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Bolts Beat Wings 5-2 Force Game 7 At Amalie Arena

With their backs against the wall, the Tampa Bay Lightning got two goals from Tyler Johnson, three assists from Nikita Kucherov and a 22 save performance from goalie Ben Bishop as they defeated the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 to force a game 7 in Amalie Arena on Wednesday night. Jason Garrison, Alex Killorn and Cedric Paquette also had goals for Tampa Bay. The Bolts drew first blood as...
Via Lightning Shout
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Johnson helps Lightning beat Wings 5-2 to force Game 7

DETROIT (AP) -- Tyler Johnson scored two goals in his latest stellar performance and the Tampa Bay Lightning held on for a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night, forcing a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series. Johnson and Jason Garrison scored in the first period, and Johnson added another goal in the second to give the Lightning a 3-0 lead. Tomas Tatar scored...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Johnson scores twice, Lightning force Game 7 with win in Detroit

  Tyler Johnson scored two goals in his latest stellar performance and the Tampa Bay Lightning held on for a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night, forcing a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series. Johnson and Jason Garrison scored in the first period, and Johnson added another goal in the second to give the Lightning a 3-0 lead. Tomas Tatar scored twice for...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Petr Mrazek robs Brian Boyle with a great stick save

We’re not even through the first round of the playoffs and Petr Mrazek may have made the best save of the tournament. His save with the paddle on Brian Boyle was so good that it completely fooled the announcer and stunned the Tampa Bay Lightning. That’s just incredible. You could make the case that Boyle was unlucky to shoot the puck at Mrazek’s stick, but let’s be honest...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos: 'Nothing is going right, right now'

The Tampa Bay Lightning are on the brink of elimination, and they also sound like a very frustrated team. Their first-round opponent, the Detroit Red Wings, have done a great job of shutting down Tampa's potent offense, especially Lightning star and team captain Steven Stamkos.Stamkos is tied for the team lead in shots (17) after five games, but he has nothing to show for it as he...
Via Fox Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Angry Tampa Bay Lightning fan blames refs for 4-0 loss

We’ve spent a fair number of posts making fun of Florida Panthers hockey fans and their apparent lack of interest in hockey. I guess you really can’t make those same jokes about Lightning fans other than what I’m guessing isn’t the best understanding of the game. Sure I know it’s only a 24 second clip but […]
Via The Majors National
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bolts on the brink: What’s wrong in Tampa?

The Tampa Bay Lightning have been one of the most bipolar teams in the NHL playoffs this year. They can go from looking like a contender to being confused and panicked in a matter of seconds. Despite outplaying the Wings for large portions of the first game, they still pulled a loss out of their […] The post Bolts on the brink: What’s wrong in Tampa? appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning strike twice in third, Johnson evens series

If you were available on Thursday night to watch Game 4 between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Detroit Red Wings and didn’t, you better have been doing something good because there was an exciting game played at the Joe Louis Arena. The Red Wings took a 2-0 lead into the third period after goals by […] The post Tampa Bay Lightning strike twice in third, Johnson evens series appeared...
Via Along the Boards
4 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Goaltender Ben Bishop called for holding

Goaltenders don’t receive penalties too often and when they do it’s usually for Delay of Game (puck over the glass) or some sort of slashing or interference call for hitting a player with their stick in front of the crease. Ben Bishop wanted to do something a bit different and picked up two minutes for holding after tackling Tomas Tatar as he passed by the crease. GIF: Bishop...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Who sits for Jason Garrison on the Tampa Bay Lightning?

Heading into Game 3, there are a few questions about the Tampa Bay Lightning’s lineup. With their success in Game 2 and strong play in Game 1, you can argue the team should stand pat for Game 3. But with defenseman Jason Garrison coming back from his stint on injured reserve soon, he will be looking to retake […] The post Who sits for Jason Garrison on the Tampa Bay Lightning...
Via Along the Boards
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning Tickets Least Expensive On The Road At Detroit

The Lightning ended a six-game postseason skid dating back to 2011 with their Game 2 victory against the Detroit Red Wings. Tampa Bay seemed as if they would end that drought in Game 1, as they dominated the play on the ice, outshooting the Red Wings, 46-14. But the team went 0-for-7 on the power play and yielded a short-handed goal that proved to be the difference in a 3-2 loss...
Via Lightning Shout
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Lightning Shout
14 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...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Majors Detroit
16 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...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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.
Via Holdout Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
26 days ago  |  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...
Via NESN.com
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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