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Will Lightning Strike in the Burgh Tonight?

Ryan Callahan (photo Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

The Tampa Bay Lightning will attempt to clench the Eastern Conference Title for the second year in a row. The Lightning found themselves in this same situation at this very time last year, a game 7 on the road.  They dropped game six at home to the New York Rangers, and were forced to play […]

For 5 Minutes and Nine Seconds in the 3rd…

Carl Hagelin (62) scores a goal against Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during the second period in game three of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena.  (photo Reinhold Matay / USA TODAY Sports)

It was fun for the home crowd… A win or go play golf tomorrow could have been rally cry for the Pittsburgh Penguins coming into game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final. And apparently no one in the black and gold wanted to opt for the early start to the golfing endeavor. The Penguins just […]

ICYMI AUDIO: Seth Rorabaugh Game 6 preview

Carl Hagelin (62) scores a goal against Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during the second period in game three of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena.  (photo Reinhold Matay / USA TODAY Sports)

  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Seth Rorabaugh previews Tuesday Night ECF Game 6 on the show yesterday…

ICYMI AUDIO: Phil Esposito talks Lightning Hockey

Ryan Callahan (photo Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

Lighting Radio analyst and Hall of Famer Phil Esposito discusses with Rick, The Hockey Hottie and Kris the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Eastern Conference Finals…. On Ryan Callahan “The guy that stirs the drink.”

Don’t Call it a Comeback, Series Tied at 2

May 18, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA;  Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Carl Hagelin (62) scores a goal against Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during the second period in game three of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The puck dropped Friday night with the Penguins leading the Eastern Conference Finals series 2-1 and Tampa needed to play like the team everyone knows they are capable of to pull out a win and tie the series. Going back to the “Burgh” being down 3-1 did not sound like a good option. The Tampa party started […]

ICYMI AUDIO: Erik Erlendsson talking Tampa Bay Lightning

Carl Hagelin (62) scores a goal against Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during the second period in game three of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena.  (photo Reinhold Matay / USA TODAY Sports)

If you missed it, here’s audio of Erik Erlendsson on the show Thursday with Kris Dunn (sitting in for Rick) and the Hockey Hottie talking Eastern Conference Finals, Tampa Bay Lightning

Pittsburgh owns the Lightning

May 18, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA;  Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Carl Hagelin (62) scores a goal against Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during the second period in game three of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

  This was game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals in the NHL. The Bolts won one game 1 and lost game 2 in Pittsburgh. Prior to dropping game 2, the Bolts had won all four match-ups (regular season and the playoffs) against Pittsburgh.  Back home in Tampa the Lightning have an advantage and an infectious […]

ICYMI Audio: Bobby the Chief Taylor

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Bobby the Chief Taylor on the show discussing the Eastern Conference Final  

Lightning appear focused and loose ahead of Eastern Conference Final series against the Pittsburgh Penguins

Jonathan Drouin gets his first playoff goal as the pucks slides through the legs of Thomas Greiss. (photo  Kim Klement / USA TODAY Sports)

 11:00 A.M. – The Tampa Bay Lightning hit the ice this morning for a one hour practice session at the Brandon Ice Sports Forum. The Eastern Conference Final match-up has been set and the Bolts can now focus on the Penguins and work on getting back into the Stanley Cup Final. As the players took […]

“Hedman”ing to Conference Finals

May 8, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) skates with the puck against the New York Islanders during the third period in game five of the second round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena. Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the New York Islanders 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Islanders entered the “Oil Can” this afternoon with their backs against the proverbial wall. A win by the Tampa Bay Lightning would propel them into the Eastern Conference Finals.  Victor Hedman would assure that happened. The Lightning commit a penalty just ten seconds in and the the penalty kill was on point […]