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Burns: Three things we learned from a wild finish in Brooklyn

TBL.com Feed - May 4, 2016 - 12:52
The Tampa Bay Lightning were less than a minute from defeat, the New York Islanders’ fan base in full throat as they anticipated taking a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Second Round series. But Nikita Kucherov silenced the Barclays Center with his...

No hearing for Brian Boyle over Hickey hit

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 4, 2016 - 09:54
While Islanders coach Jack Capuano expected Lightning center Brian Boyle to be suspended for his overtime hit on Thomas Hickey, that will not be the case.
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Mishkin's Musings: Three musings after the Bolts' come-from-behind win

TBL.com Feed - May 4, 2016 - 09:19
1. I’m not a big believer in momentum carrying over from game to game during a playoff series. I do think momentum swings within games occur and those swings can be significant in determining a winner. But with each new game, the slate is clean....

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning 5, Islanders 4 - OT

TBL.com Feed - May 4, 2016 - 07:09
This game had a number of storylines – drastic momentum swings, blown leads, numerous scoring chances and dramatic goals. But the overriding storyline was this. All night, the Lightning took hits from the Islanders – both literal and figurative ...

Victor Hedman playing by own rules

TBL.com Feed - May 3, 2016 - 15:05
NEW YORK - Victor Hedman highlights should come with a disclaimer: Don't try this at home. Go ahead. Watch Hedman play for the Tampa Bay Lightning against the New York Islanders in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Second Round on Tuesday (7 p.m...

Anton Stralman joins Lightning optional skate

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 3, 2016 - 12:20
Defenseman Anton Stralman took part in the Lightning's optional morning skate Tuesday in a regular-colored jersey, his first skate with the team since fracturing his left leg Mar. 25.
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Erik Condra eyes return for Game 3

TBL.com Feed - May 3, 2016 - 10:13
The Tampa Bay Lightning held their first practice on the Barclays Center ice Monday ahead of today’s Game 3 in the Second Round series versus the New York Islanders. And a couple of players who missed Game 2 were back out there training with the ...

Tyler Johnson continues to deliver in postseason for Tampa Bay

TBL.com Feed - May 2, 2016 - 15:32
In Tampa Bay Lightning postseason history, there might not be a more clutch player than Tyler Johnson. Heck, one could argue there might not be a more clutch player in the NHL playoffs over the past couple seasons. Consider: Johnson has more goa...

Erik Condra back on ice after 'scary' hit into boards

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 2, 2016 - 13:05
Lightning wing Erik Condra was back at practice Monday - and in line rushes - with the possibility he could play in Tuesday's Game 3. 
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Lightning Playoff prize giveaways continue this week

TBL.com Feed - May 2, 2016 - 09:56
We’re rallying the city and keeping support high this week as the team travels to New York for Games 3 and 4 of our Second Round series against the Islanders. Every day this week, we’ll have different locations where you can enjoy a meal durin...

Ben Bishop has a big fan in Martin Brodeur

TBL.com Feed - May 1, 2016 - 15:54
TAMPA -- Look at Ben Bishop and the first thing you see is his size. The man stands 6 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs 216 pounds in street clothes. Put him in skates and goalie equipment, and he's 6-9 and wide. If you're a shooter and he cuts down ...

Burns: Three things we learned from evening the series

TBL.com Feed - May 1, 2016 - 15:41
The Tampa Bay Lightning have been pretty darn unbeatable in Game 2s under head coach Jon Cooper, and that trend continued Saturday against the New York Islanders. The Lightning played perhaps their most complete game of the postseason in a domina...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning 4, Islanders 1

TBL.com Feed - April 30, 2016 - 21:21
After losing Game One at home on Wednesday, the Lightning needed a strong response in Game Two. They got that strong response in an impressive 4-1 triumph. Two of the problems areas of Game One didn’t resurface. Ben Bishop, as many expected...

Bob Martinez honored as Lightning Community Hero

TBL.com Feed - April 30, 2016 - 14:30
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Bob Martinez as the 46th Lightning Community Hero of the 2015-16 season during the first period of tonight’s game versus the New York Islanders. Martinez, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightni...

Anton Stralman skates, 'not near ready'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - April 29, 2016 - 13:35
Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman made an appearance Friday, skating in full gear on his own before the team's practice at the Ice Sports Forum.
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Battle-tested Bolts look to bounce back in Game 2

TBL.com Feed - April 29, 2016 - 12:40
It’s not the position they want to be in. But, it’s also a position they’re quite familiar with. The Tampa Bay Lightning find themselves in a 1-0 hole in their best-of-seven, Second Round series with the New York Islanders after dropping Game 1 ...

Erik Condra 'much better' after big hit Thursday

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - April 28, 2016 - 13:16
It certainly didn't look good Wednesday when wing Erik Condra took a nasty fall into the boards early in the first period, thanks to a hit by the Islanders' Casey Cizikas.
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Burns: Three things we learned from dropping Game 1

TBL.com Feed - April 28, 2016 - 12:55
Game 1 of Tampa Bay’s Second Round playoff series against the New York Islanders sure started well enough for the Lightning. Just a shade over three minutes into the game, Jonathan Drouin received the puck on the left wing, wheeled around along t...

Lightning and Syracuse Crunch announce six-year affiliation extension

TBL.com Feed - April 28, 2016 - 10:01
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning and Syracuse Crunch have jointly announced a six-year affiliation extension today. The extension ensures Tampa Bay's top prospects will develop their talents in Syracuse through the 2021-22 season. “Under the...
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