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Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Detroit Red Wings Game 5 preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 5 p.m. There was a time when no NHL team wanted Tyler Johnson, many claiming he was too undersized to play center in the league. Even the Tampa Bay Lightning passed on the 5-foot-9 Johnson in the 2011 draft before giving him a chance to prove himself in the minors. Johnson's resume now includes a Calder Trophy nomination...
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Red Wings-Lightning Preview

There was a time when no NHL team wanted Tyler Johnson, many claiming he was too undersized to play center in the league. Even the Tampa Bay Lightning passed on the 5-foot-9 Johnson in the 2011 draft before giving him a chance to prove himself in the minors. Johnson's resume now includes a Calder Trophy nomination, an All-Star Game appearance and playoff hero, which was added after...
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Tampa Bay Lightning strike twice in third, Johnson evens series

If you were available on Thursday night to watch Game 4 between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Detroit Red Wings and didn’t, you better have been doing something good because there was an exciting game played at the Joe Louis Arena. The Red Wings took a 2-0 lead into the third period after goals by […] The post Tampa Bay Lightning strike twice in third, Johnson evens series appeared...
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Thursday's best: Johnson produces late goals for Lightning; Forsberg responds to snub

Best game:  Vancouver 2, Calgary 1. We know what you're thinking. How can Tampa Bay's rally not be the best game? Well, for about 55 minutes, it was actually a pretty dull game. The Canucks and Flames never suffered that fate. David Jones gave Calgary an early 1-0 lead, but the Canucks just kept coming, firing 43 shots at Flames goalie Jonas Hiller. Radim Vrbata got the rally started...
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Game 4: Bolts Get A Big OT Win & Tie Series

The situation seemed dire for the Lightning as the final minutes ticked off the clock at Joe Louis Arena this evening. They couldn’t seem to solve Petr Mrazek yet again. It was better late than never for the Bolts as Tyler Johnson and the Triplets spearheaded a huge rally and 3-2 OT win. After a scoreless first period, Detroit struck first when Gustav Nyquist got one past Bishop...
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Johnson, Lightning rally past Detroit 3-2 in OT, tie series

DETROIT (AP) Tyler Johnson led a stirring Tampa Bay rally late in regulation, then scored 2:25 into overtime to lift the Lightning to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night, evening their playoff series at 2-2. The Red Wings led 2-0 in the third period before Johnson scored with 5:26 remaining. He then assisted on Ondrej Palat's tying goal 77 seconds later. Early...
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Johnson leads Bolts' rally, scores in OT to even series with Wings

  Tyler Johnson led a stirring Tampa Bay rally late in regulation, then scored 2:25 into overtime to lift the Lightning to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night, evening their playoff series at 2-2. The Red Wings led 2-0 in the third period before Johnson scored with 5:26 remaining. He then assisted on Ondrej Palat's tying goal 77 seconds later. Early in the...
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Lightning even series after furious rally, overtime win in Game 4

DETROIT (AP) -- Tyler Johnson led a stirring Tampa Bay rally late in regulation, then scored 2:25 into overtime to lift the Lightning to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night, evening their playoff series at 2-2. The Red Wings led 2-0 in the third period before Johnson scored with 5:26 remaining. He then assisted on Ondrej Palat's tying goal 77 seconds later...
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Fluky bounce gives Red Wings goal vs. Bolts' Bishop in Game 4

  This bounce was unkind to Ben Bishop. The Tampa Bay goalie was victimized by a fluky goal in the second period against Detroit on Thursday night in Game 4 of their playoff series. Joakim Andersson's shot bounced routinely off Bishop and up in the air, but when Bishop tried to bat the puck away with his stick, he instead accidentally knocked it back off the crossbar. The puck fell...
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Lightning Goalie Ben Bishop Scores Bizarre Own Goal

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop went to stop a routine dump in from Joakim Andersson when things went all sorts of wrong. The puck deflected up and when he tried to clear it away, he accidentally knocked it backwards with his stick. The puck went off the crossbar and then bounced/rolled slowly into the […] The post Lightning Goalie Ben Bishop Scores Bizarre Own Goal appeared...
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Fluky bounce gives Red Wings goal in Game 4

DETROIT (AP) This bounce was unkind to Ben Bishop. The Tampa Bay goalie was victimized by a fluky goal in the second period against Detroit on Thursday night in Game 4 of their playoff series. Joakim Andersson's shot bounced routinely off Bishop and up in the air, but when Bishop tried to bat the puck away with his stick, he instead accidentally knocked it back off the crossbar...
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Lightning D Garrison back in lineup for Game 4 vs. Red Wings

  Tampa Bay defenseman Jason Garrison returned from an upper-body injury to play in Game 4 of the Lightning's playoff series against Detroit. Garrison had been out since March 28 after playing 70 games this season. He scored four goals with 26 assists while posting a plus-27 rating - the fourth-best mark on the team. Tampa Bay scratched forwards Brenden Morrow and Vladislav Namestnikov...
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Video: Ben Bishop knocks the puck into his own net

How did Ben Bishop follow up his bizarre holding penalty? By knocking a puck into the air and then into his own net, of course. He initially made a save with his glove/left arm, the puck then deflected across his body and then that’s where everything fell apart. Via Reddit Hockey: What a strange, strange night for Tampa Bay’s goaltender. The post Video: Ben Bishop knocks the...
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Video: Ben Bishop knocks the puck into his own net

How did Ben Bishop follow up his bizarre holding penalty? By knocking a puck into the air and then into his own net, of course. He initially made a save with his glove/left arm, the puck then deflected across his body and then that’s where everything fell apart. Via Reddit Hockey: What a strange, strange night for Tampa Bay’s goaltender. The post Video: Ben Bishop knocks the...
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GIF: Goaltender Ben Bishop called for holding

Goaltenders don’t receive penalties too often and when they do it’s usually for Delay of Game (puck over the glass) or some sort of slashing or interference call for hitting a player with their stick in front of the crease. Ben Bishop wanted to do something a bit different and picked up two minutes for holding after tackling Tomas Tatar as he passed by the crease. GIF: Bishop...
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GIF: Goaltender Ben Bishop called for holding

Goaltenders don’t receive penalties too often and when they do it’s usually for Delay of Game (puck over the glass) or some sort of slashing or interference call for hitting a player with their stick in front of the crease. Ben Bishop wanted to do something a bit different and picked up two minutes for holding after tackling Tomas Tatar as he passed by the crease. GIF: Bishop...
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Tampa Bay's Garrison back in lineup for Game 4

DETROIT (AP) Tampa Bay defenseman Jason Garrison returned from an upper-body injury to play in Game 4 of the Lightning's playoff series against Detroit. Garrison had been out since March 28 after playing 70 games this season. He scored four goals with 26 assists while posting a plus-27 rating - the fourth-best mark on the team. Tampa Bay scratched forwards Brenden Morrow and Vladislav...
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Charles Barkley’s Shoutout To Bolts & Cooper

The Lightning have an unexpected fan in Charles Barkley! Wait until the end of the clip. He gave a shoutout to the team and Coach Cooper during NBA Tonight on Tuesday.  
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Alex Killorn: Lightning have to 'give a push back instead of just taking it'

The Lightning were full of fighting words following a pre-Game 4 practice, and young forward Alex Killorn elaborated for the media."You’ve just got to realize what’s on the line,” Killorn said to NHL.com. "We’re fighting for our lives right now. I think we had that kind of mentality in Game 2. When adversity came our way, we were going to go through it. We’ve got to get...
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Power-play woes could cost Lightning the Cup

Sometimes teams win and lose in the playoffs in spite of their power play. The 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Bruins won the Cup with the third-worst playoff power play that year, and the LA Kings captured the Cup despite ranking just sixth in postseason power-play effectiveness last year. In fact, the Lightning had the NHL's best power play last year but were swept by the Canadiens.But...
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Lightning go back to basics in pre-Game 4 practice

The Lightning are down 2-1 in their first-round playoff series against the Red Wings, but Tampa hasn't lost its confidence yet. After getting shut out, 3-0, in Game 3, Tampa is focusing on where it went wrong ahead of a crucial Game 4 on Thursday.The work begins in practice, and captain Steven Stamkos told the Tampa Bay Times that Wednesday's practice was one of the team's best....
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Throwback Thursday

ATLANTA – OCTOBER 29: Head coach John Tortorella of the Tampa Bay Lightning yells at officials over a call during a game against the Atlanta Thrashers October 29, 2005 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The Lightning won the game 3-2. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Bolt Quote

“We need to generate more. We need to focus more on what we need to do as a team… we addressed that today.” – Steven Stamkos
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Tampa Bay Lightning at Detroit Red Wings Game 4 preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6 p.m. Mike Babcock stuck with Petr Mrazek in Game 3, and the Detroit goaltender shut out the NHL's top-scoring team from the regular season. If he's able to do it again Thursday night, the Red Wings will head back to Tampa with a shot at closing out their first-round series with the Lightning. Playoff rookie Mrazek, Babcock...
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Devastation: Tampa beaten in every aspect of Game 3

Ahead of the playoffs, few would have expected the Lightning to be down 2-1 to the Red Wings in their first round playoff series. Few would have thought the Lightning would experience a power outage of epic proportions on the power play. Few would have thought this Tampa team would be outplayed so thoroughly by a team that limped its way into the postseason.Yet that is exactly what...
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