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Pregame notebook: Bolts remain calm in face of game 7 at Madison Square Garden

May 28, 2015 - 19:55
Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final against the New York Rangers could be the most important match some of the players on the Tampa Bay Lightning will ever play in their NHL career. But, they’re not treating it as such. To them, Friday wi...

Lightning's Anton Stralman at his best in big moments

May 28, 2015 - 09:18
TAMPA -- The New York Rangers used to call Anton Stralman "Mr. Casual" because nothing seemed to excite him, not even the biggest games, including five Game 7s he played with them from 2012-14. The Rangers won all those Game 7s. Now they're ho...

Burns: 3 things we learned from a Game 6 blowout

May 27, 2015 - 11:36
With a trip to the Stanley Cup Final hanging in the balance of Game 6’s outcome, the Tampa Bay Lightning played two periods of solid hockey and one period of something vaguely resembling hockey in a 7-3 loss to the New York Rangers. Now, the Li...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Significant moments help Rangers force Game 7

May 26, 2015 - 23:40
There were a couple of significant moments in this game – key moments that helped the Rangers tie up the series and set up a deciding seventh game Friday back in New York City. The first of those occurred at the 3:36 mark of the game when Der...

George and Leonard Levy honored as Lightning Community Heroes

May 26, 2015 - 19:37
AMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored George and Leonard Levy as the 51st Lightning Community Heroes of the season during the first period of tonight’s game against the New York Rangers. The Levy’s, who received a $50,000 donation from the Li...

Pregame Notebook: Lightning on verge of Eastern Conference championship

May 26, 2015 - 12:11
The Tampa Bay Lightning have a chance to close out the New York Rangers in Game 6 and win their second Eastern Conference championship at Amalie Arena tonight. To do so, the Lightning will draw on their experience from previous Game 6s in the 2...

Cooper wants Lightning to 'raise the bar' in Game 6

May 25, 2015 - 20:33
Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper said they will have to play at a higher level to eliminate the New York Rangers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final at Amalie Arena on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports). The Lightning lead th...

Burns: 3 things we learned from getting one step closer to Eastern Conference Champs

May 25, 2015 - 15:25
The Tampa Bay Lightning are just one win away from reaching their second Stanley Cup Final in franchise history. They’ll have two opportunities to get that victory, the first coming at Amalie Arena in Tuesday’s Game 6. The Lightning put toge...

Surging Stamkos lifts Lightning one win from Final

May 25, 2015 - 10:09
NEW YORK -- Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos finished second in the NHL regular season with 43 goals, then had none in the first eight games of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Despite that, the Lightning advanced to the Eastern Conference F...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Bolts keep Rangers at bay in Game 5

May 24, 2015 - 23:47
After Game Four, the second consecutive contest in which the Lightning allowed five goals, players and coaches agreed that the team needed to tighten up defensively. In his morning press session before Game Five, Jon Cooper stated that the Bolts ...

Matt Carle could return to lineup for tonight's Game 5 in New York

May 24, 2015 - 13:14
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Matt Carle participated in morning skate at Madison Square Garden on Sunday ahead of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final. Carle missed Game 4 and most of Game 3 after taking a hard hit at center ice midway thro...

Where to watch Lightning-Rangers game 5: TV, streaming, radio information

May 24, 2015 - 13:00

Jon Cooper reassures confidence in Ben Bishop

May 23, 2015 - 15:10
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop has given up 10 goals over his past two games, the most he’s allowed in back-to-back starts all season. But the Lightning aren’t concerned what kind of performance they’re going to get from their back s...

Burns: 3 things we learned from a level series

May 23, 2015 - 12:37
With four games played, the Eastern Conference Final between the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers has become a race to see who can win two of the next three. The Lightning had a chance to consolidate its home-ice advantage but failed to...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Bolts costly mistakes lead to New York goals in Game 4

May 23, 2015 - 09:19
As I wrote about the Lightning’s 6-2 win in Game Two, the final score in this one is not indicative of how the game was played. The Lightning did some things very well in this game, as they dominated play for stretches of time. But they also mad...

Tony Dungy honored as Lightning Community Hero

May 22, 2015 - 19:36
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Tony Dungy as the 50th Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight’s Eastern Conference Game 4 matchup against the New York Rangers. Dungy, who received a $50,000 donation f...