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It certainly didn't look good Wednesday when wing Erik Condra took a nasty fall into the boards early in the first period, thanks to a hit by the Islanders' Casey Cizikas.
After nearly a week between games, the Lightning will finally begin round two of the playoffs against the Islanders Wednesday at Amalie Arena.
Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop was named one of three finalists for the Vezina Trophy, awarded to the league's best goaltender.
For the entire first-round series, forward Jonathan Marchessault was a spectator.
Steven Stamkos is back. The Lightning captain returned to the ice Tuesday - albeit in a red non-contact sweater - for practice, his first with the team since undergoing vascular surgery to repair a blood clot in his collarbone April 4. "It was fantastic," he said.
Lightning center Tyler Johnson was zipping around the ice Sunday, saying he feels way better than in Thursday's Game 5, when he left the game temporarily battling an illness.
Defenseman Victor Hedman said before this series he wants to play more minutes. And the Lightning have granted him his wish, Hedman logging 30:02 in Game 4, just the third time in his career he's played over 30 minutes. Defenseman Victor Hedman said before this series he wants to play more minutes.
The Lightning have a chance to close out this first-round series with Detroit tonight in Game 5, holding a 3-1 series advantage.
Lightning captain Steven Stamkos isn't participating in the playoffs so far, yet he's still in the news.
Lightning wing Erik Condra would be excited enough just to be playing in Sunday's Game 3 against the Red Wings, considering he was a healthy scratch in the first two.
Defenseman Anton Stralman is moving closer to a return to the Lightning lineup.
The Lightning has been dealt another blow injury-wise, with forward J.T. Brown expected to miss the rest of this first-round series, and possibly more, due to an upper body injury suffered in Friday's Game 2.
Lightning captain Steven Stamkos may not be playing in these playoffs, but he still has a presence around the team.
Lightning center Tyler Johnson felt pretty good after skating with the team for the second straight day.
With the playoffs set to begin Wednesday, the Lightning will be missing a key piece, captain and leading scorer Steven Stamkos.
Lightning center Tyler Johnson returned to practice Tuesday, a good sign he might be ready for Game 1 Wednesday against the Red Wings.
The Lightning may have most of its regulars back for Game 1 of the playoffs Wednesday against Detroit.
Lightning center Tyler Johnson (upper body) could be ready for Game 1 of the first-round against the Red Wings Wednesday at Amalie Arena, general manager Steve Yzerman said.
The Lightning knew it made the playoffs, and would host a first-round series.
Add wing Nikita Kucherov to the list of the Lightning's walking wounded.