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Syracuse Crunch to host 2016 AHL All-Star Classic

May 18, 2015 - 15:32
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews announced today that the AHL Board of Governors has unanimously approved the selection of the Syracuse Crunch as host of the 2016 AHL All-Star Classic. The 2016 AHL All-St...

Pregame Notebook: Brian Boyle questionable for Game 2

May 18, 2015 - 13:13
Tampa Bay Lightning center Brian Boyle participated in Monday’s morning skate ahead of Game 2 in the Bolts’ Eastern Conference Final series against the New York Rangers. Lightning head coach Jon Cooper didn’t have an update on Boyle’s status fo...

Practice Notebook: Brian Boyle's status unknown for Game 2

May 17, 2015 - 16:53
Tampa Bay Lightning center Brian Boyle didn’t practice on Sunday ahead of Monday’s Game 2 against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Boyle missed the Lightning’s 2-1 loss in Game 1 with an undisclosed injury. Boyle practiced with his ...

Burns: 3 Things we learned from series-opening loss to Rangers

May 17, 2015 - 13:08
The Tampa Bay Lightning entered the Eastern Conference Final against the New York Rangers having won all three meetings against the Rangers, including two victories at Madison Square Garden. The Lightning quickly found out, however, the regular...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Bolts fall in Game 1 to Rangers

May 16, 2015 - 21:42
For the Lightning, Game One of the Eastern Conference Final had some good – and some not so good. First, the not so good. The Lightning had a rough first period in which they played tightly and tentatively. As a result, they didn’t possess ...

Lightning practice at Madison Square Garden ahead of Game 1

May 15, 2015 - 17:27
The Tampa Bay Lightning have already faced their Eastern Conference Final opposition three times this season. The Lightning defeated the New York Rangers in all three meetings, including twice at Madison Square Garden, where the Bolts will open...

Goaltender matchup: Inside Ben Bishop vs. Henrik Lundqvist

May 15, 2015 - 15:20
Goaltending plays an integral part in the Stanley Cup Playoffs so NHL.com broke down the Eastern Conference Final battle between Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers and Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Much like many goaltending coa...

SunSports announces postgame TV coverage for Eastern Conference Final

May 15, 2015 - 12:22
Sun Sports, the exclusive regional television home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, announced today that it will continue televising extended postgame coverage throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Final series between the Lightning an...

Kennedy: As Stanley Cup Playoffs hit stretch run, best bet is on Ben Bishop

May 15, 2015 - 10:40
American Pharaoh is a three-year-old Kentucky Derby champion. He is also a hockey stud. Galloping thru NHL challengers, goaltender Ben Bishop has posted 48 wins this year, eight coming in two rounds against playoff thoroughbreds Detroit and Mont...

Series Preview: Bolts see a lot of themselves in the Rangers

May 15, 2015 - 08:05
The New York Rangers are in the Eastern Conference Final for the third time in the past four seasons and have a chance to become the first team since the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2008 and 2009 to win the Prince of Wales Trophy two years in a row. ...

Tyler Johnson among top Conn Smythe Trophy candidates after two rounds

May 14, 2015 - 18:02
Stars have shined and unlikely overtime heroes have emerged through two rounds totaling 69 games, including three Game 7s, during the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks, New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning a...

Ryan Callahan practices on Thursday before Bolts depart for New York

May 14, 2015 - 12:22
Just three days after having an emergency appendectomy prior to Game 6 of the Montreal series, Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan returned to the ice to practice with his teammates before the Bolts took off for New York City Thursday aftern...

Rangers see a lot of themselves in speedy Lightning

May 14, 2015 - 08:45
NEW YORK -- Familiarity won't be an issue for the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Final, even though they haven't played the Tampa Bay Lightning since Dec. 1. Former Rangers Ryan Callahan, Brian Boyle and Anton Stralman are now the ...

Lightning to face New York Rangers in Eastern Conference Final

May 13, 2015 - 22:19
LIGHTNING TO FACE THE NEW YORK RANGERS IN EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning will open the Eastern Conference Final against the New York Rangers on Saturday afternoon at Madison Square Garden. Lightning single-game t...

Burns: 3 Things we learned post Montreal

May 13, 2015 - 16:26
The Tampa Bay Lightning have made a habit of responding in pressure situations during these Stanley Cup Playoffs. Faced with the prospect of potentially being one of just five NHL teams all-time to lose a playoff series after jumping out to a t...

Five reasons Lightning advanced to Eastern final

May 13, 2015 - 13:46
The Tampa Bay Lightning jumped out to a 3-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Second Round against the Montreal Canadiens and had to survive a scare. Montreal battled back in the best-of-7 series by winning Games 4 and 5, but the Lightning ...