8:36 AM EDT, Thu May 26, 2016
The Ledger 12 hours ago
Lightning calm ahead of Game 7 at Penguins

Lightning calm ahead of Game 7 at Penguins

The Lightning, as resilient as they have been, predictably exuded confidence leading up to Thursday night's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final against the Penguins.
Beaver County Times 4 hours ago

Sizing up Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy

Brian Metzer examines the skill set of Tampa Bay goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy ahead of the Penguins' Game 7 matchup against the Lightning.
Newark Star-Ledger 9 hours ago

NBA Playoffs: Lightning vs. Penguins Game 7 live stream, how to watch online (5/26/16)

The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Pittsburgh Penguins meet in a winner-take-all Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. The winner advances to the Stanley Cup Finals against the winner of the Western Conference Finals, the San Jose Sharks.
All Things Avs | Denver Post 10 hours ago

Game 7, spot in Cup final awaits Penguins and Lightning

Sidney Crosby is in no mood to get caught up in his own personal narrative, the one eager to attach whatever happens to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals

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Tampa Tribune 44 mins ago

Jones: Lightning needs Andrei Vasilevskiy to turn in best-ever game pronto

Most, not all, of the Lightning's players were on the ice last year during a Game 7 win at the Rangers. One player who did not play will be the most important player for the Lightning, columnist Tom Jones writes.
Tampa Bay Times 18 hours ago

Bishop unlikely to play in Game 7, Stamkos status unchanged

With the Lightning's season on the line in Thursday's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final, the natural inclination is to wonder if two of the team's biggest stars, captain Steven Stamkos and goalie Ben Bishop, might return for it.
Tampa Tribune May 25, 2016

At least it wasn't Vladislav: Baby girl named after Lightning's Nikita Kucherov

Eric Franklin suggested that he and pregnant wife Laine name their baby after the first Lightning player to score a goal at a game they attended last year. Eight months later, Nikita Annette Franklin was born at 5:48 a.m. Tuesday at Florida Hospital Tampa.
Tampa Tribune May 25, 2016

Fennelly: Lightning effort for first 40 minutes vs. Penguins inexcusable

Whatever happened to its mental toughness that got it here? How do you not show up for two periods? History suggests this team is very good at Game 7s, and Martin Fennelly says they'll have to be just that on Thursday.
The Ledger May 24, 2016

Penguins topple Lightning to force Game 7

The Pittsburgh Penguins are headed home for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final. Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist, and Phil Kessel, Kris Letang, Bryan Rust and Nick Bonino also scored Tuesday night in a 5-2 victory that evened the best-of-seven series at three games.
Tampa Bay Times May 24, 2016

Matt Murray to start for Penguins, Vasilevskiy for Lightning

With the Penguins season on the line, they are making another switch in net, rookie Matt Murray to start tonight in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final.
Tampa Tribune May 24, 2016

It takes months of work by the Tampa Bay Lightning to make it loud for the playoffs

The Lightning says the point of the giveaways is simple: to create an experience fans can't get by watching games on their big-screen TVs at home. But it takes planning.
Tampa Bay Times May 23, 2016

Penguins' Malkin guarantees victory in Game 6

The Lightning is going to have to go back to Pittsburgh.
Tampa Tribune May 23, 2016

Rallies in Game 5 victory again reflect Lightning's grit

Time and time again Sunday night, Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final, kept getting away from the Lightning. Because of it, this Stanley Cup-or-bust season was moving ever so close to being a bust. But the Lightning wouldn't allow it. Of course it didn't. This amazing team refuses to let this amazing postseason go down without a fight.
Tampa Bay Times May 22, 2016

Fleury in for Penguins, still no Bishop or Stamkos

The Penguins have made a switch in goal, turning to veteran and Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Marc Andre Fleury for Game 5 tonight against the Lightning.
The Ledger May 20, 2016

Lightning beat Penguins, even Eastern Conference finals

Ryan Callahan provided an early spark, Andrei Vasilevskiy made two big saves in the closing minutes to avoid a total third-period collapse and the Tampa Bay Lightning held on for a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Beaver County Times May 20, 2016
Lightning strike for four goals in first two periods, fend off Penguins' rally to tie Eastern Conference final

Lightning strike for four goals in first two periods, fend off Penguins' rally to tie Eastern Conference final

Ryan Callahan provided an early spark, Andrei Vasilevskiy made a pair of key saves in the closing minutes to avoid a total third-period collapse and the Tampa Bay Lightning held on for a 4-3 victory over the Penguins on Friday…
Lightning leads Penguins, 2-0, after one period in Game 4

Lightning leads Penguins, 2-0, after one period in Game 4

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning has a 2-0 lead against the Penguins after the first period of Game 4 of their Eastern Conference final series at Amalie Arena.
Tampa Bay Times May 20, 2016

Lightning without Ben Bishop and Steven Stamkos for Game 4

Lightning goalie Ben Bishop continued to make progress in his recovery from a left leg injury, participating in his second straight team skate.

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    Andrei Vasilevskiy

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    Steven Stamkos

    Bishop unlikely to play in Game 7, Stamkos status unchanged

  • Victor Hedman

    Victor Hedman

    Penguins' team meeting puts neutralizing Victor Hedman first

  • Brian Boyle

    Brian Boyle

    Fennelly: For Lightning's Brian Boyle, winning and family go hand in hand

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    Ben Bishop

    Lightning without Ben Bishop and Steven Stamkos for Game 4

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