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Eastern Conference Final playoff tickets go on sale May 12

May 9, 2016 - 14:31
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning will place single-game tickets for home games during the Eastern Conference Final of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on sale to the general public on Thursday, May 12 at 2 p.m. The Lightning defeated the New York Islan...

Burns: Three things we learned from a return trip to the Eastern Conference Final

May 9, 2016 - 12:56
The reigning Eastern Conference champions will get the chance to defend their title. The Tampa Bay Lightning took care of business at home on Sunday, shutting out the New York Islanders 4-0 with an opportunity to clinch the Second Round series in...

Victor Hedman proves to be a force for Lightning at both ends of the ice

May 9, 2016 - 08:26
TAMPA -- For the Tampa Bay Lightning to go deep in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, they were going to need their best players to take on an even bigger role with center Steven Stamkos and defenseman Anton Stralman each out because of injury. Enter Vi...

Five reasons the Lightning advanced to the Eastern Conference Final

May 9, 2016 - 08:20
The Tampa Bay Lightning advanced to the Eastern Conference Final for the second consecutive year with a 4-0 win against the New York Islanders in Game 5 of the second round at Amalie Arena on Sunday. It is Tampa Bay's third time in the conferen...

Depleted Lightning keep winning despite injuries

May 9, 2016 - 08:15
Anton Stralman was injured on March 25 when the Tampa Bay Lightning played the New York Islanders. He battled in front of the net and his left leg bent awkwardly beneath him as he fell to the ice. Diagnosis: fractured fibula. Timeline: indefinite....

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning 4, Islanders 0

May 8, 2016 - 22:00
In their Game Five series-clinching 1-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings in Round One, the Lightning were vastly outplayed. They needed Ben Bishop to steal the game – and he did, making 34 saves. By contrast, the Lightning’s 4-0 series-clinching G...

Jim and Celia Ferman honored as Lightning Community Heroes

May 8, 2016 - 14:30
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Jim and Celia Ferman as the 47th Lightning Community Heroes of the 2015-16 season during the first period of today’s game versus the New York Islanders. The Ferman’s, who received a $50,000 donation fro...

Five Keys for Game 5 of Lightning-Islanders

May 8, 2016 - 08:54
The New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning play Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Second Round on Sunday at Amalie Arena (3 p.m. ET; NBC, SN, TVA Sports). The Lightning lead the best-of-7 series 3-1. Here are 5 Keys for Game 5: 1. EARN MO...

Burns: Three things from another overtime win in Brooklyn

May 7, 2016 - 13:17
Maybe the Lightning should try to get every playoff game into overtime. The Bolts are darn near unstoppable in the extra sessions. Tampa Bay won its second-straight overtime game in Brooklyn on Friday, Jason Garrison’s one-time blast from just...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning 2, Islanders 1 - OT

May 7, 2016 - 00:01
There were some differences between this Lightning overtime victory and their Game Three OT triumph. Nine goals were scored on Tuesday. Only three were tallied tonight. The teams combined for 80 shots on goal on Tuesday. Only 52 shots were put...

Matt Carle and Erik Condra possible for Game 4 tonight against Islanders

May 6, 2016 - 10:36
The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to take a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven Second Round series against the New York Islanders tonight in Game 4 at the Barclays Center. And there’s a chance they’ll have a bit more help to accomplish that feat. E...

Vlad Namestnikov earns unsung hero honors from Game 3

May 5, 2016 - 16:41
A lot of attention in Game 3 of the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Second Round playoff series against the New York Islanders was given to a second-period collision between the Isles’ Thomas Hickey and the Bolts’ Jonathan Drouin – a hit that gashed Drouin’...

Burns: Three things we learned from a wild finish in Brooklyn

May 4, 2016 - 12:52
The Tampa Bay Lightning were less than a minute from defeat, the New York Islanders’ fan base in full throat as they anticipated taking a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Second Round series. But Nikita Kucherov silenced the Barclays Center with his...

Mishkin's Musings: Three musings after the Bolts' come-from-behind win

May 4, 2016 - 09:19
1. I’m not a big believer in momentum carrying over from game to game during a playoff series. I do think momentum swings within games occur and those swings can be significant in determining a winner. But with each new game, the slate is clean....

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning 5, Islanders 4 - OT

May 4, 2016 - 07:09
This game had a number of storylines – drastic momentum swings, blown leads, numerous scoring chances and dramatic goals. But the overriding storyline was this. All night, the Lightning took hits from the Islanders – both literal and figurative ...

Victor Hedman playing by own rules

May 3, 2016 - 15:05
NEW YORK - Victor Hedman highlights should come with a disclaimer: Don't try this at home. Go ahead. Watch Hedman play for the Tampa Bay Lightning against the New York Islanders in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Second Round on Tuesday (7 p.m...

Erik Condra eyes return for Game 3

May 3, 2016 - 10:13
The Tampa Bay Lightning held their first practice on the Barclays Center ice Monday ahead of today’s Game 3 in the Second Round series versus the New York Islanders. And a couple of players who missed Game 2 were back out there training with the ...

Tyler Johnson continues to deliver in postseason for Tampa Bay

May 2, 2016 - 15:32
In Tampa Bay Lightning postseason history, there might not be a more clutch player than Tyler Johnson. Heck, one could argue there might not be a more clutch player in the NHL playoffs over the past couple seasons. Consider: Johnson has more goa...

Lightning Playoff prize giveaways continue this week

May 2, 2016 - 09:56
We’re rallying the city and keeping support high this week as the team travels to New York for Games 3 and 4 of our Second Round series against the Islanders. Every day this week, we’ll have different locations where you can enjoy a meal durin...

Ben Bishop has a big fan in Martin Brodeur

May 1, 2016 - 15:54
TAMPA -- Look at Ben Bishop and the first thing you see is his size. The man stands 6 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs 216 pounds in street clothes. Put him in skates and goalie equipment, and he's 6-9 and wide. If you're a shooter and he cuts down ...