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Five storylines for Lightning-Penguins in the Eastern Conference Final

May 11, 2016 - 12:52
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning have met in the Stanley Cup Playoffs one time, and even that time deserves an asterisk. It was in 2011 and Penguins centers Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin did not play. Crosby had a concussion an...

Eastern Conference Final Game 1 to be held on Friday night in Pittsburgh

May 11, 2016 - 11:11
NEW YORK (May 11, 2016) – The National Hockey League today announced that Game 1 of the 2016 Eastern Conference Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning has been scheduled for Friday, May 13, at 8 p.m. ET in Pittsburgh. The ga...

Lightning to face Penguins in Eastern Conference Final

May 10, 2016 - 22:48
The Tampa Bay Lightning and Pittsburgh Penguins have already produced one iconic series in the teams’ playoff history. Now they’ll get a chance for another. The Lightning and Penguins will meet in the 2016 Eastern Conference Final – the series t...

Lightning hire Benoit Groulx to become head coach of Syracuse Crunch

May 10, 2016 - 14:59
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have hired Benoit Groulx to become the head coach of its American Hockey League affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch, Crunch General Manager Julien BriseBois announced today. Groulx, 48, was the head coach and gen...

Victor Hedman rises to occasion as stakes grow

May 10, 2016 - 10:02
If last season’s Stanley Cup run was the moment the rest of the National Hockey League learned how tremendously gifted Victor Hedman is, this year’s playoff performance by Hedman is a slap-you-in-the-face reminder he’s one of the most talented def...

Eastern Conference Final playoff tickets go on sale May 12

May 9, 2016 - 14:31
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning will place single-game tickets for home games during the Eastern Conference Final of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on sale to the general public on Thursday, May 12 at 2 p.m. The Lightning defeated the New York Islan...

Burns: Three things we learned from a return trip to the Eastern Conference Final

May 9, 2016 - 12:56
The reigning Eastern Conference champions will get the chance to defend their title. The Tampa Bay Lightning took care of business at home on Sunday, shutting out the New York Islanders 4-0 with an opportunity to clinch the Second Round series in...

Victor Hedman proves to be a force for Lightning at both ends of the ice

May 9, 2016 - 08:26
TAMPA -- For the Tampa Bay Lightning to go deep in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, they were going to need their best players to take on an even bigger role with center Steven Stamkos and defenseman Anton Stralman each out because of injury. Enter Vi...

Five reasons the Lightning advanced to the Eastern Conference Final

May 9, 2016 - 08:20
The Tampa Bay Lightning advanced to the Eastern Conference Final for the second consecutive year with a 4-0 win against the New York Islanders in Game 5 of the second round at Amalie Arena on Sunday. It is Tampa Bay's third time in the conferen...

Depleted Lightning keep winning despite injuries

May 9, 2016 - 08:15
Anton Stralman was injured on March 25 when the Tampa Bay Lightning played the New York Islanders. He battled in front of the net and his left leg bent awkwardly beneath him as he fell to the ice. Diagnosis: fractured fibula. Timeline: indefinite....

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning 4, Islanders 0

May 8, 2016 - 22:00
In their Game Five series-clinching 1-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings in Round One, the Lightning were vastly outplayed. They needed Ben Bishop to steal the game – and he did, making 34 saves. By contrast, the Lightning’s 4-0 series-clinching G...

Jim and Celia Ferman honored as Lightning Community Heroes

May 8, 2016 - 14:30
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Jim and Celia Ferman as the 47th Lightning Community Heroes of the 2015-16 season during the first period of today’s game versus the New York Islanders. The Ferman’s, who received a $50,000 donation fro...

Five Keys for Game 5 of Lightning-Islanders

May 8, 2016 - 08:54
The New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning play Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Second Round on Sunday at Amalie Arena (3 p.m. ET; NBC, SN, TVA Sports). The Lightning lead the best-of-7 series 3-1. Here are 5 Keys for Game 5: 1. EARN MO...

Burns: Three things from another overtime win in Brooklyn

May 7, 2016 - 13:17
Maybe the Lightning should try to get every playoff game into overtime. The Bolts are darn near unstoppable in the extra sessions. Tampa Bay won its second-straight overtime game in Brooklyn on Friday, Jason Garrison’s one-time blast from just...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning 2, Islanders 1 - OT

May 7, 2016 - 00:01
There were some differences between this Lightning overtime victory and their Game Three OT triumph. Nine goals were scored on Tuesday. Only three were tallied tonight. The teams combined for 80 shots on goal on Tuesday. Only 52 shots were put...

Matt Carle and Erik Condra possible for Game 4 tonight against Islanders

May 6, 2016 - 10:36
The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to take a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven Second Round series against the New York Islanders tonight in Game 4 at the Barclays Center. And there’s a chance they’ll have a bit more help to accomplish that feat. E...

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 ...