Saturday, August 18, 2018
Tampa Bay Lightning

Joe Smith's takeaways from Monday's Lightning-Capitals game

The NHL wants to crack down on slashing and faceoff violations, which is good, in theory. But such subjective — not to mention questionable — calls like the one on the Lightning's Yanni Gourde in the second period can be game-changing. The Capitals scored on that power play.

RW Chris Kunitz's second-period goal — his first with the Lightning — is the kind of gritty contribution you can expect from the four-time Stanley Cup champion. Kunitz posted up in front of the net and redirected a point shot to pull Tampa Bay within 3-2.

If anyone still doubted whether Andrei Vasilevskiy was ready to be a full-time No. 1 goalie, they're probably not now. Vasilevskiy, starting three games in four nights, is main reason Tampa Bay was in all those games. The kid is all right.

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An Aretha Franklin tribute from the Lightning anthem singer

An Aretha Franklin tribute from the Lightning anthem singer

The Tampa woman who sings the national anthem before Lightning games at Amalie Arena has joined the chorus.Retired Air Force technical sergeant Sonya Bryson-Kirksey took to Twitter on Thursday morning following the news of Aretha Franklin's death at ...
Published: 08/16/18
Lightning enters three-year deal with ECHLís Orlando Solar Bears

Lightning enters three-year deal with ECHLís Orlando Solar Bears

The Lightning has entered into a three-year agreement to make the Orlando Solar Bears its primary ECHL affiliate starting this season, the teams announced today in a joint news release.The ECHL is considered the top "AA" hockey league in North Americ...
Published: 08/13/18
Lightning to be featured 12 times on NBC or NBCSN this season

Lightning to be featured 12 times on NBC or NBCSN this season

The Lightning's Feb. 2 game against the New York Rangers is among 13 NHL games league-wide that will be featured on NBC this season. The Sunday night game at Madison Square Garden will be the "NHL Game of the Week".In all, 12 Lightning...
Published: 08/13/18
Lightning single-game tickets on sale next week

Lightning single-game tickets on sale next week

TAMPA — The Lightning's single-game tickets for all preseason and regular-season games go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 10 and can be purchased online here.Special single-game pre-sales will begin with full and premium season-ticket holder...
Updated one month ago
Lightning will compete in NHL Prospect Showcase in Estero

Lightning will compete in NHL Prospect Showcase in Estero

The Lightning announced Tuesday that it will have a team competing in the NHL Prospects Showcase, set for Sept. 8-11 at Germain Arena in Estero, near Fort Myers.Tampa Bay will go up against prospects from the Washington Capitals and Nashville Predato...
Updated one month ago