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: 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.
TAMPA, FL (Tampa Bay Lightning Communications) – The Tampa Bay Lightning and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will host a Toys for Tots drive beginning today, December 9 through Friday, December 13, including prior to the team’s game against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
The Lightning will receive donations of new, unwrapped toys at the McDonald’s © Ticket Office all week during hours of operation (9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. until pre-game on Thursday). The Marines will be on hand on Ford Thunder Alley prior to Thursday’s game against the Red Wings to help collect donations. Fans making a donation at any point during the week will receive a ticket voucher good for a free ticket to an upcoming Bolts home game. There is a limit of four per person.
The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, an IRS recognized 501(C)(3) not-for-profit public charity is the fund raising, funding and support organization for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The Foundation was created at the behest of the U.S. Marine Corps and provides support in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding with the Commander, Marine Forces Reserve, who directs the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The Foundation has supported Toys for Tots since 1991.