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Five takeaways from a Game 2 Tampa Bay Lightning win

After the disappointment of Game 1, the Tampa Bay Lightning were in do-or-die mode. After being swept out of the playoffs a year ago and outplaying but losing to the Detroit Red Wings in Game 1, a loss in Game 2 would have likely been a series-killer for a young Lightning team. Tampa needed to play with the […] The post Five takeaways from a Game 2 Tampa Bay Lightning win appeared...
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Video. Valtteri Filppula’s Game 2 Goal

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Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings: Takeaways from Game 1

Tampa Bay Lightning had a tough fight in game one Thursday night marked the first game of the postseason for both the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Detroit Red Wings. Both teams came into the game after a strong regular season. Detroit came out after from game 1 with a victory, winning 3-2. The game was a good back and forth match. As always, there are things to take away from the...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Nikita Nesterov’s Game 1 Goal

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“The Triplets” line could make or break Tampa Bay Lightning

Better known as Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat and Nikita Kucherov, “The Triplets” or “TKO” line is emerging as one of the best lines in hockey. Moving into the playoffs, this triple threat of speed, skill and shooting is looking to make a splash in the postseason for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Without a doubt, they […] The post “The Triplets” line could make or break Tampa...
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Victor Hedman the biggest X-factor for the Lightning

For things to go right during the playoffs, the Lightning will need to count on several big name players to come up huge for them. While they will obviously need to see production come from players such as Steven Stamkos, Ryan Callahan, and Ben Bishop, there are several X-factor players and systems — including special […] The post Victor Hedman the biggest X-factor for the Lightning...
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No Coast Bias Stanley Cup Playoffs 2015 Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning (2) vs. Detroit Red Wings (3)

Season Recap: Tampa Bay Lightning (50-24-8, 108 Points) This offense is electrifying. There’s really no reason to put it in a less punny way. The Lightning scored a blistering 3.16 goals per game this season, a whole 0.14 goals more per game than the next highest playoff team (the New York Rangers). Steve Yzerman has pieced [&hellip No visits yet The post No Coast Bias Stanley...
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How Good is Ben Bishop Compared to Other Playoff Goalies?

View image | The NHL playoffs begin this week.  I figured it’d be a good idea for TopSportsReport to have rankings to help fans understand the playoffs better, make their predictions better, and also, simply increase discussion surrounding this year’s playoffs. The goalie is one of the most important players on the ice, if not the most important.  Taking...
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Bolts Counting On Playoff Rookie Goalie Ben Bishop

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Big Ben Bishop is rounding into form for the playoffs. Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop looks to be in playoff form of late. The 6’7”, 214 lbs. netminder has won four of his last five decisions, including a shutout, while stopping 148 of 158 shots for a .937 save percentage. His goals against average during that span is 2.00. The regular season...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning 2014-15 team awards

After a long regular season, the Tampa Bay Lightning have to be extremely happy with where they are now. They improved their point total from a season ago and seem like an overall better team. In 2014-2015, a lot of things went right for Tampa Bay, even though it wasn’t always easy. Now the regular season is officially over, it is time to hand out some team awards. Most Improved...
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NHL Playoffs: Red Wings and Lightning begin first round Thursday

The Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning begin their first round series this coming Thursday from the Amalie Arena in Tampa. Detroit, who locked up the third spot in the Atlantic Division with a 2-0 win over the Hurricanes Saturday will play the first two games on the road before coming back home for Game’s 3 and 4 on April 21 and 23rd respectively. Game 6 (if necessary) is also...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning playoff scenarios

Steven Stamkos will lead the Tampa Bay Lightning into the playoffs The 2014-2015 NHL season is coming to a close with only one night of games left. Teams like the Tampa Bay Lightning are itching to get the playoffs started, but they are still fighting in the final two games for important positioning. There is still a lot to be figured out before the standings are set on Saturday...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson's second of game gives Lightning OT win over Devils

  Tyler Johnson scored his second goal, an overtime power play effort, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New Jersey Devils 4-3 on Thursday night. Johnson scored from along the goal line 1:22 into the extra session. Nikita Nesterov and Steven Stamkos also scored for the playoff-bound Lightning, who are battling Montreal for the Atlantic Division title. Nikita Kucherov and Ondrej...
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Tonight Show Superlatives: 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs Edition (Video)

Jimmy Fallon gets NHL fans ready for the upcoming Stanley Cup playoffs with his latest edition of Tonight Show Superlatives. Fallon targets several Tampa Bay Lightning players, including Vladislav Namestnikov, whom he calls the "Russian Bieber".Video via The Tonight Show. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.
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Lightning won’t sell playoff tickets to non-Florida residents

How do you keep opposing fans out of your building during the playoffs? That’s the question that has plagued several teams not only during the playoffs, but throughout the regular season. The St. Louis Blues, Nashville Predators and others have created a variety of ways (you have to buy tickets to multiple games, for instance) to combat opposing fans from infiltrating the building...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Pacioretty Passes To Steven Stamkos; Stamkos Obviously Scores (Video)

Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos is a threat to score whenever he has the puck, which is a good reason to make sure he never gets it. Max Pacioretty clearly didn’t receive that memo. The Montreal Canadiens winger made an extremely costly mistake during the two teams’ matchup Monday, passing the puck backwards and directly to Stamkos. And because it’s Stamkos, he obviously...
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Prior To Steven Stamkos, Who Was The Last Player To Score 60 Goals?

Steven Stamkos’ ability to put the puck in the net could be second to none in today’s NHL. Stamkos is once again back among the NHL’s leader in goals this season, as he and the Tampa Bay Lightning come to Boston on Thursday night for a big matchup with the Bruins. Stamkos enters the tilt with 36 goals, good for third in the league. All in all, it’s a pretty remarkable comeback...
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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