By: Emmett Stevenson
The Tampa Bay Lightning were handed their second shutout loss 1-0 to the Columbus Bluejackets Tuesday night in
Ben Bishop was solid in goal for
Nick Foligno scored the lone goal of the game at of the second period. Sergei Bobrovsky and Craig McElhinney combined for a 26-save shutout. McElhinney replaced Bobrovsky early in the third period after a breakaway save on J.T. Brown that kept the lead at 1-0. The Bolts out shot
The Lightning return home Thursday night to face the
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By Dory LeBlanc
Last Wednesday, the Lightning announced forward Ryan Malone was placed on injured reserve due to a "lower body injury" sustained on the road in Anaheim. WDAE confirmed with the Lightning staff that the injury was to his foot, but the extent was unknown at the time.
Today in Columbus, General Manager Steve Yzerman told Tampa Bay reporters how extensive the injury actually is.
Got a bit more clarity on Malone from Yzerman, who said the left wing is expected out 3-4 weeks with a non-displaced ankle fracture.— Damian Cristodero (@LightningTimes) December 3, 2013
Malone was drafted in the fourth round of the 1999 Entry Draft by his hometown Pittsburgh Penguins, where he played in 2003-04, (lockout 2005-06) and from 2006-08. The defensive-conscience power forward was traded to Tampa Bay following the 2008 season, and has played in 308 out of a possible 451 games for the Lightning, scoring 90 goals and recording 105 assists.
TAMPA, FL (Tampa Bay Lightning Communications Release) – The Tampa Bay Lightning will host another installment of Lightning Watch Parties for their game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday, December 3 from 6 p.m. through the end of the game at Sea Dog Brew Pub, located at 26200 US 19 in Clearwater.
In addition to the excitement of Lightning hockey, fans will also have the opportunity to win prizes and participate in meet-and-greets with Thunderbug, the Lightning Girls and more. Rolling Thunder, the Lightning’s mobile fan truck, will be present at the watch party, equipped with interactive games and prizes for all patrons in attendance. There will also be on-site contests in which fans may enter to win signed Lightning merchandise, as well as tickets to future games.
Fans are encouraged to visit www.tampabaylightning.com to keep up with all the latest news surrounding the team, as well as information regarding upcoming watch parties and future events.
by Steve Carney / 620 WDAE
Following the 3-0 loss at home to Pittsburgh on Friday, Lightning head coach Jon Cooper and a number of players spoke about the defeat and what they could take away in their learning process from the game.
Head Coach Jon Cooper
Forward J.T. Brown
Forward Tyler Johnson
Defenseman Victor Hedman
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Ben Bishop allowed two goals and got no support in Friday's loss.
by Steve Carney / 620 WDAE
The Lightning offense went silent Friday, while Chris Kunitz scored twice to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-0 win over Tampa Bay Friday, snapping the Bolts' seven-game home winning streak.
Pittsburgh tallied the only goal in the first period nearly seven minutes into the game, when Chris Kumitz roofed a feed from Sidney Crosby up over Ben Bishop for the lead.
Tampa Bay actually outshot the Penguins 7-5 in the first period, and had a trio of chances in the second period thwarted by Marc-Andre Fleury. Alex Killorn whiffed on a tic-tac-toe play, while Nikita Kucherov could not convert on a breakaway, and Richard Panik's shot from the slot on the power play at the end of the period was turned away.
Pittsburgh extended their lead to 2-0 in the third, as Mark Barberio took a penalty for delay of game, and Brandon Sutter would bank a centering feed off the leg of Victor Hedman and past Bishop for the goal.
Kunitz added his second of the game, an empty-net goal with just under two minutes to play.
Sidney Crosby assisted on all three goals.
Tampa Bay heads next to Columbus for a matchup with the Blue Jackets on Tuesday.
1. PIT: Kunitz (12). Assists - Crosby, Letang. Time - 6:53
2. PIT (PP): Sutter (5). Assists - Crosby, Jokinen. Time - 8:27
3. PIT (EN): Kunitz (13). Assists - Malkhin, Crosby. Time - 18:17
1. PIT G Marc-Andre Fleury (21 saves on 21 shots faced)
2. TB RW J.T. Brown (15:10 TOI, 4 shots on net, 4 shots blocked/missed)
3. PIT C Brandon Sutter (PPG that made it 2-0)