International Hockey

2014 Sochi Olympics loom for Yzerman, Lightning

A few Tampa Bay Lightning players hope to play for their country at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia... That is, if the IIHF and NHL can reach an agreement for NHL players to participate.

IIHF MWC Completed

A new World Champion has been crowned.

IIHF WC Preliminary Round complete

How's it going on the other side of the pond, for Lightning players and in the tournament as a whole?

IIHF World Championship Update

Update on the World Championship tourney after one week of play.

2013 IIHF Men's World Championship begin

Five Lightning players are participating this year. Here's what you need to know.

Wayne Fleming passes

Mr. Fleming served as an assistant with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2010-11, and served as a steward of this game for far longer.

USA takes gold in WJC

Team USA beats defending champions Sweden for their second gold medal in four years.

IIHF WJC Semifinals complete

How did Lightning prospects perform this morning in Ufa, Russia?

IIHF World Junior Championship Preliminary Round c

Raw Charge wraps up Lightning prospects' performance in the preliminary round of the 2013 IIHF WJC.

Former Tampa Bay Lightning forward Kaspars Astashenko dead

Latvian defenseman Kaspars Astashenko has passed, according to a Latvian news report. He was 37. How familiar the name Kaspars Astashenko is with Tampa Bay Lightning fans is, is likely subjective to how long one has been a fan, how intense of a fan they are, and how closely they followed things during the team's proverbial lean years. Astashenko played only 23 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning, between 1999 and 2001, his only play at the NHL level. Kaspars also played for the Latvian National Team in the 2002 Winter Olympics.

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