International Hockey

Olympics, World Junior Championships and other international tournaments.

WC Recap: Vasya steals show in 6-1 Russia romp

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Russia cruised past Team USA 6-1 with an offensive outburst, but perhaps most impressive was the performance in net by 19-year old Tampa Bay Lightning goaltending prospect Andrei Vasilevskiy.

WC Recap: Tyler Johnson scores game-winner for USA

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Tyler Johnson scored the game-winning goal and also added an assist in Team USA's 3-2 victory over Switzerland; also, updates on other Tampa Bay Lightning prospects and players at the IIHF World...

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Top contenders for the Calder Memorial Trophy

As the race for the Calder Memorial Trophy comes down to the final stretch, there are not too many questions about who will be named the NHL's best rookie player this season, but there certainly...

United States sled team goes for gold in Sochi

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The United States national sled hockey team, which includes Tampa native Declan Farmer, will play for the gold medal today in the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, broadcast nationally on NBC at 12...

Sochi 2014: Day Eight Recap, the Gudlevksis Show

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Recapping the quarterfinal match-ups from the Sochi Winter Olympics, where Kristers Gudlevskis -- a Tampa Bay Lightning goaltending prospect -- stole the show.

Gudlevskis' magic Olympic moment

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For those of us who've watched Gudlevskis since he was drafted, yesterday's amazing game was not a surprise, but it was satisfying and wonderful.

Sochi 2014: Day Seven Recap

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Radko Gudas, Ondrej Palat, and Richard Panik take the ice as the elimination round of the men's hockey tournament in Sochi gets underway with four games to determine who will move on to the...

USA's win over Russia at Sochi was no "Miracle"

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Like the Beatles influence on music (and the singular event of appearing on Ed Sullivan in February 1964), the "miracle" of Lake Placid by Team USA is an event that is only sullied by modern...

Sochi 2014: Day Five Recap

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Canada outlasts Finland in overtime; USA beats Slovenia; and Russia needs a shootout to beat Slovakia as the seeds are all set for the elimination stage of the men's hockey tournament at the Sochi...

Sochi 2014: Day Four Recap

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More of the same for the Tampa Bay Lightning players at the Sochi Winter Olympics -- no goals, no assists, and more struggles, particularly for the younger players.

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2014 Olympics Team USA downs Russia

It was no "miracle" but the United States prevailed in the shootout against the Russian Federation.

Sochi 2014: Day Three Recap

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Trending upwards are Martin St. Louis (Canada) and Sami Salo; downwards, Ondrej Palat (Czech Republic) as Day 3 of the Olympic hockey tournament in Sochi is wrapped up.

Sochi 2014: Day Two Recap

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Sami Salo of Finland, Richard Panik of Slovakia, and Martin St. Louis of Canada take to the ice for the first time at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

Sochi 2014: Day One Recap

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Ondrej Palat was the only Lightning player to take the ice in Day 1 at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

How will the Olympics affect the Lightning?

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Some of the Lightning's best players will go to Sochi for the Olympics and some will stay home to rest or heal. How will the games affect the Tampa Bay team during the stretch run of the NHL...

Steven Stamkos not cleared to resume play

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The Lightning superstar bows out of participation in the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Former Lightning coach Guy Boucher joins SC Bern

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The process of becoming starts anew for the former Lightning head coach, who goes to Europe for his next challenge.

Is this Ben Bishop's Olympic chance?

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Opportunity may be forthcoming for Ben Bishop, if USA Hockey decides to take a flyer out on a goaltender having a stellar season.

Seven Bolts to Sochi, but big snubs, too

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Both Victor Hedman and Martin St. Louis were left off their respective national teams, but seven other Lightning players were named.

Ben Bishop, Like, Totally Snubbed by TeamUSA

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Terrible, Terrible, Terrible.

Tampa Bay Lightning Olympic hopefuls

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Which Lightning players have a shot at making their national teams for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia?

QMJHL not suspending Erne for hit on Drouin

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Adam Erne's questionable hit on fellow Lightning prospect Jonathan Drouin was not considered a suspendable offense according to the QMJHL.

A ramble: Stamkos, Ovi, and that Crosby kid...

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One thing leas to another and another. It's a rant about games played, offensive potency and percentages of games played... And the odds Crosby's healthy for Sochi.

Hedman, Zetterberg crticize Russia anti-gay laws

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Tampa Bay's Victor Hedman and Detroit's Victor Hedman, bound to play for Team Sweden in the Winter Olympics in 2014 in Sochi, Russia, spoke out recently against the country's ant-gay laws.

The World Junior Championships and Tampa Bay

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Traditionalists will scoff at the idea - a non-traditional market, far from the border, hosting this winter rite of junior hockey - but that doesn't mean the idea is implausible.

Stamkos, St. Louis invited to Team Canada camp

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Of the Lightning's players, a total of five have now been invited to Olympic camps for their respective nations.

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