Posted March 17, 2013 on
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Martin St. Louis
Tampa Bay Lightning
After snapping a lengthy home losing streak, the Tampa Bay Lightning will try to keep heading in the right direction with another dominant performance against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
The Flyers, meanwhile, will seek to build off a hard-fought win and avoid a season high-tying fourth consecutive road defeat Monday night.
Tampa Bay (12-15-1) ended its first five-game home skid in four seasons by keeping Carolina off the scoreboard for most of a 4-1 victory Saturday. The Lightning's bid for their first shutout of the season ended with 13:39 remaining.
"I think every game right now has a sense of urgency," said center Nate Thompson, who scored his sixth goal. "I thought we played a pretty complete game tonight. We've got to build off it. We've got a pretty good team coming in on Monday."
Tyler Johnson notched his first NHL goal and had an assist in his second game in the league. Ondrej Palat also recorded his first NHL go...
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Damian Cristodero, a Tampa Bay Lightning beat writer with whom I am familiar and respect, has initiated speculation on Martin St. Louis' future with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Though he admits there is no indication that either he or the Lightning have taken any steps towards moving him, it's a discussion that likely will happen. The Lightning are not in the playoff picture...
So this is pure speculation and makes sense only Martin St. Louis, with a no-move clause in his contract, determines leaving gives him the best chance to again play for a winner before he retires. Consider these circumstances: When St. Louis in July 2010 signed a four-year, $22.5 million contract extension, he did so with the notion the organization, under new ownership and management...
In yet another “must win” situation the Flyers will take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in hopes of going into a six day break in the schedule on a high note. The Flyers are coming off of a rare shootout win over the Devils on Friday, 0-7 all-time against New Jersey in shootout before Friday’s [...]
The Tampa Bay Lightning were able to get some goals on the board in a crucial division win Saturday night over the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1. The Bolts were ignited by the play of their rookies. Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat set the offensive examples for the game with the goals. “I thought Johnson, Palat and Tyrell gave us momentum from their shift on the ice,” coach Guy...
The Philadelphia Flyers kept themselves alive, albiet barely, in the 2013 playoff race with a 2-1 shootout victory over the rival New Jersey Devils Friday night.
Earlier in the week, goalie Ilya Bryzgalov wagered that the Flyers would be "done" if they were to drop their upcoming games with the Devils, one in New Jersey and one at home. After an ugly loss Wednesday, it...
In the final game before a five day lay-off the Flyers went into Tampa Bay in yet another “must-win” situation and lost, 4-2. The Flyers came out swinging early, finishing checks and pushing the pace, earning several scoring chances- their best on a fore-check turnover forced by Max Talbot, getting the puck back to [...]
In a completion of the home and home series, the Philadelphia Flyers were able to come away with a much needed home win keeping their slim but possible playoff hopes alive. Thanks to superb play from the goalie Ilya Bryzgalov who stopped 27 of 28 shots, the Flyers came away with a 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils.
Johan Hedberg stopped 21 of 22 of his shots, but was unable...