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Kucherov named finalist for the Ted Lindsay Award

Kucherov's 128 points set a new single-season record for most by a Russian-born player

by Press Release / NHLPA.com

TORONTO (April 25, 2019) - The National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) announced today the three finalists for the 2018-19 Ted Lindsay Award (TLA) are forwards Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks, Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers. The TLA is presented annually "to the most outstanding player in the NHL," as voted by fellow members of the NHLPA.

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Hedman voted Norris Trophy finalist

Hedman looks to win the award given to the NHL's top defenseman for the second straight year

by Press Release / NHL.com

NEW YORK (April 21, 2019) - Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks, Mark Giordano of the Calgary Flames and Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning are the three finalists for the 2018-19 James Norris Memorial Trophy, awarded "to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position," the National Hockey League announced today.

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Vasilevskiy voted Vezina Trophy finalist

The Lightning goaltender led the NHL with 39 victories during the regular season

by Press Release / NHL.com

NEW YORK (April 20, 2019) - Ben Bishop of the Dallas Stars, Robin Lehner of the New York Islanders and Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Tampa Bay Lightning are the three finalists for the 2018-19 Vezina Trophy, awarded "to the goaltender adjudged to be the best at his position," the National Hockey League announced today.

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Bolts to host Lightning Made camps this summer

The camps will take place at rinks throughout the area all summer long

by Press Release / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning announced their schedule for their Lightning Made Summer Camps. They will take place at multiple locations during different weeks of the summer.

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Lightning's path to redemption begins today

Tampa Bay hopes to use this playoff disappointment to improve heading into next season

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

So where to go from here?

That seems to be the pressing question from Bolts nation following a gut-punch First Round exit by Columbus, who swept away a historic 62-win and 128-point regular season in four knife-twisting losses.

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Lightning reassign defenseman Cameron Gaunce to Syracuse

Gaunce skated in two regular season games for the Bolts this season

by Press Release / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned defenseman Cameron Gaunce to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

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Photo Gallery: Game 4 Watch Party

Check out some of the top shots from the Lightning's Game 4 Watch Party at Sparkman Wharf

by TBL Photo Team / TampaBayLightning.com

Fans at Sparkman Wharf watch the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 4 of round one of the Stanley Cup Quarterfinals in Tampa, FL on April 16, 2019. 

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Burns: 3 Things we learned from an early playoff exit

Beat writer Bryan Burns recaps the Lightning's season ending loss to the Blue Jackets on Tuesday

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

As Steven Stamkos tried to process Tampa Bay's stunning four-game sweep at the hands of the Columbus Blue Jackets in the First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and come up with the words to the questions being asked about how the Lightning weren't able to get it done, Braydon Coburn sat back in his locker room stall, spent, staring blankly into the distance.

We're all Braydon Coburn right now.

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Mishkin's Extra Shift: Blue Jackets 7, Lightning 3

Radio broadcaster Dave Mishkin recaps Tampa Bay's 7-3 loss to the Blue Jackets in Game 4

by Dave Mishkin / TampaBayLightning.com

Congratulations to the Columbus Blue Jackets, who played excellent hockey during the series and were deserving of the victory. For the Lightning, of course, this is a shocking and disappointing result. Here are some takeaways from this particular game, one that differed in a number of ways from the previous three.

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Bolts fall in Game 4

Tampa Bay's season ends with a 7-3 loss the Blue Jackets

by Jacob Lynn / TampaBayLightning.com

The Lightning had their season cut short with a 7-3 loss to the Blue Jackets in Tuesday's Game 4 at Nationwide Arena.

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