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Tampa Bay Lightning: Should Guy Boucher Coach To Win or Coach To Entertain?

Coaching strategy isn't talked about much in the hockey world, but with the recent buzz surrounding the Tampa Bay Lightning, I thought it would be nice to dig into the situation. Its called a 1-3-1 forecheck, an ultra defensive system utilized by Coach Boucher for Tampa Bay Lightning. And it's creating a stir around the league. In inner NHL circles, it's just a part...

Bolts hope home success translates on road

Now all the Tampa Bay head coach Guy Boucher and his team have to do is find a way to bottle this kind of lightning and unleash it on the road. Once again, the Bolts proved they can take care of business against the leagues elite, as evidenced by their decisive 4-1 victory Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins came into the St. Pete Times Forum leading the...

Notes: Downie struggling on third line

For the better part of the past two seasons, RW Steve Downie played on Tampa Bay's top two lines. This year, he's skating more in a third-line role.

Devils 4, Lightning 2

Martin Brodeur held the Tampa Bay Lightning scoreless for 51 minutes, David Clarkson had a goal and an assist, and the New Jersey Devils hung on for a 4-2 victory Saturday night. Brodeur lost out on a bid to extend his NHL record to 117 shutouts when Martin St. Louis scored from in-close and cut the Lightning's deficit to 3-1 at 8:24 of the third period. Brodeur made 21 saves...

Rookie Brett Connolly getting tough love from Tampa Bay Lightning coach Guy Boucher

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Scoring is nice, but Steve Downie just wants Tampa Bay Lightning wins

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Tampa Bay Lightning Nuts & Bolts

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Tampa Bay Lightning loses to New Jersey Devils 4-2

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New Jersey Devils (9-7-1) at Tampa Bay Lightning (9-7-2), 7 p.m. (ET)

The Lightning are on their longest home winning streak since 2006, but keeping that run going against the Devils and a healthy Ilya Kovalchuk may prove to be a difficult task.
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