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Lightning forwards Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat are among three finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy, which goes to the NHL's rookie of the year. Colorado's Nathan McKinnon is the other finalist.
The Lightning goes into Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal tonight against the Canadiens at the Bell Centre, actually feeling pretty good about where the team's game is headed.
Lightning coach Jon Cooper (holding the water bottle as a faux microphone) sneaked into a media scrum with Steven Stamkos on Monday and then addressed reporters about being a reporter.
Here is the controversial play that led to Ryan Callahan's disallowed goal in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal between the Lightning and Canadiens. The call, with 4:22 left in the second period, took away Tampa Bay's 2-1 lead. Montreal ultimately won the game 3-2 to take a three games to none lead in the series.
Times sports columnist Tom Jones looks back at the Lightning's 3-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series on Sunday and previews Tuesday's Game 4 in this video report.
Toward the end of Friday's pregame meeting with reporters, someone asked Lightning coach Jon Cooper if tonight's Game 2 against the Canadiens in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals was a must win.
For Lightning C Alex Killorn and D Mark Barberio, who grew up in bordering neighborhoods in Montreal's west island, facing the Canadiens in the playoffs is extra special.
Times sports columnist Tom Jones previews the first-round playoff matchup between the Lightning and Montreal Canadiens in this video feature.
The Lightning got some good news on the injury front Tuesday, as two of its top scorers, LW Ondrej Palat and C Valteri Filppula, returned to practice.
Anders Lindback is the NHL's first star of the week ending Sunday. The Lightning goaltender was 3-0-0 with a 0.67 goals-against average, .975 save percentage and a shutout.
Here is the schedule for the Lightning and Canadiens in the first round of the playoffs: April 16: at Tampa, 7 p.m., Sun Sports, CNBC Here is the schedule for the Lightning and Canadiens in the first round of the playoffs:
The Lightning's season finale Sunday at Washington will determine whether Tampa Bay gets home-ice advantage in its first-round playoff series with the Canadiens.
Lightning left wing Ryan Malone was arrested Saturday morning on charges of driving under the influence and cocaine possession.
With G Anders Lindback down and out of position with 8:43 left in the third period of Thursday's 4-2 win against the Flyers, D Radko Gudas figured his place was on the goal line.
Back in November, the first time former Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier played at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, he said he pretty much was counting the days until the game. But about tonight's game at the Times Forum, the Flyers center said a lot of the emotions have died down.
Ben Bishop will sit out the final three games of the regular season, and the Lightning goaltender's availability for the first round of the playoffs is uncertain.
Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop left Tuesday night's game with the Maple Leafs in the first period because of an upper-body injury.
Lightning defenseman Mike Kostka was back on the ice during Tuesday's morning skate, though wearing a red no-contact jersey.
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman, who has one year left on his contract, signed a four-year extension that locks him up through 2018-19.