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Lightning House in Disorder

For the Tampa Bay Lightning, the 2016-17 NHL season is past the halfway point. They have played 42 of the 82 scheduled games and have won exactly the …

Kucherov, Crawford, Hayes named NHL's 3 stars

As is tradition Monday mid-day, the NHL's released its three stars for the week that was.<p>Nikita Kucherov earned first-star status, scoring three …

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Lightning recall forward Cory Conacher from Syracuse

<b>TAMPA BAY, Fla. —</b> The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled forward Cory Conacher from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League on Sunday, vice …

Lightning open road stretch with win over Senators

OTTAWA -- The Tampa Bay Lightning started their six-game road trip on the right foot by defeating the Ottawa Senators 4-1 at Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday night.<p>Centers Vladislav Namestnikov, Steven Stamkos and Valtteri Filppula and winger Alex Killorn scored the Lightning goals.<p>Winger Chris …

Yzerman's rise up the ranks was decades in the making

Those around him paint a picture of an obsessive, analytical and tenacious GM. But Steve Yzerman's freakish preparation and dogged determination are …

Lightning are ‘the best team in the East,’ says Vanek

Thomas Vanek had one major takeaway from Thursday’s season-opening loss to the Bolts.<p>One, Tampa Bay is pretty good. Two, Tampa Bay’s power play is …

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2016-17 NHL Predictions: Preview and Picks for Atlantic Division

The Florida Panthers finished atop the Atlantic Division in 2015-16. However, the Tampa Bay Lightning advanced furthest in the 2016 playoffs, falling in seven games to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Final. In 2016-17, both clubs will try to fend off the Boston Bruins, Buffalo …

NHL Rumors: Nikita Kucherov close to deal with Tampa Bay Lightning

<i>Bob McKenzie expects Nikita Kucherov to reach a deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning shortly.</i><p>Despite reaching the Eastern Conference Finals in 2015-16, …

NHL 2016-17 season predictions

Jon Cooper has coached the Tampa Bay Lightning into the playoffs for three consecutive seasons, and this appears to be the one that will see them complete their final task.<p>That is, if you follow USA TODAY Sports’ NHL panel. Five of the six members believe that Tampa Bay will win the Stanley Cup, 13 …

NHL season predictions: Capitals, Preds, Lightning among last teams standing

It's now or never for Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals<p>The NHL season will begin Wednesday night with a host of possibilities. For many teams, it …

Puck Daddy’s 2016-17 NHL Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning

<b>Last Season:</b> 46-31-5 (97 points), 2nd in the Atlantic, 6th in the East<p>The Tampa Bay Lightning made history in their opening game of the 2015-16 NHL …

NHL Rumor Mill – September 16, 2016

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop felt he was close to being traded in June.<p><b>Updates on Ben Bishop and Jacob Trouba in your NHL rumor mill.</b><p><b>CALGARY</b> …

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Dallas Stars Have Leverage On Kari Lehtonen This Season

It’s a question that’s been asked for multiple seasons now, yet it is still relevant. Will the Dallas Stars ever go and find themselves a new …

Tampa Bay Lightning F Ryan Callahan Looking For A Mid-November Return

<b>If things go according to plan, Tampa Bay Lightning alternate captain Ryan Callahan is hoping for a mid-November return.</b><p>The Tampa Bay Lightning and …

Positional rankings: Projecting the NHL's top 25 defensemen in 2016-17

2016 NHL Awards Nominees<p><i>(Note: These rankings are based on players' projected performances in 2016-17. Players are listed at their official NHL</i> …

Bishop to Dallas: A Primer

Since the 2015-16 NHL season came to an end, talk of a trade which would send Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop to the Dallas Stars has provided …

OHL says it is in talks with fund over Mexico unit buyout | Reuters

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish construction group OHL confirmed on Tuesday it was in preliminary talks with an unnamed investment fund over a joint bid to take its Mexican unit private.<p>The logo of Spanish constructor OHL is seen in Madrid, Spain, March 9, 2016. REUTERS/Sergio Perez<p>Earlier on Tuesday, a …

Ranking the Best NHL Players Still on the Trade Market

Early July is usually when the focus is on the potential destinations of the NHL's top unrestricted free agents. With most of the best players now signed, there could be an increase in trade activity involving stars such as Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop.<p>Prior to the July 1 start of …

NHL Free Agents 2016: Predictions for Top Players Who Will Hit Open Market

Bring on free agency.<p>It's time to start focusing on the NHL offseason, and nothing is more intriguing than the possibility of your team signing one of the league's top free agents. Below, we'll make predictions about where three of those players might end up this summer.<p>Steven Stamkos, F, Tampa Bay …

Penguins vs. Lightning: The Biggest Takeaways from Pittsburgh's Series Win

The Eastern Conference Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning had more plot twists than a Stephen King novel. Injuries, brilliant performances by impact players, tremendous moments by obscure role players—and a win for the Penguins in a highly anticipated Game 7.<p>The Tampa Bay …

NHL gets petty, kills Lightning viewing party for a few TV ratings points

Walking around outside Amelie Arena during the 2015 Stanley Cup Final was a treat; the outdoor concourse is enormous, and fans flock to it for big …

Lightning coach believes Drouin ‘is going to be dominant in this league’

At some point, it will probably be kind of boring to hear members of the Tampa Bay Lightning organization praise Jonathan Drouin.<p>At least if Drouin …

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Inside Amazon's Plans to Dominate Online Retail

Few dispute that online retail figures to play an increasingly prominent role in the way people around the world shop. However, this generational shift rarely manifests itself in such stark terms as it has so far this month.<p>Case in point: Apparel retail giant <b>Macy's</b> plummeted 15% in a single week …

The Tampa Bay Lightning are one game away from a rare double finals berth

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning are on the verge of joining exclusive NHL playoff company. All they have to do is not let their own history -- …

Kucherov's excellence driving Lightning against Penguins

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The bigger the playoff moment, the more Nikita Kucherov shines.<p>The young Russian has a knack for scoring when Tampa Bay needs it …

Rapid Reaction: Tampa Bay Lightning 4, Pittsburgh Penguins 3 (OT)

PITTSBURGH -- The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 in overtime in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals Sunday at Consol …

The quiet within the storm: How Jeff Vinik and his team prepare for and watch Lightning playoff games

TAMPA<p><b>T</b>ampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik doesn't have a pulse.<p>It's a joke his wife, Penny, makes, he said, because he's stone-faced no matter how …