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Snowbound: Lightning in Buffalo to face the Sabres (Preview)

Cold in Tampa? Try Buffalo on for size. That's what the BOlts are doing tonight as they square off against the Northeast leading Sabres at HSBC Center in Buffalo.

USA beats Canada for gold at the 2010 World Junior Hockey Championships

Why Team USA winning gold at the World Junior Hockey Championship is good for Sun Belt teams in the NHL.

"When you’re facing (Ryan) Miller, (Martin) Brodeur, these type of guys, if you think you’re going t...

"When you’re facing (Ryan) Miller, (Martin) Brodeur, these type of guys, if you think you’re going to go through a game and get that one shot and score a goal, you might as well not even go on the ice. You've got to go on mentally where you’re going to throw the puck on net, go to the net, wraparounds, quick shots. Don’t take a big slap shot. "These guys thrive on teams that try to pick spots. The best goalie in the world will tell you, the quicker the shot, the more garbage around the net, the harder for them to play; people in front of their faces. When you think you're going to go down the wing all night and and take that one big slap shot and go top shelf on these guys, you’ll be waiting all night with that. You've got to go out there and throw everything at them, whether it’s a wrist shot, slap shot, a quick shot, wrap shot, everything has to go out there with a flurry of people in front of them. That’s the only way you can consistently beat these guys."

Head Coach Rick Tocchet -- remarking Monday on facing elite goaltenders.

@TBLightning's photos

The Lightning have posted a number of memorable images on their official Twitter account and through Twitpic. I think it's only fitting to make sure the address for their photos on Twitpic was publicized. You'll promotional pictures as well as behind-the-scenes stuff that you only read about. Check it out.

Forty-one games down, some thoughts on the Lightning's first half

41 down, 41 to go. Here's summarizing some of the Lightning's quirks and issues from the first half of their season.

Tampa Bay Lightning Game 41: versus the Pittsburgh Penguins

The Tampa Bay Lightning played the reigning Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins. Did the Lightning continue their winning ways?

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Matinee action: Pittsburgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Lightning game thread

January 2nd.... Poor, poor January 2nd... All the hubbub about the previous day and now it's just Pittsburgh in Tampa for matinee action at Times Palace.

Combined NHL regular season standings for 2009

Dirk Hoag, over at On the Forecheck (SB Nation's Nashville Predators site) did the hard work and put together the combined records of all 30 NHL teams from January 1st, 2009 until December 31st, 2009... One complete year. NHL teams played ina varyign amount of games over that span -- from 83 games (Atlanta) to 89 (Montreal), the total games played during that pan tends to lie between those two numbers. For the Lightning? 86 games played and a 29-39-18 record for 2009... 2nd-to-last place int eh league behind the Islanders. Take a look at the full numbers an analysis by Dirk.

End of the homestand, the halfway point of the season: Lightning host Penguins in Saturday matinee (UPDATED)

Game #1 for the new year, game #41 of the season. The Lightning host the Penguins in matinee NHL action.

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ryan Malone makes U.S. Olympic team

Sometime next week, when I'm feeling better, I'll put something up for all of the Tampa Bay Lightnings 2010 Olympians. In the meantime, all I can offer is congratulations!

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