Lightning: Tampa Impresses on West Coast Swing

The Tampa Bay Lightning are as sure and elemental as the pre-Christmas wind storm that annihilated power for tens of thousands on the West Coast. They took to the coast with similar meticulousness, exacting three wins on a four-game swing and walking away with seven points. The road swing gave many an opportunity to takeContinue reading “Lightning: Tampa Impresses on West Coast Swing”

2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Top-flight Lightning Look to Topple Capitals

The Tampa Bay Lightning once again find themselves in the Eastern Conference Final. This is the third time in the last four seasons and the fourth time since 2011 that they’ve challenged for the conference crown. The Washington Capitals, on the other hand, are making their first Eastern Conference Final appearance in 20 years. ThisContinue reading “2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Top-flight Lightning Look to Topple Capitals”

2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Boston Looks to Capture Lightning in a Bottle

The Boston Bruins will face the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round and it should be a top-notch series. The Bruins did take the regular season set three games to one, but things are different in the playoffs. Game One of this series goes down Saturday. The Lightning finished just one point ahead ofContinue reading “2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Boston Looks to Capture Lightning in a Bottle”

2017-2018 Season Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning went 8-1-1 for their last 10 games last season, but it wasn’t enough to make the post-season. There were reasons for the shortfall, like the injury to Steven Stamkos that kept him out of action after just 17 games. Ryan Callahan was out of action as well. He was limited toContinue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning”

Tampa Signs Palat to Five Year Contract Extension

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Ondrej Palat to a five-year contract packing an average annual value of $5.3 million. The deal came down on Thursday and runs through the 2021-2022 NHL season. “I’m very satisfied,” Palat said. “The negotiations have been going on for a pretty long period of time, but all theContinue reading “Tampa Signs Palat to Five Year Contract Extension”