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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 ...

Burns: Three things we learned from evening the series

May 1, 2016 - 15:41
The Tampa Bay Lightning have been pretty darn unbeatable in Game 2s under head coach Jon Cooper, and that trend continued Saturday against the New York Islanders. The Lightning played perhaps their most complete game of the postseason in a domina...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning 4, Islanders 1

April 30, 2016 - 21:21
After losing Game One at home on Wednesday, the Lightning needed a strong response in Game Two. They got that strong response in an impressive 4-1 triumph. Two of the problems areas of Game One didn’t resurface. Ben Bishop, as many expected...

Bob Martinez honored as Lightning Community Hero

April 30, 2016 - 14:30
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Bob Martinez as the 46th Lightning Community Hero of the 2015-16 season during the first period of tonight’s game versus the New York Islanders. Martinez, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightni...

Battle-tested Bolts look to bounce back in Game 2

April 29, 2016 - 12:40
It’s not the position they want to be in. But, it’s also a position they’re quite familiar with. The Tampa Bay Lightning find themselves in a 1-0 hole in their best-of-seven, Second Round series with the New York Islanders after dropping Game 1 ...