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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...

Lightning to host 'Black Aces' autograph signing at Tampa Bay Sports

April 26, 2016 - 16:39
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning will host an autograph signing with all 12 players of their current “Black Aces” squad at the Tampa Bay Sports, powered by Reebok, store inside AMALIE Arena on Thursday, April 28 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Black Ac...

Full Second Round schedule for Lightning vs. Islanders released

April 26, 2016 - 16:24
The NHL has released the complete schedule for the Second Round series between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the New York Islanders. The schedule is as follows Tampa Bay Lightning (A2) vs. New York Islanders (WC1) Game 1: Wed 4/27, 7pm: NY...

Steven Stamkos makes surprise return to ice as Lightning prepare for Islanders

April 26, 2016 - 15:45
For the first time since undergoing surgery on April 4 to treat a type of Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome near his right collarbone, Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos trained with the rest of the Bolts as they prepared for Game 1 of the...

Five questions with Lightning coach Jon Cooper

April 26, 2016 - 13:24
NHL.com's Q&A feature called "Five Questions With …" runs every Tuesday. We talk to key figures in the game and ask them questions to gain insight into their lives, careers and the latest news. The latest edition features Tampa Bay Lightning co...

Lightning to host Islanders at 7 p.m. on Wednesday to start Round 2

April 25, 2016 - 22:18
NEW YORK (April 25, 2016) – The National Hockey League today announced the following updates to the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs schedule: •The start time for Game 7 of the First Round series between the Anaheim Ducks and Nashville Predators has ...

Mishkin's Musings: How the Lightning beat the Red Wings in Round 1

April 25, 2016 - 10:28
As the Lightning prepare for their Second Round series against the New York Islanders, let’s take a look back at their First Round triumph over Detroit. Unlike their seven-game series last year against the Red Wings, the Lightning were able to ...

Next-man up mentality bolsters Bolts back line

April 25, 2016 - 08:07
On March 25, Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman was injured in a game against the New York Islanders when, while battling for position in front of the Bolts net with Anders Lee, his left leg got caught in the ice as he fell awkwardly on...

Lightning to face New York Islanders in second round of 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

April 24, 2016 - 22:48
The Tampa Bay Lightning have played the New York Islanders just once previously in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The year? 2004 Tampa Bay fans remember the series fondly as the beginning of a two-month playoff odyssey that would culminate in the fr...

Burns: Three things we learned from moving on to the second round

April 22, 2016 - 11:45
For the second year in a row, the Tampa Bay Lightning have advanced to the Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. And for the second-straight season, it’s the Detroit Red Wings who fell victim to the Bolts. Alex Killorn has scored a number of...

Five reasons the Lightning eliminated the Red Wings in five games

April 22, 2016 - 09:44
The Detroit Red Wings qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the 25th consecutive season. But for the third season in a row and fourth time in five seasons, they failed to get past the first round. The Red Wings were eliminated by the Tampa...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning 1, Red Wings 0

April 22, 2016 - 00:56
There were some similarities between this victory, which clinched the first round series for the Lightning, and their other three wins in the series. In all four of their triumphs, the Lightning broke a tie in the third period by scoring the even...

Lightning second-round playoff tickets to go on sale April 23

April 21, 2016 - 21:39
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning will place single-game tickets for home games during the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on sale to the general public on Saturday, April 23 at 1 p.m. The Lightning defeated the Detroit Red Wings 1-0 Th...

Arthenia Joyner honored as Lightning Community Hero

April 21, 2016 - 18:36
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Arthenia Joyner as the 44th Lightning Community Hero of the 2015-16 season during the first period of tonight’s game versus the Detroit Red Wings. Joyner, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightni...

Lightning look to close out series vs. Red Wings tonight at Amalie Arena

April 21, 2016 - 12:14
With the Florida Panthers-New York Islanders First Round matchup locked up 2-2 following the Panthers win in Brooklyn last night, that series is guaranteed to go at least six games now. Game 6 between the Panthers and Islanders is scheduled for S...

Lightning to auction off game-worn jerseys from 2015 Stanley Cup Final

April 20, 2016 - 15:23
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning announced today that the team has begun auctioning off game-worn 2015 Stanley Cup Final jerseys on tbl.co/gameworns. The on-line jersey auction ends on Friday, April 29 at 5 p.m. Fans are encouraged to log-o...

Burns: Three things we learned from taking a 3-1 series lead

April 20, 2016 - 12:56
What is it about Game 4s at Joe Louis Arena that produces some of the most iconic moments in Tampa Bay Lightning playoff history? Last season, we saw the unlikeliest of comebacks, the Lightning, having been completely outplayed through two-plus p...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning 3, Red Wings 2

April 19, 2016 - 23:13
Clearly, the Lightning’s power play, which produced all three of their goals, was a big factor in the Game Four win. But it wasn’t the only reason. After not being able to match Detroit’s compete level in Game Three, the Lightning brought a much...

Penalties defining Bolts first round series vs. Detroit

April 19, 2016 - 11:55
As Game 3 in Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena was coming to an end, the bad blood between the Red Wings and the Tampa Bay Lightning was just heating up. At a time when both teams should have been heading to their respective locker rooms, the Wings’ Bren...