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Power Play Live: Talking Bolts, playoffs and more

Dan Herrejon of The Hockey Writers and Capitals Radio's John Walton join host Greg Linnelli on Thursday's program

by Greg Linnelli / TampaBayLightning.com

Host Greg Linnelli talks Lightning Hockey with Dan Herrejon of The Hockey Writers, and previews Caps/Penguins with Capitals' radio voice John Walton.

Lightning Power Play Live, Off-Season Edition, airs Monday - friday through June.

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Andrei Vasilevskiy appears ready for the next step

Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy posted a .930 save percentage over the final month and a half of the season

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

On February 4, the Tampa Bay Lightning occupied last place in the Eastern Conference standings.

A popular pick in the preseason to win the Stanley Cup, the Lightning came out of the All-Star break as a playoff afterthought with over two months to go.

Yet, entering the final week of the regular season, the Bolts had climbed all the way back into the playoff hunt and were putting serious pressure on the Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators, all three teams ultimately winning just enough down the stretch to hold off the pesky Lightning.

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Power Play Live: Scott Laughlin stops by for some puck talk

Sirius-XM's Scott Laughlin joins host Greg Linnelli to chat about Stanley Cup playoffs and more

by Greg Linnelli / TampaBayLightning.com

Host Greg Linnelli talks NHL goalie pay, and does the higher paid netminder have a lower chance at a Stanley Cup? Plus, talking NHL playoffs with Sirius/XM host Scott Laughlin.

Lightning Power Play Live, Off-Season Edition, airs Monday-Friday through the month of June.

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Mishkin's Musings: Observations from a drama-filled Round 1

Opening round of Stanley Cup Playoffs featured plenty of intrigue -- and questions to be answered In Round 2

by Dave Mishkin / TampaBayLightning.com

The first round of the 2017 NHL Playoffs had plenty of drama, intrigue and excitement. Here are some of my observations from Round One and some questions that will be answered in Round Two. 

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Prospect roundup: Joseph streaking for Sea Dogs

The Lightning's 2015 fourth-round pick has points in all 10 games for Saint John

by Kinsey Janke / TampaBayLightning.com

With an emphasis on drafting and developing, the Tampa Bay Lightning have created one of the strongest pipelines in the National Hockey League over the last few years. Each week, TampaBayLightning.com will provide statistical updates on key prospects throughout the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and will highlight select players from the club's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch.

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Power Play Live: Talking Lightning prospects with Chad Schnarr

Chad Schnarr of BoltProspects.com joins host Greg Linnelli to talk budding Bolts and more

by Greg Linnelli / TampaBayLightning.com

Host Greg Linnelli talks Lightning prospects, the upcoming draft, and a strange connection to the draft with Chad Schnarr of BoltProspects.com.

Lightning Power Play Live, Off-season Edition, airs Monday-Friday through the end of June.

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Crunch evens first round series with double OT comeback win

Tye McGinn scored the game-winning goal in double overtime to give the Crunch a 4-3 win

by Megan Cahill / Syracuse Crunch

ST. JOHN'S, NL - After rallying back from a two-goal deficit with minutes remaining in the third period, Tye McGinn netted the game-winner in double overtime to lift the Syracuse Crunch over the St. John's IceCaps, 4-3, and even the five-game series, 1-1, tonight at the Mile One Centre.

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Crunch drop Game 1 to St. John's 2-1

The Syracuse Crunch lost the first game of the Calder Cup playoffs on Friday night

by Megan Cahill / Syracuse Crunch

ST. JOHN'S, NL - The Syracuse Crunch dropped Game 1 of the five-game Round 1 series to the St. John's IceCaps, 2-1, Friday at the Mile One Centre.

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Victor Hedman named finalist for Norris Trophy

Lightning All-Star was first among defensemen and fourth overall with a career-high 56 assists in 79 games

by Press Release / NHL.com

Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks, Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators were named finalists for the Norris Trophy on Friday, awarded annually to the defenseman who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-around ability at the position.

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Victor Hedman a worthy Norris Trophy finalist

Lightning beat writer Bryan Burns looks at Victor Hedman's terrific 2016-17 season

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

Victor Hedman just completed the finest season ever for a Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman.

Reading through Hedman's list of achievements from 2016-17 is daunting.

Better settle in.

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