Category: Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning: Steven Stamkos broken tibia confirmed

Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning realized their worst fears today when star centre Steven Stamkos slid violently into his own goal post against the Boston Bruins. The Bolts’ star was unable to stand on his own power – he left the…

NHL leading scorer Steven Stamkos leaves ice on a stretcher

Steven Stamkos, Team Canada

The overwhelming response from hockey fans and media all over North America is as follows: hopefully it’s not as bad as it looks. In today’s Veterans Day matinee between the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning, Bolts star Steven Stamkos…

Tampa Bay Lightning: Steven Stamkos is the complete package

Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning

In his first few seasons in the NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning sniper Steven Stamkos was a raw goal scorer with defensive deficiencies not unlike most young players. The goal scoring has not ceased, but the sloppy decision making with the…

Tampa Bay Lightning: Excelling at life after Lecavalier

Vinny Lecavalier with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

When the Tampa Bay Lightning used their compliance buyout to rid themselves of captain Vinny Lecavalier last summer, it was the official declaration of a new era for Steve Yzerman’s club. Lecavalier had been with the Bolts since they drafted…

Lightning/Hawks play last goal wins in Khabibulin’s return to Tampa

Nik Khabibulin in goal for the Chicago Blackhawks. Image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

Nik Khabibulin will always be remembered in Tampa Bay. The Bulin Wall was the starting goalie in 2004 when the franchise won its first and only Stanley Cup title. Next season marks the 10 year anniversary of the 04′ Lightning…

Today’s 5: Crosby’s scoring pace, Sabres losing pace, Tim Thomas’ positive influence, and more.

Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins.

1. Crosby is a beast. The NHL season is only three weeks old, and already Sidney Crosby is running away with the scoring lead, again. The Kid has 17 points in 8 games, as I’m sure you already know. Pretty…

Today’s 5: Berube vs Pens, Thomas vs Bruins, Yakupov, and more.

Flyers head coach and captain Claude Giroux from 2012.  Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

1. Berube’s 1st Battle With The Pittsburgh Penguins It could be argued, you’re not truly the coach of the Philadelphia Flyers until you’ve gone head-to-head with bitter rivals the Pittsburgh Penguins. Tonight, newly appointed head coach Craig Berube will get…

Comparing Avs’ MacKinnon To Last 10 1st Overalls After 6 Games Played.

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As far as samples sizes go, this is as small as you’re going to get, but it’s still the best way to measure Nathan MacKinnon‘s place amongst NHL 1st overalls this early in his high scoring career. Since 2004, the…

St. Louis Notches 900 Points With The Tampa Bay Lightning

Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

On a night featuring another headline stealing brutal injury in the NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning icon Martin St. Louis added one more milestone to his storied NHL career. The Bolts’ captain tallied 3 points in a decisive 5-1 win over…