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Lightning message: Out-of-town ticket buyers not welcome

When you're not at all sure that your home fans can buy up enough tickets to keep your opponent's followers out of your arena, what do you do? If you're the Tampa Bay Lightning, you use geography. In a ploy that's been done before in different sports, the Lightning say they won't sell playoff tickets to anyone whose billing address isn't in Florida. That won't keep an out-of-state...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lightning won’t sell playoff tickets to non-Florida residents

How do you keep opposing fans out of your building during the playoffs? That’s the question that has plagued several teams not only during the playoffs, but throughout the regular season. The St. Louis Blues, Nashville Predators and others have created a variety of ways (you have to buy tickets to multiple games, for instance) to combat opposing fans from infiltrating the building...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning won’t sell playoff tickets to non-Florida residents

How do you keep opposing fans out of your building during the playoffs? That’s the question that has plagued several teams not only during the playoffs, but throughout the regular season. The St. Louis Blues, Nashville Predators and others have created a variety of ways (you have to buy tickets to multiple games, for instance) to combat opposing fans from infiltrating the building...
Via Bloguin Best
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning at Ottawa Senators game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. While the Tampa Bay Lightning are trying to win the Atlantic Division, their next opponent would be happy to finish fourth. The Ottawa Senators are hoping to have gotten back in a groove after earning two crucial points last time out and will try to avoid a third consecutive loss to the Lightning on Thursday night. Tampa Bay...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lightning-Senators Preview

While the Tampa Bay Lightning are trying to win the Atlantic Division, their next opponent would be happy to finish fourth. The Ottawa Senators are hoping to have gotten back in a groove after earning two crucial points last time out and will try to avoid a third consecutive loss to the Lightning on Thursday night. Tampa Bay (47-24-7) needs just a win and a regulation loss by Detroit...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bolts Sign Matthew Peca To Entry Level Deal – Assigned To Syracuse

#TBLightning announced it has signed Matt Peca to a two year entry level deal, likely assigned to Syracuse — Joe Smith (@TBTimes_JSmith) April 1, 2015
Via Lightning Shout
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bolts Fall To Reimer And The Leafs 3-1

Just a day after clinching a playoff spot and setting the franchise record for wins, the Tampa Bay Lightning fell behind 2-0 in the first period and couldn’t overcome it, losing to the Maple Leafs 3-1 in Toronto. A brilliant 40 save performance by Toronto goalie James Reimer led the Leafs to victory. The first period saw the Lightning come out a little flat, give up two goals and...
Via Lightning Shout
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why the Tampa Bay Lightning dominate Montreal

Ben Bishop has had his way with Montreal for the Tampa Bay Lighting The Tampa Bay Lightning are one of the best teams in the NHL. Blending great goaltending with great scoring ability and solid defensive play, it is no wonder they are having success for the second consecutive season. Although the Bolts have had sustained success throughout the season, there has been one team that...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Puck Dumps 3/31/15

What everyone is talking aboutThe Tampa Bay Lightning are the latest team to stake a claim in the postseason, what with their victory over the Montreal Canadiens last night. ESPN, Sports Illustrated, CBC, TSN ScoreboardBuffalo 4, Arizona 1 – I’m just really happy that they are both still out there having fun. Edmonton 4, Colorado 1 – The Oilers are playing better than about...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lightning vs. Maple Leafs – Full Preview And Game Notes

Here are your game notes for tonight’s battle with the Maple Leafs. Just click the link! TOR-vs.-TBL-March-31 Follow me on Twitter @LightningShout and please “like” LightningShout on Facebook. You can email us at lightningshout@aol.com.
Via Lightning Shout
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Koekkoek Recalled From Syracuse

#TBLightning has recalled Slater Koekkoek from Syracuse — Joe Smith (@TBTimes_JSmith) March 31, 2015 Koekkoek, the 10th overall pick in 2012, is in his first pro season. Gives insurance with Hedman injury — Joe Smith (@TBTimes_JSmith) March 31, 2015 Koekkoek had five goals and 19 assists for @SyracuseCrunch. Call up must be gratifying moment considering the surgeries on...
Via Lightning Shout
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Hockey Strategy: March 31st

View image | gettyimages.com Below I’ve got a discussion of the best matchups and potential stacks of the day followed by player rankings for tonight’s DraftKings contests. At the bottom of the post I’ve embedded my research chart for the day. Here is just a snippet of the chart I’ll use to explain what you’re looking at. First the colors. Purple/blue is amazeballs...
Via The Fantasy Fix
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs game preview

TV: SUN SPORTS TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE STARTS AT 7 P.M. The Tampa Bay Lightning are headed to the playoffs, but they're looking for a bigger prize before getting there. The Lightning look to move atop the Eastern Conference on Tuesday night against a Toronto Maple Leafs team that's coming off a rare victory. Tampa Bay (47-23-7) clinched a playoff berth by beating Montreal 5-3 on Monday...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lightning sweep Canadiens, clinch playoff berth

Eric Bolte-USA TODAY SportsThe Tampa Bay Lightning regular-season sweep of the Montreal Canadiens led to a berth in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Monday. Ben Bishop made 25 saves, and Vladislav Namestnikov had two goals and an assist to help Tampa Bay beat Montreal 5-3 at Bell Centre. The Lightning (47-23-7) went 5-0-0 this season against the Canadiens, who swept Tampa...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Goalie Ben Bishop Collects Two Assists In Five Minutes

Via Lightning Shout
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lightning-Maple Leafs Preview

The Tampa Bay Lightning are headed to the playoffs, but they're looking for a bigger prize before getting there. The Lightning look to move atop the Eastern Conference on Tuesday night against a Toronto Maple Leafs team that's coming off a rare victory. Tampa Bay (47-23-7) clinched a playoff berth by beating Montreal 5-3 on Monday. The win gave it a sweep of the five-game season...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bishop's defense -- and offense -- lead Lightning in playoff clincher

  Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop had two assists, Vladislav Namestnikov scored two goals, and the Lightning clinched an Eastern Conference playoff berth with a 5-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night. Bishop started plays that set up breakaway goals by Namestnikov and Jonathan Drouin in the second period. Nikita Kucherov and Anton Stralman also scored for Tampa Bay, which...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Namestnikov’s Three Points Leads Bolts Over Canadiens 5-3

Things weren’t looking great for the Lightning heading into tonight’s game in Montreal. They lost three players following Saturday’s loss in Detroit. Call ups were made and Jon Cooper put lines together with fishing line and masking tape before one of the biggest games of the season. After the horn the Lightning had secured a 5-3 victory, swept the season series with the Habs...
Via Lightning Shout
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning clinch playoff berth with 5-3 win at Montreal

MONTREAL (AP) Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop had two assists, Vladislav Namestnikov scored two goals, and the Lightning clinched an Eastern Conference playoff berth with a 5-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night. Bishop started plays that set up breakaway goals by Namestnikov and Jonathan Drouin in the second period. Nikita Kucherov and Anton Stralman also scored for Tampa...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Namestnikov scores a pair of goals as Lightning defeat Canadiens

MONTREAL (AP) -- Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop had two assists, Vladislav Namestnikov scored two goals, and the Lightning clinched an Eastern Conference playoff berth with a 5-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night. Bishop started plays that set up breakaway goals by Namestnikov and Jonathan Drouin in the second period. Nikita Kucherov and Anton Stralman also scored for...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Jonathan Drouin Breakaway Goal

Drouin goal GIF: "He made more moves than a Swiss watch!" – Chief pic.twitter.com/ESPuTzBijS — Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) March 31, 2015
Via Lightning Shout
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning vs. Canadiens – Full Preview And Game Notes

Here are your game notes for tonight’s battle with the Canadiens. Just click the link! MTL-vs.-TBL-March-30 Follow me on Twitter @LightningShout and please “like” LightningShout on Facebook. You can email us at lightningshout@aol.com.
Via Lightning Shout
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. The Tampa Bay Lightning have dominated Montreal this season but currently trail the Canadiens by three points in the Atlantic Division. The Lightning look to narrow that gap by recording their first season sweep of one of the league's most storied franchises Monday night. Tampa Bay (46-23-7) has outscored Montreal 16-5 in...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning-Canadiens Preview

The Tampa Bay Lightning have dominated Montreal this season but currently trail the Canadiens by three points in the Atlantic Division. The Lightning look to narrow that gap by recording their first season sweep of one of the league's most storied franchises Monday night. Tampa Bay (46-23-7) has outscored Montreal 16-5 in four matchups in 2014-15 and built an early three-goal cushion...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Witkowski Recalled

In addition to Marchessault being recalled, #tblightning will also call up D Luke Witkowski, official announcement may not come until A.M. — Erik Erlendsson (@erlendssonTBO) March 29, 2015
Via Lightning Shout
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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