With the Lightning's season on the line in Thursday's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final, the natural inclination is to wonder if two of the team's biggest stars, captain Steven Stamkos and goalie Ben Bishop, might return for it.
With the Penguins season on the line, they are making another switch in net, rookie Matt Murray to start tonight in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final.
The Lightning is going to have to go back to Pittsburgh.
The Penguins have made a switch in goal, turning to veteran and Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Marc Andre Fleury for Game 5 tonight against the Lightning.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop continued to make progress in his recovery from a left leg injury, participating in his second straight team skate.
After two days without skating, Lightning captain Steven Stamkos was back on the ice for Thursday's practice.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop is getting closer to a potential return, participating in Thursday's practice at Amalie Arena. "A step in the right direction," he said. Lightning goalie Ben Bishop is getting closer to a potential return, participating in Thursday's practice at Amalie Arena.
The Lightning got a split the first two games in Pittsburgh in the Eastern Conference Final. But can it advance past the Penguins?
Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop took another step closer to a return, working out on the ice in full gear before Wednesday's morning skate.
Want to know the latest on the status of Ben Bishop and Steven Stamkos? How Ryan Callahan is feeling? How Anton Stralman looked in his return to the lineup? If the Lightning is on your mind, then you've come to the right place.
While it's uncertain when Lightning goalie Ben Bishop will return, coach Jon Cooper is "optimistic" it'll be during this Eastern Conference Final.
Watching Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman skate at Sunday's practice, you'd never tell he fractured his leg seven weeks ago.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop walked to the podium Sunday afternoon with no noticeable limp, no brace. Coach Jon Cooper said the Vezina Trophy finalist isn't ruled out for Monday's Game 2 against the Penguins. Lightning goalie Ben Bishop walked to the podium Sunday afternoon with no noticeable limp, no brace.
The Lightning got some extremely encouraging news Saturday, with goalie Ben Bishop considered just "day-to-day" with a lower body injury, GM Steve Yzerman told the Tampa Bay Times.
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.
The Lightning got some encouraging news on Ben Bishop, with coach Jon Cooper saying all x-rays on the All-Star goalie were negative.
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.
Much has been made about how much the Lightning miss injured top scorer Steven Stamkos and top-pairing defenseman Anton Stralman, and deservedly so.