Found January 16, 2012 on
from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News, Karma’s a bugger sometimes, isn’t it? Take the Tampa Bay Lightning, for example. Ever since the Philadelphia Flyers exposed and mocked them for playing their insidious trap, the Lightning have posted a 9-18-2 record and tumbled to the basement of the Eastern Conference.
Since then, 1-3-1 hasn’t only been the Lightning’s defensive scheme, it’s more like the win-loss record they post every five games.
On the one hand, you want to say, “Serves them right for playing that kind of hockey with all that offensive talent.” And hey, any team that employs that style of hockey and fails doing it isn’t about to get a lot of sympathy from this corner. After all, which team would you rather watch purely from an entertainment standpoint – the Washington Capitals from a few years back or last year’s Lightning?
But then you look at the Lightning’s defense corps and goaltending and you wonder why they don’t employ a 5-0-0 defensive sche...
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Wayne Gretzky was an amazing player. But he was also a lousy coach. For all the talk about how great Steve Yzerman would be as a GM, he's flopped more than the Sedin twins. Last season Tampa finished with 103 points and went deep into the playoffs. This season, they've given up TWICE as many goals as Boston and they're one loss away from being the worst team in the East...
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Dominic Moore scored a tiebreaking goal with 3:45 remaining in the third period and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Boston Bruins 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Moore stopped an 11-game goal drought and put Tampa Bay up 4-3 when he beat Tim Thomas with a shot from the top of the left circle.
Steven Stamkos added his league-leading 31st goal of the season into an empty...
Dominic Moore scored the deciding goal with 3:45 remaining in the third period as the Tampa Bay Lightning snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the visiting Boston Bruins on Tuesday.
Moore drilled a shot that beat Vezina Trophy winner Tim Thomas glove side to give the Lightning their first victory in 2012.
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Ho hum, Evgeni Malkin nets a natural hat trick and adds two assists in a much-needed 6-3 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday. Weâve seen that act before from Mr. Malkin.
But that wasnât the only big news of the day.
Malkin ducked to avoid a check by Vincent Lecavalier...
Dominic Moore scored a tiebreaking goal with 3:45 remaining in the third period and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Boston Bruins 5-3 on Tuesday night. Moore stopped an 11-game goal drought and put Tampa Bay up 4-3 when he beat Tim Thomas with a shot from the top of the left circle. Steven Stamkos added his league-leading 31st goal of the season into an empty net during the final minute of play.
Dominic Moore scores the tiebreaking goal with 3:45 left for Tampa Bay.TAMPA, Fla. — Dominic Moore scored a tiebreaking goal with 3 minutes 45 seconds remaining in the third period and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Boston Bruins, 5-3, on Tuesday night.
Dominic Moore netted the go-ahead goal with 3:45 left in the third period as the Tampa Bay Lightning snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the Boston Bruins.
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Steven Stamkos is a bright spot for the Lightning, which otherwise is struggling. The Flyers' Chris Pronger is having trouble dealing with a season-ending concussion.Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the last week:
The last time the Lightning hosted the Bruins, they staved off elimination in the Eastern Conference finals by forcing a Game 7.
Who's hot heading into this week:
1. STEVEN STAMKOS
The 2012 All-Star has a point in all but one of his past 10 games and notched his league-leading 30th goal o...
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