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Capitals among East contenders; West race too tight to call

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Alex Ovechkin's familiar gap-toothed grin has returned with the Washington Capitals in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff hunt. Hardly anyone's smiling in the West, where the standings are far more convoluted heading into the post-All-Star break of the NHL schedule, which opens with 11 games Tuesday. ''It's hard,'' St. Louis Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk...
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Lightning-Hurricanes Preview

The Tampa Bay Lightning rode a perfect homestand into the All-Star Break and enter the second half of the season with the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Following the midseason layoff, the Lightning will hit the road Tuesday night looking for a 10th win in their last 11 meetings with the Carolina Hurricanes. Tampa Bay (30-14-4) strung together three wins prior to the break,...
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Lightning's Steven Stamkos nets two goals in high-scoring All-Star Game

Steven Stamkos made his presence felt at the NHL All-Star Game. The Tampa Bay Lightning center, making his third NHL All-Star Game appearance, had two goals and one assist for Team Foligno in Team Toews' 17-12 victory on Sunday night at Nationwide Arena. Both of Stamkos' goals were wrist shots in the second period, the first 2:27 into the period to tie the score at six and the second...
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Under Review – Lightning Mid-Season Update – Can They Go All The Way?

Allan Brown Tampa Bay Lightning Writer As the Tampa Bay Lightning head toward the All-Star break, the team, its fans and even the community at-large have to be pleased with how the squad has performed in the first half of the season. The die hard fans had already expected great things from a team that General Manager Steve Yzerman has slowly pieced together over the past four years...
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Bobby Taylor Q&A: Tyler Johnson surprises as Lightning's midseason MVP

TAMPA, Fla. -- So far, so good, but there's so much more to do. The Tampa Bay Lightning have reached the All-Star break with an eye toward the future after a strong recent past. They're atop the Eastern Conference with 64 points through 48 games. They've enjoyed solid contributions from Tyler Johnson and Steven Stamkos, as well as breakout production from Nikita Kucherov. They'll...
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Woodward: The Tampa Bay Lightning Weekly Report

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Tampa Bay Lightning Weekly Report, where we break down everything you need to know in preparation for another week of Bolts’ hockey. In each post, we will include a brief analysis of every recent game, present Tampa Bay’s key performers of the week and evaluate all potential roster moves by the Lightning. GAME ANALYSIS Tuesday January...
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VIDEO: NHL All-Star Media Day with Lightning's Stamkos, Drouin

Tampa Bay Lightning rookie Jonathan Drouin and captain Steven Stamkos discussed their expectations for the 2015 All-Star Weekend during NHL All-Star Media Day on Friday. Drouin will participate in the skills competition while Stamkos will appear in his third NHL All-Star Game.
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Video: Steven Stamkos All-Star Media Day

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Stamkos Envisions Staying With Lightning

Steven Stamkos says similar to Kane and Toews, he envisions potentially signing an extension in July one year out before he becomes UFA. — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) January 23, 2015
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Weekend Watch List: NHL on break, basketball aims to raise the bar

The Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning have the weekend off -- well, most of them at least. The Lightning's Steven Stamkos and Tyler Johnson along with the Panthers' Roberto Luongo will be partaking in Sunday's NHL All-Star game. Florida rookie Aaron Ekblad will participate in Saturday's NHL All-Star Skills Competition. On the hardwood, the Orlando Magic and Miami Heat are...
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Boucher: Lightning All-Star Legacy

The festivities surrounding the 60th NHL All-Star Game are about to get underway in Columbus. It’s been three years since the league has showcased some of their best and the Tampa Bay Lightning will be represented by Steven Stamkos and Tyler Johnson this weekend.  In preparation for the All-Star Weekend, we wanted to take a look back at the players who have represented the Bolts...
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Many reasons to cheer Lightning at the All-Star break

TAMPA, Fla. -- There are moments. There are memories. In the coming months, there will be lessons gained in the Tampa Bay Lightning's push to make a strong season special. The All-Star break has arrived, and the Lightning enjoy a prime view. They sit atop the Eastern Conference with 64 points. They have asserted their dominance at home. They have depth throughout the roster. They...
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Matt Carle needs surgery, out 6-8 weeks

Every team, in some way or another, has to deal with adversity throughout the course of an entire season. The Tampa Bay Lightning will get their first real adversity of the 2014-15 season after learning that defenseman Matt Carle, one of their most important defenders, will miss the next 6-8 weeks. He’ll need surgery, set to happen today, for torn abductor muscles. The loss...
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Colorado Avalanche at Tampa Bay Lightning game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. The Tampa Bay Lightning haven't lost at home in more than a month, though Jon Cooper wasn't entirely pleased with their latest victory. He'll look for more aggressive play as they seek a seventh straight home win Saturday night against the Colorado Avalanche. Tampa Bay (28-14-4) ranks second in the NHL with a 17-4-1 home...
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Avalanche-Lightning Preview

The Tampa Bay Lightning haven't lost at home in more than a month, though Jon Cooper wasn't entirely pleased with their latest victory. He'll look for more aggressive play as they seek a seventh straight home win Saturday night against the Colorado Avalanche. Tampa Bay (28-14-4) ranks second in the NHL with a 17-4-1 home record and seven different players have at least four points...
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Amica Coverage Play Of The Week: Tuukka Rask Or Steven Stamkos?

NESN.com staff will pick the two or three best Amica Coverage Plays of the previous week for games played from Friday night to Thursday night. Voting will begin every Friday at 10 a.m. ET and conclude Monday. Vote for the Coverage Play of the Week and you will be entered for a chance to win a team jersey courtesy of the Pro Shop at TD Garden. First read the official rules, then...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Palat’s Two Goals Lead Lightning Over Oilers 3-2

The Tampa Bay Lightning came into the game against the lowly Oilers on a two game losing streak, not having lost three straight all season. Thanks to Ondrej Palat and Steven Stamkos, the Bolts prevailed 3-2 at Amalie Arena. Edmonton lost their 14th road game of the season extending the longest road losing streak in franchise history. The Bolts played without their best defenseman...
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Palat scores 2 goals as Lightning hand Oilers another road loss

  Ondrej Palat scored a pair of third-period goals, and the Eastern Conference-leading Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Thursday night. Steven Stamkos also scored in his fourth straight game for the Lightning, who overtook the idle New York Islanders atop the East. Tampa Bay finished a run of 21 games that included a 6-0-1 record against Edmonton, Buffalo and...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Stamkos’ Leadership Shines Through After Lightning Loss In Boston

Captain Steven Stamkos leads by example. (Photo/Getty Images) On Tuesday evening, Lightning captain Steven Stamkos continued his recent offensive resurgence, scoring a pair of goals and registering four shots on net in Tampa Bay’s 4-3 loss to the Bruins. It was without question a strong effort from Tampa Bay’s franchise centerman, though he certainly wouldn’t let you think...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers at Tampa Bay Lightning game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. The Tampa Bay Lightning haven't lost three straight all season and are returning home to face a lowly opponent enduring the longest road slide in franchise history. The Edmonton Oilers, though, have given Tampa Bay problems in the past - including a victory this season. The Lightning can stretch their home win streak to six...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers at Tampa Bay Lightning game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. The Tampa Bay Lightning haven't lost three straight all season and are returning home to face a lowly opponent enduring the longest road slide in franchise history. The Edmonton Oilers, though, have given Tampa Bay problems in the past - including a victory this season. The Lightning can stretch their home win streak to six games...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bolt Quote

“The way we played, can’t expect to win games against good teams in this league.” - Captain Steven Stamkos after 4-3 loss to the Boston Bruins.
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Steven Stamkos scores twice, but Lightning fall to Bruins

BOSTON (AP) -- Rookie David Pastrnak scored twice for the second straight game and Milan Lucic had a goal and an assist as the Boston Bruins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 Tuesday night for their fourth straight win. Brad Marchand also scored and Torey Krug and David Krejci had two assists each for the Bruins, who held the Lightning to 16 shots. Pastrnak, called up from Providence...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos scores twice, but Lightning fall to Bruins

BOSTON (AP) -- Rookie David Pastrnak scored twice for the second straight game and Milan Lucic had a goal and an assist as the Boston Bruins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 Tuesday night for their fourth straight win. Brad Marchand also scored and Torey Krug and David Krejci had two assists each for the Bruins, who held the Lightning to 16 shots. Pastrnak, called up from Providence...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos Remains Among Leading Scorers With Goals Vs. Bruins (Video)

Dale Arnold said it best: “Don’t leave 91 alone near the net.” Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored in the first period against the Boston Bruins on Tuesday, giving him 24 goals on the season and sole possession of third place among the NHL’s leading scorers. Stamkos was able to put the puck in the net thanks in part to some sloppy Bruins defense. After the Lightning...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss
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