by Steve Carney / 620 WDAE
The Lightning locker room was a happier place Thursday following the team's 3-1 win over Ottawa. Click below to hear interviews from Head Coach Jon Cooper and the players who made an impact in the game.
Head Coach Jon Cooper
Forward Martin St. Louis (2 goals, +2)
Goalie Ben Bishop (33 saves on 34 shots faced)
Forward Ondrej Palat (2 assists, +2, 9 hits)
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Lightning captain Martin St. Louis provided a big chunk of offense in a Lightning victory.
by Steve Carney / 620 WDAE
The Bolts got their scoreless drought ended, and in a big way.
Marty St. Louis finished with a pair of goals, and Ben Bishop had 33 saves, as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Ottawa Senators 3-1 Thursday.
The Bolts started poorly, but ended up taking the lead late in the first period, as Ondrej Palat fed St. Louis from behind the net, and the Lightning captain beat Robin Lehner on the short side.
Ottawa came out for the second period down 1-0, but tied the game up with just over six minutes gone in the period, as Keith Aulie took an interference penalty, and on the ensuing power play, Patrick Wiercioch beat Bishop to knot the game up.
St. Louis got Tampa Bay back in the lead with just under seven minutes to play in the period, missing the net on a breakaway, but getting a second chance as Palat fed him again from behind the goal for his second tally of the night.
Ottawa peppered Bishop with 34 shots, but the Tampa Bay netminder allowed just the single goal to earn the victory.
The Lightning lost a pair of defensemen, as Victor Hedman left in the first period with an upper-body injury, and Aulie was removed with a lower-body injury in the second period.
Tampa Bay wraps up a stretch of five of six at home Saturday night when they host the Winnipeg Jets. Face-off is scheduled for 7:00.
1. TBL - Martin St. Louis (11). Assists - Palat, Carle. Time - 16:45
1. OTT (pp) - Patrick Wiercioch (1). Assist - Turris. Time - 6:11
2. TB - Martin St. Louis (12). Assists - Palat, Johnson. Time - 13:19
1. TB - Valteri Filppula (10). Assists - none. Time - 10:56
1. TB RW Martin St. Louis (2 goals, +2)
2. TB G Ben Bishop (33 saves on 34 shots faced)
3. TB LW Ondrej Palat (2 assists, +2, 9 hits)
(via Tampa Bay Lightning Communications) - The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled defenseman Matt Taormina from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.
Taormina, 27, has skated in 13 games this season with the Crunch, posting two goals and 10 points to go along with eight penalty minutes. The Warren, Michigan native ranks first on the Crunch defense for points and ranks tied for first for goals and assists. He’s played in 187 career AHL games with the Binghamton Senators, Lowell Devils, Albany Devils and Crunch, collecting 24 goals and 105 points, including a career-high 10 goals and 50 points in 2009-10.
The 5-foot-10, 182-pound defenseman has appeared in 49 career NHL games, with the New Jersey Devils and Lightning, recording four goals and 12 points with a plus-three rating. He made his Lightning debut on April 6 last season against the New York Islanders.
Taormina was undrafted and signed as a free agent by the Lightning on July 6, 2012.
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.