2013-14 Lightning game recaps

Canadiens take series opener 5-4 in overtime

Game one of the Atlantic Division semifinals goes to the Montreal Canadiens with a 5-4 overtime victory the Tampa Bay Lightning burdened themselves with turnovers and generally tentative play

Bolts claim home ice with 1-0 win over Caps

In perhaps the most meaningful shootout in Tampa Bay Lightning history, the Bolts prevailed on a game-winning try by Matt Carle, claiming the all-important two points and thus home ice advantage in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against

Bolts fall short in 3-2 loss to Red Wings

A good second period was sandwiched by uneven efforts in the first and third as the Lightning's 11-game points streak was snapped in a 3-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings.

Bolts drop Sabres 4-3 in overtime

In spite of some egregious miscues, the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied back multiple times en route to a 4-3 overtime victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.

Bolts fall to Pens 4-3 in overtime

The Tampa Bay Lightning needed a late third period tally from Ondrej Palat to send it to OT after giving up a lead, but fell 4-3 in the extra session to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Bolts dominated by Blues in 4-2 loss

The Tampa Bay Lightning were never in this one in spite of an early lead as the St. Louis Blues outworked the Bolts en route to a 4-2 win.

Bolts give up four goals in third, lose 6-3 to Avs

Perhaps fatigue was a factor as the Tampa Bay Lightning were outscored 4-0 in the third period en route to a 6-3 defeat vs. the Colorado Avalanche to wrap up the second half of a road back-to-back.

Lightning hold on for a much-needed 4-2 road win

The Tampa Bay Lightning held on for a 4-2 win in a game that largely resembled the tilt in Nashville on Thursday night against the Predators.

Penalty kill fails Bolts in 3-2 loss to Preds

The Tampa Bay Lightning penalty kill gave up three goals on four opportunities in a 3-2 loss to the Nashville Predators.

Lightning come back twice in 4-2 win over Detroit

The Tampa Bay Lightning came back from one-goal deficits twice before putting away the Detroit Red Wings for the fourth time this season. As a result, the Lightning head into the Olympic break still in second place in the Atlantic Division.

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Lightning lose ground and players in 4-1 loss

The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1, trimming the Lightning's lead over division rivals Toronto and Montreal to a single point. Worse, key players Ben Bishop and Valtteri Filppula left the game early with injuries.

Late rally falls short, Bolts lose 2-1 to Wild

An inspired comeback effort with less than 10 minutes remaining the game starkly contrasts with a mostly lethargic night otherwise by the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 2-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild to wrap up the final road trip before the Olympic break.

Big scary Bolts beat up Habs, win 2-1 in OT

In one of the stranger things you might ever see in an NHL hockey game, Ben Bishop and Brandon Prust got into a fight during a TV timeout during the second period between the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning. The Bolts won 2-1 in OT.

Bolts lose Bishop, game to Sens 5-3

Don't let the final score fool you, as the Tampa Bay Lightning lost their burgeoning star goaltender Ben Bishop to an upper-body injury and the game to the Ottawa Senators 5-3 but added two late meaningless goals in a game Ottawa dominated.

Bolts fire 42 shots but lose 3-2 to Maple Leafs

Jonathan Bernier was the difference in a game the Lightning dominated all night -- particularly at even strength -- as the Leafs' netminder made 40 stops on 42 shots to lead Toronto to a 3-2 victory at the Air Canada Centre.

Johnson leads Lightning to 5-2 win

Rookie center Tyler Johnson recorded a hat trick, the first of his career, Saturday night as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Colorado Avalanche 5-2.

Lightning end home loss streak, beat Senators 4-3

It took overtime and a shoot out, but the Lightning's five-game home losing streak is over, thanks to a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators at the Tampa Bay Times Forum Thursday night.

Game 50 recap: Bolts defeat Canes 5-3

The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 on Sunday evening, as Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop made 48 saves (setting a new franchise record for saves by a Tampa Bay goaltender).

Heroic effort by St. Louis wasted in Bolts loss

Martin St. Louis put forth a historic and heroic individual effort but the team behind him wasn't up to the task, blowing a two-goal lead and losing to the San Jose Sharks 5-4 for their fifth straight loss at home.

Lightning fall to Islanders 2-1 in shootout

The Lightning's bizarre losing streak at home hits four games as they come up empty against the New York Islanders in a shootout.

Bolts best Rangers 2-1 in Bishop's return

Ben Bishop stopped 33 shots in his return to the Lightning lineup following an injury to his wrist and the Lightning held on in the third period to top the Rangers 2-1 at Madison Square Garden.

Bolts blow 3rd period lead in 3-2 loss to Jackets

A pair of late power play goals powered the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-2 regulation victory over the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning, who committed 6 minor penalties on the night.

Bolts outgun Flyers 6-3 in Philly

Anders Lindback made 35 saves on 38 shots and the Tampa Bay Lightning quick-strike offense went to work in a 4 goal second period on their way to a 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Late lapses ruin Lightning comeback

Uncharacteristic defensive miscues in the final minute of play negated a comeback effort by the Tampa Bay Lightning who lost to the Washington Capitals 4-3 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum Thursday night.

St. Louis leads Bolts to 4-2 win over Jets

Just hours after the announcement that Martin St. Louis was left off Team Canada for Sochi 2014, the Lightning captain scored a pair of 3rd period goals (including a power play game-winner) to lead the Lightning to a 4-2 win in Winnipeg.

Bolts lose Bishop, game 5-3 to Oilers

Goaltender Ben Bishop left the game after just one save on Sunday night with an "upper body injury" and did not return, and the Tampa Bay Lightning dropped their first contest of 2014 5-3 to the Edmonton Oilers.

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