2013 Tampa Bay Lightning game recaps

Bolts beat Columbus, close in on home ice

The Tampa Bay Lightning suffered more injuries Friday night, but hung on to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 behind rookie goalie Kristers Gudlevskis making his NHL debut. The Lightning now have a one point lead over the Montreal Canadiens.

Bolts top Flyers, breathe life into home ice quest

The Tampa Bay Lightning (with out-of-town help from the New York Islanders) gained ground on the Montreal Canadiens in the battle for home ice when the two teams meet in the first round of the playoffs, beating the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 in Tampa.

Lightning shutout, eliminate Toronto 3-0

The Tampa Bay Lightning ended the Toronto Maple Leafs playoff hopes, beating Toronto 3-0 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum Tuesday, The win did not come without a (potentially high) cost as workhorse goalie Ben Bishop was injured in the first period.

Hangover lingers, Lightning lose 5-2 to Stars

The Tampa Bay Lightning put forth another lackluster effort in losing to the Dallas Stars Saturday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, their second subpar outing since clinching a spot in the upcoming playoffs earlier this week.

Lightning suffer letdown in 4-1 loss to Flames

The Tampa Bay Lightning followed up one of their best all-around efforts with something considerably less in losing to the Calgary Flames 4-1 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum Thursday night.

Lightning clinch playoff berth, beat Montreal 3-1

In a matchup between likely first-round playoff combatants, the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 to clinch a postseason berth and move closer to securing home ice advantage in that opening series.

Lightning outlast Islanders in marathon shootout

For the third straight game, the Tampa Bay Lightning needed more than regulation time to resolve the outcome of a game, beating the Islanders 3-2 in a 13 round shootout (their second shootout in a row) Thursday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Lightning survive sloppy start to salvage point

The Tampa Bay Lightning didn't find their game until halfway through Monday's contest against Ottawa but hung close enough to manage a comeback that forced overtime before falling short in the shootout, losing 4-3.

Lightning hold off Canucks for 4-3 win

The Tampa Bay Lightning stretched their win streak to three games with a 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks, thanks in part to a couple of fortunate bounces.

Bolts shut out Devils, Bishop sets new standard

Ben Bishop was a key contributor to an all-around stellar outing by the Tampa Bay Lightning Saturday night, turning away 23 shots in shutting out the New Jersey Devils 3-0 and establishing a new franchise record for wins in a season with 31.

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Bolts fend off late rally, beat Panthers 5-4

It got interesting in the last minute or so, but the Lightning held on to enough of what had been a three goal lead to beat the Florida Panthers 5-4 and break a five game losing streak Thursday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Phoenix stretches Lightning losing skid to five

A familiar recipe yields familiar results as the Lightning lose another shootout by the score of 4-3 Thursday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, extending their winless streak to five games.

Another solid effort yields Bolts shootout loss

The Lightning give division leading Boston all they can handle for three full periods plus overtime, coming up just short in a 4-3 shootout loss.

Hard work not enough; Bolts fall to Buffalo

The Lightning put forth an effort worthy of victory but Sabres goaltender Jhonas Enroth was outstanding in turning away Tampa Bay 3-1 Thursday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Bishop, Bolts shut down, shut out Canes 3-0

By the time Carolina got anything going, the Tampa Bay Lightning already had the Carolina Hurricanes in a 2-0 hole. Ben Bishop took care of the rest, making 31 saves en route to a 3-0 victory in Raleigh.

Bolts dominate Preds in Forum preseason opener

The Tampa Bay Lightning scored early and maintained consistent pressure throughout Thursday night's exhibition game at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, coming away with a 5-1 win.

Bolts fall to Florida as St. Louis locks up Ross

On a night when veteran Lightning forward Marty St. Louis made NHL history by becoming the oldest player to lead the league in scoring, Tampa Bay was unable to make a two-goal lead stand up in losing 5-3 to the Florida Panthers

The Tampa Bay Lightning lose 2-0 despite effort ag

The Tampa Bay Lightning did not lack in the shots department against the Boston Bruins but all 30 of them were saved by Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask in a shutout Thursday night.

Big night from St. Louis leads Bolts to 5-2 win

The Lightning put forth a balanced team effort while getting a noteworthy performance from the legendary Marty St. Louis as they beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 Wednesday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Lightning follow familiar formula in 3-2 loss

The Lightning once again find themselves unable to get out of a deep hole, coming up just short in losing 3-2 to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Tampa Bay Lightning drop fourth straight

The Tampa Bay Lightning mounted a two goal comeback but ultimately did themselves in giving the Montreal Canadiens four power play chances in the third period.

Game 43: Tampa Bay Lightning at Winnipeg Jets

The Tampa Bay Lightning had yet another third period comeback but fell short in a 4-3 shootout loss to he Winnipeg Jets Tuesday night.

Bolts four goal comeback not enough against Caps

The Tampa Bay Lightning mounted a four goal comeback despite losing 6-5 in overtime to the Washington Capitals on Saturday.

Penguins power too much for Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning simply weren't up to the challenge of facing one of the league's elite teams in falling 6-3 to the Pittsburgh Penguins Thursday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Lightning hold off Senators 3-2

The Lightning come out on top in a close, physical game in which messages were sent between future division rivals.

Lightning fall to Islanders

You can't always expect your goalie to save your ass during a lax effort, and that's what Tampa Bay seemed inspired to do - depend on their goalie - with a weak effort in Uniondale on Saturday night.

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