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Round 1 Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens

This one looks to be tightly drawn, as two Atlantic Division foes clash with Tampa Bay holding home ice advantage. For the Montreal Canadiens, it’s time to win its first playoff series under GM Marc Bergevin. Thomas Vanek tallied six goals and nine assists in 18 games since joining Montreal.  Max Pacioretty finished fourth in the NHL with 39 ...Full Article

Lindback, Gibson, Johansen NHL 3 Stars

APRIL 14, 2014 – NEW YORK — Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Anders Lindback, Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson and Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen have been named the ...Full Article

Yzerman Signs 4-Year Extension as GM of Lightning

APRIL 7, 2014 — TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman to a four-year contract extension, chairman and governor Jeff Vinik ...Full Article

Bronze Dave Andreychuk Statue Outside Tampa Bay Times Forum

APRIL 5, 2014 — TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning unveiled a bronze statue of former captain and Stanley Cup Champion Dave Andreychuk on Ford Thunder Alley in ...Full Article

Zero Tolerance on Hookings Not Head Shots

APRIL 3, 2014 – BOSTON – On Tuesday night, Montréal Canadiens Douglas Murray received a match penalty and was ejected for his elbow to the head on Tampa Bay ...Full Article

Martin St. Louis Added to Canadian Olympic Roster

FEBRUARY 6, 2014 — SOCHI, Russia – Hockey Canada announced Thursday that forward Martin St-Louis (Laval, Que./Tampa Bay, NHL) has been added to Canada’s National Men’s Team roster for ...Full Article

BREAKING NEWS: Stamkos Not Cleared; Won’t Go to Olympics

FEBRUARY 5, 2014 — TAMPA — It will be interesting to see who takes Steve Stamkos’ place.  Will it be Martin St. Louis?  Here’s the presser from the Lightning: ...Full Article

January: Lightning LW Ondrej Palat NHL Rookie of the Month

FEBRUARY 4, 2014 – NEW YORK —  Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat, who led all rookies in scoring with 16 points (5-11–16) in 15 games, has been ...Full Article

St. Louis, Quick & Crawford NHL 3 Stars of Week

Louis, Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick and Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Jan. 19. FIRST STAR – ...Full Article

3 Games You Can’t Miss

If you’re going to be in front of your TV watching hockey this weekend (and why wouldn’t you be?), there are three games that Hockeytalk labels as MUST SEE. ...Full Article

Steven Stamkos Injury Will Be Detrimental to Tampa Bay and Team Canada

NOVEMBER 12, 2013 — TAMPA — When Tampa Bay Lightning star center Steven Stamkos went flying into his own net midway through a 3-0 loss to the Boston Bruins ...Full Article

Top Fantasy Hockey Pickups for NHL Week Five

NOVEMBER 6, 2013 — Here’s a look at Hockeytalk’s favorite fantasy hockey pickups for NHL week five: Alex Killorn, Tampa Bay Lightning (Left Wing) – The newly developed Tampa ...Full Article

Stamkos, Kessel, Kesler NHL 3 Stars of the Week

OCTOBER 28, 2013 – NEW YORK — FROM NHL — Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos, Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Phil Kessel and Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler have ...Full Article

Buffalo Exit and 2nd Fiddle to Quick Likely for Miller; St. Louis Underdog?

AUGUST 28, 2013 — Ryan Miller didn’t sound too terribly upset that he could be headed out of his only NHL home. “That’s the nature of sports,” Miller said. ...Full Article

Fantasy Hockey: Stamkos Should Be Your 1st Choice, Drouin’s Arrival is Key

AUGUST 16, 2013 — Why should you draft Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning as your first pick in the upcoming 2013-2014 Fantasy Hockey League season? Answer: The ...Full Article

University of Denver Coach Gwozdecky New Assistant in Tampa; B2B NCAA Titles 04/05

AUGUST 9, 2013 — TAMPA BAY -– The Tampa Bay Lightning have named George Gwozdecky as assistant coach on Jon Cooper’s staff today, vice president and general manager Steve ...Full Article

Red Recaps July in the NHL

Good day, eh.  I hope your summer’s as hot as Paulina Gretzky in a bikini.  I love summer because we Canadians switch to ball hockey and that means the ...Full Article

Lightning Sign Valtteri Filppula

JULY 5, 2013 — TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent center Valtteri Filppula (FIHL-poo-luh, VAL-tuhr-ee) to a five-year contract today, vice president and general ...Full Article

Tampa Bay Lightning Sign Top Pick Drouin

JULY 5, 2013 — TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed the third overall selection of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Jonathan Drouin, to a three-year, entry ...Full Article

Lightning Re-Sign G Cedrick Desjardins, D Matt Taormina

JULY 5, 2013 — TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed goaltender Cedrick Desjardins and defenseman Matt Taormina to one-year, two-way contracts, vice president and general manager ...Full Article

Lightning Buyout Vincent Lecavalier (Update w/audio link)

JUNE 27, 2013 — TAMPA — A sign of the times, as the NHL’s salary cap falls from roughly $70M to approx. $64M next season per the new CBA. ...Full Article

Kane, Moulson & St. Louis Lady Byng Finalists

NEW YORK (May 16, 2013) – Right wing Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks, left wing Matt Moulson of the New York Islanders and right wing Martin St. Louis ...Full Article

St. Louis Becomes Oldest Player to Capture Art Ross Trophy for NHL Scoring Title; 37-year-old last captured award in 2004

APRIL 28, 2013 — TAMPA — Martin St. Louis, who scored 17 goals and 43 assists for 60 points in 48 games, edging teammate Steven Stamkos by three, won ...Full Article

M-A Bergeron to Carolina for Tampa’s Hall

APRIL 2, 2013 — RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired defenseman Marc-Andre ...Full Article

This Ain’t No Disney Flick

The opinions expressed by Mr. Red Douchet are his own and not necessarily those of Hockeytalk. Seeing Jarome Iginla traded to Pittsburgh was about as surprising as an American ...Full Article

Lightning Name Jon Cooper 8th Coach in Franchise History

MARCH 25, 2013 — TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning named Jon Cooper the eighth head coach in franchise history today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Cooper ...Full Article

Lightning Fire Coach Guy Boucher

MARCH 24, 2013 — TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have released Guy Boucher from his head coaching commitment, effective immediately, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman ...Full Article

Leafs’ Lupul Suspended 2 Games for Illegal Hit to Head on Victor Hedman

NEW YORK (March 21, 2013) – Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul has been suspended for two games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Tampa ...Full Article

Voracek, Stamkos and Bishop Named NHL ‘3 Stars’ of the Week

NEW YORK (Feb. 25, 2013) – Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek, Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos and Ottawa Senators goaltender Ben Bishop have been named the NHL’s ...Full Article

Marleau, Crawford and St. Louis Named NHL ‘Three Stars’ of the Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 28, 2013 MARLEAU, CRAWFORD AND ST. LOUIS NAMED NHL ‘THREE STARS’ OF THE WEEK NEW YORK (January 28, 2013) – San Jose Sharks left wing ...Full Article

Tampa’s Lecavalier Skates in 1,000th Game at NY Islanders

Lightning Captain To Be Honored Prior to Next Home Game Friday Night JANUARY 21, 2012 — TAMPA BAY – Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vincent Lecavalier skated in his 1,000th ...Full Article