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Raw Charge Oct 13, 2017
Quick Strikes: Steven Stamkos returns, Slater Koekkoek breaks out in Tampa Bay Lightning win

Quick Strikes: Steven Stamkos returns, Slater Koekkoek breaks out in Tampa Bay Lightning win

Anything you can do, I can do better - Slater Koekkoek (probably) The Bolts Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos scored his first goal since coming back from injury and it tied a Lightning record in the process. “[It] not just any power play goal, but a franchise-record-tying one: power play goal 112, to tie Vinny Lecavalier’s record.” [Raw Charge] This Lightning power play is insane. It's just Stamkos, Kucherov and Hedman teeing off on one-timers while the Penguins turtle for dear life— Dimitri Filipovic (@DimFilipovic) October 13, 2017 Slater Koekkoek has been needing...
Raw Charge Oct 12, 2017
Lightning go Koekkoek on the defending champs, defeat Penguins 5-4

Lightning go Koekkoek on the defending champs, defeat Penguins 5-4

Slater Koekkoek comes out of ice-time hell to become the hero Tampa needed The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 in a game that was part thrilling and part aggravating. Taking on a Penguins team that was on the backside of a back-to-back, and that started their back-up goalie who’d had two days of rest, should’ve been easier for the Lightning to handle. Putting the defensive issues aside for a moment, Tampa Bay came out firing in this game. From an offensive standpoint you couldn’t ask for much more. Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov, and Victor Hedman all scored...
FOX Sports Oct 12, 2017
Chris Kunitz describes facing off against former team

Chris Kunitz describes facing off against former team

Tampa Bay Lightning winger Chris Kunitz describes what it was like to take the ice and face off against his former Pittsburgh Penguins teammates Thursday night.
FOX Sports Oct 12, 2017
Victor Hedman on the power-play against the Penguins

Victor Hedman on the power-play against the Penguins

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman says the Bolts are making a concerted effort to apply more pressure on the power play and you are seeing some results early on in the season.
FOX Sports Oct 12, 2017
Four-assist man Alex Killorn says it is all about how you finish

Four-assist man Alex Killorn says it is all about how you finish

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Alex Killorn talks about racking up four assists Thursday night and how the penalty kill fared against the Penguins.
PensBurgh Oct 12, 2017
Recap: Lightning Strikes. Pens lose 5-4.

Recap: Lightning Strikes. Pens lose 5-4.

Pens fight to the bitter end but fall to Lightning on the road. Niemi gives up five goals but keeps Pens in striking distance. Depth scoring shows up to fill in for quiet Crosby and Malkin. Letang hits milestone with first period assist. Pregame Small changes for the Penguins from Wednesday night’s contest. Patric Hornqvist and Conor Sheary move to the top line centered by Sidney Crosby. Bryan Rust and Jake Guentzel move to the third line. Let's play some hockey! pic.twitter.com/oMD64DdnR1— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) October 12, 2017 Antti Niemi get the start on the back end...
FOX Sports Oct 12, 2017
Slater Koekkoek scores twice, Lightning hold off Penguins

Slater Koekkoek scores twice, Lightning hold off Penguins

Slater Koekkoek scores the first two goals of his NHL career Thursday night in the Lightning's home victory.
FOX Sports Oct 12, 2017
Slater Koekkoek has plenty to smile about after 2-goal game

Slater Koekkoek has plenty to smile about after 2-goal game

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Slater Koekkoek chats with Brian Engblom after this two-goal effort Thursday night in the win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Raw Charge Oct 12, 2017
Stamkos ties franchise record for most powerplay goals in Lightning history

Stamkos ties franchise record for most powerplay goals in Lightning history

And scores his first goal since his injury last November. For Tampa Bay Lightning fans, this Steven Stamkos goal has been a long time coming, and it was a classic. Stamkos has not played a game for the Lightning since November 15, 2016 against the Detroit Red Wings, due to a meniscus tear that ended his season early and led to a Masterton nomination. In the second period of a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Bolts found themselves on the powerplay. After chasing the puck behind Antti Niemi in the Pittsburgh Penguins net, Vladislav Namestnikov sent the puck along the boards to...
PensBurgh Oct 12, 2017
Game Preview: Penguins @ Lightning 10/12/2017

Game Preview: Penguins @ Lightning 10/12/2017

Looking ahead to tonight’s game with the Pens in Tampa The Penguins are making 2 trips to Tampa in the 2017-18 season, and weirdly enough they’re both in the next 10 days, with tonight’s game and then next Saturday 10/21. Both games are also the second day of a back-to-back trip, which means no beach time for the boys in Western Florida this season which WON’T make for a happy Geno. Basics Who: Pittsburgh Penguins (2-1-1) @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2-1-0) When: 7:30 PM Eastern, locally televised on AT&T Sports Net Recent History: This is the first matchup of the year, the Pens swept the...
Raw Charge Oct 12, 2017
Pittsburgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Lightning: Can the Bolts take down the defending Stanley Cup Champs?

Pittsburgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Lightning: Can the Bolts take down the defending Stanley Cup Champs?

If Tampa Bay can match the effort level they showed on Monday vs. Washington, things could turn out great for the home squad. Pittsburgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Lightning: GAME #4 Time: 7:30 Eastern Time Location: Amalie Arena Broadcast / Streaming: SUN, ATTSN-PT, TVAS, SN360 Opponent SBNation Site: Pensburgh Preview: The Lightning and Penguins will meet for the first of three regular season matchups this year. Tampa Bay will host the Pens next Saturday, October 21, and finish the 3-game season series in Pittsburgh on November 25th. Tampa Bay hasn’t experienced much success against this...
FOX Sports Oct 12, 2017
Preview: Rested Lightning catch Penguins on second half of back-to-back

Preview: Rested Lightning catch Penguins on second half of back-to-back

The Tampa Bay Lightning continue their homestand when they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Raw Charge Oct 12, 2017
Quick Strikes: Chris Kunitz and Tampa Bay Lightning ready to face Pittsburgh Penguins

Quick Strikes: Chris Kunitz and Tampa Bay Lightning ready to face Pittsburgh Penguins

An analytics breakdown of the Bolts, Brian Boyle’s fight, and The Yak is Back The Bolts @GeoFitz4 breaks down the Tampa Bay Lightning’s play using statistics, and finds that the numbers are telling a different, more cautionary, story. “The Point line has gotten a lot of praise, especially after scoring two even strength goals in the season opener against the Panthers. Even in a game where the Lightning controlled over 60% of the shot share against the Capitals, the Point line got caved in much of the game.” [Raw Charge] Chris Kunitz will be facing off against his former team, the...
FOX Sports Oct 11, 2017
Lightning host defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins on Thursday night

Lightning host defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins on Thursday night

FOX Sports Sun's Paul Kennedy and Bobby Taylor take a peek at the Tampa Bay Lightning's upcoming schedule.
Raw Charge Oct 11, 2017
Quick Strikes: Brayden Point is the star of the show in Tampa Bay

Quick Strikes: Brayden Point is the star of the show in Tampa Bay

The Penguins visit the White House, Phil Esposite takes us back 25 years, and #VegasStrong Good morning, #Bolts fans ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/n0h1YdsJaX— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) October 10, 2017 The Bolts Where should Mikhail Sergachev play this season? @loserpoints weighs the risks and rewards for each path the Tampa Bay Lightning can take with Serg. “This isn’t one of those articles with a nice clean conclusion. Decisions like this are messy and the goal here is to understand the problem as best we can and make the best decision we can.” [Raw Charge] Coach Jon Cooper...

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