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Tampa Bay Times Apr 20, 2018
Lightning feels Ryan McDonagh's impact

Lightning feels Ryan McDonagh's impact

BRANDON --Ryan McDonagh blocks shots. He competes for pucks in the corners and wins those battles. He moves the puck up ice well. He can join the rush. He can shoot from the blueline. He kills penalties."It was a great pickup by Steve (Yzerman)," Dan Girardi said Friday, loud
Tampa Bay Times Apr 20, 2018
Why Game 5 is crucial to the Lightning

Why Game 5 is crucial to the Lightning

BRANDON - Three things that popped into my head as the Lightning and Devils get ready to play Game 5 Saturday afternoon at Amalie Arena.1.-I'm going to do something that a hockey team in the playoffs would never do, not in a million years.I'm going to
Tampa Bay Times Apr 19, 2018
Lightning's Hedman a Norris finalist again

Lightning's Hedman a Norris finalist again

The Lightning's Victor Hedman is a finalist for the second consecutive year for the Norris Trophy, given to the top defenseman in the league. The other two finalists are Drew Doughty of the Kings and P.K. Subban of the Predators, it was announced Thursday.Hedman, who placed third last
Tampa Bay Times Apr 19, 2018
Shaquem Griffin: 'Lightning is going to win the Stanley Cup'

Shaquem Griffin: 'Lightning is going to win the Stanley Cup'

Former UCF and Lakewood High standout Shaquem Griffin understandably has been focused on the NFL draft next week in Arlington, Tex., where he is projected as a potential second-day pick.But the Lightning's playoff run- hasn't escaped his attention.Asked for a hot take today
Tampa Bay Times Apr 19, 2018
Turns out, Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy is ready for the playoffs

Turns out, Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy is ready for the playoffs

TAMPA - The second period was not even four minutes old Wednesday night when Devils right wing Patrick Maroon skated all alone toward Andrei Vasilevskiy. It was a moment that could turn a game and even a series.A goal and the score would be tied at 2.A save and the Lightning
Tampa Bay Times Apr 19, 2018
NHL makes right call in not suspending Lightning's Nikita Kucherov

NHL makes right call in not suspending Lightning's Nikita Kucherov

The NHL got it right.Nikita Kucherov, the Lightning's top scorer and best player so far in these playoffs, will play Saturday's Game 5 against New Jersey. He's not going to be suspended for his vicious hit on a Devils player in Tampa Bay's Game 4 victory on Wednesday. That's good news for
Tampa Bay Times Apr 19, 2018
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Nikita Kucherov drives Lightning past Devils

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Nikita Kucherov drives Lightning past Devils

Nikita Kucherov scores two goals and delivers some big hits as the Lightning beats the Devils, 3-1, in a physical Game 4 that pushes Tampa Bay to within one win of-clinching the series.Meanwhile, the Rays beat the Rangers to as Jake Faria pitches well and Alex Colome overcomes some
Tampa Bay Times Apr 19, 2018
Lightning hold off Devils and David Puddy

Lightning hold off Devils and David Puddy

NEWARK, N.J. : The Devils pulled out all the stops for Wednesday's Game 4 of their Stanley Cup quarter final series with the Lightning by inviting David Puddy at the Prudential Center.For those who do not know who he is, Puddy was Elaine's boyfriend on Seinfeld. He
All About The Jersey Apr 19, 2018
New Jersey Devils Pushed to Brink of Elimination in Game 4 Loss to Tampa Bay Lightning

New Jersey Devils Pushed to Brink of Elimination in Game 4 Loss to Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning quieted the Rock and the New Jersey Devils could not break them down to get an equalizer in a one-goal game for much of regulation. The Devils lost 1-3 to go down 1-3 in the first round series; they are now on the brink of elimination. This recap goes into what happened in the Devils’ loss. The energy at the Rock ahead of tonight’s Game 4 was palpable. There was a real feeling that the New Jersey Devils could take this game and make their first round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning a best-of-three. This could have been a night to remember. The Rock was...
www.bostonherald.com Apr 18, 2018
Kucherov leads way as Lightning take 3-1 lead over Devils

Kucherov leads way as Lightning take 3-1 lead over Devils

NEWARK, N.J. — Angry after losing a playoff game, Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning took out their ire on the New Jersey Devils.Not only did the Lightning defeat New Jersey 3-1 on Wednesday to move within a game of making the Devils' first trip to the playoffs in six years a short one, Kucherov was a one-man demolition man.The NHL's No. 3 scorer this season scored two goals, set up another and knocked New Jersey's top defenseman, Sami Vatanen, out of the game with a big hit in the opening period."Kuch tonight flexed his muscles," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "He's pretty...
Tampa Bay Times Apr 18, 2018
Roger Mooney's takeaways from Lightning-Devils Game 4

Roger Mooney's takeaways from Lightning-Devils Game 4

I guess the lesson here is never believe a hockey player when he says what happens in a scrum at the end of a playoff game doesn't carry over into the next game. It sure looks like the Lightning and Devils won't be vacationing together this summer.The first line
Sportsnet.ca Apr 18, 2018
Kucherov leads the way as Lightning take 3-1 lead over Devils

Kucherov leads the way as Lightning take 3-1 lead over Devils

A feisty Nikita Kucherov scored two goals, set up another and knocked New Jersey’s top defenceman out of the game with a big hit, and the Tampa Bay Lightning moved within a game of making the Devils’ first trip to the playoffs in six years a short one with a 3-1 victory on Wednesday night.
CBC News Apr 18, 2018
Lightning edge Devils as Nikita Kucherov scores pair

Lightning edge Devils as Nikita Kucherov scores pair

A feisty Nikita Kucherov scored two goals, set up another and knocked New Jersey's top defenceman out of the game with a big hit, and the Tampa Bay Lightning moved within a game of making the Devils' first trip to the playoffs in six years a short one with a 3-1 victory on Wednesday night.
All About The Jersey Apr 18, 2018
First Round, Gamethread #4: New Jersey Devils vs Tampa Bay Lightning

First Round, Gamethread #4: New Jersey Devils vs Tampa Bay Lightning

After winning their first playoff game in Newark, New Jersey since June 9, 2012, the New Jersey Devils look to tie up their first round playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight. This post is a Gamethread, where Devils fans can discuss the game as it happens. In Newark, New Jersey, the home team can turn this series on its head! Once again, the Rock will not get hyped, they will stay hyped. The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils (1) at the Tampa Bay Lightning (2, SBN Blog: Raw Charge) The Time: 7:30 PM ET The Broadcast: Local TV - MSG & MSG+; National TV - GOLF, SN, TVAS2, SN;...
The Hockey Writers Apr 17, 2018

Best Forwards in Lightning History

The one consistent throughout the Tampa Bay Lightning’s history is their affinity for having star forwards on their roster. Over the course of 25 years, the franchise built themselves around the philosophy of score first and score often, sometimes at the expense of the other positions on the ice. Even when the team was going through […] The post Best Forwards in Lightning History appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

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