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Stevie Y Cup Preview: Lightning vs Red Wings

Today will be a preview of the series matching up the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Detroit Red Wings, the 2 and 3 seeds respectively in the Atlantic Division. We […]

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Tampa Bay’s Transformation: The Yzerman Effect

Steve Yzerman is currently in his fifth season as the vice president and general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning after spending the previous 27 years within the Detroit Red […]

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Boston Bruins Playoff Streak On The Line In Tampa

The playoff chances for the Boston Bruins are on life support. It will be do or die for the Bruins as they head to Tampa Bay to battle the Lightning […]

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3 Reasons why the Lightning Will Make Noise for the Stanley Cup

Watch out for the Tampa Bay Lightning in this years playoffs. The casual hockey fan that does not realize the ability of the Tampa Bay Lightning or just does not […]

by · April 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Tampa Bay Lightning
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Ben Bishop Leading the Way in Goalie Innovations

Ever since, Jacques Plante wore the first goalie mask in an NHL game on November 1, 1959, the goalie position has been recognized by an individual’s personal and creative take […]

by · April 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Tampa Bay Lightning
Non-Lightning Fans Need Not Apply

Non-Lightning Fans Need Not Apply

When the Tampa Bay Lightning put their playoff tickets on sale it came with one major stipulation, it was limited to Florida residents only. What does this mean for non-Florida residents […]

by · April 4, 2015 · 0 comments · Tampa Bay Lightning
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Lightning Officially Playoff Bound

Last night’s win over the Montreal Canadiens officially put the Lightning in the fifth clinched playoff position for the 2014-2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The team had the chance to clinch […]

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Nikita Kucherov’s Rise in 2014-2015

Nikita Kucherov was drafted in the 2nd round and 58th overall in 2011 by the Tampa Bay Lightning. The 5’11, 184 lb, 21-year-old emerging star from Moscow, Russia has taken […]

by · March 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Tampa Bay Lightning
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Q&A With Syracuse Crunch Captain Mike Angelidis

TheHockeyWriters.com recently caught up with the captain of the Syracuse Crunch Mike Angelidis. The 29-year-old’s roots as Captain can be traced back to his days with the Norfolk Admirals. The […]

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Anton Stralman, More Than Meets the Eye

Anton Stralman had one goal when he signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning at the start of free agency last July. That goal was to become a top-pair defenseman. That […]

by · March 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Tampa Bay Lightning
Q & A with Luke Witkowski of the Syracuse Crunch

Q & A with Luke Witkowski of the Syracuse Crunch

With a 6’3”, 213 lb. frame, 24-year-old defenseman Luke Witkowski fits exactly the requirements that the Tampa Bay Lightning have been building their team the past few seasons — big […]

Ben Bishop was solid in his first season in a Lightning uniform and Evgeni Nabokov's veteran presence should only help Tampa Bay. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

Lightning’s ‘Key Factor’ Players

As we come down the stretch of the 2014-15 regular season, there are certain players on each team that could be key factors during the playoffs and for the Tampa […]