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Submit Your Questions to Mike's Mailbag

January 4, 2021 - 11:14 PM ET

It’s time for another edition of Mike’s Mailbag here on the Tampa Bay Lightning blog. With training camp underway, there’s plenty to talk about. Send me your questions on the Bolts, National Hockey League, or life in general. Loading… Thanks in advance!...

Lightning Hire Randorf to Fill Peckham's Shoes

January 7, 2021 - 3:25 PM ET

The Tampa Bay Lightning’s search for Rick Peckham’s replacement in the play-by-play booth is over. The team announced today that it has hired Dave Randorf to fill Peckham’s Hall-of-Fame-sized shoes. Randorf joins the Lightning organization following six years with Rogers Sportsnet and Hock...

Mike's Mailbag: Salary Cap, Johnson, Stamkos, and More!

January 10, 2021 - 10:26 PM ET

It’s a quieter edition of Mike’s Mailbag this time around, with only a handful of responses submitted. Thanks to everyone who took the time. With fewer questions, there’s an opportunity to go into a little bit more depth with my responses. Henryhockey asks: Where will Tyler Johnson play in...

Opening Night Preview: Lightning vs. Blackhawks

January 12, 2021 - 11:49 PM ET

With only a few months having passed since the Tampa Bay Lightning captured the Stanley Cup in Edmonton, their quest to go back-to-back begins on Wednesday night, as they open the 2021 season against the Chicago Blackhawks. Prior to puck drop at Amalie Arena, Tampa will unveil the banner commemorati...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Lightning Crush Blackhawks on Opening Night

January 13, 2021 - 11:09 PM ET

The Tampa Bay Lightning kicked off their campaign to defend the Stanley Cup tonight with a convincing 5-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. In their first game action since beating the Dallas Stars in Edmonton, the Bolts delivered just about everything anyone could have hoped for on opening night...

Game 2 Preview: Lightning vs. Blackhawks

January 14, 2021 - 11:29 PM ET

The benefit of the National Hockey League’s divisional format this year for a team like the Tampa Bay Lightning is that they get to play the Chicago Blackhawks a lot. After demolishing their 2015 Stanley Cup Final foe 5-1 on opening night, the Bolts will have the opportunity to shoot for a second...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Lightning Bend but Don't Break vs. Blackhawks

January 15, 2021 - 10:33 PM ET

The Chicago Blackhawks put up a bit more of a fight on Friday than they did on opening night, but the Tampa Bay Lightning ultimately walked out of the rink with another victory in hand. This time around, the Bolts earned themselves a 5-2 triumph on the backs of timely offence and a wonderful perform...

Lightning "Sniffing Around" on Blue Jackets' Dubois

January 18, 2021 - 10:12 PM ET

Appearing on Calgary’s Sportsnet 960 radio on Monday afternoon, Elliotte Friedman dropped something of note: The Tampa Bay Lightning have apparently checked in with the Columbus Blue Jackets about Pierre-Luc Dubois. In the wide-ranging interview, which went into depth about Dubois’ situation...

Game 3 Preview: Lightning vs. Blue Jackets

January 20, 2021 - 10:49 PM ET

After almost a week off since their last game, the Tampa Bay Lightning will return to the ice for game action tomorrow against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Because of complications with COVID-19, the Bolts have only played two games on their 2021 schedule to date. They’ll be looking to extend their...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Lightning Drop Blue Jackets in Overtime

January 22, 2021 - 12:42 AM ET

The Tampa Bay Lightning had just about a week off between their first two games of the year and Thursday night’s tilt against the Columbus Blue Jackets, but that apparently wasn’t enough rest for them. They tacked on 21 seconds of additional shuteye before showing up to play. While that recipe w...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Lightning Take Afternoon Nap vs. Blue Jackets

January 24, 2021 - 2:22 AM ET

The Tampa Bay Lightning laid an egg early on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 5-2 decision to the Columbus Blue Jackets. The loss, Tampa’s first of the season, moves the team’s record to 3-1-0. Here are today’s thumbs: Thumbs Down: Preparing to Play in the Afternoon The best way to describe...