought win and avoid a season high-tying fourth consecutive road defeat Monday night. Tampa Bay (12-15-1) ended its...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Lightning 4, Hurricanes 1

Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat both scored their first NHL goals, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Saturday night. Nate Thompson and Teddy Purcell also scored for the Lightning, who stopped a five-game losing streak at home. Tampa Bay is 3-8 in its last 11 games. Eric Staal scored the only goal for the Hurricanes, who dropped to 3-7 against fellow...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Hurricanes beaten handily by Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat both scored their first NHL goals, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Saturday night. Nate Thompson and Teddy Purcell also scored for the Lightning, who stopped a five-game losing streak at home. Tampa Bay is 3-8 in its last 11 games. Eric Staal scored the only goal for the Hurricanes, who dropped to...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Johnson, Palat spark Bolts in win vs. Carolina

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat both scored their first NHL goals, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Saturday night. Nate Thompson and Teddy Purcell also scored for the Lightning, who stopped a five-game losing streak at home. Tampa Bay is 3-8 in its last 11 games. Eric Staal scored the only goal for the Hurricanes, who dropped to...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

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