Tampa Bay is no stranger to Game 7’s in Eastern Conference finals

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman celebrates after scoring a goal against the Washington Capitals in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final. (Geoff Burke-USA Today Sports) TAMPA — The

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Capitals blank Lightning, force Game 7 of ECF

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The Lightning knows what’s at stake in Game 6: A chance to rest

The Lightning have their eyes on scoring some rest. (Chris O’Meara/AP) TAMPA — In the middle of March, as the Tampa Bay Lightning trudged toward the end of the regular

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Andrei Vasillevskiy shines late, Tampa Bay Lightning hold off Washington Capitals

TAMPA, Fla. — Cedric Paquette scored in the opening minute and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 28 shots to help the Tampa Bay Lightning hold off the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Saturday

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Too Much Time in the Penalty Box Costs the Capitals

WASHINGTON — The Capitals returned to Washington earlier this week with a 2-0 lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference finals, home-ice advantage and momentum. Now, though,

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Stanley Cup Playoffs: Lightning Even Eastern Conference Final in Game 4

Alex Killorn’s third-period goal lifted the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-2 win over the Washington Capitals in Game 4 and knotted the Eastern Conference Final. The Lightning forward, who

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Young, Talented and in the Stanley Cup Hunt, the Lightning Are Poised for Long-Term Success

The classic-rock group Bachman-Turner Overdrive hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba, where its eponymous front men headlined an outdoor concert in Oct. 2011 welcoming the relocated—and renamed—Atlanta Thrashers to town. Now that

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Lightning get back on track after Game 3 win

2:36 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN WASHINGTON — The Tampa Bay Lightning said after Game 2 that the Capitals had robbed them of their identity, after two uncharacteristic defeats on home

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Tampa Bay Lightning desperate to fix problems down 0-2 to Washington Capitals

WASHINGTON — Jon Cooper walked into the locker room and didn’t get the sense Lightning players were down in the dumps about losing the first two games of the Eastern

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A big hole: Lightning drop Game 2 to Capitals, fall down 2-0 in Eastern Conference Final

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals overcame a major hurdle by reaching the Eastern Conference final. Just like that, they’re in a full-on sprint toward the

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