February 1, 2013 - Lightning take an early lead, and end it with the score of 8-3. Photos: R. Pitts/ CC Media + Entertainment
Steven Stamkos met with fans during the holidays!
Photots from the Bolts' 4-3 win over Buffalo on October 25th, 2011
by Steve Carney / 620 WDAE
The Lightning locker room was a happier place Thursday following the team's 3-1 win over Ottawa. Click below to hear interviews from Head Coach Jon Cooper and the players who made an impact in the game.
Head Coach Jon Cooper
Forward Martin St. Louis (2 goals, +2)
Goalie Ben Bishop (33 saves on 34 shots faced)
Forward Ondrej Palat (2 assists, +2, 9 hits)
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Lightning captain Martin St. Louis provided a big chunk of offense in a Lightning victory.
by Steve Carney / 620 WDAE
The Bolts got their scoreless drought ended, and in a big way.
Marty St. Louis finished with a pair of goals, and Ben Bishop had 33 saves, as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Ottawa Senators 3-1 Thursday.
The Bolts started poorly, but ended up taking the lead late in the first period, as Ondrej Palat fed St. Louis from behind the net, and the Lightning captain beat Robin Lehner on the short side.
Ottawa came out for the second period down 1-0, but tied the game up with just over six minutes gone in the period, as Keith Aulie took an interference penalty, and on the ensuing power play, Patrick Wiercioch beat Bishop to knot the game up.
St. Louis got Tampa Bay back in the lead with just under seven minutes to play in the period, missing the net on a breakaway, but getting a second chance as Palat fed him again from behind the goal for his second tally of the night.
Ottawa peppered Bishop with 34 shots, but the Tampa Bay netminder allowed just the single goal to earn the victory.
The Lightning lost a pair of defensemen, as Victor Hedman left in the first period with an upper-body injury, and Aulie was removed with a lower-body injury in the second period.
Tampa Bay wraps up a stretch of five of six at home Saturday night when they host the Winnipeg Jets. Face-off is scheduled for 7:00.
1. TBL - Martin St. Louis (11). Assists - Palat, Carle. Time - 16:45
1. OTT (pp) - Patrick Wiercioch (1). Assist - Turris. Time - 6:11
2. TB - Martin St. Louis (12). Assists - Palat, Johnson. Time - 13:19
1. TB - Valteri Filppula (10). Assists - none. Time - 10:56
1. TB RW Martin St. Louis (2 goals, +2)
2. TB G Ben Bishop (33 saves on 34 shots faced)
3. TB LW Ondrej Palat (2 assists, +2, 9 hits)
(via Tampa Bay Lightning Communications) - The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled defenseman Matt Taormina from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.
Taormina, 27, has skated in 13 games this season with the Crunch, posting two goals and 10 points to go along with eight penalty minutes. The Warren, Michigan native ranks first on the Crunch defense for points and ranks tied for first for goals and assists. He’s played in 187 career AHL games with the Binghamton Senators, Lowell Devils, Albany Devils and Crunch, collecting 24 goals and 105 points, including a career-high 10 goals and 50 points in 2009-10.
The 5-foot-10, 182-pound defenseman has appeared in 49 career NHL games, with the New Jersey Devils and Lightning, recording four goals and 12 points with a plus-three rating. He made his Lightning debut on April 6 last season against the New York Islanders.
Taormina was undrafted and signed as a free agent by the Lightning on July 6, 2012.