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Lightning look to get back to winning ways at AMALIE

Tampa Bay has lost three straight games at home during the playoff push

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

The Tampa Bay Lightning have been one of the best teams in the NHL at home over the last few seasons and have made AMALIE Arena one of the toughest buildings in the league for opponents to exit with a victory.

Since the start of the 2014-15 season, the Lightning own 76 home victories, more than any other team in the Atlantic Division (Montreal is second with 70).

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Steven Stamkos nominated for Bill Masterton Trophy

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos is the Tampa Bay chapter nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for the 2016-17 season

by Press Release / PHWA - Tampa Bay Chapter

The Tampa chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association announced today that Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos is the Tampa Bay chapter nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for the 2016-17 season.

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Nikita Kucherov named NHL's No. 1 Star for week

Kucherov scored five goals and had two assists for the Bolts last week

by Press Release / NHL.com

NEW YORK - Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov, Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen and Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending March 26.

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Lightning vs. Blackhawks: Projected lineups; injuries

The Lightning take on the Blackhawks on Monday night at AMALIE Arena

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

The Lightning, coming down the home stretch in the race for a playoff spot, host the Chicago Blackhawks in a rematch of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final. 

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Where to watch, live stream Lightning-Blackhawks

Find out when and how to watch Tampa Bay's game against Chicago on TV and streaming online.

by Jeff Odom / TampaBayLightning.com

Tampa Bay enters the final regular season meetings with the Blackhawks looking to gain ground in the hunt for the final wild card spot in the Eastern Conference with just eight games remaining. The Lightning won the previous meeting with Chicago 5-2 on January 24. 

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Burns: 3 Things from an OT win in Detroit

Lightning beat writer Bryan Burns recaps the Bolts 2-1 win in overtime in Detroit

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

After his Tampa Bay Lightning dropped three straight games at AMALIE Arena, three games they couldn't afford to lose with a playoff chase coming down to the final days of the regular season, Victor Hedman said the Bolts wouldn't let the recent skid break them, that they needed to rebound and regroup for a critical two-game back-to-back set in a pair of cities the Lightning historically hadn't fared well in.

And rebound is exactly what the Lightning did.

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Mishkin: Lightning 2, Red Wings 1 - OT

Lightning broadcaster Dave Mishkin recaps the Bolts 2-1 win over Detroit

by Dave Mishkin / TampaBayLightning.com

This was a grind of a game for the Lightning. The Red Wings, despite their struggles this season, have been playing strong defensive hockey of late. Heading into this contest, they had allowed just four total goals in their past three games. That defensive structure was on display versus the Lightning as well. The Bolts had a hard time finding open ice in any of the three zones.

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Crunch Report: Overtime success propels Syracuse

The Syracuse Crunch remain on top of the Atlantic Division standings

by Press Release / Syracuse Crunch

Syracuse won two of three games in Week 23, staying atop the North Division at 32-21-6-5, a .586 points percentage. Both victories came in overtime with Tye McGinn and Matthew Peca providing the heroics. Syracuse is 6-11 in games decided in extra time (.353), 4-6 for overtime decisions, 2-5 in shootouts. 

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Lightning recall defenseman Slater Koekkoek

Koekkoek has skated in 29 games with the Lightning this season, recording four assists.

by Press Release / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled defenseman Slater Koekkoek from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.  

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Lightning at Red Wings: Projected lines; injuries

Tampa Bay heads to Detroit for the second half of their road back-to-back on Friday night

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

The Lightning travel to Detroit on Friday night to finish the second half of their road back-to-back against the Red Wings at 7:30.

 

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