Martin St Louis not in a milestone mood

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Martin St. Louis is beyond being described as just the exception to the rule. How many strikes can life throw at a guy, yet he still finds success?
Listed at just 5-foot-8, St. Louis made his NHL debut with Calgary in 1998, but has spent most of his career in Florida. While those few facts [...]

Goalie Ben Bishop talks loss to Kings and challenges vs. Pacific

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop hasn’t had much success against the Kings.  With Tuesday night’s loss in LA, he’s now managed only one win in four tries and sports a .885 save percentage for his efforts.
Here’s what he had to share when we caught up with him after the game…
On playing against the Kings:
“The [...]

Justin Williams on the Kings’ kids, payback and hogwash

Kings forward Justin Williams picked up an assist on LA’s first goal of the game against Tampa Bay on Tuesday night, then added a goal of his own early in the second period. With three shots and a plus-2 rating to go along with his two-point performance, Williams earned the third star of the game.
Following [...]

Coach Speak: Lightning’s Jon Cooper on 5-2 loss to Kings

Following his team’s 5-2 loss to the LA Kings on Tuesday night, here’s what Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper had to share…
- On the overall game: “I can’t sit here and say our guys didn’t try, because we tried. We’ve just hit a little bit of a rut, where our goalie was making saves and [...]

NHL players no longer excited by trips to play California teams

Last Saturday, the Lightning suffered their first loss to a Western Conference opponent when they were rocked 6-3 by the Phoenix Coyotes. Starting tonight in Los Angeles, the Lightning begin a stretch of three games in four days through California that will see them conclude the trip with back to back games in San Jose [...]

Ben Bishop’s NHL debut vs LA Kings, thank you Sarah Palin

Politics essentially started the career of Tampa Bay Lighting goaltender Ben Bishop.
Back then, he was a member of the Blues. Prior to their game on October 24, 2008, Republican Vice-Presidential hopeful Sarah Palin was in St. Louis to drop the ceremonial first puck…

Starting goalie Manny Legace tripped on the carpet that had been laid out [...]

Lightning arrive in LA after getting manhandled in the desert

Teams around the league are quickly learning that trips through California and Arizona aren’t much fun these days and they certainly aren’t easy.
Over the weekend, the Tampa Bay Lightning became the latest victims of the grueling swing, dropping a 6-3 contest to the Coyotes. Now, they arrive in SoCal, ready for games this week vs. [...]

Photo gallery and recap of Ontario Reign OT loss to Aces

Filing for MayorsManor – photos by David Sheehan and game report by Scott Coffman…
“It felt like we were chasing them all night,” is how Ontario Reign coach Jason Christie summed up his team’s overtime loss to the visiting Alaska Aces.
An interesting comment considering the home team had a two goal lead early in the game [...]

Exclusive photos from NHLPA skate at TSC – LA Kings and more

While Dustin Penner continues to get his work in at Anaheim Ice with Teemu Selanne and Ryan Getzlaf, most of his LA Kings teammates have been renting rink time at TSC – the Kings regular training facility.  They’ve also had a revolving cast of players from around the league joining them for the sessions in El Segundo.  Below [...]