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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Stanley Cup Playoff preview

Posted By on Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 2:47 PM

The Lightning congratulate goalie Kristers Gudļevskis after winning the last game of the regular season in a shoot out with the Washington Capitals. - NICOLE ABBETT
  • Nicole Abbett
  • The Lightning congratulate goalie Kristers Gudļevskis after winning the last game of the regular season in a shoot out with the Washington Capitals.

The Stanley Cup playoffs have finally arrived and the Tampa Bay Lightning have home ice advantage when they take on the Montreal Canadiens in Game One tonight at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. During the last game of the season the Lightning and the Washington Capitals found little room for separation, but ultimately the Bolts won in a shootout. Winning meant the Bolts got home ice advantage to take on the Montreal Canadiens tonight. The teams have played 4 games against each other this season, with the Bolts dominating in the regular season with a series record of 3-0-1.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Celebrate the Lightning's 10th anniversary of winning the Stanley Cup

Posted By on Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Come check out the Stanley cup this weekend at the Tampa Bay Times Forum - IMAGE COURTESY WIKI COMMONS
  • Image courtesy Wiki Commons
  • Come check out the Stanley cup this weekend at the Tampa Bay Times Forum

Ten years ago the Tampa Bay Lightning won the 2004 Stanley Cup 4-3 in Game 7 of the series at the Tampa Bay Times Forum (formerly the St. Pete Times Forum) by a score of 2-1 over the Calgary Flames. It was the evening of July 7, 2004 and was the crowning achievement of the franchise to that point, just 12 years after entering the National Hockey League. 

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Lightning raise 'Mo Money for Movember

Posted By on Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 10:42 PM

For the fifth year in a row, members of the Tampa Bay Lightning participated in Movember, a global movement which raises money and awareness for men’s health issues during the month of November.

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Stamkos delivers off the ice

Posted By on Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 5:44 PM

Chris and Shelly Girsch and their three boys, Tyler, Colin, and Nicholas, get the surprise of their lifetime from Steven Stamkos and Thunderbug.
  • Nicole Abbett
  • Chris and Shelly Girsch and their three boys, Tyler, Colin, and Nicholas, get the surprise of their lifetime from Steven Stamkos and Thunderbug.

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos gave the Girsch family a surprise of a lifetime by hand delivering them their season tickets.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Tampa Bay Lightning kick ice with annual free fan fest Sat., Sept. 14

Posted By on Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 1:39 PM

This season marks the 10 year anniversary of Tampa Bay’s first and only Stanley Cup. Be the thunder at the Lightning Fan Fest on Sat., Sept. 14, and help bring the cup back to Tampa!

Who will be the ultimate fan at this year's Fan Fest?
  • Nicole Abbett
  • Who will be the ultimate fan at this year's Fan Fest?

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Lightning release 2013-14 schedule

Posted By on Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 3:06 PM

KICK ICE: The Lightning will begin the 2013-14 season on the road.
  • Nicole Abbett
  • KICK ICE: The Lightning will begin the 2013-14 season on the road.
The Tampa Bay Lightning and the NHL announced the new regular season schedule for the upcoming 2013-14 season.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Bolts are calling all Tampa Bay artists

Posted By on Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Sacred Heart Church by last years first place winner Nicole Abbett
  • Nicole Abbett
  • "Sacred Heart Church," last year's first place winner in the Lightning arts competition.

The Tampa Bay Times Forum and the Tampa Bay Lightning are hosting their second annual arts competition with another open call to artists.

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Lightning players go bald for a great cause

Carle, Crombeen, Lecavalier, Killorn and Purcell enlist in a hair-razing experience for kids battling cancer.

Posted By on Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 8:39 PM

Team Lightning - Matt Carle, BJ Crombeen, Alex Killorn, Vinny Lecavalier and Teddy Purcell before getting their heads shaved.
  • Nicole Abbett
  • Team Lightning - Matt Carle, BJ Crombeen, Alex Killorn, Vinny Lecavalier and Teddy Purcell before getting their heads shaved.

Last night the Fourth Annual Bright House Networks Cut for a Cure Charity Challenge, presented by Carrabba’s Italian Grill, was held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Several players from the Tampa Bay Lighting traded in their skate blades for razor blades. Matt Carle, BJ Crombeen, Vinny Lecavalier, Alex Killorn and Teddy Purcell made up Team Lightning and shaved their heads in the support of children battling cancer. There were 29 adults and children who also participated. Stylists from the Darren Pena Salon and Spa in Carrollwood dotingly guided the children.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Meet Jon Cooper: Tampa Bay Lightning's new head coach

The Canadian coach arrives with accolades and hopeful anticipation.

Posted By on Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 2:35 PM

NEW LIGHTNING COACH: Jon Cooper
  • NEW LIGHTNING COACH: Jon Cooper
Yesterday Tampa Bay Lightning vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced that the team named Jon Cooper as the eighth head coach in Lightning franchise history.

"We are very pleased to introduce Jon as our head coach today," Yzerman said. "He has had success at every level he has coached and is extremely familiar with our organization, as well as our players. He has a tremendous record at all levels and we feel he is ready to make the move to the NHL."

This past Sunday the Lightning organization announced the release of head coach Guy Boucher who had been with the team for the past three years.

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Nice Guy finishes last

The Lightning fire coach Guy Boucher.

Posted By on Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Guy Boucher and team at practice

Early this morning General Manager Steve Yzerman announced the release of Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Guy Boucher.

Last night's 5-3 loss against the Ottawa Senators proved to be the final straw, ending Boucher's three-year tenure as head coach. The loss brought the Lightning's record to an abysmal 13-17-1, leaving them 14th, or second to last, in the Eastern Conference.

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