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Tampa Bay anthem singer Max DeFrancesco butchered 'O Canada' in 2 languages last night

Max DeFrancesco butchers the Canadian anthem at game 1 of 2014 playoffs between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Montreal Canadiens. In English AND French.Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens beat Lightning, I learn very little

The Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning kicked off the greatest tournament in sport, the Stanley Cup Playoffs, on Wednesday, strapping on their chin-straps for an all-out blitz. While it was engaging, entertaining, and shifted me toward the edge of my seat, I learned nothing. Zip. Zilch.  The first game of any playoff series usually involves some sort of feeling out process...
Via Puckrant.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lightning' Ben Bishop still has no return date

The Tampa Bay Lightning have started the first round of the playoffs without one of their key-players. Ben Bishop remains sidelined with an upper-body/wrist-elbow-shoulder injury and there is no clear date for his return.Leech44-wikimedia commonsBishop skated solo in Tampa on Thursday morning. It was the third day in a row he was taking the ice. The first two days he was supporting...
Via Sports Injury Alert
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens at Lightning Game 2 preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6 p.m. TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Carey Price concedes that failing to protect a pair of third-period leads is not a formula for success in the NHL playoffs. The Montreal Canadiens won the opening game of their series against Tampa Bay without a stellar performance from one of the league's top goaltenders, and they know they will...
Via Fox Sports Florida
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Singer butchers 'O Canada' at Lightning-Canadiens

The Tampa Bay Lightning hoped to start the Stanley Cup playoffs strong in Game 1 against the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday, but Lightning anthem singer Max DeFrancesco’s painful rendition of “O Canada” may have destroyed his team’s competitive edge before the game even started. DeFrancesco appeared nervous as he squeaked out the first few notes, cracking several...
Via NESN.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lightning Stanley Cup Playoff Video Features Pool Parties, Sun (Video)

With the Stanley Cup playoffs officially underway, heart-thumping pump-up videos and montages have sprung up across the country to get fans ready for the action. Most of these videos are chock-full of highlights and on-ice heroics of the NHL’s star players. This Tampa Bay Lightning music video is not. The video, which features the rapper Jinx and a large number of dancing...
Via NESN.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning's Ondrej Palat not concussed but leaves Game 1 with undisclosed injury, game-time decision tomorrow night

Tampa Bay Lightning rookie forward Ondrej Palat left the Lightning's Game 1 overtime loss to the Montreal Canadiens early in the third period with an undisclosed injury. Palat, who missed the Lightning's regular season finale this past Sunday with an upper-body injury, did not take a shift in the third period or overtime.The Lightning have remained quiet about the nature...
Via Sports Injury Alert
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Losing a Game You Deserve to Lose

If last night's opening game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens wasn't a perfect example of why the NHL playoffs are the most exciting, dramatic and heart-wrenching part of the year, I don't know what'll change your mind. There were goals, posts, crazed saves and end-to-end rushes that all but lift you out of your seat and toss you in the air while...
Via Puckrant.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning Fans Create Douchiest Anthem Of This Year’s Playoffs

Tampa Bay Lightning fans seem pretty fired up for this year’s playoffs, and why shouldn’t they be? Their squad has played pretty well all season and are already entrenched in a good matchup with the Montreal Canadiens in the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. So, what’s an excited fanbase to do to show their support for their hockey team? Create a playoff anthem set...
Via Next Impulse Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fan takes great selfie using Lightning-Canadiens scrum as backdrop (GIF)

A Tampa Bay Lightning fan took advantage of a little dustup between players along the glass during Game 1 of the team’s first round playoff series against the Montreal Canadiens to take what must have been one helluva selfie. Sadly, the dude’s selfie may have ultimately been the highlight of his night, as Dale Wiese’s […] The post Fan takes great selfie using Lightning-Canadiens...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Game 1: Recap

By Jesse Bonello – Published on Wednesday, April 17th, 2014 at 11:02 AM On Wednesday, April 16th, the Montreal Canadiens were in the Tampa Bay Times Forum to kick off game one of their first round series against the Lightning. The starting goalies were Carey Price (34-20-5) for the Canadiens and Anders Lindback (8-12-2) for […]
Via The Hockey Report
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos Blows Past Canadiens For Coast-To-Coast Goal (Video)

Steven Stamkos was a one-man wrecking crew for the Tampa Bay Lightning Wednesday night, scoring two goals on a team-high five shots in the team’s playoff opener against the Montreal Canadiens. No more was his talent on display than in the second period, when he took off from behind his own net and out-skated the entire Canadiens team for an impressive coast-to-coast goal. The 24...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lightning Fan Takes Selfie During Scrum Against Glass

Thanks to Ellen DeGeneres, taking a selfie has become an epidemic. This time a Tampa Bay Lightning fan, who is far too old to be taking selfies, took the opportunity to take one when there was a scrum right in front of him. [@PeteBlackburn] The post Lightning Fan Takes Selfie During Scrum Against Glass appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

After Game 1 near miss, Lightning must recover quickly

TAMPA, Fla. -- There's one way to recall this one: Oh-so close. You count the missed chances in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday, the inches that separated defeat from victory, lick your wounds and recover for Game 2. Friday, there will be another test at Tampa Bay Times Forum. The Tampa Bay Lightning can fly to Canada with this Eastern Conference quarterfinals...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning Fan Takes Selfie During Fight Along The Glass

What do you do if you get great tickets to the opening game of the Stanley Cup playoffs and a fight happens to break out right in front of you? Well, if you’re this grown ass Tampa Bay Lightning fan, you immediately turn around as your selfie impulse kicks in and snap the photo using your front-facing camera. One on hand, I feel like this dude is way too old to be caught posing...
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Despite 2 goals from Stamkos, Lightning drop Game 1 in overtime

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Dale Weise scored 18:08 into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the opening game of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoff series on Wednesday night. Daniel Briere passed from behind the net to Weise in the right circle, and he beat Anders Lindback for the winning score. Lindback stopped 39 of 44 shots...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lightning Fan Uses Fight With Canadiens For Selfie Moment

This is a GIF of a Tampa Bay Lightning fan taking a selfie during a fight with the Montreal Canadiens.
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Steven Stamkos weaves through Canadiens to score

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Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steve Stamkos goal GIF

Just one more look at the Stamkos goal http://t.co/wBTPAqnvaA— Steph (@myregularface) April 17, 2014Nice goal by Steven Stamkos... It was the game tying goal.
Via Goon's World
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tomas Plekanec Fakes Out Radko Gudas, Scores Pretty Goal (GIF)

Tomas Plekanec is one of the NHL’s most underrated players, and in Wednesday night’s Game 1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Montreal Canadiens’ center scored an amazing goal. As Plekanec entered the attacking zone, he faked a slap shot and got Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas to fall for it and embarrassingly tumble to the ice. The Canadiens forward skated toward the...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video- Inside Hockey Feature On Jon Cooper

A great Inside Hockey feature by Elliotte Friedman on Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper. Thanks to xXxCrosby87Xx for the upload...  
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lightning and NHL Playoff Update

Allan Brown Tampa Bay Lightning Writer Following a regular season of extreme highs and devastating lows, the Tampa Bay Lightning are poised to take the ice in their first post-season appearance in three years. Although many prognosticators are picking the Montreal Canadians to win this first-round series, absolutely no one is saying it’s going to be easy. The Lightning won the...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning Playoff Chatter

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Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2014 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Playoff Chances with and without Ben Bishop from WhatIfSports.com.

We simulate the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs without Tampa Bay's Ben Bishop.
Via WhatIfSports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop ruled out for Game 1 vs. Montreal Canadiens

With a season worth of winning a Vezina, goaltender Ben Bishop helped carry the Tampa Bay Lightning to their first playoff berth in three years. The Lightning finished 2nd in the Atlantic and will face the Montreal Canadiens in the first-round. Unfortunately, Bishop suffered an upper-body injury last week and has been on the shelf since. The Lightning hoped the week of rest before...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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