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Pregame Notebook: Lightning on verge of Eastern Conference championship

TBL.com Feed - May 26, 2015 - 12:11
The Tampa Bay Lightning have a chance to close out the New York Rangers in Game 6 and win their second Eastern Conference championship at Amalie Arena tonight. To do so, the Lightning will draw on their experience from previous Game 6s in the 2...

Cedric Paquette questionable, Braydon Coburn healthy for Game 6

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 26, 2015 - 10:47
Center Cedric Paquette is questionable for tonight's Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final, Lightning coach Jon Cooper said after today's morning skate at Amalie Arena.
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Cooper wants Lightning to 'raise the bar' in Game 6

TBL.com Feed - May 25, 2015 - 20:33
Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper said they will have to play at a higher level to eliminate the New York Rangers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final at Amalie Arena on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports). The Lightning lead th...

Burns: 3 things we learned from getting one step closer to Eastern Conference Champs

TBL.com Feed - May 25, 2015 - 15:25
The Tampa Bay Lightning are just one win away from reaching their second Stanley Cup Final in franchise history. They’ll have two opportunities to get that victory, the first coming at Amalie Arena in Tuesday’s Game 6. The Lightning put toge...

Surging Stamkos lifts Lightning one win from Final

TBL.com Feed - May 25, 2015 - 10:09
NEW YORK -- Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos finished second in the NHL regular season with 43 goals, then had none in the first eight games of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Despite that, the Lightning advanced to the Eastern Conference F...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Bolts keep Rangers at bay in Game 5

TBL.com Feed - May 24, 2015 - 23:47
After Game Four, the second consecutive contest in which the Lightning allowed five goals, players and coaches agreed that the team needed to tighten up defensively. In his morning press session before Game Five, Jon Cooper stated that the Bolts ...

Matt Carle could return to lineup for tonight's Game 5 in New York

TBL.com Feed - May 24, 2015 - 13:14
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Matt Carle participated in morning skate at Madison Square Garden on Sunday ahead of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final. Carle missed Game 4 and most of Game 3 after taking a hard hit at center ice midway thro...

Where to watch Lightning-Rangers game 5: TV, streaming, radio information

TBL.com Feed - May 24, 2015 - 13:00
TUNE INTO SUNSPORTS AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE GAME FOR THE LIGHTNING LIVE POSTGAME SHOW FEATURING BOBBY "THE CHIEF" TAYLOR.

Lightning putting focus on defensive end

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 24, 2015 - 12:08
With two of the highest scoring teams in the league meeting up in this Eastern Conference Final, there was expected to be some offensive firepower.
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Lightning needs more secondary scoring

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 24, 2015 - 11:53
Veteran wing Ryan Callahan, who racked up 24 goals in the regular season, hasn't scored a goal in the first 16 games of these playoffs.
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Matt Carle could be available tonight

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 24, 2015 - 11:43
Veteran defenseman Matt Carle was back on the ice Sunday for the morning skate, and there's a chance he returns for tonight's Game 5.
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Jon Cooper reassures confidence in Ben Bishop

TBL.com Feed - May 23, 2015 - 15:10
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop has given up 10 goals over his past two games, the most he’s allowed in back-to-back starts all season. But the Lightning aren’t concerned what kind of performance they’re going to get from their back s...

Jon Cooper: Thought of benching Ben Bishop is 'asinine to me'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 23, 2015 - 12:57
If Rangers coach Alain Vigneault looked at reporters as if they had three heads Thursday when they asked about benching star goalie Henrik Lundqvist, Lightning coach Jon Cooper went a step farther Saturday when the thought of a goalie change was brought up.
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Burns: 3 things we learned from a level series

TBL.com Feed - May 23, 2015 - 12:37
With four games played, the Eastern Conference Final between the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers has become a race to see who can win two of the next three. The Lightning had a chance to consolidate its home-ice advantage but failed to...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Bolts costly mistakes lead to New York goals in Game 4

TBL.com Feed - May 23, 2015 - 09:19
As I wrote about the Lightning’s 6-2 win in Game Two, the final score in this one is not indicative of how the game was played. The Lightning did some things very well in this game, as they dominated play for stretches of time. But they also mad...

Tony Dungy honored as Lightning Community Hero

TBL.com Feed - May 22, 2015 - 19:36
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Tony Dungy as the 50th Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight’s Eastern Conference Game 4 matchup against the New York Rangers. Dungy, who received a $50,000 donation f...

Steve Yzerman voted finalist for NHL GM of the Year award

TBL.com Feed - May 22, 2015 - 19:00
NEW YORK -- Bob Murray of the Anaheim Ducks, Glen Sather of the New York Rangers and Steve Yzerman of the Tampa Bay Lightning are the three finalists for the 2014-15 NHL General Manager of the Year Award, the National Hockey League announced today...
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