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Bob McKenzie On Covid-19 And The Tampa Bay Lightning

Bob McKenzie joins Gino Reda to discuss the Lightning shutting down their training facility because of positive COVID-19 tests and if the cases around the league continue to grow, how that could affect the NHL's Return to Play plan.

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Morning Line- Jeff Vinik

"Again, I don't know, and it's very hard to predict. But I'm an optimist. I do think that we will see hockey over the summer. Frankly, which sounds fun to me, summer hockey."

- Jeff Vinik, owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Via Justin Granit and Jaclyn Fenton of WTSP,

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The Tampa Bay Lighting Have Seen This Before

from John Romano of the Tampa Bay Times,

...more than a week’s worth of hockey games have already been lost, and around here, that uncertainty has a familiar bleakness to it. Particularly for a man who has lived through the dismay of wondering what might have been.

Go back to the spring of 2005 and an NHL labor stoppage. The Lightning were the defending Stanley Cup champions but had not been back on the ice since their Game 7 victory against Calgary the previous June.

Like the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic shutdowns, the realization that more and more games would be lost and a postseason was in jeopardy played out like a slow-motion, low-budget horror film for then-Lightning general manager Jay Feaster.

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“You start off by hanging on any piece of information and any sort of hope or rumor that you hear,” said Feaster, who now runs the Lightning’s community hockey development program.

“You hear, ‘Well, it’s going to be X number of games in the season.’ And then, ‘Oh well, that deadline has passed. Now we can still play this many games.’ As you keep progressing, you realize you’re going to hit a point of no return, and that’s ultimately what happened.”

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The Tampa Bay Lightning Fight Back

from Diana C. Nearhos of the Tampa Bay Times,

This game had it all. Line brawls, coaches thrown out, shorthanded goals, power-play goals, overstuffed penalty boxes, scrums and wrestling matches. The Bruins and Lightning delivered on entertainment Saturday night.

The Lightning avenged Tuesday’s loss to the Bruins, beating them 5-3 at TD Garden to finish the season series having won three of four against the league’s top team. But the win won’t be the lasting memory of this game. Even the two shorthanded goals scored by the Lightning’s Anthony Cirelli and Mikhail Sergachev on a single penalty becomes a footnote after physicality took over the game.

“I think we’re starting to get a little bad blood here now,” said Pat Maroon, who played a seven-game Stanley Cup Final series against Boston last year. “I think we’re starting to stir the pot a little bit, which is fun going into meaningful games down the stretch.”




Game highlights are below. and some of the srums from last night are here.

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Video- Scrums Everywhere Bruins/Lightning

Boys being boys.



added 9:26pm, Then at the end of period two...

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Core Muscle Surgery For Steven Stamkos

TAMPA BAY – Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos will undergo a surgical procedure on Monday, March 2 to repair a core muscle injury, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Michael Brunt at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Recovery and rehabilitation are anticipated to last approximately six to eight weeks.

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The San Jose Sharks Receive Tampa’s First Round Pick For Barclay Goodrow

SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has acquired a first round 2020 draft selection (Tampa's selection) and forward Anthony Greco from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for forward Barclay Goodrow and a 2020 third round draft selection (previously acquired from Philadelphia).

"Barclay has been an extremely valuable, team-first player to our organization for the past six seasons," said Wilson. "His story of perseverance and hard work from being an undrafted free agent to being one of the most versatile players in the National Hockey League has been a pleasure to watch. You hate to lose players like this, but this is an important step in acquiring valuable assets that can be utilized by our club moving forward."

Goodrow has posted 24 points (eight goals, 16 assists) in 62 games with the Sharks this season.

In 268 NHL games with San Jose, Goodrow has recorded 71 points (26 goals, 45 assists).

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Zach Bogosian Signs With The Tampa Bay Lightning

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent defenseman Zach Bogosian to a one-year, $1.3 million contract tonight, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced.

Bogosian, 6-foot-3, 226 pounds, has played in 636 career NHL games with the Buffalo Sabres, Winnipeg Jets and Atlanta Thrashers, recording 53 goals, nine power play goals and 194 points. That includes 19 games, one goal and five points with Buffalo this season before his contract was terminated, making him an unrestricted free agent.

The Massena, New York native was selected by Atlanta third overall in the 2008 NHL Draft after playing two seasons with Peterborough of the Ontario Hockey League. He also represented the United States in the 2009 IIHF World Championships.

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Videos- OT Game Winner From Nikita Kucherov

Nikita Kucherov strips the puck in OT from Nathan MacKinnon and scores the OT winner.  Rick Peckham with the call.

It's the 11th consecutive win for the Bolts.  Watch the extended game highlights below.


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Blake Coleman Headed To Tampa Bay


added 8:04pm, Tampa press release is below.

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