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2016 NHL Playoffs

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Nikita Kucherov ties the game with less than a minute left in regulation

With Ben Bishop on the bench for the extra attacker, the Lightning capitalized on the opportunity to send the game into overtime. Jonathan Drouin found Nikita Kucherov in front of the net, and Kucherov scored his seventh goal of the playoffs.

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Vlad Namestnikov quickly ties the game in the third

After the Islanders took the lead on a goal from Josh Bailey, Vladislav Namestnikov answered right back for the Lightning to tie the game 3-3 early in the third period.

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Thomas Hickey knocks Jonathan Drouin out of game with hit

Jonathan Drouin was out of the game for a good portion of the second and third periods after a hit from Thomas Hickey in the middle of the second. Drouin went to the bench, before quickly heading off to the dressing room, and Hickey was not penalized on the play. Drouin returned to the game in the third.

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Ryan Callahan ties game 3 with a late 1st period power play goal

With all of 13 seconds left in the 1st period -- the lamp gets lit with assists going to Alex Killorn and Valtteri Filppula. It was Callahan's 1st goal of the 2016 playoffs.

Game 3 chat: Lightning at Islanders

Watch, listen, react.... The floor is yours.

Lightning at Isles game 3 preview

Just a few facts and discussion points for tonight's Eastern Conference Semifinals game 3...

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Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals sees a best-of-7 series restart as a best-of-5 series...

Sums, similarities and a tight racde

It's just a minor note on scores -- and how tight the series is via sums.

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VIDEO of Victor Hedman lighting the lamp

The Bolt took a 3-1 lead over the New York Islanders by way of Victor Hedman scoring on the power play to make it 3-1 Tampa Bay with 8 minutes left in the 2nd period. Assists went to the guys who already have goals today -- Tyler Johnson (6) and Jonathan Drouin (6).

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Watch as Jonathan Drouin scores his first ever NHL playoff goal

Valtteri Filppula assisted and the Lightning went ahead 2-0 with thanks to the shot by Jonathan Drouin at 11:55 of the first period.

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Watch as Tyler Johnson is Good at the Hockey to start Game 2

It was Tyler Johnson's 3rd goal of the playoffs on a backhanded shot to initiate scoring in game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Assists went to Ondrej Palat (1) and Victor Hedman (3) and Tampa Bay took a 1-0 lead over the Islanders.

Game chat: Lightning versus Islanders game 2

For those watching this mid-afternoon playoff affair, the floor is now yours.

Inconsistencies; Bolts gersus Isles game 2 preview

It's the Second Season and the flaws in game 1 can be compared to failures of the regular season for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Lightning even series with 4-1 win over Isles

With the Isles leading the series 1-0, the Bolts try to even things out in this matinee affair at the Amalie.

Steven Stamkos, John Tavares linked since childhood

The two captains have played hockey since they were young.

Game Chat: Lighning vs. Isles game 1

And so it begins.... The floor is yours.

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VIDEO:" Victor Hedman talks series with NHL LIve

#77 spoke about the series ahead, about fellow 2009 1st round pick John Tavares and moor with the NHL Network's NHL Live.

Wide scores, tight scores; Bolts vs. Isles preview

The regular season compared to the second season (so far) in short.

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Cooper's update on Stralman: No update

It remains unclear when Anton Stralman will return to the Tampa Bay Lightning defense. He suffered his lower body injury against the Isles on March 25.

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Isles strike often, take game 1 5-3

Blame the schedule for the schedule, but the NHL's Conference Semifinals start tonight as the lightning host the New York Islanders.

Bolts Black Aces autograph session Wednesday

If you're eager to catch a glimpse of the Bolts of the future, here is your chance!

Lightning versus Isles - numbers from both clubs

It's been a long time since the Islanders advanced to the second round of the NHL playoffs. Is Tampa Bay up to the task of thwarting a further Islander advance?

Anton Stralman's Injury Impact

Since Anton Stralman's injury on March 25, Matt Carle has filled in on the Lightning's top defensive pairing with Victor Hedman. The numbers since that time tell an interesting story.

Cats or the Isles? What will round 2 look like for the Bolts?

As the Bolts look to rest for the next few days, the Islanders and Panthers resume their round one rivalry. Who will the Bolts play in round two and what does either circumstance mean for the Lightning?

Drouin's stats before / after uspension

Jonathan Drouin has been one of the Lightning's best forwards since rejoining the lineup at the end of the regular season.

VIDEO: Alex Killorn scores to make it 1-0

Alex Killorn scored in the dying minutes of the third period to make it 1-0.

Game 5 chat: Lightning versus Red Wings

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Reaction: Detroit wants Yzerman back

A Detroit based writer says Detroit wants Yzerman back and should do whatever it takes to bring him back.

The brink, the verge, the crease; game 5 preview

Play in net and how it's gone for both clubs may be what continues or concludes this series.

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Lightning advance, defeat Red Wings 1 - 0 to win series

The Lightning, holding a 3-1 series lead over Detroit, play host to a club on the brink of playoff elimination... There is no tomorrow for the Red Wings -- and they'll have to play with that intensity if there is truly to be one.

The 2016 Bolts "Black Aces" have been named

Plenty of familiar faces were recalled to the Tampa Bay Lightning this afternoon to serve as the team "Black Aces" in the playoffs.

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WATCH Ondrej Palat's PP game winning goal

Jonathan Drouin got his 3rd assist of the game and Nikita Kucherov his 3rd point... It led to Tampa Bay's 3rd win in the series, putting the club on the verge of advancing in the playoffs.