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Rangers-Lightning Game 7 preview

An Eastern Conference champion will be crowned Friday night when the New York Rangers host the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 at Madison Square Garden. The Lightning had an opportunity to clinch a Stanley Cup Final berth in Game 6 on Tuesday night, but the defending East champs used a 5-goal third period for a 7-3 road win. The Western Conference Final between the Chicago Blackhawks...
Via NESN.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game 7: Lightning vs. Rangers – Full Preview And Game Notes

Here are your game notes for tonight’s battle with the Rangers. Just click the link New-York-Game-7 Follow me on Twitter @LightningShout and please “like” LightningShout on Facebook. You can email us at lightningshout@aol.com.
Via Lightning Shout
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Jameis Winston Is Supporting The Tampa Bay Lightning, Hanging Out With Dick Vitale

Legendary college basketball broadcaster Dick Vitale is a mainstay in his home town of Tampa Bay, so naturally he’s supporting the Lightning in their quest for the Stanley Cup. He’s watching tonight’s game with the city’s newest sports superstar—former Florida State quarterback and Buccaneers No. 1 pick Jameis Winston. Winston has quickly adopted the Lightning as his team...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers-Lightning Game 6: Prediction for elimination game

The Tampa Bay Lightning are one win away from their second trip to the Stanley Cup Final in franchise history. Securing their fourth win of the Eastern Conference Final won’t be easy against a New York Rangers team that thrives in do-or-die situations. The Rangers are 6-1 in games in which they were facing elimination since the start of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. That run...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Revisiting the Trade That Brought Ben Bishop to Tampa Bay

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 01: Ben Bishop #30 of the Tampa Bay Lightning makes the third period save against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on December 1, 2014 in New York City. The Lightning defeated the Rangers 6-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)   Tampa Bay Lightning netminder Ben Bishop has been absolutely stellar since arriving in Florida in 2013. In three...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Bishop shutout leads Tampa Bay Lightning to Game 5 win

Coming into Game 5, goaltending was quickly becoming a question mark for the Tampa Bay Lightning. While Henrik Lundqvist answered his naysayers on Friday night with a stellar performance, Ben Bishop struggled, letting in five goals for the second straight game. After Game 5, however, there is no doubt over who is the main man in the […] The post Ben Bishop shutout leads Tampa...
Via Along the Boards
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bolts Shutout Rangers 2-0 – One Win Away From Stanley Cup Final

The Tampa Bay Lightning defense shutdown the Rangers offense and goalie Ben Bishop stopped all 26 shots to lead the Bolts over the New York Rangers 2-0 at Madison Square Garden tonight. Steven Stamkos netted a goal and an assist and Valtteri Filppula scored as the Tampa Bay offense came alive in the second period. Bishop rebounded to earn his second shutout of the playoffs after...
Via Lightning Shout
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Bishop takes shot to the groin during Game 5 warmups (Video)

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop took a warmup shot to the groin prior to Sunday night's Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the N.Y. Rangers. That had to hurt.Bishop took some time to skate it off, but was able to start the game as planned. Video via NBCSports. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston Goes Hard For Tampa Bay Lightning In NHL Playoffs

Jameis Winston showing plenty of love to his new hometown during the NHL Playoffs.
Via Gamedayr
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: The Lightning Keep Beer on the Bench

Okay, so we know that hockey players try to enjoy the game as much as possible.  But, if you look at the picture about, it appears as though there are two cans of beer behind Tyler Johnson on the bench.  Also, the visible can appears to have been opened. I’m not sure what to make of this, so you can make your own assumptions.  Just seems incredibly odd and interesting.  
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NY Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Game 4 Betting Odds

NY Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Game 4 betting odds, courtesy of BetDSI.
Via Gamedayr
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Tampa Bay Lightning Winning The Stanley Cup Will Kill Hockey … Again

If the Tampa Bay Lightning advance to, and win, the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals, hockey will die again.
Via Gamedayr
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Spoiler Alert Central: Pitfalls in online viewing of live sports

To all of those who have abandoned the traditional television set or allegedly “cut the cord” from the cable company (still using their internet, though), here’s a conundrum you have..... The post Spoiler Alert Central – The Pitfalls in Online Viewing of Live Sports appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Postseason Scoring Beginning to Rebound After 3-Year Low

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18), of the Czech Republic, is congratulated by defensemd Nikita Nesterov (89), of Russia, and Anton Stralman (6), of Sweden, during the third period of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals against the New York Rangers in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) There has...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The ‘Triplets’ Line has Tampa Bay Rolling

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) is congratulated by center Tyler Johnson (9) and left wing Ondrej Palat (18) after he scored a goal against the Arizona Coyotes during the second period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports What do you get when you mix players that have speed, skill, tenacity, youth, and desire? You get Lightning. Since...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kevin Hayes obliterated by Steven Stamkos

Steven Stamkos receives plenty of attention over his offensive skills, but the guy can certainly throw his body around when he desires. Kevin Hayes learned that pretty quickly after getting leveled by Stamkos as he searched for the puck in his skates. (Reddit Hockey) The post Video: Kevin Hayes obliterated by Steven Stamkos appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning player races back to Florida to witness son's birth

Tampa Bay Lightning center Brian Boyle seemed to be floating on air during the team’s morning skate on Wednesday, but not because he and his teammates knotted up its Eastern Conference Finals series with the New York Rangers at one game apiece. Instead, the 30-year-old veteran had just experienced something that arguably even puts a...Read More The post Lightning’s Brian Boyle...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Hedman goes, Tampa Bay follows

Victor Hedman is an easy player to notice on the Tampa Bay roster given his large, 6-foot-6 frame. But although the defenseman is still just 24 years old, his play on the ice gives his team direction as well -- at least as far as coach Jon Cooper is concerned. "If I look at our year, obviously [goaltender Ben Bishop] is the guy that anchors us back there, but when Hedman is going...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning’s Johnson proving critics wrong with playoff run

You won’t find a better story in the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs than what Tyler Johnson is doing for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Johnson scored a hat trick in Tampa Bay’s 6-2 win over the New York Rangers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final on Monday night. The 24-year-old center now leads the playoffs with 16 points and 11 goals. Johnson’s brilliant performance this postseason...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hat Trick Alert: Tyler Johnson

The Tampa Bay Lightning were looking to even the series with the New York Rangers on Monday night, and thanks to Lightning forward Tyler Johnson they did just that. Johnson netted not one, not two but three goals to secure the first hat trick in Tampa Bay’s playoff history. Watch and find out how Johnson scored all three goals! The post Hat Trick Alert: Tyler Johnson appeared first...
Via Beyond The Benches
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NY Rangers fan photobombs Steven Stamkos following Game 2 (Photo)

Image via Twitter/@rmayertboA New York Rangers fan dropped this perfect photobomb of Tampa Bay Lightning superstar Steven Stamkos during a postgame interview following Monday night's Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals.Stamkos scored a power play goal in the third period as the Lightning beat the Rangers 6-2 to tie the series at 1 game apiece. This Rangers fan probably figured...
Via Holdout Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning counting on Nikita Kucherov

The Tampa Bay Lightning have a very lethal offense, and the production created an NHL-leading 3.5 goals per game and franchise-best 108-point season. The postseason has been far from different, as their play on offense has gotten the Lightning into the Eastern Conference Final. With many players stepping up throughout the season, several forwards heating up now bodes […] The...
Via Along the Boards
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning show themselves as Stanley Cup favorites

How impressive have the Tampa Bay Lightning been over the past four games? This team has gone from being down three games to two against Detroit to being just four wins away from playing for the Stanley Cup. There is something extremely special about this team. Actually, there are actually four things that make the Tampa Bay Lightning special. Tampa Bay Lightning have played...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning roster: Jonathan Drouin or Jonathan Marchessault?

Competition for a roster spot on the Tampa Bay Lightning is heating up due to an unexpected injury to alternate captain Ryan Callahan.  Callahan is out indefinitely after receiving an emergency appendectomy Monday night.  The Lightning are looking towards two rookies — Jonathan Drouin and Jonathan Marchessault — to fill the void left by the veteran […] The post Lightning...
Via Along the Boards
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning fan arrested after bringing gun inside arena

A St. Petersburg, Fla., man was arrested on Wednesday night at Amalie Arena during Game 3 of the Tampa Bay Lightning-Montreal Canadiens series and is facing a misdemeanor charge after police discovered he had a gun in his possession. A witness notified authorities when he saw Cassidy, 27, drop his gun in the bathroom and...Read More The post Tampa Bay Lightning fan arrested after...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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