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Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Lightning Game 3 preview

TV: USA      TIME: COVERAGE BEGINS AT 7:00 P.M. Having home-ice advantage in last year's first-round series with the Montreal Canadiens did nothing to help the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tampa Bay has turned the tables on Montreal in this postseason. After taking the first two on the road, the Lightning look to pull within a victory of reaching the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday...
Via AP on Fox
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Canadiens-Lightning Preview

Having home-ice advantage in last year's first-round series with the Montreal Canadiens did nothing to help the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tampa Bay has turned the tables on Montreal in this postseason. After taking the first two on the road, the Lightning look to pull within a victory of reaching the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night at home. Tampa Bay fell in an 0-2 hole in 2014...
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Video: Today’s Jon Cooper Press Conference

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Bolts define rules for when 'it's OK to take a punch in the face in the playoffs'

Tampa goalie Ben Bishop has taken a beating so far in this second-round series against the Montreal Canadiens. In Game 2, the Canadiens could not catch up with the Lightning on the scoreboard, so they punished Tampa instead by running the goaltender. Canadiens Torrey Mitchell and Brandon Prust both took third-period penalties for contact to the goaltender -- Mitchell's was an goaltender...
Via Fox Sports
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Tampa adds nine more Black Aces to practice squad

The Black Aces, a nickname for playoff teams' practice squads, can play a pivotal role in postseason series should any regular roster member suffer injury, illness or hit a horrible slump. Tampa added to its depth within the Black Aces on Monday with the arrival of four forwards (Yanni Gourde, Joel Vermin, Henri Ikonen and Tanner Richard) and five defensemen (Dylan Blujus, Jake Dotchin...
Via Fox Sports
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Stamkos' first goal puts Tampa in confident spot

Steven Stamkos is one of the most gifted scorers in the NHL, but he was also one of the most beleaguered scorers when he was held without a goal through the first eight games of the playoffs. That all changed in Game 2, when Stamkos finally cashed in for his first tally of the postseason to give the Lightning a 2-1 lead at a key point in Sunday's game.  "It’s not like Stammer...
Via Fox Sports
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Lightning change team's fate in just 111 days

The Lightning boast one of the most dangerous and least-anticipated lines in the NHL. It's known as the triplet line, and the trio features Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat and Nikita Kucherov. Together, they totaled 199 points in the regular season and combined for 20 points (11 goals, nine assists) in nine games this postseason. They are a huge reason as to why the Lightning are one...
Via Fox Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bolt Quote

“This game is about confidence, and you score a goal and nothing has changed, but all of a sudden your legs feel lighter, you feel better with the puck, things are starting to bounce your way, and that’s just the way this game goes.’ – Steven Stamkos
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nine More Join Black Aces

Nine more called up: Gourde, Vermin, Ikonen, Richard up front; Blujus, Dotchin, Witkowski, Koekkoek & DeAngelo on D #tblightning #SyrCrunch — Erik Erlendsson (@erlendssonTBO) May 4, 2015
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Brandon Prust Throws Elbow Pad At Steven Stamkos, Stamkos Tosses It Into Stands

The Montreal Canadiens were clearly frustrated with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday night and after things got out of hand in the third period, Brandon Prust snapped and went to fight Braydon Coburn. It wasn’t much of a fight but the best part is he took off his elbow pad and threw it at […] The post Brandon Prust Throws Elbow Pad At Steven Stamkos, Stamkos Tosses It Into Stands...
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Tampa coach Cooper promises playing time for rookie Drouin

Jonathan Drouin is a victim of the rookie treatment so far this postseason. The young Tampa forward has been a healthy scratch in eight of the team's nine postseason games, but Lightning coach Jon Cooper told the Canadian Press that Drouin will see more ice time at some point."He’s an extreme talent and he’s getting better and better,” Cooper said to the Canadian Press. ...
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Tampa's J.T. Brown scores on crazy deflection (VIDEO)

Tampa Bay probably has a play drawn up for scoring off deflections in front of the net, but J.T. Brown gave the term "deflection" new meaning with a goal in the third period of Sunday's 6-2 win over Montreal. Brown was stationed in front of the net when he managed to tip a shot from Valtteri Filppula straight up into the air before the puck and Brown fell into the net. The goal...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos scores his first goal of the playoffs

  Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos had 43 goals in 82 regular season games, but he hadn’t scored a single goal in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs, until Sunday night. Stamkos put the puck past Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price in the second period of Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Second Round series at Bell Centre. “He’s one of the best players in the...
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Steven Stamkos Scores Ridiculous Goal Vs. Habs To End Playoff Drought (Video)

Steven Stamkos is on the board and in a big way. The Tampa Bay Lightning sniper broke through with his first goal of the Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday night, as he scored in the Lightning’s 6-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens. The decisive victory gave Tampa Bay a 2-0 series lead as things head to Florida. Perhaps just as importantly is that Stamkos has ended his postseason goalless...
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Brandon Prust rips referee, accuses him of on-ice trash talk

Brandon Prust on Sunday accused a referee of targeting him. The Montreal Canadiens forward had a frustrating night, as the Tampa Bay Lightning rolled to a 6-2 win over the Habs, giving the Bolts a 2-0 lead with the series shifting to Tampa Bay. Prust’s frustrations boiled over with a late fight, but he also had issues with one of Game 2’s referees. Prust ripped referee Brad...
Via NESN.com
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Brandon Prust tosses elbow pad at Lightning bench after ejection (Video)

Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust tossed his elbow pad at the Tampa Bay Lightning bench in frustration after being ejected in the final minutes of Sunday night's Game 2 of their Eastern Conference playoff series.The Habs were down 6-2 with under two minutes remaining in the game when Prust tripped Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop, then followed it up by dropping his gloves...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning break Montreal Canadiens in Game 2

On Sunday night, the unexpected happened for the Tampa Bay Lightning: Everything clicked at once. Game two didn’t start out promising for Tampa. The Montreal Canadiens came into the game a team possessed, and were controlling play for 19 minutes. They were consistently winning faceoffs, scored one goal and looked primed to run up the […] The post Tampa Bay Lightning break Montreal...
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Power Play And Stamkos Come Alive – Bolts Bury Habs 6-2 In Game 2

Anchored by a 27-save performance from starting goaltender Ben Bishop, the Tampa Bay Lightning secured a 6-2 win on Sunday evening; their second consecutive playoff victory at Montreal’s Bell Centre. As a result, the team will now return to the Gulf Coast with a 2-0 edge in their Eastern Conference Semifinal series against the Montreal Canadiens. In the most surprising turn of...
Via Lightning Shout
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Don Cherry thinks Braydon Coburn needs a little self respect

So he says in this video, apparently without even a shred of irony.
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Lightning's power play comes alive in rout of Canadiens

MONTREAL -- Steven Stamkos scored his first goal of the playoffs and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Montreal Canadiens 6-2 on Sunday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series. Nikita Kucherov scored twice on power plays, Valtteri Filppula, Victor Hedman and J.T. Brown added goals, and Ben Bishop made 27 saves for the Lightning. Jeff Petry and Tom Gilbert...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kucherov scores twice as Lightning roll past Canadiens to take a 2-0 series lead

MONTREAL (AP) -- Steven Stamkos scored his first goal of the playoffs and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Montreal Canadiens 6-2 on Sunday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series. Nikita Kucherov scored twice on power plays, Valtteri Filppula, Victor Hedman and J.T. Brown added goals, and Ben Bishop made 27 saves for the Lightning. Jeff Petry and Tom...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Brandon Prust throws an elbow pad at the Tampa Bay bench

The Tampa Bay Lightning won Game 2 against the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday to take a 2-0 series lead. As the game drew to a close, the Canadiens’ anger and frustration became more visible, culminating in a series of events from Brandon Prust. Prust was called for tripping Ben Bishop. The Lightning took exception and there was a brief skirmish. Prust headed for the dressing room...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Brandon Prust throws an elbow pad at the Tampa Bay bench

The Tampa Bay Lightning won Game 2 against the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday to take a 2-0 series lead. As the game drew to a close, the Canadiens’ anger and frustration became more visible, culminating in a series of events from Brandon Prust. Prust was called for tripping Ben Bishop. The Lightning took exception and there was a brief skirmish. Prust headed for the dressing room...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lightning beat Canadiens 6-2 to take 2-0 series lead

MONTREAL (AP) Steven Stamkos scored his first goal of the playoffs and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Montreal Canadiens 6-2 on Sunday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series. Nikita Kucherov scored twice, Valtteri Filppula, J.T. Brown and Victor Hedman added goals, and Ben Bishop made 27 saves for the Lightning. Jeff Petry and Tom Gilbert scored for...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

GIF: J.T. Brown’s Game 2 Goal

GIF: @JTBrown23 makes it happen pic.twitter.com/yzRM9nxtUP — 10 – @TBLightning (@TBLightning) May 4, 2015
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