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Burns: Three things we learned from dropping Game 2

May 17, 2016 - 12:55
The Tampa Bay Lightning got want they wanted from the opening two games of the Eastern Conference Final. The Bolts left Pittsburgh with the series tied 1-1 and wrestled home-ice advantage away from the Penguins. Still, the Lightning have to be wo...

Anton Stralman scores in return to lineup

May 17, 2016 - 08:10
PITTSBURGH -- Nearly two months had passed since Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman was on the ice with his teammates, but he finally returned Monday. Stralman, who fractured his left fibula on March 25, scored in his return in a 3-2...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Penguins 3, Lightning 2 - OT

May 17, 2016 - 07:11
First things first. Let’s mention two clear facts about tonight’s game. The Pittsburgh Penguins played a spirited game and enjoyed the run of play for most of the night. They had the majority of the shots, scoring chances and puck possession. ...

Steven Stamkos out for Game 2 of Eastern Conference Final

May 16, 2016 - 13:56
Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos continues to practice with his teammates at Consol Energy Center in a regular jersey, but don’t expect the Bolts captain to suit up for Game 2 of tonight’s Eastern Conference Final against the Pittsburgh P...

Lightning to host watch party on Ford Thunder Alley for Game 2

May 16, 2016 - 08:26
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning are inviting fans to a Lightning Watch Party, presented by Bud Light, for Game 2 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference Final series against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Ford Thunder Alley at Amalie Arena on Ma...

Bishop not ruled out for Game 2 in Pittsburgh

May 15, 2016 - 17:41
Before Sunday’s post-practice press conference at Consol Energy Center, the last anybody had seen of Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop, he was being wheeled off the ice on a stretcher. So the fact Bishop was able to walk to the presser ...

Burns: Three things we learned from a resilient Game 1 victory

May 14, 2016 - 15:14
The Tampa Bay Lightning took Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Penguins in Pittsburgh, but the victory came with a heavy price tag. Bolts goaltender Ben Bishop, a Vezina Award candidate and unquestionably the team’s MVP this seas...

Andrei Vasilevskiy justifies Lightning's confidence

May 14, 2016 - 11:49
PITTSBURGH -- Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy woke up Friday morning as a backup, someone who was only supposed to see playing time in the Stanley Cup Playoffs should the No. 1 goalie, Vezina Trophy finalist Ben Bishop, have an off n...

Loss of Ben Bishop just another hurdle for the Lightning

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...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning 3, Penguins 1

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

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...

Steven Stamkos won't play in Game 1 of Eastern Conference Final

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...

Red-hot Penguins present difficult challenge for Lightning in Eastern Conference Final

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

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...

Mishkin's Musings: How the Lightning beat the Islanders

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

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

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

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

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

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...