NHL Playoff Notebook; Officiating Needs Work

One of the more frustrating things to watch this postseason has been the performance of the on ice officials in playoff games. This is not to suggest any one of the remaining teams has been favored by the on


Round 2: Los Angeles Kings Vs. San Jose Sharks

Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks The Sharks had an easy run through the first round, sweeping the Vancouver Canucks in four games. The Kings got past the St. Louis Blues in one of the most physical series


Round 2: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators The Ottawa Senators had a fairly easy run through the first round against Montreal and look to be in good shape heading into round two. The Pittsburgh Penguins, on the other hand, survived against


Radko Gudas Contract Update

The Tampa Bay Lightning signed defenseman Radko Gudas to a three year contract extension Monday, May 6. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but a source did confirm to Sports Talk Florida that the deal is a


Stanley Cup Playoffs; First Round Notebook

Supplemental discipline confusion: Raise your hand if you know what qualifies as a suspension these days in the NHL. Anyone? The Department of Player Safety, up until these playoffs, did a terrific job explaining what does and does not


Lightning Retain Third Pick in NHL Entry Draft

The Tampa Bay Lightning entered Monday’s NHL entry draft lottery with a 14.2 percent chance of bringing home the first pick , and while that did not happen, the night was not a complete loss. With the Colorado Avalanche,


Radko Gudas Avoids Serious Injury

There was a scary moment in the Lightning’s 5-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday night, when defenseman Radko Gudas went down awkwardly near the Lightning bench. Gudas got off the ice putting no weight on his right


2013 NHL Draft Lottery Details

The Tampa Bay Lightning will soon find out exactly where they will be picking in the upcoming 2013 NHL Entry Draft. The league will hold the draft lottery on Monday, April 29th at 8pm. All 14 teams that do

Ryan Malone

Ryan Malone Out Against Toronto

Tampa Bay Lighting forward Ryan Malone will not play in the team’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday, April 24. Malone missed practice Tuesday, April 23, while dealing with an illness. Malone did take part in the morning


Lightning Goaltender Ben Bishop Gets Two-Year Extension

The Tampa Bay Lightning announced it signed Ben Bishop to a new two-year deal Monday, April 15. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. Here is the release from the team: The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goaltender