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Jones: Lightning needs Andrei Vasilevskiy to turn in best-ever game pronto

Jones: Lightning needs Andrei Vasilevskiy to turn in best-ever game pronto

PITTSBURGH — Those who do not remember the past are condemned to Game 7.
Updated: 9 hours ago
At least it wasn’t Vladislav: Baby girl named after Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov

At least it wasn’t Vladislav: Baby girl named after Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov

TAMPA — Laine Franklin wanted to surprise her husband with some big news at a Tampa Bay Lightning game last year. She gave Eric Franklin a ThunderBug onesie. She was pregnant. “Let’s name the baby after the Bolts player who score...
Published: 05/25/16
Fennelly: Lightning effort for first 40 minutes vs. Penguins inexcusable

Fennelly: Lightning effort for first 40 minutes vs. Penguins inexcusable

TAMPA — Does Jonathan Drouin ever get tired of being in the middle of everything?
Published: 05/25/16
It takes months of work by the Tampa Bay Lightning to make it loud for the playoffs

It takes months of work by the Tampa Bay Lightning to make it loud for the playoffs

TAMPA — Louise Forrest loves to be a loud, “hard-core” Tampa Bay Lightning fan.
Published: 05/24/16
Rallies in Game 5 victory again reflect Lightning's grit

Rallies in Game 5 victory again reflect Lightning's grit

Time and time again Sunday night, Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final, kept getting away from the Lightning. Because of it, this Stanley Cup-or-bust season was moving ever so close to being a bust. But the Lightning wouldn't allow it. Of course it didn't. This amazing team refuses to let this amazing postseason go down without a fight.
Published: 05/23/16
‘There’s only one Andrei’: Bolts’ Vasilevskiy doesn’t lack confidence

‘There’s only one Andrei’: Bolts’ Vasilevskiy doesn’t lack confidence

PITTSBURGH — Before relieving injured Ben Bishop on Friday, Lightning backup goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy got a pep talk about not trying to be Bishop.
Published: 05/16/16
Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov has sharpshooting skills that can’t be taught

Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov has sharpshooting skills that can’t be taught

PITTSBURGH — Watch closely Nikita Kucherov’s tying goal late in Game 4 against the Islanders in the last playoff round and you’ll see all elements that make him one of the league’s most dynamic scorers.
Published: 05/13/16
Fennelly: For Lightning’s Brian Boyle, winning and family go hand in hand

Fennelly: For Lightning’s Brian Boyle, winning and family go hand in hand

He was born into a team. That’s important to know when talking about Lightning center Brian Boyle. He’s the seventh-oldest of Artie and Judy’s 13 children. The Boyles of Hingham, Mass. Deep roster.
Updated one month ago
Jones: 5 things we learned in Lightning-Islanders series

Jones: 5 things we learned in Lightning-Islanders series

Halfway there.
Updated one month ago
Jones: Sure, they’re down two key players — but they’ve downed two playoff foes, too

Jones: Sure, they’re down two key players — but they’ve downed two playoff foes, too

TAMPA — Devastating.
Updated one month ago