11:21 PM EDT, Fri April 17, 2015
Raw Charge 15 hours ago

Quick Strikes for Friday, April 17: Mrazek'd Edition

The Tampa Bay Lightning dropped Game 1 of their first round playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night after a stellar effort in net from Petr Mrazek. Plenty of recaps, analysis and editorial to chew through following the Game 1 defeat at the hands of the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night. From the Detroit perspective, first. [Winging it in Motown Some Tampa Bay Lightning franchise records set in the defeat. [Tampa Tribune] Thomas Fernandez says special teams are to blame. Tampa Bay was 0/7 on their power play in Game 1, scored a shorthanded goal, and allowed one....
Grand Rapids Press 11 hours ago

Red Wings-Lightning links: Despite Game 1 win, series could be short if Detroit doesn't improve

Hockey News columnist Jared Clinton said "there's a huge discrepancy between the two clubs" despite the Red Wings victory in Game 1, which Petr Mrazek helped Detroit steal by making 44 saves.
Winging It In Motown 8 hours ago

The Afterglow: Looking back at Game 1 and ahead to Game 2

The Wings won Game 1, but there are issues to resolve before Game 2 I don't know about you, but I woke up feeling pretty good this morning. It's a beautiful day, the weekend is nearly upon us, for us Star Wars fans, we were treated to a new trailer for the upcoming movie. Oh yeah, and the Red Wings...
Winging It In Motown 14 hours ago

Quick Hits: Mrazek Steals one for the Red Wings

Red Wings News Petr Mrazek carries Detroit Red Wings to Game 1 win over Lightning 3-2 | Detroit Free PressGood god that was not how they drew it up. But no matter; three more to go! Lightning GM Steve Yzerman still has love for the Red Wings - Cross Checks Blog...

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Tampa Tribune 2 hours ago

Opening loss not getting Bolts down

A day after falling behind 1-0 in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against Detroit, Tampa Bay remained upbeat.
Tampa Bay Times 7 hours ago

Drouin disappointed to be scratched; Garrison not ready

Lightning rookie wing Jonathan Drouin was playing some of his best hockey down the stretch, his confidence rising.
The Ledger Apr 16, 2015

Detroit 3, Tampa Bay 2: Red Wings Hang on to Win Game 1 over Lightning

Pavel Datsyuk scored twice and Petr Mrazek had 44 saves in his NHL playoff debut to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference series Thursday night.
Tampa Tribune Apr 16, 2015

Bolts drop playoff opener 3-2 to Detroit

Tampa Bay dominated Detroit in possession and shots, but lost out in the category that matters the most - on the scoreboard.
Grand Rapids Press Apr 16, 2015

Red Wings still not putting enough pressure on Tampa Bay Lightning net, say FSD analysts

Thanks to goaltender Petr Mrazek, the Red Wings will take a 2-1 lead to the third period of Game 1 despite being outshot 27-10 in the first two periods.
Grand Rapids Press Apr 16, 2015
Live updates: Detroit Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, Game 1 (chat)

Live updates: Detroit Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, Game 1 (chat)

The Lightning won the regular-season series 3-1 but Detroit won the final matchup 4-0 behind 23 saves from goaltender Petr Mrazek, who will be making his NHL playoff debut tonight along with Tampa Bay netminder Ben Bishop.
Tampa Bay Times Apr 16, 2015

Lightning playoff opener is sold out

The Lightning announced Thursday afternoon that Game 1 of its first round playoff series with the Red Wings is sold out. There are still limited number of tickets available for Game 2 Saturday. Tonight's game starts at 7:30 pm and is televised locally on Fox Sports Florida.
Newark Star-Ledger Apr 16, 2015

What channel is Game 1 of Detroit Red Wings-Tampa Bay Lightning playoff series on?

Red Wings, Lightning open playoffs Thursday night.
Tampa Bay Times Apr 16, 2015

Coburn, Sustr, Killorn in; Drouin and Barberio out for Game 1

The Lightning will get defensemen Braydon Coburn and Andrej Sustr, along with forward Alex Killorn back in the lineup for tonight's Game 1 against the Red Wings.
Grand Rapids Press Apr 16, 2015

Red Wings admire job former captain Steve Yzerman has done as Tampa Bay Lightning GM

The Red Wings and Lightning will meet in the playoffs for the first time beginning tonight in Tampa Bay and Yzerman admitted he hasn't been looking forward to playing his former club.
The Ledger Apr 16, 2015

Bolt Builder: Lightning GM Facing His Former Team

Steve Yzerman concedes it feels odd to be facing the Detroit Red Wings in the opening round of the playoffs.
Grand Rapids Press Apr 15, 2015
Players on Red Wings and Lightning squared off in postseason before - in AHL finals

Players on Red Wings and Lightning squared off in postseason before - in AHL finals

16 players from the two teams met in 2013 Calder Cup Trophy finals.
Tampa Bay Times Apr 15, 2015

Lightning GM Yzerman will have an 'affinity' with Red Wings 'forever'

Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said he saw this coming for weeks.

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