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Scott Burnside of ESPN hedl an online chat today... Realistic expectations for my Bolts this year? How far can they go, will Stamkos get 60 goals, is Drouin as good as they say, will Bishop have another great season, and finally how about some love for the most underrated Dman my man Victor Hedman. Thanks Scotty muah!!! Scott Burnside  No question the Lightning are the...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Anton Stralman And Victor Hedman A Possible Pairing In Tampa

from Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times, However, when Stralman joined Hedman, 23, last week for the team's informal skates at the Ice Forum, he said they had quick-developing chemistry. "It's almost like that when you meet a fellow Swede, it's like you've known each other forever," Stralman said. "It's just natural." How the two...
Via Kukla's Korner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning have put together a balanced, productive blueline

The Tampa Bay Lightning defense can no longer be considered a work in progress. In the 2011-12 season following a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals, it became apparent defensive success was the result of goaltender Dwyane Roloson playing out of his mind. Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman brought in Sami Salo and Matt Carle as free agents in the summer of 2012 to shore up...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 09, 2014  |  1 Comment

Victor Hedman Scores On Carey Price From Behind Net

The Tampa Bay Lightning were in desperation mode in Game 4 against the Montreal Canadiens and just started throwing pucks on net. Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman was behind the net when he threw the puck off of Carey Price’s back and into the net. It ended up being all for naught as Montreal went on to win 4-3 and swept the Lightning 4-0. [@myregularface] The post Victor Hedman...
Via Diehardsport
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Malone arrested for DUI, cocaine possession

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ryan Malone was arrested early Saturday morning on charges of driving under the influence and possession of cocaine, reports ESPN.com. According to the arrest report from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Malone was arrested at 3:23 a.m. in Tampa at Platt and Rome Streets. Malone was booked at 5;40 a.m. and is being held on $2,500 bond....
Via Sports-Glory
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Bolts win, but loss of Bishop could be devastating

Five minutes into Tuesday’s 3-0 victory against Toronto, the Lightning already lost something big. Sure, Ondrej Palat scored twice and Victor Hedman had a goal and two assists to lift Tampa Bay to within two points of Montreal for second place in the Atlantic Division, which would carry home ice in their likely first round playoff series starting next week. But before the Lightning...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders at Lightning game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. The Tampa Bay Lightning continue to earn points, just not as many as they would like. While the Lightning look to extend their point streak to 10 games, they'll also try to avoid a third consecutive defeat Thursday night against the visiting New York Islanders. Tampa Bay's current 5-0-4 stretch is the club's longest...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

One or two, all points important to Lightning during final push

TAMPA, Fla. -- Some points are earned without sweat in routs that are forgotten as fast as a breath lost in the wind. Others are claimed after crawling through the mud of a three-hour test of mental and physical strength. No matter in what quantity they come, one or two, they draw postseason dreams closer. No matter how they arrive, through ease or angst, they add to a season'...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos to return to Lightning Thursday

Tampa Bay Lighting star Steven Stamkos will return to the lineup Thursday. Stamkos tweeted this morning: “Just left the doctors office. Got the green light. See you tomorrow Bolts fans. Excited to be back !!” The Lightning host the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. Stamkos had targeted the March 6 game for his return. Stamkos has 14 goals in 17 games this season. He suffered...
Via Sports-Glory
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning's Victor Hedman Leaves Game

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman left Saturday afternoon's game against the San Jose Sharks in the third period and did not return, as reported by Lightning beat writer Missy Zielinski. Hedman was helped off the ice after blocking a shot with his right ankle. He did not put any weight on the injured foot as he left the game. Hedman finished the game with 16:44 TOI...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Video- “The Refs See What They See”

via The Record, Ryan Callahan's high-sticking call against G Ben Bishop 29 seconds into the second period led to Victor Hedman's power-play goal at 1:10. But Callahan said D Eric Brewer caused the penalty by lifting his stick. "The play was dead so I'm not really holding my stick too tight," Callahan said. "Even Brewer apologized and said it was...
Via Kukla's Korner
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning strike twice in second period to top Rangers

Victor Hedman and Nikita Kucherov scored 9 seconds apart early in the second period, and Ben Bishop made 33 saves in his return from injury as the Tampa Bay Lightning cooled off the New York Rangers 2-1 Tuesday night. Hedman got the Lightning even with a power-play goal and Kucherov gave them the lead for good on a breakaway. Tampa Bay went 5-3 in a stretch in which it played seven...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning double up early in 2nd to take down Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) -- Victor Hedman and Nikita Kucherov scored 9 seconds apart early in the second period, and Ben Bishop made 33 saves in his return from injury as the Tampa Bay Lightning cooled off the New York Rangers 2-1 Tuesday night. Hedman got the Lightning even with a power-play goal and Kucherov gave them the lead for good on a breakaway. Tampa Bay went 5-3 in a stretch in which...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning's Hedman, Salo hurt vs. Flyers

Lightning defenseman Sami Salo was on crutches and his left foot in a walking boot after Saturday's 6-3 victory over the Flyers. He likely will have an MRI exam to determine the extent of the injury. Tampa Bay dodged a bigger bullet when defenseman Victor Hedman apparently survived without negative consequences a shoulder hit to the head from Scott Hartnell with 4:51 left in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning's Salo Leaves Game, Hedman Okay After Hit to Head

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Sami Salo left Saturday's game with a lower-body injury and did not return, as reported by Lightning beat writer Missy Zielinski. Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports tweeted that Salo received a puck off one of his ankles. Salo played only 4:30 during the first period of the game. He registered one hit and one blocked shot. He was seen using crutches in...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Injury bug really harassing Lightning

The current number of Tampa Bay players sidelined by injury amounts to nearly half of the team’s NHL roster as the Lightning get set to host the Winnipeg Jets tonight. Tampa Bay lost two players — defensemen Victor Hedman and Keith Aulie — during Thursday’s victory against Ottawa to bring the total of players out with injuries to nine, with more than half of those out for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Lightning lose Hedman, Aulie; gain Brewer and Gudas

The Tampa Bay lightning are going to run out of defensemen.At least that's the way it seems, as their blue line took two more cruel hits with Victor Hedman and Keith Aulie both being confirmed on the shelf after each left their game against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday might in the second period.Hedman is the biggest blow, suffering a lower-body injury and is expected to miss...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Lightning lose Hedman, Aulie to injury

The Tampa Bay Lightning lost two defensemen in their 3-1 victory against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday. Victor Hedman and Keith Aulie left the game in the second period and didn't return. Hedman has a lower-body injury; Aulie suffered a broken hand. Coach Jon Cooper said Hedman is day-to-day, but that he does not expect him to be ready Saturday against the Winnipeg Jets.
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Hedman takes spotlight in Bolts 4-2 win over Flyers

On a night in which the Lightning celebrated the past accomplishments of former top pick Vinny Lecavalier, Tampa Bay’s future was on full display. Lecavalier was honored for returning to Tampa on Wednesday for the first time in an opposing jersey, but it was Victor Hedman night as the defenseman was in on all the offense in a 4-2 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers in front...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Hedman scores 2 goals, Lightning top Flyers 4-2

Victor Hedman had two goals and an assist to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 on Wednesday night, spoiling Vincent Lecavalier's homecoming. Lecavalier, who played 14 years for the Lightning after being selected first overall in the 1998 draft, faced his old team for the first time and scored a power-play goal late in the third period. The former...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lightning defenseman scores on bank-shot goal

A rising trend in the NHL has been for defenseman to shoot wide on purpose to create a rebound with the puck in front of the net.  This is exactly what Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman was trying to do when the puck ended up going into the Carolina Hurricanes net.  This is definitely the first time that I’ve ever seen something like this and I know Hedman never imagined...
Via Diehardsport
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Bishop, Bolts blank Hurricanes

The Tampa Bay Lightning had a very good October. November is now off to a good start, too. Victor Hedman scored a fortunate goal, and Ben Bishop did the rest with a 31-save effort in the Lightning's 3-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night. Hedman fired a drive that ricocheted off the end boards and the left post before hitting goalie Justin Peters twice and drifting...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Bishop, Lightning blank Hurricanes 3-0

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning had a very good October. November is now off to a good start, too. Victor Hedman scored a fortunate goal, and Ben Bishop did the rest with a 31-save effort in the Lightning's 3-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night. Hedman fired a drive that ricocheted off the end boards and the left post before hitting goalie Justin Peters...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Bishop blanks Hurricanes 3-0 in Lightning win

Victor Hedman scored in the second period and Steven Stamkos added an insurance goal to back Ben Bishop's shutout in the Tampa Bay Lightning's 3-0 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night. Bishop (8-2) stopped 31 shots in his first shutout of the season and second of his career against Carolina. Alex Killorn added a goal and an assist, and Martin St. Louis had...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Victor Hedman scores bank shot goal off back boards (Video)

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman opened the scoring in Friday night's 3-0 win over Carolina with an unusual bank shot off the back board which slipped behind Hurricanes goaltender Justin Peters and ricocheted into the net. Would love to see Hedman make that shot again. We bet he couldn't do it with a hundred more tries. Video via NHL. H/T Puck Daddy...
Via Holdout Sports
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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