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Montreal Canadiens v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game One

Puck Drop Preview: 2014-15 Tampa Bay Lightning

Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2014-15, where our hockey department gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Makes sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings in each division, and eventually our…

Brian Bradley

Best Of The Rest: Tampa Bay Lightning – Brian Bradley

Welcome to LWOS’ Summer Hockey Series, Best of the Rest.  Plenty of sites do a version of a 30 greats in 30 days series, but this year we are doing something a little bit different.  We want to look at the best player from each team who is not in the Hockey Hall Of Fame.  In order to do this…

Tampa Bay Lightning v Florida Panthers

Florida Teams Among Most Improved

In an off-season where nearly every Eastern Conference team downgraded, both teams in the state of Florida managed to improve their clubs drastically. In the case of the Lightning, they upgraded from threat to contender, and the Panther have gone from a bottom-feeder to a potential playoff team. Here are the off-season summaries of the NHL’s two Floridian organizations.   TAMPA…


3 Rounds: Plekanec vs. Callahan a Microcosm of Series.

Before the series between the Montreal Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning began, Ryan Callahan was outlined as a player that would instill the kind of playoff grit required for the Lightning to defeat the Canadiens. Well, it can’t be said that he didn’t lead by example. Two issues: that example was substantially poorer than anyone would have expected and…

Toronto Maple Leafs v Tampa Bay Lightning

3 Rounds Preview: Canadiens versus Lightning

3 Rounds is a three-part series.  Writers select what they feel is the most important individual match-up in the upcoming playoff series and give it an in-depth preview. The second piece is a mid-series assessment of that match-up.  In the final installment, we analyze how the match-up contributed to the outcome of the series. If our match-up isn’t the difference-maker,…

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