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
(via NHL Communications) - Tampa Bay Lightning forward Richard Panik has been suspended for two games, without pay, for boarding Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner during NHL Game No. 459 in Washington on Tuesday, Dec. 10, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 16:31 of the second period. A major penalty for boarding was assessed to Panik on the play.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Panik will forfeit $7,589.74. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
BY: John Mamola / 620wdae.com
Tampa Bay will once again host the NCAA championship for division one men's ice hockey as it was announced today that the Frozen Four will be returning to the Tampa Bay Times Forum in 2016. The Tampa Bay Sports Commission announcing the news earlier today via their twitter account.
Tampa beat out other finalists Boston, Brooklyn, N.Y., Buffalo, N.Y., Chicago, Columbus, Ohio, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, St. Paul, Minn., and Washington. The Tampa Bay Times Forum last held the tournament in 2012.
By: Emmett Stevenson
The Tampa Bay Lightning get off to a fast start at the
In the second period, Nicklas Backstrom pulled the Capitals within a goal at 3-2 before Tyler Johnson made it 4-2 at of the second period. The big momentum shift of the game occurred when Richard Panik received a five minute major for boarding putting
Ondrej Palat made it 5-4 at the mark of the third period. The Lightning, with two points in sight, allowed Ovechkin to score his fourth goal of the game with their goalie pulled with 32 seconds left in the third period. After a scoreless overtime period, they headed to a shootout. The Bolts got shootout goals from Kucherov and Teddy Purcell, but the Capitals’ shootout goal from Mikhail Grabovski in the fifth round turned out to be the game winner after Grubauer stopped Palat in the ensuing attempt. The Capitals win 3-2 in the shootout and win the game 6-5.
The Lightning out shot the Capitals 42-31. It was Alexander Ovechkin’s third career four goal game. Ben Bishop made 26 saves and Grubauer made 34 saves in his relief appearance.