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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...

Steve Yzerman voted finalist for NHL GM of the Year award

May 22, 2015 - 19:00
NEW YORK -- Bob Murray of the Anaheim Ducks, Glen Sather of the New York Rangers and Steve Yzerman of the Tampa Bay Lightning are the three finalists for the 2014-15 NHL General Manager of the Year Award, the National Hockey League announced today...

Pregame Notebook: Matt Carle to miss Game 4 with undisclosed injury

May 22, 2015 - 12:18
Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper said defenseman Matt Carle will not play tonight in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final at Amalie Arena. Carle exited Game 3 midway into the first period after colliding with Derek Stepan at center i...

Strangis: Morrow sacrificing for another Cup chance

May 22, 2015 - 08:26
I'll tell you a story. It's a good story. Late May 2000; second straight Western Conference final between the Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche. The Stars are the defending Stanley Cup champion but needed seven games to get past the Avalanche...

What you need to know about watching games on Ford Thunder Alley

May 21, 2015 - 16:54
In order to create a safe and enjoyable environment, Amalie Arena kindly asks that you adhere to the following guidelines while viewing the Lightning playoff game on Ford Thunder Alley: · No outside food or beverage will be allowed on...

Matt Carle questionable for Game 4

May 21, 2015 - 14:38
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Matt Carle left Wednesday’s Game 3 midway through the first period after taking a big hit from New York’s Derek Stepan in the neutral zone. Carle fell to his back following the contact and was slow to get to his fee...

Burns: Three things we learned from 11 goals in 63:33

May 21, 2015 - 11:03
Before the Eastern Conference Final series against the New York Rangers, Lightning players and coaches were asked repeatedly how they planned to score against Henrik Lundqvist, one of the best goaltenders in the world who always seems to be at the...