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Game Recap: Communism Wins — Red Wings shut out Lightning 4-0 in Game 5

Petr Mrazek and the rest of the Red Wings' defense shut down the league's leading offense again in Game 5 and take a 3-2 series lead. Off the heels of a heartbreaking overtime loss in Game 4 at Joe Louis Arena, the Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning both traveled to Tampa and Amalie Arena for Game 5 of their Eastern Conference first-round series. Despite some streches of the Lightning dominating possession and scoring chances, the Red Wings kept Steven Stamkos and "The Triplets" off the board for the second time in three games. First period I had flashbacks to Game 1 with the way...
Raw Charge Apr 23, 2015

Quick Strikes for Thursday, April 23

Game 4 is the focus with the Lightning (oh, and Jonathan Doruin's absences form play), Selke Award nominees were announced yesterday and things are afoot in Edmonton. Real change in management direction? "Stamkos vows to be better in Game 4" Sounds like a pretty straight piece from one of the Tampa Bay dailies or with a Lightning slant, right? Wrong. Perhaps there's a bit of trepidation? [Detroit Red Wings] On the local end, Tom Jones doesn't invoke wariness; it's time for Steven to step up. [Tampa Bay Times] Jonathan Drouin: Still waiting. [Tampa Tribune] Play-by-play man Rick Peckham...

Quote of the day

DETROIT >> Wings coach Mike Babcock on his team digging on for Game 4, “I thought (Steven) Stamkos’ line was absolutely dominant in Game 2. They ate us up, we had no answers for them. Is that night to night? …
Grand Rapids Press Apr 22, 2015

Red Wings Have Contained Lightning Sniper Steven Stamkos So Far In Series

After scoring 43 goals during the regular season, Stamkos has none in the first three games of this series.
Grand Rapids Press Apr 20, 2015

Justin Abdelkader's size, physical presence, scoring much-needed elements for Red Wings in playoffs

Henrik Zetterberg's line, with Gustav Nyquist and Abdelkader, with be matched up against the Steven Stamkos unit in Game 3.
Tampa Bay Times Apr 20, 2015

Red Wings' Quincey: Stamkos didn't bite me

Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey laughed off the suggestion that Lightning captain Steven Stamkos bit him during Saturday's first-period scrum, putting the ridiculous internet rumor to rest.
Raw Charge Apr 15, 2015

Quick Strikes for Wednesday, April 15

The 2015 NHL playoffs start today... on tax day? Oh well, they alleviate our grief. So will today's colleciton of reads and multimedia bits. Ah, the playoffs and actual ESPN coverage of hockey. Oh, wait, it's not on Sportscenter. All right, well, Steven Stamkos gets the radio treatment on Hockey Today. [ESPN.com] Here's another multimedia experience - the story of Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper: Perhaps you caught the news D Luke Witkowski was being returned to the Syracuse Crunch? Yeah, about that, it's because another defenseman is coming back to the game. One Mr. Braydon...
Raw Charge Apr 13, 2015

Quick Strikes for Monday, April 13

News and notes from around the NHL as the Stanley Cup Playoffs match-ups are finally set. The Tampa Bay Lightning face off against the Detroit Red Wings at home in Game 1 of the Atlantic divisional semifinals on Thursday. On the big stage, many seem to be comfortably confident with the Bolts. [ESPN, The Hockey News, USA Today] All aboard the Lightning bandwagon! [Today's Slapshot] Compared to this time last year, Jon Cooper is much more prepared for the playoffs. [Tampa Bay Times] He may not be taking home any hardware from Las Vegas this year, but Steven Stamkos had a tremendous season....

Stamkos ends Panthers' playoff hopes

A slumping Steven Stamkos snuffed out Florida's flickering playoff hopes on Saturday night.

PLAYOFF PUSH COMES TO A CLOSE: Lightning eliminate Panthers with 4-0 victory ... Bruins, Red Wings win anyway ... Alex Petrovic likely to lead trio back to San Antonio for AHL playoffs

TWITTER: @GeorgeRichards With no margin for error remaining, the Panthers hoped to win their final five games and thereby not eliminate themselves from the playoff race. Saturday night, Tampa Bay sharpshooter Steven Stamkos and goalie Ben Bishop did the honors...
Raw Charge Apr 4, 2015

Quick Strikes for Saturday, April 4

Lightning ticket-gate, playooff talk in both the NHL and AHL levels, and saluting the disappearing Belleville Bulls of the OHL... Your daily links are here. Bolts captain Steven Stamkos hasn't lit the lamp in seven games. [TampaBay.com] Things started bubbling Thursday with the fact the Lightning decided to restrict playoff ticket purchases to state residents firstly. Alexis Boucher made a stand for the decision by the club. [Lightning Shout] On the other hand, out of state Lightning fans such as our own Cassie McClelland and Kyle Alexander (among others) were dismayed by the move....
Toronto Sun Mar 31, 2015
Leafs hold Stamkos to a rare scoreless night at the ACC

Leafs hold Stamkos to a rare scoreless night at the ACC

WIth the rink shoehorned with friends and family, Markham’s Steven Stamkos was held off the Air Canada Centre scoreboard, a rarity for the Tampa Bay Lightning captain.
Toronto Star Mar 31, 2015
Reimer shuts down Stamkos, Lightning in Leafs’ second straight win

Reimer shuts down Stamkos, Lightning in Leafs’ second straight win

James Reimer snapped Steven Stamkos's points streak against the Leafs at six games.

Calgary Flames Offense and Their Successes of Scoring by Committee

Who would score the goals? How would the Flames compete without an established goal scorer? How can the Flames make up for the loss of Mike Cammalleri? All those pre-season questions have been strongly answered this year, and in a slightly unexpected way. Most teams in the NHL have that one player who can carry the bulk of a team's scoring on their shoulders. Washington has Ovechkin, Tampa Bay has Stamkos, Pittsburgh has Crosby, and Anaheim has Getzlaf.  These players all have supporting casts that help them succeed too, but if you stuck them on a bad team, they would still be top 10 in...
Toronto Star Mar 31, 2015
James Reimer to start in goal for Leafs as Stamkos, Lightning visit Toronto

James Reimer to start in goal for Leafs as Stamkos, Lightning visit Toronto

Stamkos is riding a six-game point streak against the Leafs, with six goals and five assists in that span.

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