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Loss of Ben Bishop just another hurdle for the Lightning

TBL.com Feed - May 14, 2016 - 11:44
PITTSBURGH -- The concern must have been astronomical on the Tampa Bay Lightning bench when starting goalie Ben Bishop left Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center on Friday on a stretcher wit...

No hearing for Ryan Callahan on Kris Letang hit

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 14, 2016 - 09:15
The Lightning dodged a bullet Saturday, with wing Ryan Callahan not receiving any supplemental discipline from the league for his boarding penalty on Kris Letang in Friday's Game 1.
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Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning 3, Penguins 1

TBL.com Feed - May 14, 2016 - 00:05
This was a gutsy win for the Lightning. Andrei Vasilevskiy had to come in for an injured Ben Bishop in the first period. Tyler Johnson missed half of the second period due to injury. The Lightning had to kill an early five-minute major penalty....

Lightning goalie Ben Bishop leaves Game 1 with lower-body injury

TBL.com Feed - May 13, 2016 - 21:57
PITTSBURGH -- Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop was taken off the ice on a stretcher with an apparent lower-body injury in the first period of Game 1 in the Eastern Conference Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday. Bishop, a final...

X-rays on Ben Bishop negative: 'We're hoping for the best'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 13, 2016 - 20:28
The Lightning got some encouraging news on Ben Bishop, with coach Jon Cooper saying all x-rays on the All-Star goalie were negative.
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Steven Stamkos won't play in Game 1 of Eastern Conference Final

TBL.com Feed - May 13, 2016 - 13:00
Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos caused a bit of a stir this morning during the Bolts’ optional morning skate at Consol Energy Center when he wore a regular jersey after practicing the last couple of days in a red no-contact jersey. Fol...

Steven Stamkos says there's a chance he plays this series

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 13, 2016 - 11:48
The fact Lightning captain Steven Stamkos wore a blue jersey - rather than a red non contact one - at Friday's optional morning skate created a buzz at Consol Energy Center.
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Red-hot Penguins present difficult challenge for Lightning in Eastern Conference Final

TBL.com Feed - May 12, 2016 - 18:13
Much like the Tampa Bay Lightning, there was a point earlier in the regular season when it appeared the Pittsburgh Penguins might not make it to the postseason after struggling to deal with injuries and inconsistent play. But over the final mon...

Lightning to host watch party at Channelside Bay Plaza for Game 1

TBL.com Feed - May 12, 2016 - 15:21
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning are inviting fans to a Lightning Watch Party, presented by Bud Light, for Game 1 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference Final series against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Channelside Bay Plaza on May 12 from 6 p...

J.T. Brown nearing return for Lightning

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 12, 2016 - 15:18
Much has been made about how much the Lightning miss injured top scorer Steven Stamkos and top-pairing defenseman Anton Stralman, and deservedly so.
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Mishkin's Musings: How the Lightning beat the Islanders

TBL.com Feed - May 12, 2016 - 14:36
Before the Lightning begin the Eastern Conference Final on Friday against the Pittsburgh Penguins, let’s take a look back at how the Bolts were able to beat the New York Islanders in Round Two. When one team dictates play for the majority of a ...

Previewing the Eastern Conference Final

TBL.com Feed - May 12, 2016 - 08:46
The Pittsburgh Penguins reached the Eastern Conference Final by defeating the top-seeded Washington Capitals in six games in the second round. It was Pittsburgh's eighth Stanley Cup Playoff series win against their Metropolitan Division rival in n...

NHL releases Eastern Conference Final schedule

TBL.com Feed - May 11, 2016 - 21:57
NEW YORK The National Hockey League today announced the dates, starting times and television information for the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals. The Eastern Conference Final features the Pittsburgh Penguins against the Tampa Bay Ligh...

Bolts back together as Eastern Conference Final preparations begin

TBL.com Feed - May 11, 2016 - 16:54
For the first time since late March, the Tampa Bay Lightning had their full complement of players available to train as the team prepares for an Eastern Conference Final showdown against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Lightning captain Steven Stamkos (...

Five storylines for Lightning-Penguins in the Eastern Conference Final

TBL.com Feed - 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

TBL.com Feed - 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...

Anton Stralman, J.T. Brown join full team skate

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 11, 2016 - 10:23
The Lightning got some encouraging news on the injury front Thursday, as defenseman Anton Stralman and wing J.T. Brown took part in their first full team practices since getting hurt.
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Lightning to face Penguins in Eastern Conference Final

TBL.com Feed - 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...

Zettler fired as AHL Syracuse coach, Groulx takes over

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 10, 2016 - 15:15
The Lightning made a big move with its AHL affiliate in Syracuse, relieving head coach Rob Zettler of his duties and hiring Benoit Groulx. 
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