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Hockey history made at American League game Saturday night

Hockey history made at American League game Saturday night

thehockeynews.com Updated 14 hours ago
When the Frozen Dome Classic was announced it seemed like a stretch that the Syracuse Crunch could break the US hockey indoor attendance record of 28,183 set by the Tampa Bay Lightning. On Saturday night, not only did the Crunch break the record, they s…
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  • Jack Johnson saga a sober warning for today’s NHL millionaire

    Jack Johnson saga a sober warning for today’s NHL millionaire

    thehockeynews.com Nov 21 (2 days ago)
    Stephane Robidas has made $25 million during the course of his NHL career, with another $5 million coming to him within the next two years. That’s enough money to set himself, his children and probably his children’s children up for life if he’s respons…
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  • Van Riemsdyk scores twice as Maple Leafs bounce back with 5-2 w…

    Van Riemsdyk scores twice as Maple Leafs bounce back with 5-2 win over Lightning

    NHL.com Nov 21 (3 days ago)
    TORONTO - James van Riemsdyk knew the Toronto Maple Leafs needed a bounce-back win after dropping back-to-back ugly losses to the Buffalo Sabres and Nashville Predators. Van Riemsdyk went top shelf twice in the second period and Jonathan Bern...
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  • Update: Leafs snub fans by refraining from post-game salute

    Update: Leafs snub fans by refraining from post-game salute

    thehockeynews.com Nov 20 (3 days ago)
    Even when the Toronto Maple Leafs do something right, they find a way to mess it up. On a day when people should be talking about how they put the brakes on a three-game losing streak with an impressive win, the narrative will surround how a bunch of pa…
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  • Andrei Vasilevskiy unveils amazing mask for AHL Frozen Dome Cla…

    Andrei Vasilevskiy unveils amazing mask for AHL Frozen Dome Classic

    thehockeynews.com Nov 20 (3 days ago)
    They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but can you judge a goalie by his or her mask? If so, Andrei Vasilevskiy is an absolute star. The Tampa Bay Lightning prospect, taken in the first round, 19th overall, in 2012, had his new, custom mask p…
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  • Lightning ‘can’t go much longer’ without Victor Hedman: Cooper

    Lightning ‘can’t go much longer’ without Victor Hedman: Cooper

    thehockeynews.com Nov 20 (3 days ago)
    The Tampa Bay Lightning got a welcomed sight Thursday morning when defenseman Victor Hedman joined them for an on-ice workout for the first time in a month. The fact that he took shots for the first time was an even better sign for a team that has weath…
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  • When he left the Lightning for the Rangers, Martin St-Louis mad…

    When he left the Lightning for the Rangers, Martin St-Louis made a huge mistake

    thehockeynews.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Nov 17 (6 days ago)
    After watching Martin St-Louis play his former teammates in Tampa Bay for the first time since the March trade that sent him to the New York Rangers for Ryan Callahan, and two draft picks, I’m pretty confident in saying this: St-Louis made a huge mistak…
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  • Callahan scores in return to MSG, lifts Lightning to 5-1 win ov…

    Callahan scores in return to MSG, lifts Lightning to 5-1 win over former Rangers teammates

    NHL.com Nov 17 (6 days ago)
    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Ryan Callahan scored two goals in his first game against his former New York Rangers teammates, and the surging Tampa Bay Lightning rode another big offensive outburst to a 5-1 victory Monday night. Callahan netted the second...
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  • Top five teams getting points from players making $1M or less

    Top five teams getting points from players making $1M or less

    In a salary capped NHL where every dollar spent on a superstar is one not spent on roster depth, it can be easy not to notice the rookies and journeymen making $1 million or less at the bottom of the pay scale. But those players can play a crucial role …
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  • Paquette, inserted into lineup in place of Drouin, helps Lightn…

    Paquette, inserted into lineup in place of Drouin, helps Lightning beat Islanders 5-2

    NHL.com Nov 15
    TAMPA, Fla. - Cedric Paquette scored a tiebreaking goal late in the first period, and the Tampa Bay Lightning snapped the New York Islanders' five-game winning streak with a 5-2 victory on Saturday night. Ryan Callahan, Valtteri Filppula, Tyl...
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  • Antti Niemi has another strong game against the Lightning in Sh…

    Antti Niemi has another strong game against the Lightning in Sharks' 2-1 win

    NHL.com Nov 13
    TAMPA, Fla. - Antti Niemi made 32 saves and added an assist as the San Jose Sharks beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Thursday night. Joe Thornton and Tyler Kennedy scored for the Sharks, who are 2-2 on a seven-game road trip. Niemi improved...
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  • Tampa Bay’s chance at Cup contention comes from Yzerman’s Detro…

    Tampa Bay’s chance at Cup contention comes from Yzerman’s Detroit past

    When Steve Yzerman took the reins as GM of the Tampa Bay Lightning, he said there would be no easy fixes and that creating a perennial contender was the long-term goal. Yzerman wasn’t thinking Stanley Cup. No, he was thinking Stanley Cups – plural. It’s…
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  • Tampa Bay’s new third jersey: Shades of 1990 or do you like the…

    Tampa Bay’s new third jersey: Shades of 1990 or do you like the look?

    When the Tampa Bay Lightning take the ice tonight to host the San Jose Sharks, they’ll debut their brand new third jerseys, a version very similar to their previous third. Black and white, with a hint of blue thrown in, the jerseys really aren’t a far c…
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  • Johnson day-to-day with upper-body injury

    Johnson day-to-day with upper-body injury

    NHL.com Nov 12
    Tampa Bay points leader Tyler Johnson is day-to-day following a hit in the third period of the Lightning's 3-2 shootout loss in Chicago. Johnson has an upper-body injury. The 24-year-old left Tuesday's game in the third after getting cross-c...
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  • Syracuse AHL team vows to take down NHL attendance record

    Syracuse AHL team vows to take down NHL attendance record

    yahoo.com Nov 12
    Vance Lederman is the senior vice president of business operations for the Syracuse Crunch, the AHL affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning. He’s also a bit of a carnival barker, which we love, in that he’s gunning for an NHL record when the Crunch faces t…
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  • Tampa’s Ben Bishop is Brock Lesnar, hits huge suplex on Chicago…

    Tampa’s Ben Bishop is Brock Lesnar, hits huge suplex on Chicago’s Ben Smith

    During Tuesday night’s game in Chicago, Tampa Bay’s Ben Bishop was having a bit of trouble with Blackhawks around his crease. After feeling he was interfered with during Chicago’s first goal – his own defenseman, Anton Stralman, had pushed Blackhawks’ w…
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  • Blackhawks' Oduya suffers lower-body injury

    Blackhawks' Oduya suffers lower-body injury

    ESPN.com Nov 12
    Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya left Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the third period after suffering a lower-body injury.
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  • Was this NCAA coach a “#$%^ing classless #@!hole” this weekend?

    Was this NCAA coach a “#$%^ing classless #@!hole” this weekend?

    The Quinnipiac Bobcats stonewalled Cornell 1-0 on the weekend and even though Big Red coach Mike Schafer did touch on the lack of scoring from his team in the loss, it was far from his first topic of conversation in the post-game interview. No, Schafer …
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  • NHL Three Stars: Stamkos powers Bolts; Lack, Canucks best Kesle…

    NHL Three Stars: Stamkos powers Bolts; Lack, Canucks best Kesler's Ducks

    yahoo.com Nov 10
    Via Steve Keogh, Maple Leafs and Senators players gathered at the War Memorial in Ottawa for a moment of silence ahead of Remembrance Day. No. 1 Star: Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning The Lightning captain inched closer to the NHL goal scoring lead b…
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  • Stamkos strikes twice, Lightning up streak to 6

    Stamkos strikes twice, Lightning up streak to 6

    Steven Stamkos scored twice and Ryan Callahan had the lone shootout goal to lift Tampa Bay to a 4-3 win over Detroit for the Lightning's sixth straight victory.
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  • The five undrafted players making the biggest impact in the NHL

    The five undrafted players making the biggest impact in the NHL

    For the better part of two seasons, when it comes to prospects the consistent names have been Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel. Both players stand to be NHL superstars and will almost undoubtedly go first and second overall in some order. McDavid and Eich…
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  • Johnson, Callahan lead Lightning to 7-4 win over Blue Jackets

    Johnson, Callahan lead Lightning to 7-4 win over Blue Jackets

    NHL.com Nov 8
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Tyler Johnson scored twice and Ryan Callahan added a goal and two assists to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 7-4 victory over Columbus on Saturday night, winning their fifth in a row and extending the Blue Jackets' losing stre...
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  • Paquette scores 1st 2 NHL goals, Lightning complete 4-game home…

    Paquette scores 1st 2 NHL goals, Lightning complete 4-game home sweep by beating Flames 5-2

    NHL.com Nov 6
    TAMPA, Fla. - Cedric Paquette scored his first two NHL goals as the Tampa Bay Lightning completed a four-game home sweep by beating the Calgary Flames 5-2 on Thursday night. Tampa Bay also got goals from Brian Boyle, Tyler Johnson and Valtter...
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  • Video - Elevated Plays Of The Week 01:50

    Elevated Plays Of The Week

    Nov 21
    Check out some of the best goals, hits and saves from this week in the NHL.
  • Video - Maple Leafs Blow By Lightning 00:45

    Maple Leafs Blow By Lightning

    Nov 20
    James van Riemsdyk led the Maple Leafs with two goals in a 5-2 win over the Lightning.
  • Video - Isles Return Favor Against Lightning 01:11

    Isles Return Favor Against Lightning

    Nov 18
    After losing 5-2 in Tampa on Saturday night, New York won by the same score in Uniondale on Tuesday night.
  • Video - Lightning Halt Islanders' Streak 00:49

    Lightning Halt Islanders' Streak

    Nov 15
    The Islanders' five-game winning streak came to an end with a 5-2 loss to the Lightning.

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