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Jim and Celia Ferman honored as Lightning Community Heroes

TBL.com Feed - 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

TBL.com Feed - 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...

Jon Cooper said Anton Stralman's injury is 'baffling'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 7, 2016 - 14:23
Lightning coach Jon Cooper said his team's mantra during the playoffs has been to stay alive so its injured regulars won't have already played their last game.
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Burns: Three things from another overtime win in Brooklyn

TBL.com Feed - 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

TBL.com Feed - 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 could return tonight for Lightning

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 6, 2016 - 11:46
The Lightning could be getting a key piece back on its blueline heading into tonight's Game 4 against the Islanders.
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Matt Carle and Erik Condra possible for Game 4 tonight against Islanders

TBL.com Feed - 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

TBL.com Feed - 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’...

Matt Carle, Erik Condra could play in Game 4

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 5, 2016 - 15:18
Both defenseman Matt Carle and wing Erik Condra participated fully in Thursday's practice at the Prudential Center, and there's a chance both could return to the lineup for Friday's Game 4 against the Islanders.
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Burns: Three things we learned from a wild finish in Brooklyn

TBL.com Feed - 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...

No hearing for Brian Boyle over Hickey hit

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 4, 2016 - 09:54
While Islanders coach Jack Capuano expected Lightning center Brian Boyle to be suspended for his overtime hit on Thomas Hickey, that will not be the case.
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Mishkin's Musings: Three musings after the Bolts' come-from-behind win

TBL.com Feed - 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

TBL.com Feed - 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

TBL.com Feed - 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...

Anton Stralman joins Lightning optional skate

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 3, 2016 - 12:20
Defenseman Anton Stralman took part in the Lightning's optional morning skate Tuesday in a regular-colored jersey, his first skate with the team since fracturing his left leg Mar. 25.
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Erik Condra eyes return for Game 3

TBL.com Feed - 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

TBL.com Feed - 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...

Erik Condra back on ice after 'scary' hit into boards

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 2, 2016 - 13:05
Lightning wing Erik Condra was back at practice Monday - and in line rushes - with the possibility he could play in Tuesday's Game 3. 
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Lightning Playoff prize giveaways continue this week

TBL.com Feed - 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

TBL.com Feed - 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 ...
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