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Mishkin's Musings: Lightning defeat Devils in 2018 first round

Dave Mishkin recaps Tampa Bay's five-game series win over New Jersey in the opening round of the 2018 playoffs

by Dave Mishkin @DaveMishkin / TampaBayLightning.com

620 WDAE and Lightning Power Play are re-airing Lightning playoff wins from the 2018 postseason, beginning with the first round series against the Devils.

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In difficult times, Yanni Gourde steps up for Make-A-Wish kids

With kids having their wishes postponed, Gourde has been chatting with them and their families through the Messages of Hope program

by Bryan Burns @BBurnsNHL / TampaBayLightning.com

When 17-year-old Michael McComb heard he'd be hopping on a Zoom video call with Tampa Bay Lightning forward Yanni Gourde, the 11th grader pulled a Lightning sweater out of the closet to wear during the chat.

The jersey belonged to his father, who passed away within the last year. Michael and his dad used to attend Lightning games together, fostering the youngster's love of the Bolts. Michael is fighting cancer and lives with his grandparents in Spring Hill.

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How Alex Killorn became Tampa Bay's latest influencer

In addition to providing entertainment throughout the pause, Dock Talk with Killer has helped raise over $40,000 for the Hillsborough Education Foundation

by Bryan Burns @BBurnsNHL / TampaBayLightning.com

What began as a joke born out of boredom has grown into must-watch entertainment that sometimes breaks news and has raised over $40,000 for a local charity.

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Alex Killorn has hosted three episodes of his popular "Dock Talk" show on Instagram. He jet skis around the waters of Tampa from his Davis Islands home to the docks of teammates and athletes from other Bay Area teams to interview them, joke around and sometimes deliver scoops like when Killorn dropped that a realtor friend told him a director was looking for a house in Tampa to begin filming season two of Tiger King.

Killorn arrives with gifts. And a list of questions sent in by fans in real time to ask the guest.

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Mishkin's Musings: Bolts vs. Pens in the 2016 Eastern Conference Final

Radio broadcaster Dave Mishkin looks back at the Lightning's matchup vs. the Penguins in the 2016 Eastern Conference Final

by Dave Mishkin @DaveMishkin / TampaBayLightning.com

As detailed in last week's column, the Lightning advanced to the 2016 Eastern Conference Final with a five-game series victory over the New York Islanders in the second round. The clincher came on Sunday, May 8, a 4-0 victory in Tampa. Two nights later, the Lightning would learn their opponent. The Pittsburgh Penguins eliminated the Washington Capitals in six games.

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FOX Sports Sun opens the vault on Lightning classic replays

Six classic Lightning wins will be broadcast throughout May

by Press Release / FoxSports..com

TAMPA, Fla. (May 18, 2020) - FOX Sports Sun, the television home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, unveiled new classic replays for the month of May featuring the most memorable wins in Lightning history. Starting tomorrow, May 19 at 5:30 p.m. with the first ever regular season game in franchise history, Bolts fans can tune and watch the victories that helped shape the franchise. The weeknight airings will lead up to 'Lightning Classic Saturday,' featuring a full day of throwbacks on the network. Additional Lightning replays will be announced at a later date.

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The day the NHL stopped

Over two months later, things inside Amalie Arena remain set up for a game between the Lightning and Flyers that has yet to be played

by Bryan Burns @BBurnsNHL / TampaBayLightning.com

The media work room at AMALIE Arena looks much the same as it did two months ago on March 12 when the National Hockey League season paused amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.

A stack of game notes highlighting the Tampa Bay-Philadelphia contest that was supposed to kickstart a three-game homestand that night for the Lightning sits on a table at the entrance to the room.

Up front, two microphones are set up on a table a few feet apart. The table is lifted off the floor by a riser. Typically, this is the spot where Lightning head coach Jon Cooper would stand behind a podium for his post-game press conferences.

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Lightning, USF Athletics team up with Papa John's for 'PIZZABAY Weekend'

50 percent of online sales placed at Tampa Bay Area Papa John's locations using the promo code PIZZABAY will be donated to COVID-19 relief programs

by Press Release @TBLightning / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning, USF Athletics and Papa John's Tampa Bay are teaming up to celebrate National Pizza Party Day, May 15th, with "PIZZABAY" Weekend to support local COVID-19 relief programs. This weekend, 50 percent of every online sale placed at local Tampa Bay Area Papa John's locations on papajohns.com with promo code PIZZABAY will be donated back to Tampa Bay COVID-19 relief programs.   

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2004 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 re-air to feature chat with Bolts alumni

In conjunction with the re-air on FOX Sports Sun, fans can join a live Zoom call with members of the Lightning's Cup-clinching team

by Press Release @TBLightning / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning, along with FOX Sports Sun, are excited to offer Lightning fans a rare chance to interact with players from the 2004 Stanley Cup winning team, courtesy of Coors Light, during the re-air of their Cup-clinching game against the Calgary Flames on Saturday, May 16 beginning at 7 p.m.

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Mishkin's Musings: Bolts vs. Isles in the 2016 playoffs

Radio broadcaster Dave Mishkin recaps Tampa Bay's five-game series victory over the Islanders in 2016

by Dave Mishkin @DaveMishkin / TampaBayLightning.com

After having eliminated Detroit in five games during the opening round of the 2016 playoffs, the Lightning had to wait a few days before learning their second-round opponent. There was a chance that the Lightning would face their cross-state rivals for the first time ever. The Florida Panthers had won the Atlantic Division in 2015-16 and were in the midst of a close series with the New York Islanders, who had earned a Wildcard spot. When the Lightning closed out the Red Wings on April 21, the Panthers-Islanders series was tied at two games apiece. A Lightning-Panthers matchup would not be the cards, however. The Isles won Games Five and Six - capturing both in double overtime - to reach the second round.

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Bolts task Mark Lambert to keep the team fit while away from the rink

The Lightning's director of high performance and strength coach has been tailoring individual workouts for each player to do at home

by Bryan Burns @BBurnsNHL / TampaBayLightning.com

Mark Lambert sat on the carpeted floor of his living room, trying to figure how to make a glute bridge more difficult to exhaust the fast-twitch muscles of a National Hockey League hockey player.

A glute bridge is a fairly simple exercise, performed by lying face up on the floor with knees bent and feet flat on the ground. The objective is to lift the hips off the ground until the knees, hips and shoulders are a straight line, engaging mainly the glutes and hamstrings and strengthening the core.

For a professional athlete, the action is easy.

"They can do hundreds," Lambert said.

How can one make it more difficult with limited equipment?

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