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2015 NHL Playoffs

Single year coverage

The ballad of Ben Bishop and the win of game 3

History being made isn't always for the record books but sometimes for the story books.

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Watch as Ondrej Palat evens the score at 2 in the 3rd

Moments after the Chicago Blackhawks took a 2-1 lead, the TKO trio struck back; Ondrej Palat with the goal, his 8th of the playoffs, and Nikita Kucharov, Tyler Johnson with the assists.

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Watch Ryan Callahan open scoring in Stanley Cup Finals game 3

It's Ryan Callahan's second goal of the playoffs, with assists going to Victor Hedman and J.T. Brown.

Game Chat: Bolts at Blackhawks SCF game 3

It's a best of 5 series now... And just who is the starting netminder for the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight?

What's REALLY going on with Ben Bishop. Maybe.

Nobody outside of the Lightning locker room knows why Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop left Game 2 of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final. Nobody knows if he's going to start tonight or even play again this season. That's not going to stop us (me) from telling you EXACTLY what's happening (unless I'm totally wrong).

Lightning at Blackhawks Game 3 preview

Bishop and Johnson, go or no go in game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals?

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SCF Game 3 New York City watch party

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Lightning survive and win against Blackhawks, 3-2; take 2-1 series lead

Much like how the Eastern Conference Finals played out in May, the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals have gone from a best-of-7 series to a best-of-5 series as the Tampa Bay Lightning and Chicago Blackhawks have a win each to their name.

Status update on goalie Ben Bishop

Just what happened that took Ben Bishop out of game 2, and what is his status for game 3?

Andrei Vasilevskiy is a pretty good Plan B

If Ben Bishop is indeed injured, the Tampa Bay Lightning have a pretty solid Plan B in 20-year old netminder Andrei Vasilevskiy, who made 5 saves in Game 2 and earned the win to even up the Stanley Cup Final series with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Lightning even series with 4-3 thriller win

The Tampa Bay Lightning came out on top in a back-and-forth tussle, winning 4-3 to even their 2015 Stanley Cup Final series with the Chicago Blackhawks at a game apiece. The two teams will now head to Chicago for Games 3 and 4.

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Andrei Vasilevskiy setting an interesting benchmark

1928 is the second year of existence of the NHL. A long, long time ago in a NHL far, far away. It may not ease concerns that could be raised by Vasya starting on Monday night in Chicago, but it is an interesting statistic to behold. Anothe rinteresting factoid about Vasilevskiy's win tonight: Andrei Vasilevskiy is the first goalie to earn a Stanley Cup Final win in relief since Pittsburgh's Frank Pietrangelo on May 23, 1991 — Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) June 7, 2015

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Video Andrew Shaw ties the game early in the 2nd of Game 2 for Chicago Blackhawks

With assists to Andrew Desjardins and Johnny Oduya, the Blackhawks tied the score in the 2nd

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Watch Cedric Paquette open scoring for game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals

The unassisted wrist shot was hist second goal of the playoffs. 1-0 Tampa Bay.

Game chat: Lightning versus Blackhawks SCF game 2

Ending their homestand at Amalie Arena, the Bolts look to even up the series with the Blackhawks. Join the conversation in our game thread.

Lightning versus Blackhawks game 2 preview

Tampa Bay is out to snap a 3 game losing streak at Amalie Arena... And sitting on a 1 goal lead is not the way to do it. Especially not against the Blackhawks.

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So, what kind of roster alignment is Jon Cooper using tonight?

He'll be here all week, folks. Remember to tip your waiter. Seriously, though, that makes it sound like the Lightning does intend to use an 11 forward, 7 defenseman roster split. At the same time, the former lawyer does like to throw off opponents with his intentions.

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Lightning win Game 2 4-3; Ben Bishop leaves game with undisclosed ailment

They've been down after game 1 of playoff series in 2015 and have snapped back. The Lightning now face this test again, this time against the Chicago Blackhawks.

How to watch Stanley Cup Final Game 2

Can the Lightning avoid a 2-0 hole?

A shift in location for watch parties

Watch parties at Channelside Bay Plaza have been so well attended some adjustments are necessary for the Stanley Cup Final.

A tale of two rookies

20 year old winger Teuvo Teravainen contributed a goal and an assist in Chicago's game 1 Stanley Cup Finals victory over Tampa Bay. His play has stirred up the Drouin controversy with the national media.

Looking back at the Braydon Coburn trade

The Tampa Bay Lightning paid a hefty price to acquire D Braydon Coburn at the trade deadline to bolster their blue line for a potential run to the Cup. Here they are in the final ... but did they make the right choice?

Blackhawks rally late, take Game 1

The Blackhawks took advantage of the Lightning's ill-considered decision to go into a defensive shell in the third period to score two late goals and take Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final 2-1 in Tampa Wednesday night.

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Watch Teuvo Teravainen tie game 1 for the Chicago Blackhawks

Duncan Keith got the lone assist (his 17 of the playoffs) while Teuvo Teravainen's goal was his 3rd of the postseason

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Watch as Alex Killorn opens scoring in the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals

The first goal in the final series to determine the NHL's 2014-15 champion belongs to LW Alex Killorn, his 8th goal of the playoffs, with assists to Anton Stralman and Valtteri Filppula.

Jarome Iginla's big mistake

Veteran NHL scorer Jarome Iginla had a choice to make last summer in free agency. If a Stanley Cup was his goal, he chose wrong, and the Tampa Bay Lightning are better for it.

Defying the implausible; Bolts vs. Hawks preview

For the second time in franchise history, the Lightning play in the Stanley Cup Finals. They contend against misperceptions as well as their fourth Original Six opponent of the playoffs, the Chicago Blackhawks.

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Chicago edges Lightning 2-1 in game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals

We begin the coronation of a new Stanley Cup Champion. The Tampa Bay Lightning and Chicago Blackhawks go back to what they're employed to do - play hockey - tonight after Tuesday's media-day and the post-Conference Finals games of late last week.

Bolts vs. Hawks Series Preview, part 2

The Stanley Cup Final kicks off tonight at Amalie Arena -- how do these two teams match-up in terms of goaltending and special teams?

Amalie Arena hosts '15 Stanley Cup Final Media Day

Players and other personnel from the Tampa Bay Lightning and Chicago Blackhawks were made available to the media Tuesday afternoon in advance of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final which begins tomorrow in Tampa.

Bolts vs. Hawks Series Preview, Part 1

This is it -- the Stanley Cup Final. How do the Tampa Bay Lightning match-up with the Chicago Blackhawks, the best the Western Conference has to offer?

Quick Strikes for Tuesday, June 2

Previews, previews, previews! The NHL world at large previews the Stanley Cup Final between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Chicago Blackhawks.