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Erik Condra 'much better' after big hit Thursday

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - April 28, 2016 - 13:16
It certainly didn't look good Wednesday when wing Erik Condra took a nasty fall into the boards early in the first period, thanks to a hit by the Islanders' Casey Cizikas.
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Burns: Three things we learned from dropping Game 1

TBL.com Feed - April 28, 2016 - 12:55
Game 1 of Tampa Bay’s Second Round playoff series against the New York Islanders sure started well enough for the Lightning. Just a shade over three minutes into the game, Jonathan Drouin received the puck on the left wing, wheeled around along t...

Lightning and Syracuse Crunch announce six-year affiliation extension

TBL.com Feed - April 28, 2016 - 10:01
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning and Syracuse Crunch have jointly announced a six-year affiliation extension today. The extension ensures Tampa Bay's top prospects will develop their talents in Syracuse through the 2021-22 season. “Under the...

Fox Sports Sun announces Lightning Live postgame schedule for second round

TBL.com Feed - April 28, 2016 - 09:50
FOX Sports Sun, the regional television home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, clarified today network designations for the Lightning LIVE postgame show. Analyst Bobby “The Chief” Taylor and host Paul Kennedy will anchor the Lightning LIVE postgame s...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Islanders 5, Lightning 3

TBL.com Feed - April 27, 2016 - 22:49
Here are some of the reasons why the New York Islanders were able to win this game. Ben Bishop had a rare off night. Of the four non empty-net goals scored by the Islanders, two were shots that Bishop normally stops. While the other two wer...

Tony Colton honored as Lightning Community Hero

TBL.com Feed - April 27, 2016 - 18:30
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Tony Colton as the 45th Lightning Community Hero of the 2015-16 season during the first period of tonight’s game versus the New York Islanders. Colton, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning ...

Ben Bishop named Vezina Trophy finalist

TBL.com Feed - April 27, 2016 - 18:06
NEW YORK -- Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded “to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the b...

Podcast: Previewing Lightning-Islanders series

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - April 27, 2016 - 13:46
After nearly a week between games, the Lightning will finally begin round two of the playoffs against the Islanders Wednesday at Amalie Arena.
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Bolts begin Round 2 vs. Islanders tonight

TBL.com Feed - April 27, 2016 - 11:50
After five days without a game, the Tampa Bay Lightning finally return to the ice tonight when they host the New York Islanders in Game 1 of a Second Round playoff series at Amalie Arena. The Bolts practiced twice during the extended break, on Su...

Ben Bishop named Vezina Trophy finalist

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - April 27, 2016 - 10:53
Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop was named one of three finalists for the Vezina Trophy, awarded to the league's best goaltender.
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Could Jonathan Marchessault make '16 playoff debut tonight?

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - April 27, 2016 - 10:31
For the entire first-round series, forward Jonathan Marchessault was a spectator.
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Lightning to host 'Black Aces' autograph signing at Tampa Bay Sports

TBL.com Feed - April 26, 2016 - 16:39
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning will host an autograph signing with all 12 players of their current “Black Aces” squad at the Tampa Bay Sports, powered by Reebok, store inside AMALIE Arena on Thursday, April 28 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Black Ac...

Full Second Round schedule for Lightning vs. Islanders released

TBL.com Feed - April 26, 2016 - 16:24
The NHL has released the complete schedule for the Second Round series between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the New York Islanders. The schedule is as follows Tampa Bay Lightning (A2) vs. New York Islanders (WC1) Game 1: Wed 4/27, 7pm: NY...

Steven Stamkos makes surprise return to ice as Lightning prepare for Islanders

TBL.com Feed - April 26, 2016 - 15:45
For the first time since undergoing surgery on April 4 to treat a type of Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome near his right collarbone, Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos trained with the rest of the Bolts as they prepared for Game 1 of the...

Five questions with Lightning coach Jon Cooper

TBL.com Feed - April 26, 2016 - 13:24
NHL.com's Q&A feature called "Five Questions With …" runs every Tuesday. We talk to key figures in the game and ask them questions to gain insight into their lives, careers and the latest news. The latest edition features Tampa Bay Lightning co...

Steven Stamkos back on ice in red sweater

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - April 26, 2016 - 10:16
Steven Stamkos is back.  The Lightning captain returned to the ice Tuesday - albeit in a red non-contact sweater - for practice, his first with the team since undergoing vascular surgery to repair a blood clot in his collarbone April 4. "It was fantastic," he said.
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Lightning to host Islanders at 7 p.m. on Wednesday to start Round 2

TBL.com Feed - April 25, 2016 - 22:18
NEW YORK (April 25, 2016) – The National Hockey League today announced the following updates to the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs schedule: •The start time for Game 7 of the First Round series between the Anaheim Ducks and Nashville Predators has ...

Mishkin's Musings: How the Lightning beat the Red Wings in Round 1

TBL.com Feed - April 25, 2016 - 10:28
As the Lightning prepare for their Second Round series against the New York Islanders, let’s take a look back at their First Round triumph over Detroit. Unlike their seven-game series last year against the Red Wings, the Lightning were able to ...

Next-man up mentality bolsters Bolts back line

TBL.com Feed - April 25, 2016 - 08:07
On March 25, Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman was injured in a game against the New York Islanders when, while battling for position in front of the Bolts net with Anders Lee, his left leg got caught in the ice as he fell awkwardly on...

Lightning to face New York Islanders in second round of 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

TBL.com Feed - April 24, 2016 - 22:48
The Tampa Bay Lightning have played the New York Islanders just once previously in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The year? 2004 Tampa Bay fans remember the series fondly as the beginning of a two-month playoff odyssey that would culminate in the fr...
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