Found November 09, 2011 on Fox Sports:
Here are a couple of the best sound bites from Tampa Bay Lightning coach Guy Boucher about tonight's game with the Flyers. Talk about trying to lower expectations: "Right now we've got a team that's firing on all cylinders (the Flyers). If we play like we did on the road defensively, we're going to get our butts whipped." "We'll need a total team effort. We'll need our best game of the year for this one. If we don't have it, it ain't gonna happen." The worry for Boucher is that the Lightning is without two of its top defensemen -- Mattias Ohlund and Victor Hedman -- because of injuries. Because of that, the remaining defensemen are moving into situations they might not be familiar with. For example, Matt Gilroy will play on the top pairing with Eric Brewer. Gilroy, as Boucher pointed out, was a sixth defenseman for the Rangers last season. "The problem for all our defensemen is they are stuck in roles they are not used to,&...

The One in Which the Flyers Waste Lightning Fans Money

So, that happened. A 1-3-1 is what the Tampa Bay Lightning have been playing for, oh, about 2 years now. Guy Boucher put in the system and it’s worked pretty well for a team that doesn’t really have a netminder it can rely on with consistency. That’s besides the point here though. It’s 40 seconds into a 60 minute hockey game. The Flyers have decided that they will now take...

Lightning LW Malone to miss Wednesday's game

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ryan Malone will sit out Wednesday night's game against Philadelphia due to an upper-body injury. Malone was injured in Sunday's 4-3 victory over intrastate rival Florida. He scored his fourth goal of the season in the win. Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman also will miss Wednesday's game. He suffered an upper-body injury against Chicago...

Ritola Declines AHL Assignment, Wants To Play In Europe

from Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times, The Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday suspended right wing Mattias Ritola for not reporting to AHL Norfolk, and put him on unconditional waivers for the purposes of terminating his contract. Ritola said he will play in Europe “to get back to the NHL.” The situation is not contentious. Ritola said he has “nothing bad to say...

Flyers mock Lightning 1-3-1 trap

              If you haven’t seen the Tampa Bay Lightning set up their neutral zone trap, here’s the just of it. They have 3 players sit on the centre ice red line with one defenceman in their zone, and one forward at the oppositions blue line, waiting for the opposing defence to break out. The Flyers may have figured out a way to get them to stop this play.   The play...

Lightning notes: RW Ritola, team part ways

Lightning RW Mattias Ritola cleared unconditional waivers on Wednesday, the final hurdle before the team and Ritola part ways and the remainder of his contract is terminated.

(Video) Watch Steve Downie Get His Clock Cleaned By Braydon Coburn

This brouhaha occurred during the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 2-1 overtime win over the Philadelphia Flyers, and believe you me, it’s a doozy. One relevant piece of information which makes the fight even more compelling: Braydon Coburn is 6’5″, 220 pounds, a full six inches taller and twenty pounds heavier than his fellow pugilist. This Steve [...]

Tampa Bay Lightning not rushing back its injured players

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Connolly's OT winner lifts Lightning over Flyers

Brett Connolly scored 2:30 into overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 on Wednesday night.

Flyers and Lightning played stall ball

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger said Thursday that the Tampa Bay Lightning are pushing...

Kerry Fraser’s problematic take on Flyers/Lightning stalemate

Everyone and their mother has had a take on the Philadelphia Flyers' stall tactics against Guy Boucher and the Tampa Bay Lightning 1-3-1 system, but there were two recent reactions that deserve a little more attention: Those of NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and former NHL referee/hair model/lightning rod of angst Kerry Fraser. Bettman's take on his XM Home Ice radio show...
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