Tampa Bay Lightning News: Brayden Point, Trade Rumors, And More

Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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Take a closer look at some of the top Tampa Bay Lightning Headlines and more making their way around the Bolts Nation today.

If you have turned on your television over the course of the past couple of days, there is no doubt you heard about the miracle that has been 108 years in the making. Overcoming the most insurmountable amount of obstacles and doubt, the Chicago Cubs have won the World Series.

As most Tampa Bay sports fans know, there are a couple of players near and dear to our hearts that have made their way to Wrigleyville over the course of the last couple seasons. One of the people who come to mind rather quickly is former Tampa Bay Rays Head Coach Joe Maddon.

After the Cubs earned their well-fought victory over the Cleveland Indians, there were many people here and around the world that took to social media outlets to show their support for Maddon and his World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. One of those people was Lightning Head Coach Jon Cooper. [Raw Charge]

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The Chicago Cubs are not the only sports team in the world who have been doing their fair share of winning as of late. In fact, last night at the Amalie Arena, the Tampa Bay Lightning finished off their three-game season series against the New Jersey Devils with a 4-1 victory.

Of course, anyone who was at the game knows this was no ordinary victory. In fact, something rather special happened over the course of that 60-minute hockey game that still rings out to Tampa Bay Lightning fans. Lightning rookie Brayden Point scored his first-ever NHL goal. Ironically enough, it was against the very same New Jersey Devils who gave him his first NHL point with an assist on October 15th. [Bolts By The Bay]

As the season continues on, it becomes clearer which teams are in need of a certain piece to make their season’s puzzle complete. Whether it is a strong forward, a solid defenseman, or a particularly skilled netminder, almost every team is in need of something.

This causes the minds of hockey fans all around the world to wonder if any piece of their team could potentially find themselves on the trade block or even in play to be freed up during the Free Agency Period at the onset of the off-season.

Unfortunately, there have been a couple of names floating around that would have a rather large impact on the Tampa Bay Lightning. One of those aforementioned players is Tampa Bay Lightning netminder Ben Bishop. As most people know, his contract will be up at the end of the season and with the expansion draft looming in the distance, the Lightning finds themselves in a rather precarious position. [Bleacher Report]

As most Tampa Bay Lightning fans know, for more than a few seasons now, the Lightning have been honoring people throughout the Tampa Bay community who go above and beyond to make Tampa Bay a much better place for all of us to live.

On Saturday night, the Lightning honored a young lady by the name of Skye Schmelzer. Having been through the hardships of life at an early age, she was determined to help others who find themselves in situations like the one she used to be in and replaces fear and doubt with positivity and hope. [Tampa Bay Lightning]

Anyone who has lived in Tampa Bay for any period of time knows the Tampa sports teams have an excellent relationship with one another. It never comes as a shock to see a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or the Tampa Bay Rays at a Lightning game or vice versa.

Well, on Friday morning, as the Lightning took the ice for morning practice ahead of Saturday’s encounter with the New Jersey Devils, the Tampa Bay Lightning hosted two members of the Tampa Bay Rays; center fielder Kevin Kiermaier and pitcher Jake Odorizzi.

While there is no doubt this duo knows how to take care of business on the baseball field, on the ice is a whole other story. Needless to say, at least one of this dynamic duo is going to need some more ice time before he’ll be able to skate like Steven Stamkos. [Tampa Bay Lightning]

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The Tampa Bay Lightning tasted victory last night against the Devils, but the Bolts don’t have long to revel in their victory. Tomorrow night, the Lightning will make their way to the BB&T Center in Estero to take on their in-state rivals, the Florida Panthers. Needless to say, you won’t want to miss a moment of the action.