Lightning Franchise news

Following a Lightning Community Hero

We take a look behind the scenes at all the work that goes into honoring those recognized by the Tampa Bay Lightning's Community Heroes program.

Adieu Vinny

Vincent Lecavalier made the Tampa Bay Lightning a better team as a player but he also made Tampa Bay a better place to live as a member of the community.

Syracuse Crunch at Norfolk Admirals: Observations

In the second of back-to-back games at Norfolk Scope this season, the Syracuse Crunch were still struggling for emotional equilibrium

ESPN gives the Tampa Bay Lightning a top 10 ranking among all pro-sports franchises

ESPN has produced it's 10th annual Ultimate Team Rankings, with the Tampa Bay Lightning cracking the top 10 among all pro-sports franchises.

Florida Panthers hosted 2012 rookie camp and tournament cancelled with thanks to labor situation

The rookie camp in Coral Springs, which the Tampa Bay Lightning were set to participate in, becomes a casualty of NHL labor uncertainty.

Lightning seek local art for 20th anniversary season exhibition

Leading into the Bolts 20th anniversary season, the Lightning make an open call to Tampa Bay artists for artwork submissions.

Lightning to unveil 20th anniversary logo during 2012 NHL Draft watch party festivities

2012-13 represents the Bolts 20th anniversary in the NHL, and the team will get a logo to mark the occasion during Friday's draft watch party.

Welcome to Vinikville: Lightning owner purchases property near the Tampa Bay Times Forum

Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik continues to assert his presence in downtown Tampa by purchasing property across the street from the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Lightning looking for new community heroes

Nominations can now be submitted for consideration to the Tampa Bay Lightning's "Community Heroes" program.

Twentieth anniversary: It starts with Phil

Phil Esposito founded the Tampa Bay Lightning, and as the Bolts enter their 20th year, the franchise is set to honor it's father.


Lightning host Hockey N Heels event

The Tampa Bay Lightning hosted "Hockey N Heels", a program specially designed for women to dreate and develop an appreciation for the game.

Lightning announce launch of Smartphone App

The Bolts are now available to you on-the-go in this smartphone optimized application.

"A Day in the Life" for the Tampa Bay Lightning

If you read the news today (oh, boy) you may have seen that the Florida Orchestra recorded "Be The Thunder" on Thursday, a theme for the Tampa Bay Lightning this season.

For the Lightning, a symphonic storm approaches

The team introductory theme music for the 2011-12 season is set to be recorded on Thursday at the Spring Theatre in Tampa.

BOOM. Lightning bust out new Marketing Scheme

Will you Be The Thunder?

Question of the Week: Whose numbers will never be worn again?

Question of the week: Whose number(s) deserve to eventually be retired by the Tampa Bay Lightning?

Lightning and the "Be the Ticket" campaign

It's a ticket to ride, quite literally. The Bolts launched a campaign for fans to appear on tickets this upcoming season.

Tampa Bay Lightning hockey to return to Orlando after 16 years

At around 2:15 PM this afternoon, the Lightning will unveil plans to play a preseason game at Amway Center in Orlando. It's a bigger event than you'd think - for the sake of team marketing and outreach to a nearby community.

Playoff hangover: NOW what are we supposed to do?

Rallying after a party like the one the Tampa Bay Lightning threw this year can be rough. Here are some hints to help with your recovery.

Tampa Bay's uniform design has reached the end of its thread

Unveiled almost 4 years ago, the 2007 Tampa Bay Lightning logo and jersey system is now all but officially retired.

A History of Nailbiters: Lightning Game Sevens

Hair-Pulling and Nail-Biting: A History of The Lightning's Game Seven Adventures

Revisions of history and where credit really is due

Way off the topic of the NHL playoffs: Credit for the drafting of Steven Stamkos needs to stop being given to a guy who was not even a Tampa Bay Lightning employee at the time!

Freddy Modin retires

Former Lightning left wing Fredrik Modin has retired after a 15 year career in the NHL

Jumping on the Tampa Bay Lightning bandwagon - a primer

Think you might want to jump on the Tampa Bay Lightning bandwagon? Well, here's a primer to get you started.

The Byng Thing and other notes

Congratulations are in order... Again. And some minor matters for the Lightning organization (that matter in a big way).

Steve Yzerman a Finalist for the NHL’s GM of the Year Award

Stevie, Gillis, and Poile. Real men of NHL genius. The finalists for the NHL's GM of the Year Award

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