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Red Wings beef up alumni roster for outdoor game, add Yzerman, …

Red Wings beef up alumni roster for outdoor game, add Yzerman, McCarty

thehockeynews.com Updated Feb 4 (yesterday)
Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman may have been applauding his team’s 3-2 victory over Detroit Wednesday night, but come Feb. 26, he’ll be slipping on a Red Wings jersey and skating in his former red and white. It was announced Wednesday that Yzerman…
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  • NHL Capsules: TAMPA, Fla. - Ben Bishop made 24 saves to get 100…

    NHL Capsules: TAMPA, Fla. - Ben Bishop made 24 saves to get 100…

    NHL.com 15 hours ago
    TAMPA, Fla. - Ben Bishop made 24 saves to get 100th win with Tampa Bay, Nikita Kucherov scored his 21st goal, and the Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on Wednesday night. J.T. Brown and Tyler Johnson also scored for the Lightning, who...
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  • Rumor Roundup: Deal brewing between Lightning and Blues for Dro…

    Rumor Roundup: Deal brewing between Lightning and Blues for Drouin

    thehockeynews.com Feb 4 (yesterday)
    It’s been a month since the agent for Tampa Bay Lightning left winger Jonathan Drouin revealed his client’s trade request. While the 20-year-old remains suspended indefinitely by the Bolts for refusing to play for their AHL affiliate in Syracuse, GM Ste…
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  • Lightning’s Coburn makes awesome saucer pass to set up J.T. Bro…

    Lightning’s Coburn makes awesome saucer pass to set up J.T. Brown

    thehockeynews.com Feb 4 (yesterday)
    Everyone loves a highlight-reel goal or a huge hit, but there’s something about a great pass — those how-did-he-see-him feeds — that makes it just as spectacular to watch. Wednesday night against the Detroit Red Wings, Tampa Bay blueliner Braydon Coburn…
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  • Three up, three down: Rangers improving puck possession numbers…

    Three up, three down: Rangers improving puck possession numbers make them contenders

    thehockeynews.com Feb 1 (4 days ago)
    With the end of the all-star break, the NHL season has reached it’s unofficial halfway point, making a great time to look at which teams have been hot (or not). Most people would take that to mean who got the most points during January, but with the NHL…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Will Steven Stamkos end up in Toronto?

    Rumor Roundup: Will Steven Stamkos end up in Toronto?

    thehockeynews.com yahoo.com NHL.com Jan 30 (6 days ago)
    The Toronto Maple Leafs 1-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning stoked more speculation of Lightning captain Steven Stamkos joining the Leafs in the near future. Stamkos, who turns 26 in February, is eligible in July for unrestricted free agency. While he a…
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  • NHL Three Stars: Vasilevskiy gets shutout in front of family; V…

    NHL Three Stars: Vasilevskiy gets shutout in front of family; Voracek nets winner

    yahoo.com Jan 28
    No. 1 Star: Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay Lightning With his parents in the crowd watching Vasilevskiy play an NHL game live for the first time, the young netminder put on a show with 30 saves in a 1-0 shutout over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Vasilevskiy h…
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  • NHL Capsules: TAMPA, Fla. - Andrei Vasilevskiy made 30 saves, S…

    NHL Capsules: TAMPA, Fla. - Andrei Vasilevskiy made 30 saves, S…

    NHL.com Jan 28
    TAMPA, Fla. - Andrei Vasilevskiy made 30 saves, Steven Stamkos scored his 21st goal and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 1-0 on Wednesday night. Tampa Bay entered the All-Star break by winning eight of its last nine games....
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  • Vasilevskiy makes 30 saves, Lightning beat Maple Leafs 1-0

    Vasilevskiy makes 30 saves, Lightning beat Maple Leafs 1-0

    NHL.com Jan 27
    TAMPA, Fla. - Andrei Vasilevskiy made 30 saves, Steven Stamkos scored his 21st goal and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 1-0 on Wednesday night. Tampa Bay entered the All-Star break by winning eight of its last nine games....
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  • Lightning's Callahan: Stamkos contract no distraction

    Lightning's Callahan: Stamkos contract no distraction

    NHL.com Jan 27
    TAMPA -- Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan said Wednesday he fully supports Lightning captain Steven Stamkos, but hasn't spoken with him about his contract situation. Stamkos, who can be an unrestricted free agent July 1, was offered an...
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  • Burnside: Lightning only a threat with Tyler Johnson at full sp…

    Burnside: Lightning only a threat with Tyler Johnson at full speed

    ESPN.com Jan 27
    Burnside: Lightning only a threat with Tyler Johnson at full speed
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  • Rumor Roundup: Lightning begin negotiating with Stamkos as Drou…

    Rumor Roundup: Lightning begin negotiating with Stamkos as Drouin sits and awaits trade

    For most of January, the trade request by Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Jonathan Drouin and his recent holdout overshadowed the contract negotiations between the club and captain Steven Stamkos However, recent talk of a rumored offer by the Lightning pu…
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  • Jaromir Jagr hits 45-game mark, earns $1.5 million bonus

    Jaromir Jagr hits 45-game mark, earns $1.5 million bonus

    yahoo.com Jan 25
    Saturday’s 5-2 win by the Florida Panthers over the Tampa Bay Lightning was their 48th game of the season, one that gave them two points and a continued lead in the Atlantic Division. The win was also pretty big for Jaromir Jagr, who suited up for his 4…
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  • Stamkos won’t comment on lowball Lightning contract offer

    Stamkos won’t comment on lowball Lightning contract offer

    There are a lot of reasons I never wanted to be a player agent nor a general manager, but here’s a primary one: an inability to stifle my cynicism, if even for a moment, when an offer arrives from the other side of the table that's apparently born in a …
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  • Lightning offer Stamkos eight-year contract: report

    Lightning offer Stamkos eight-year contract: report

    NHL.com Jan 24
    Steven Stamkos was offered an eight-year contract worth $68 million, with an annual salary-cap charge of $8.5 million by the Tampa Bay Lightning, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reported Saturday. Stamkos is in the final season of a five-year, $3...
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  • Getting To Know: Lightning defenseman Jason Garrison

    Getting To Know: Lightning defenseman Jason Garrison

    Status: Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman. Ht: 6-2 Wt: 223 pounds DOB: November 13, 1984 In: White Rock, BC. First Hockey Memory: “For me it’s probably playing roller hockey or ball hockey in the street. Enjoying the game and bringing it to the ice. It was…
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  • NHL Capsules: SUNRISE, Fla. - Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and…

    NHL Capsules: SUNRISE, Fla. - Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and…

    NHL.com Jan 24
    SUNRISE, Fla. - Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and an assist, and the Florida Panthers stopped Tampa Bay's seven-game winning streak with a 5-2 victory over Lightning on Saturday night. The Panthers won their second straight after a four-game ...
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  • Rumor Roundup: Kessel, Eriksson potential deadline scoring opti…

    Rumor Roundup: Kessel, Eriksson potential deadline scoring options, Ducks still looking for help

    The Tampa Bay Lightning’s suspension of unhappy left wing Jonathan Drouin has observers wondering about the effect this will have upon his trade value. Prior to suspending the 20-year-old over his refusal to play in the AHL until his trade request is ho…
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  • Video - Lightning Strike Red Wings 00:52

    Lightning Strike Red Wings

    Mar 20
    The Lighting topped the Red Wings 3-1 for their second straight win.
  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL 16:06

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL

    Mar 17
    John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and Scott Burnside kick around the rule changes proposed by the general managers, look at the turmoil in San Jose and make their picks at the tight race for the Presidents' Trophy.
  • Video - Stamkos, Bolts Muscle Past Habs 01:22

    Stamkos, Bolts Muscle Past Habs

    Mar 16
    Steven Stamkos scored two goals in the Lightning's 4-2 win over the Canadiens.
  • Video - Bruins Stay Hot, Beat Lightning In Shootout 00:50

    Bruins Stay Hot, Beat Lightning In Shootout

    Mar 12
    Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand each scored in the shootout as Boston beat Tampa Bay 3-2 to extend its points streak to seven straight games.