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Kings of New York, or: How the Bolts look bulletproof against the Rangers

So, I'm in Madison Square Garden near the bright lights of Broadway with a holiday hockey crowd as my broadcast colleague Chris Dingman, who's on the Stanley Cup twice starts comparing Tampa Bay to his boyhood heroes while growing up in the 1980s in Edmonton, where the Oilers captured five titles and whose captain Wayne Gretzky just happened to be sitting about 10 rows up at center...
Via Fox Sports Florida
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning at Buffalo Sabres game preview

Time: 7:30 p.m. The Tampa Bay Lightning feature the league's highest scoring team, and their power play has been rolling during a four-game win streak. The Buffalo Sabres are last in the league in goals per game and power-play percentage, though they have been playing better lately. These Atlantic Division rivals meet for the first time Tuesday night when they begin a home-and-home...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning at Buffalo Sabres game preview

Time: 7:30 p.m. The Tampa Bay Lightning feature the league's highest scoring team, and their power play has been rolling during a four-game win streak. The Buffalo Sabres are last in the league in goals per game and power-play percentage, though they have been playing better lately. These Atlantic Division rivals meet for the first time Tuesday night when they begin a home-and-home...
Via Fox Sports Florida
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning-Sabres Preview

The Tampa Bay Lightning feature the league's highest scoring team, and their power play has been rolling during a four-game win streak. The Buffalo Sabres are last in the league in goals per game and power-play percentage, though they have been playing better lately. These Atlantic Division rivals meet for the first time Tuesday night when they begin a home-and-home set in Buffalo...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Connolly, Tyler Johnson each score 2, Lightning beat Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) -- Brett Connolly's second goal of the game during a third-period power play lifted the Tampa Bay Lightning to their third straight win over the New York Rangers, 6-3 on Monday night. With Martin St. Louis off for slashing, Connolly scored past Henrik Lundqvist at 5:34 for his fourth of the season. Tyler Johnson gave the Lightning a two-goal lead 1:24 later with his...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Connolly, Tyler Johnson each score 2, Lightning beat Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) -- Brett Connolly's second goal of the game during a third-period power play lifted the Tampa Bay Lightning to their third straight win over the New York Rangers, 6-3 on Monday night. With Martin St. Louis off for slashing, Connolly scored past Henrik Lundqvist at 5:34 for his fourth of the season. Tyler Johnson gave the Lightning a two-goal lead 1:24 later with his...
Via Fox Sports Florida
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators at Tampa Bay Lightning game preview

TV: SUN SPORTS TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE BEGINS AT 6:30 P.M. A defeat to the Ottawa Senators in October is one of the few the Tampa Bay Lightning have suffered at home this season. The Lightning will seek to avenge that loss Saturday night with Steven Stamkos leading a highly productive top line and Ryan Callahan trying to build on a stellar performance. Tampa Bay (15-6-2) managed to...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators at Tampa Bay Lightning game preview

TV: SUN SPORTS TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE BEGINS AT 6:30 P.M. A defeat to the Ottawa Senators in October is one of the few the Tampa Bay Lightning have suffered at home this season. The Lightning will seek to avenge that loss Saturday night with Steven Stamkos leading a highly productive top line and Ryan Callahan trying to build on a stellar performance. Tampa Bay (15-6-2) managed to...
Via Fox Sports Florida
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators-Lightning Preview

A defeat to the Ottawa Senators in October is one of the few the Tampa Bay Lightning have suffered at home this season. The Lightning will seek to avenge that loss Saturday night with Steven Stamkos leading a highly productive top line and Ryan Callahan trying to build on a stellar performance. Tampa Bay (15-6-2) managed to force overtime in Ottawa's previous visit Oct. 11, but couldn...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs game preview

TV: SUN SPORTS TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE BEGINS AT 7:00 P.M. Expectations in hockey-mad Toronto appear to be taking their toll on the Maple Leafs, whose coach is aware of both the issue of his job security and the tension surrounding his struggling team. Randy Carlyle's club has lost three straight heading into Thursday night's home matchup with the Tampa Bay Lightning, and he's...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs game preview

TV: SUN SPORTS TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE BEGINS AT 7:00 P.M. Expectations in hockey-mad Toronto appear to be taking their toll on the Maple Leafs, whose coach is aware of both the issue of his job security and the tension surrounding his struggling team. Randy Carlyle's club has lost three straight heading into Thursday night's home matchup with the Tampa Bay Lightning, and he's aware...
Via Fox Sports Florida
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning-Maple Leafs Preview

Expectations in hockey-mad Toronto appear to be taking their toll on the Maple Leafs, whose coach is aware of both the issue of his job security and the tension surrounding his struggling team. Randy Carlyle's club has lost three straight heading into Thursday night's home matchup with the Tampa Bay Lightning, and he's aware that improvement needs to come quickly. A 9-2 home loss...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Even when not playing their best, Lightning proving they can win

TAMPA, Fla. -- These early results reveal, if nothing else, that the Tampa Bay Lightning should be built for the long haul. They're far from a finished product, and yet, they're capable of welcoming opponents' momentum into Amalie Arena and choking it before the visitors leave town. Take Thursday's result, a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers, as the latest encouraging example...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning finds spark with creative line combo

The line blender turns on for many reasons during the course of an NHL season. Impatience by the coach, bad chemistry among linemates, stagnant offense or defensive responsibility are among the many of the reasons line combinations get mixed.But sometimes, necessity is the mother of invention to whip up some chemistry. That happened for the trio of Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat and...
Via Hockey Fan Land
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Late miscue leaves Lightning with loss to Oilers

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Taylor Hall scored a penalty-shot goal and added an assist, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins netted the winner in the final minutes to lift Edmonton to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night, giving the Oilers their first win of the season. NHL Justin Schultz also scored for the Oilers (1-4-1), who had matched the team's worst start. Edmonton...
Via AP on Fox
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Late miscue leaves Lightning with loss to Oilers

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Taylor Hall scored a penalty-shot goal and added an assist, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins netted the winner in the final minutes to lift Edmonton to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night, giving the Oilers their first win of the season. Justin Schultz also scored for the Oilers (1-4-1), who had matched the team's worst start. Edmonton...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers Fan Gives Lightning F Brett Connolly The Double-Bird After Goal

Looks like this Edmonton Oilers fan was not pleased with Brett Connolly’s goal. [@myregularface] The post Oilers Fan Gives Lightning F Brett Connolly The Double-Bird After Goal appeared first on Diehardsport.
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Bishop has 21 saves as Lightning cruise to preseason win

DALLAS (AP) -- Cedric Paquette and Brett Connolly each scored a goal and assisted on another as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 5-1 on Tuesday night. The Lightning scored 37 seconds into the game, when Richard Panik put a rebound past Dallas goalie Anders Lindback. Jonathan Marchessault and Paquette assisted. Connolly assisted on Paquette's goal in the third period...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Paquette, Connolly lift Lightning over Stars 5-1

DALLAS (AP) Cedric Paquette and Brett Connolly each scored a goal and assisted on another as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 5-1 on Tuesday night. The Lightning scored 37 seconds into the game, when Richard Panik put a rebound past Dallas goalie Anders Lindback. Jonathan Marchessault and Paquette assisted. Connolly assisted on Paquette's goal in the third period...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Bishop has 21 saves as Lightning cruise to preseason win

DALLAS (AP) -- Cedric Paquette and Brett Connolly each scored a goal and assisted on another as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 5-1 on Tuesday night. The Lightning scored 37 seconds into the game, when Richard Panik put a rebound past Dallas goalie Anders Lindback. Jonathan Marchessault and Paquette assisted. Connolly assisted on Paquette's goal in the third period...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning Depth Chart 2014 2015

Tampa Bay Lightning C 1. Steve Stamkos  2. Valtteri Filppula  3. Tyler Johnson  4. Brian Boyle  5. Cedric Paquette  L 1. Ondrej Palat  2. Jonathan Drouin  3. Alex Killorn  4. Brenden Morrow  5. Brett Connolly  R 1. Ryan Callahan  2. Nikita Kucherov  3. J.T...
Via NHL Trade Rumors
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning's five-year draft review

Will patience pay off for the Tampa Bay Lightning? The Bolts have stockpiled elite talent with first-round picks over the past five years, but a roster full of veterans have kept Tampa Bay from shifting those prospects into its lineup. That started to change last year as former picks Ondrej Palat, Radko Gudas and Richard Panik became regulars. But after making the mistake of rushing...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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