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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 […]

Nikita Kucherov (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

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
Angelidis wearing the C for Syracuse Photo Credit: (Anthony Buck/Anthony Buck Images)

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 […]

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Namestnikov Shows Promise But Still Has a Way to Go

Recently Vladislav Namestnikov was named the 62nd overall prospect in The Hockey News’ 2015 Future Watch issue on a team so loaded with talent, the magazine additionally rated their prospect […]

by · March 20, 2015 · 0 comments · Tampa Bay Lightning
Boyle was carted off on a stretcher in Tuesday's win (Photo by Vu Ching).

Tuesday Trade Review: The Boyle Deal

The Situation: Tampa Bay After being ranked number one in the Eastern Conference and winning the Stanley Cup in 2004, the Tampa Bay Lightning became a mediocre team in the […]

Bolts & Habs battle (Jeff Griffith-USA TODAY Sports)

Habs and Bolts Looking Different This Spring

The story is well known. Last spring, the Montreal Canadiens swept the Tampa Bay Lightning before ending their Stanley Cup run one game short of a chance at the Finals. […]

by · March 11, 2015 · 0 comments · Tampa Bay Lightning
Bolts & Habs battle (Jeff Griffith-USA TODAY Sports)

Crunch Time for Montreal Canadiens as Lightning Visit

It would be misleading to suggest tomorrow’s Montreal Canadiens game against the Lightning (7:30 Eastern) is the Habs’ most important of the season. In fact, the Canadiens have at least […]

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Jeff Vinik’s Plan to Revitalize Tampa

Amalie Arena Updates From the day Jeff Vinik took over ownership of the Tampa Bay Lightning he has gone out of his way to rebuild the arena and now Tampa […]

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Lightning’s Vasilevskiy Excels in Odd Week for Goalies

This past week has been highlighted by NHL goalie news, from the set of circumstances surrounding the 3-2 Maple Leafs win against a Panthers team that lost both starting and […]

by · March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Tampa Bay Lightning