Patti McDonald

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Rookie Tyler Johnson shines in win over Avs


Lightning rookie forward Tyler Johnson scored a hat trick in Tampa Bay's 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday. Johnson is now on a five game points streak, making him a relevant name in...

Game 50 recap: Bolts defeat Canes 5-3


The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 on Sunday evening, as Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop made 48 saves (setting a new franchise record for saves by a Tampa Bay goaltender).

Marty scores a hat trick, as four goals vs. Sharks


The second fastest hat-trick in team history and the first four-goal game since the franchises first ever game has been notched by the 38-year-old right wing.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Islanders preview


The Bolts make a brief stop at the Tampa Bay Times Forum -- a two game stint -- before heading back out on the road. Tonight they face the New York Islanders, the second matchup between the two...

Lightning continues road swing in Columbus


The Tampa Bay Lightning have won seven of their last eight games on the road after losing seven straight away from the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

J.P. Cote signed & recalled; two demoted


The Tampa Bay Lightning re-assigned defenseman Matt Taormina and forward Dana Tyrell to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League while promoting Crunch defenseman Jean-Philippe Côté.

Steve Yzerman to join Red Wings in Alumni Showdown


Lightning general manager and legendary Detroit Red Wing captain Steve Yzerman told the Detroit Red Wings Tuesday that he would be playing in the 2013 Alumni Showdown against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Turning the other cheek on athletes crimes


Another high-profile figure in sports and entertainment is accused of a serious transgression against another human being. Yet to some, the violation is less a concern than playing-stats and how it...

"Lightning look for path forward on blueline"


The Tampa Bay Lightning not only lost a key piece to its's offense with the injury to forward Steven Stamkos on Monday, but they also lost two important players on the blueline in Sami Salo and...

Lightning defeat the Oilers 4-2


The Lightning improve to 11-4-0 on the season on the back of Ben Bishop and Steven Stamkos. They're also currently on a three game winning streak.


VIDEO: Jon Cooper reacts to Lightning's 5-0 loss

Tampa Bay Lightning Coach Jon Cooper was not pleased after his team lost to the Boston Bruins.

Young Lightning team learns the hard way


The Tampa Bay Lightning might have lost 5-4 to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday. However, Lightning Coach Jon Cooper thinks his team played "a heck of a hockey game" against some of the league's...

Lightning's St. Louis surpasses Bobby Orr


Tampa Bay Lightning forward Marty St. Louis's goal and assist in Thursday's 7-2 win over the Panthers put him ahead of Bobby Orr on the National Hockey League's all time points leaders list.

Lightning forward Tom Pyatt out indefinitely


Tampa Bay announced Wednesday that the team will not make any call-ups and will move ahead with a 22 man roster.

Season Preview: Can these questions be answered?


There are always unanswered questions before a team begins its season and the Tampa Bay Lightning have plenty of them.

Day one of camp: Defense a priority


It's not as fun as scoring goals, but head coach Jon Cooper puts an emphasis on defensive responsibilities during day one of camp.

Former Bolts d-man Paul Ranger continues comeback


Toronto Maple Leafs defensemen Paul Ranger spoke to reporters today after being absent from the sport of hockey for four years due to "personal reasons." Ranger has not played a National Hockey...

NHL delays PED testing


The NHL has shown some commitment towards testing for the Human Growth Hormone, but it will wait at least another season to test for it. Is the NHL skating around the issue?

Lightning announce rookie camp roster, schedule


The Bolts will participate in their annual rookie tournament in Coral Springs from September 6-8 along with the Boston Bruins, Florida Panthers, and Nashville Predators.

Hedman, Zetterberg crticize Russia anti-gay laws


Tampa Bay's Victor Hedman and Detroit's Victor Hedman, bound to play for Team Sweden in the Winter Olympics in 2014 in Sochi, Russia, spoke out recently against the country's ant-gay laws.

NHL / IIHF reportedly reach Winter Olympics agree


After months of meetings, it appears as if the National Hockey League will participate in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia.

Drouin, Cooper, Yzerman speak (videos)


Saturday's developmental camp saw Jonathan Drouin introduced to the local press as well as statements from the head coach and GM of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Lightning sign Drouin to ELC


The Bolts top draft pick in 2013 signs a standard entry-level deal.

Bolts add free agent Filppula


The former Detroit Red Wings player fills the 2nd line center void in Tampa.

Lightning announce roster for development camp


The Tampa Bay Lightning have announced its roster for the 2013 Development camp that begings July 6. 31 players are on the roster including all six of Tampa's draft picks from last weekend.

Brian Lee's undisclosed injury was a torn ACL


Defensemen Brian Lee could possibly miss all of training camp and part of the preseason, making it more difficult for him to prove himself for to land on Tampa Bay's 2013-2014 roster.

Dwayne Roloson takes a new gig with Anahem Ducks


The veteran netminder, after brief stints working with younger goalies in college and the AHL, was tabbed as the new goaltending consultant for the Anaheim Ducks.

2014 Sochi Olympics loom for Yzerman, Lightning


A few Tampa Bay Lightning players hope to play for their country at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia... That is, if the IIHF and NHL can reach an agreement for NHL players to participate.

"Bolts" jersey will be back next season


The Tampa Bay Lightning's blue and black third jersey will be back next season according to a team spokesperson.


Defending the Blue Line descends on Tampa Bay

Defending the Blue Line is a nationwide non-profit organization that helps children of the military participate in hockey.

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