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Which Game 1 loser faces the most pressure to win Game 2?

Which Game 1 loser faces the most pressure to win Game 2?

thehockeynews.com Updated 16 hours ago
If you’ve just lost Game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs or if you’re annoyed at the header of this article, you’re likely thinking, “Sheesh, it’s one game, this is not news, mountain out of a molehill,” etc. And you’d be right in certain cases. You’d be …
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  • Petr Mrazek proves the right choice in Red Wings Game 1 win

    Petr Mrazek proves the right choice in Red Wings Game 1 win

    yahoo.com thehockeynews.com Apr 16 (yesterday)
    That Mike Babcock … he pushes all the right buttons. Well most of them at least. After all he is human. And he made the correct move Thursday night by starting Petr Mrazek in goal for Game 1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Mrazek made 44 saves in Detro…
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  • Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Detroit Re…

    Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Detroit Red Wings

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Apr 16 (yesterday)
    (Ed. Note: There are five Canadian teams in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs, trying their hardest to recapture Lord Stanley’s Cup and return it to the Great White North after it’s been in the grimy, unworthy hands of American teams since 1994. Here is Puc…
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  • Senators’ ticket restrictions backfire, create big secondary ma…

    Senators’ ticket restrictions backfire, create big secondary market

    thehockeynews.com Apr 14 (4 days ago)
    No matter how hard the Ottawa Senators may have tried, it appears nothing will keep Montreal Canadiens fans out of the Canadian Tire Centre thanks to the secondary sales market. The Senators, like the Lightning and Predators, were attempting to keep the…
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  • Lightning's Coburn is ready to go if called upon for Game 1

    Lightning's Coburn is ready to go if called upon for Game 1

    ESPN.com Apr 14 (4 days ago)
    Lightning's Coburn is ready to go if called upon for Game 1
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  • 2015 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Detro…

    2015 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Detroit Red Wings

    thehockeynews.com Apr 12 (6 days ago)
    HOW THEY WIN LIGHTNING: The Lightning are the highest-scoring team in the NHL and have the ability to put teams away early with a tsunami of shots and play in the offensive zone. Much of Tampa Bay’s success comes from its roster’s ability to spread out …
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  • Brandon Sutter helps Penguins clinch a playoff spot, eliminate …

    Brandon Sutter helps Penguins clinch a playoff spot, eliminate Bruins

    thehockeynews.com Apr 11 (6 days ago)
    Brandon Sutter scored both goals in Pittsburgh’s 2-0 win over Buffalo on Saturday, securing a playoff berth for the Penguins and simultaneously eliminating the Boston Bruins. The Bruins hung in until the end with the Tampa Bay Lightning, but just imagin…
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  • Vinny Lecavalier fights Keegan Lowe twice, gets vengeance in Ro…

    Vinny Lecavalier fights Keegan Lowe twice, gets vengeance in Round 2 (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 9
    Kevin Lowe’s final season in the NHL was the year Vincent Lecavalier was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning, back in 1998. Keegan Lowe, Kevin’s son, was five years old that year. This is all context and perspective for what happened on Thursday night in…
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  • Jimmy Fallon takes aim at NHL’s funniest mug shots with hilario…

    Jimmy Fallon takes aim at NHL’s funniest mug shots with hilarious NHL Superlatives

    Well, good luck to Vladislav Namestnikov for the rest of his career, because from now on there will be a group of fans who call him nothing but Russian Bieber. The Tampa Bay Lightning rookie has Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon to thank for that one. Name…
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  • Contents under pressure: the five NHL playoff goalies with the …

    Contents under pressure: the five NHL playoff goalies with the most to prove

    When you sign up to be a professional hockey goaltender, you do so with the full awareness your life will be an endless pressure-cooker until the day you retire. There are only 60 NHL jobs to be had each season, new faces coming onto the scene every yea…
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  • Why the Tampa Bay Lightning will NOT win the Stanley Cup

    Why the Tampa Bay Lightning will NOT win the Stanley Cup

    The great thing about working at The Hockey News is that dissenting opinions aren’t only allowed, they’re encouraged. Just like there’s a wonderland of differing takes on the game among fans, there are a kaleidoscope of views within THN. And few things …
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  • Tampa Bay Lightning ticket purchasing restrictions keep visitin…

    Tampa Bay Lightning ticket purchasing restrictions keep visiting fans out for post-season

    If you’re hoping to catch a Tampa Bay Lightning playoff game this post-season and you’re from out of town, you’re going to have a tough time locking down some seats. Single-game tickets for the Lightning’s first-round series, against a yet-to-be-determi…
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  • Lightning restrict playoff tickets to Fla. residents

    Lightning restrict playoff tickets to Fla. residents

    ESPN.com Apr 3
    Lightning restrict playoff tickets to Fla. residents
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  • Lightning sign goalie Wilcox to two-year contract

    Lightning sign goalie Wilcox to two-year contract

    NHL.com Apr 2
    TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goaltender Adam Wilcox to a two-year, two-way contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. He also signed an ATO with the Syracuse Crunch for the remainder of the season. ...
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  • NHL decision to go back to compensation system makes a lot of s…

    NHL decision to go back to compensation system makes a lot of sense

    Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland has lost a lot of good people over the years – Steve Yzerman, Jim Nill, Todd McLellan and Paul MacLean to name just a few – so he’s obviously pleased the NHL reversed its stance on providing compensation for teams who lo…
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  • How hot does a Stanley Cup team need to be heading into the pla…

    How hot does a Stanley Cup team need to be heading into the playoffs?

    In the grand scheme of things, Tampa Bay’s loss to Toronto Tuesday night didn’t mean a whole lot. The Lightning have already clinched a playoff spot and though it would be nice to win the divisional crown over Montreal, it’s not a prerequisite to winnin…
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  • NHL Three Stars: Lightning clinch playoff spot; Sabres don’t lo…

    NHL Three Stars: Lightning clinch playoff spot; Sabres don’t lose

    yahoo.com Mar 31
    No. 1 Star: Vladislav Namestnikov, Tampa Bay Lightning The winger scored two goals and added on assist in the Bolts’ 5-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens, despite the absence of his linemate Tyler Johnson. He played 13:57 and was a plus-3. The Bolts are …
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  • Video - Lightning Strike Red Wings 00:52

    Lightning Strike Red Wings

    Mar 20
    The Lighting topped the Red Wings 3-1 for their second straight win.
  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL 16:06

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL

    Mar 17
    John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and Scott Burnside kick around the rule changes proposed by the general managers, look at the turmoil in San Jose and make their picks at the tight race for the Presidents' Trophy.
  • Video - Stamkos, Bolts Muscle Past Habs 01:22

    Stamkos, Bolts Muscle Past Habs

    Mar 16
    Steven Stamkos scored two goals in the Lightning's 4-2 win over the Canadiens.
  • Video - Bruins Stay Hot, Beat Lightning In Shootout 00:50

    Bruins Stay Hot, Beat Lightning In Shootout

    Mar 12
    Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand each scored in the shootout as Boston beat Tampa Bay 3-2 to extend its points streak to seven straight games.

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