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Rosen: Andrei Vasilevskiy justifies Lightning confidence in him

TBL.com Feed - June 11, 2015 - 09:59
CHICAGO -- Word started to spread through the Tampa Bay Lightning on the way to United Center a few hours before puck drop. On the team bus, in the dressing room, from coaches to players, everyone eventually found out the hard truth, that No. 1...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Puck luck doesn't go Bolts way in Game 4

TBL.com Feed - June 11, 2015 - 08:26
After this game, Steven Stamkos said to reporters: “It just seemed like one of those games where it wasn’t going in for us.” Aptly put. From the Lightning’s perspective, this was a game of missed opportunities. Some of those chances didn’t go i...

Lightning Watch Party at Curtis Hixon Park cancelled

TBL.com Feed - June 10, 2015 - 15:45
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning’s watch party, presented by News Channel 8 and Bud Light, scheduled for tonight at Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa has been cancelled because of this evening’s inclement weather. “Due to inclement weather...

Lightning belief strong ahead of tonight's Game 4

TBL.com Feed - June 10, 2015 - 14:43
The Tampa Bay Lightning enter Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at Chicago’s United Center with plenty of confidence, having won three of their last four games, including Monday’s Game 3 in Chicago, where the Blackhawks had only lost once during the...

Drouin: There's no 'bad blood' with Cooper

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 10, 2015 - 13:54
There's no question touted Lightning rookie Jonathan Drouin would love to have played more in this postseason.
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Cooper: Bishop still in 'holding pattern'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 10, 2015 - 13:43
The mystery surrounding the apparent injury to Lightning goalie Ben Bishop continues, with coach Jon Cooper not able to confirm he will start in tonight's Game 4 against the Blackhawks.
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Burns: 3 things we learned from taking lead in Stanley Cup Final

TBL.com Feed - June 9, 2015 - 15:59
Winning in Chicago is impossible, hockey experts said. The Blackhawks, with their Cup Final experience and raucous crowd, have an overwhelming advantage in the United Center, the media repeated leading up to Game 3. The Tampa Bay Lightning c...

Lidstrom: Lightning's Victor Hedman growing into star

TBL.com Feed - June 9, 2015 - 14:35
CHICAGO -- Nicklas Lidstrom couldn't get over Victor Hedman's size when he met the hulking Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman for the first time during a visit by the top prospects for the 2009 NHL Draft visit at the Stanley Cup Final in Pittsburgh. ...

Lightning's Cedric Paquette continues to prove his worth

TBL.com Feed - June 9, 2015 - 00:44
CHICAGO -- Brian Boyle had no idea who Cedric Paquette was when the Tampa Bay Lightning opened training camp last September. Boyle signed with the Lightning as an unrestricted free agent after having helped the New York Rangers reach the Stanle...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Bolts secure franchise-record eighth road playoff win

TBL.com Feed - June 9, 2015 - 00:28
Like Game Two, Game Three featured a multitude of different storylines. A mysterious ailment for Ben Bishop. A dominant 10-minute stretch in the first period for Chicago that could have yielded multiple goals, but only netted the ‘Hawks one. A ...

Lightning goalie Bishop stellar after pregame doubt

TBL.com Feed - June 9, 2015 - 00:25
CHICAGO -- One day soon, after this Stanley Cup Final is in the books, Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper will publicly discuss goalie Ben Bishop's mystery injury, which has become the talk of the series against the Chicago Blackhawks. What C...

Cooper hints Drouin could play again this series

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 8, 2015 - 14:32
Touted Lightning rookie Jonathan Drouin made a turnover in the offensive zone during Saturday's Game 2, holding onto the puck for too long.
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Will he or won't he: Ben Bishop's status for Game 3 remains up in the air

TBL.com Feed - June 8, 2015 - 14:04
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop made his way onto the United Center ice for Monday’s optional morning skate session ahead of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final in Chicago. Bishop, with rookie backup Andrei Vasilevskiy in the opposite net...

Ben Bishop on whether he'll play in Game 3: 'We'll see'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 8, 2015 - 12:57
While there's no official word, it sure looks like Lightning goalie Ben Bishop will start tonight in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.
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Bishop on ice for skate, could play in Game 3

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 8, 2015 - 12:44

Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop participated in today's morning skate, and it's possible he could play tonight in Game 3.

Bishop was relieved by Andrei Vasilevskiy twice in the third period of Saturday's game. It's unclear if it was due to injury or illness.

Bishop faced shots in Monday's skate, looking like normal.

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Harvard graduate Alex Killorn making impact with Lightning

TBL.com Feed - June 8, 2015 - 10:03
TAMPA -- Matt Killorn didn't know if it was possible, if his son Alex could do both. He hoped he could, but he also worried that having him concentrate so much on getting his education would destroy his dream to play in the NHL. "I remember ha...
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