1:19 PM EST, Sun January 22, 2017
Raw Charge Jan 7, 2017
Quick Strikes: The Callahan/Filppula conundrum gets national press

Quick Strikes: The Callahan/Filppula conundrum gets national press

Whether they are traded remains to be seen. The Bolts What Lightning fans have known since the offseason: the team’s expansion plan hinges on Valtteri Filppula and Ryan Callahan. [ESPN] Lightning injury updates: Brian Boyle is on IR, eligible to come off Sunday, but likely out this weekend, per Yzerman. Braydon Coburn is day-to-day. #tblightning— Joe Smith (@TBTimes_JSmith) January 7, 2017 Andrei Vasilevskiy wants everyone to know that he’s still learning. [Tampa Bay Times] Now that’s a goal. Well, that’s one way to score, @ECondra ¯\_(ツ)_/¯...
Raw Charge Jan 2, 2017
Tampa Bay Lightning Team Report

Tampa Bay Lightning Team Report

Numbers show that with injuries to the lineup, the Bolts are getting career performances out of Valtteri Filppula and Brian Boyle. So far this season, the theme of these analytic reports has been mediocrity. The Bolts have hovered near the middle of the league or even below that for most of the season. I closed every previous report by saying that I would refrain from making any definitive statements about this team until we got through December. Now that we’re here, I think we can begin to have some insight into our assessment of how the team is playing. Even Strength Team Play To start,...

Valtteri Filppula calls oversleeping meeting 'embarrassing'

Lightning veteran Valtteri Filppula has probably been to around 1,000 team meetings in his 11-year NHL career. The one Wednesday morning was the only one he can remember missing. Lightning veteran Valtteri Filppula has probably been to around 1,000 team meetings in his 11-year NHL career.
Raw Charge Dec 29, 2016
The case for trading Filppula: Now is the time to sell high

The case for trading Filppula: Now is the time to sell high

Valtteri Filppula is scoring at a near career-high pace. Is this a temporary run of good luck or a sign of a resurgence? The Scenario The Lightning will be in a continuous state of cap crunch over the next few seasons. Excellent drafting combined with a few ill-advised free-agent overpays has resulted in the Lightning having too many players and not enough money. Jonathan Marchessault was the first casualty of the Lightning’s glut of forwards, and he will likely not be the last unless General Manager Steve Yzerman can find a way to work some magic. While I don’t want to underrate his...

Valtteri Filppula scratched for missing meeting

For all the players the Lightning got back Wednesday night - including wing Nikita Kucherov - there was one surprising scratch.
Rotoworld Dec 23, 2016

Valtteri Filppula registers 2 assists vs. STL - Valtteri Filppula (C) Tampa Bay Lightning

Valtteri Filppula earned a pair of assists in Tampa Bay's 5-2 win over the St. Louis Blues Thursday night.

Valtteri Filppula Photos

Lightning Player News

  • 2

    Ben Bishop

    Arizona Coyotes' offense keys win over Tampa Bay Lightning

  • Steven Stamkos

    91 Days of Stamkos: Day 21, make your own Stamkos rookie card

  • Victor Hedman

    Quick Strikes: Victor Hedman nearing return

  • Jonathan Drouin

    Jonathan Drouin delivers another 'big-time' goal

  • Andrei Vasilevskiy

    Couture, back from illness, scores winner

  • Tyler Johnson

    Nikita Kucherov and Victor Hedman named to NHL All-Star Game

  • Ryan Callahan

    Ryan Callahan (hip) goes on IR - Ryan Callahan (W) Tampa Bay Lightning

  • Brian Boyle

    Quick Strikes: Have a basket of kittens, Bolts fans

  • Nikita Kucherov

    Kucherov finally shooting more - Nikita Kucherov (W) Tampa Bay Lightning

  • Ondrej Palat

    Bishop returns, Palat gets 2 goals, Lightning top Sabres 4-2