April 27th, 2016 In Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

The last time the Tampa Bay Lightning met the New York Islanders in the Stanley Cup playoffs was during a first round matchup in 2004. Twelve years later, a lot has changed. At the time, the Lightning were led by Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis and Nikolai Khabibulin, and were the top seed in the Eastern Conference. The Islanders were led by...

April 27th, 2016 In Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

The second round of the NHL playoffs in the Eastern Conference are now set. The two series that will determine which two teams will play in this year's Eastern Conference Finals will begin this week. In one series, the Washington Capitals will host the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first two games of one match up. In the other series, the Tampa Bay...

April 26th, 2016 In News, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos took to the ice with teammates Tuesday for the first time since having surgery for a blood clot near his collarbone on April 4. He practiced with Brian Boyle and Mike Blunden on the team's fourth line, but wore a red no-contact jersey. It's a great sign. Defenseman Victor Hedman called it "uplifting"...

April 25th, 2016 In Islanders History, New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

After Game 6 Sunday Night at Barclays Center between the New York Islanders and the Florida Panthers, you could hear all over Long Island and Brooklyn "Yes, Yes, Yes." The infamous streak of 23 years of not winning a playoff series is over for the Islanders organization. To put it into perspective the last time the Isles won a playoff series...

April 24th, 2016 In Tampa Bay Lightning, Top Stories 0 comments

It would be easy to blow out of proportion the Tampa Bay Lightning's Round 1 Playoff win over the Detroit Red Wings. The five game series won by the Lightning could be viewed by some as monumental considering the team was playing without two of its top players. Both Steven Stamkos and Anton Stralman were unavailable for the entire...

April 21st, 2016 In Blues Goaltending, Editor's Choice, San Jose Sharks, Tampa Bay Lightning, Top Stories 0 comments

The hottest ticket in town right now is the 2016 NHL playoffs.  Despite there being no Canadian teams in the mix this year, the postseason is still filled with quality teams that are duking it out for the chance at hoisting the Stanley Cup. No team will make it far into their run without a superstar guiding their play. It is still round one, but...

April 18th, 2016 In Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

Ugly. That's one word to describe Game 3 for the Tampa Bay Lightning. There will be those that complain about the officiating. Don't get me wrong, the officials were abysmal. Ultimately, however, the age old adage of "the refs do not win or lose a game" still holds true. The Lightning played a terrible game, looking uninspired and not playing...

April 13th, 2016 In Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

Exactly one year ago, fans of the Tampa Bay Lightning were giddy with anticipation. First, there was a feeling that the team had to exorcise the remaining demons of the previous year's playoff sweep at the hands of the Montreal Canadiens. Most importantly, the Lightning were entering the playoffs 100 percent healthy, unlike the previous season...

April 12th, 2016 In Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

The Tampa Bay Lightning have been on quite the roller coaster during the 2015-16 NHL regular season. There have been the highs, the lows, the twists and the turns. At times, the team has been at full speed and not showing any sign of slowing down (see the team’s nine-game winning streak from February 18 through March 5). At other times, the...

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