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Vlad Namestnikov earns unsung hero honors from Game 3

May 5, 2016 - 16:41
A lot of attention in Game 3 of the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Second Round playoff series against the New York Islanders was given to a second-period collision between the Isles’ Thomas Hickey and the Bolts’ Jonathan Drouin – a hit that gashed Drouin’...

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

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...

Mishkin's Musings: Three musings after the Bolts' come-from-behind win

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

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

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...

Erik Condra eyes return for Game 3

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

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...

Lightning Playoff prize giveaways continue this week

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

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

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

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

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...

Battle-tested Bolts look to bounce back in Game 2

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 ...

Burns: Three things we learned from dropping Game 1

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

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...

Fox Sports Sun announces Lightning Live postgame schedule for second round

April 28, 2016 - 09:50
FOX Sports Sun, the regional television home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, clarified today network designations for the Lightning LIVE postgame show. Analyst Bobby “The Chief” Taylor and host Paul Kennedy will anchor the Lightning LIVE postgame s...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Islanders 5, Lightning 3

April 27, 2016 - 22:49
Here are some of the reasons why the New York Islanders were able to win this game. Ben Bishop had a rare off night. Of the four non empty-net goals scored by the Islanders, two were shots that Bishop normally stops. While the other two wer...

Tony Colton honored as Lightning Community Hero

April 27, 2016 - 18:30
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Tony Colton as the 45th Lightning Community Hero of the 2015-16 season during the first period of tonight’s game versus the New York Islanders. Colton, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning ...

Ben Bishop named Vezina Trophy finalist

April 27, 2016 - 18:06
NEW YORK -- Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded “to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the b...

Bolts begin Round 2 vs. Islanders tonight

April 27, 2016 - 11:50
After five days without a game, the Tampa Bay Lightning finally return to the ice tonight when they host the New York Islanders in Game 1 of a Second Round playoff series at Amalie Arena. The Bolts practiced twice during the extended break, on Su...