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Stamkos and Johnson score in 2nd period to lead Lightning to 3-…

Stamkos and Johnson score in 2nd period to lead Lightning to 3-1 victory over Flyers

NHL.com Updated 22 hours ago
PHILADELPHIA - Steven Stamkos and Tyler Johnson scored second-period goals to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night. Valtteri Filppula added an empty-netter and Ryan Callahan had a pair of...
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  • Pens ground Lightning for 10th straight time

    Pens ground Lightning for 10th straight time

    ESPN.com Dec 15 (yesterday)
    Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 28 shots, Bryan Rust and Brian Dumoulin scored their first NHL goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 on Monday night.
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  • Lightning goalie Bishop leaves game with injury

    Lightning goalie Bishop leaves game with injury

    NHL.com Dec 15 (yesterday)
    PITTSBURGH -- Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop left the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center on Monday because of a lower-body injury. He did not return. Coach Jon Cooper said it is not likely Bishop will be availab...
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  • Penguins captain Crosby diagnosed with mumps

    Penguins captain Crosby diagnosed with mumps

    NHL.com Dec 14 (3 days ago)
    PITTSBURGH – Forward Sidney Crosby has contracted the mumps and will not play against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced Sunday. Crosby is expected to be through the infectious period of the disease by Monday, ...
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  • NHL Three Stars: Backstrom goes natural; Niemi blanks Preds

    NHL Three Stars: Backstrom goes natural; Niemi blanks Preds

    yahoo.com Dec 14 (4 days ago)
    No. 1 Star: Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals Backstrom’s natural hat trick powered the Caps over their former Southeast Division rival the Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-2. Backstrom scored twice in the second period and 2:17 into the third. Alex Ovechkin…
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  • Kucherov scores 2 goals in 3rd period, Nabokov makes 29 saves a…

    Kucherov scores 2 goals in 3rd period, Nabokov makes 29 saves as Lightning beat Hurricanes 2-1

    NHL.com Dec 11 (6 days ago)
    TAMPA, Fla. - Nikita Kucherov scored a pair of goals in the third period, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Thursday night. Kucherov scored the winner when his pass went off Carolina defenceman Ron Hainsey and in...
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  • The Lightning are releasing a t-shirt based on a player prank

    The Lightning are releasing a t-shirt based on a player prank

    With a single, ominous message, the Tampa Bay Lightning warned us all of the dawn of a new, palm tree-littered t-shirt. “Soon,” was the only hint the Lightning gave. The shirt, pictured above, bears striking resemblance to the jersey that was the center…
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  • Steven Stamkos’ race to 250 goals even more impressive than it …

    Steven Stamkos’ race to 250 goals even more impressive than it sounds

    Early in the second period last night, Tampa Bay Lightning superstar Steven Stamkos wheeled around and fired a wrist shot from just above the hashmarks, beating Washington goalie Braden Holtby through a crowd of Caps. It marked Stamkos’ 250th career goa…
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  • Braden Holtby and Alex Ovechkin help Capitals beat Lightning 5-…

    Braden Holtby and Alex Ovechkin help Capitals beat Lightning 5-3 to sweep 3-game road trip

    NHL.com Dec 9
    TAMPA, Fla. - Braden Holtby made 33 saves, Alex Ovechkin scored twice to break out of a four-game drought, and the Washington Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 on Tuesday night to complete a perfect three-game road trip. Washington al...
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  • Getting To Know: Brenden Morrow

    Getting To Know: Brenden Morrow

    Status: Tampa Bay Lightning left wing. Ht: 6-foot-0 Wt: 205 pounds DOB: January 16, 1979 In: Carlyle, Sask. First Hockey Memory: “I think probably losing. I think we lost the game. Someone that’s a competitive guy, it probably drove me to get better and…
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  • Bobrovsky has another strong outing with 33 saves as Blue Jacke…

    Bobrovsky has another strong outing with 33 saves as Blue Jackets beat Lightning 3-1

    NHL.com Dec 6
    TAMPA, Fla. - Sergei Bobrovsky made 33 saves to help the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 on Saturday night for their third straight win. Boone Jenner, David Savard and Jack Skille scored for the Blue Jackets. Bobrovsky ...
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  • Tampa Bay and Buffalo combine for more than 100 penalty minutes…

    Tampa Bay and Buffalo combine for more than 100 penalty minutes in three separate brawls

    In Thursday night’s contest between the high-powered Tampa Bay Lightning and the lowly Buffalo Sabres, there were three beat downs: one on the scoreboard and two on the ice. The Lightning walked out with 5-0 win over their Atlantic Division opponents, b…
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  • NHL Three Stars: Bobrovsky pushes Panthers; Stamkos slows Sabre…

    NHL Three Stars: Bobrovsky pushes Panthers; Stamkos slows Sabres

    No. 1 Star: Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets Stopped 52 of 55 Florida shots on goal in a 4-3 shootout win over the Panthers. No. 2 Star: Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning Scored one goal and added two assists in 5-0 blanking over the Buffalo Sa…
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  • Hodgson, Ennis score in shootout, Enroth stops 26 shots for Sab…

    Hodgson, Ennis score in shootout, Enroth stops 26 shots for Sabres in 2-1 win over Lightning

    NHL.com Dec 2
    BUFFALO, N.Y. - Cody Hodgson and Tyler Ennis scored shootout goals, and the Buffalo Sabres won their third in a row with a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. Zemgus Girgensons forced overtime by scoring the tying goal ...
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  • Connolly, Johnson both net 2 goals as Lightning beat Rangers ag…

    Connolly, Johnson both net 2 goals as Lightning beat Rangers again, 6-3

    NHL.com Dec 1
    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Brett Connolly's second goal of the game during a third-period power play lifted the Tampa Bay Lightning to their third straight win over the New York Rangers, 6-3 on Monday night. With Martin St. Louis off for slashing, Conn...
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  • Halak, Callahan and Ramo named stars of the week

    Halak, Callahan and Ramo named stars of the week

    NHL.com Dec 1
    NEW YORK – New York Islanders goaltender Jaroslav Halak, Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan and Calgary Flames goaltender Karri Ramo have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Nov. 30. FIRST STAR – JAROSLAV HALAK, G, ...
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  • Killorn and Callahan both have a goal and an assist, Lightning …

    Killorn and Callahan both have a goal and an assist, Lightning beat the Senators 4-1

    NHL.com Nov 29
    TAMPA, Fla. - Alex Killorn and Ryan Callahan each had a goal and an assist as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Saturday night. Tampa Bay also got goals from Brenden Morrow and Nikita Kucherov. Goalie Ben Bishop improved...
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  • Ducks acquire veteran Brewer from Lightning

    Ducks acquire veteran Brewer from Lightning

    The Anaheim Ducks, strapped for healthy defensemen, acquired 16-year veteran Eric Brewer from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2015 draft.
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  • Callahan nets 2 against former team again, Lightning beat ex-ca…

    Callahan nets 2 against former team again, Lightning beat ex-captain St. Louis and Rangers 4-3

    NHL.com Nov 27
    TAMPA, Fla. - Ryan Callahan downplayed stealing the spotlight in Martin St. Louis' homecoming. Callahan scored twice against his former team for the second time in 10 days, and Tampa Bay beat former Lightning captain St. Louis and the New Yor...
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  • Video - Penguins Double Up Lightning 00:50

    Penguins Double Up Lightning

    Dec 15
    Bryan Rust and Brian Dumoulin both scored their first goal of the season in the Penguins' 4-2 win over the Lightning.
  • Video - Lightning Strike Sabres 01:26

    Lightning Strike Sabres

    Dec 4
    The Lightning scored three goals in the second period and went on to beat the Sabres 5-0.
  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL 15:56

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL

    Dec 2
    John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and Scott Burnside look at how Martin Brodeur can fit in with the Blues, ask if Daniel Alfredsson is a Hall of Famer and whether the Lightning are the best team in the NHL.
  • Video - Lightning The Best Team In The NHL? 04:52

    Lightning The Best Team In The NHL?

    Dec 2
    The Lightning have put up the numbers to be at the top of the NHL, but are they really the best team in the league?

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