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Will he or won't he: Ben Bishop's status for Game 3 remains up in the air

June 8, 2015 - 14:04
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop made his way onto the United Center ice for Monday’s optional morning skate session ahead of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final in Chicago. Bishop, with rookie backup Andrei Vasilevskiy in the opposite net...

Harvard graduate Alex Killorn making impact with Lightning

June 8, 2015 - 10:03
TAMPA -- Matt Killorn didn't know if it was possible, if his son Alex could do both. He hoped he could, but he also worried that having him concentrate so much on getting his education would destroy his dream to play in the NHL. "I remember ha...

Lightning's 'Triplets' line breaks out in Game 2

June 8, 2015 - 10:01
Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper said he was never concerned about "The Triplets" line of Ondrej Palat, Tyler Johnson, and Nikita Kucherov failing to keep up the pace they have set throughout much of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The second-y...

Jason Garrison: Good to contribute to a victory

June 7, 2015 - 14:05
I don't want to make this any bigger than it is, so I'll just say that scoring a game-winning goal in the Stanley Cup Final feels good and leave it at that. What feels better, great in fact, is that I was able to get some production to contribute ...

Burns: 3 things we learned from leveling the Stanley Cup Final

June 7, 2015 - 12:45
A lot went against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. Twice, Chicago rallied from a one-goal deficit. The Blackhawks final goal benefitted from a questionable goalie interference no-call that was discussed by game of...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Game 2 packs a lot of action into 60 minutes

June 6, 2015 - 23:08
This game packed a lot into 60 minutes – lead changes, momentum swings, wide-open chances, a goalie switch and a key power play goal in the third period. In addition to all those components, it was an exciting, entertaining contest. This series ...

Phil Esposito honored as Lightning Community Hero

June 6, 2015 - 19:00
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Phil Esposito as the 53rd Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight’s Game 2 Stanley Cup Final matchup against the Chicago Blackhawks. Esposito, who received a $100,000 do...

Game 2 Notebook: Lightning lean on resiliency to break home losing skid

June 6, 2015 - 12:39
The Tampa Bay Lightning will be looking to stop a three-game home losing streak tonight when they host the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena (7:15 p.m. puck drop). The Lightning, the best home team in the NHL...

Cedric Paquette looking forward to checking and chirping Toews more in two languages

June 6, 2015 - 10:48
TAMPA, Fla. - Cedric Paquette enjoyed not just shutting down Jonathan Toews in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final, but also letting Chicago's captain hear all about it. Don't expect him to shut up as the series continues. "I think I've got to p...

Masisak: Stats reveal Anton Stralman's hidden value to Lightning

June 6, 2015 - 10:34
TAMPA -- A year ago, Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman was three wins shy of winning the Stanley Cup but also faced a summer of uncertainty as an unrestricted free agent. The pain of losing in the Stanley Cup Final was compounded w...

Lightning looking to extend unbeaten Game 2 streak on Saturday

June 5, 2015 - 13:56
The Tampa Bay Lightning have been perfect in Game 2s during their current playoff run, going 3-0 with two of the wins coming on the road. The Lightning hope to continue that streak into Saturday’s Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Chica...

Garrison: Playoff beard constant topic of conversation

June 4, 2015 - 16:21
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jason Garrison will be blogging for NHL.com periodically throughout the Stanley Cup Final. In this edition, he talks about his beard, which has become a storyline during his team's long postseason run. TAMPA -- My...

Bolts look to regroup following game 1 loss

June 4, 2015 - 14:36
After watching the video of Wednesday’s agonizing 2-1 loss to Chicago in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper said the tape showed pretty much the same things he saw during the game. Namely, the Lightning p...

Lightning to operate Lightning High School Hockey League

June 4, 2015 - 14:18
The Tampa Bay Lightning, through its Community Hockey Development Department, will operate the Lightning High School Hockey League (LHSHL) beginning with the 2015-16 season in September, the club announced today. The Board of Directors and Mem...

Burns: Three things we learned from a Game 1 loss

June 4, 2015 - 12:07
The Tampa Bay Lightning opened Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks the same way they finished the Eastern Conference Final versus the Rangers: by dominating possession and building a wall in front of goaltender Ben Bisho...

Jason Garrison: Game 1 loss showed we can't sit back

June 4, 2015 - 10:10
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jason Garrison will be blogging for NHL.com periodically throughout the Stanley Cup Final. In this edition, Garrison discusses a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. ...