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Friday, Apr 24, 2015

Martin Fennelly Columns

In a flash, Tyler Johnson turned series around, town upside down
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In a flash, Tyler Johnson turned series around, town upside down

BRANDON — So now in Tampa Bay there was probably a kid — maybe a kid smaller than all his friends — shooting in an empty rink or at a driveway net, scoring the winning goal in Stanley Cup overtime.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Chances are, percentages in Bucs’ favor in draft
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Chances are, percentages in Bucs’ favor in draft

One week to go.
Published: 04/23/15
Bolts earn their luck, and the much-needed victory
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Bolts earn their luck, and the much-needed victory

The Lightning have joined the living in this playoff series with Detroit. And the winning.
Published: 04/19/15
This wasn’t the playoff debut Bishop wanted
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This wasn’t the playoff debut Bishop wanted

TAMPA — The first shot he faced in his Stanley Cup playoff career, nine minutes into the game, got past him. Not really his fault. The fourth shot he faced in his Stanley Cup playoff career, eight seconds into the second period, that beat him,...
Published: 04/17/15
To Lightning’s lucky charm, anthem more than just a song
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To Lightning’s lucky charm, anthem more than just a song

TAMPA — She digs jazz and gospel, adores “The Sound of Music” and likes “Uptown Funk.” But one song alone remains her chart-topper. She sings it while she’s driving, or at home, or at MacDill Air Force Base ....
Published: 04/16/15
Bolts out to show who they are in playoffs
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Bolts out to show who they are in playoffs

Last year the Lightning were shown an early exit after they were outplayed, outcoached and outgoaltended during a playoff sweep against Montreal. Which team shows up this year remains to be seen, but Martin Fennelly writes they could take a giant leap, beginning tonight.
Published: 04/16/15
Bolts’ Bishop, injured last postseason, gets better vantage point
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Bolts’ Bishop, injured last postseason, gets better vantage point

TAMPA — This time last year, as the Lightning were swept from the Stanley Cup playoffs, an injured Ben Bishop could only look on. He tried assorted vantage points for games, whether he was in Tampa or Montreal.
Published: 04/15/15
The first (and last) Fennelly No. 1 QB rankings: Where will Jameis rank?
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The first (and last) Fennelly No. 1 QB rankings: Where will Jameis rank?

What will it be, Jameis Elway or JaMarcus Winston?
Published: 04/12/15
UConn raises visibility of women’s basketball to new heights
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UConn raises visibility of women’s basketball to new heights

TAMPA — It was something Geno Auriemma said. Hey, when isn’t it something Geno said? But it was something he said a few months ago, before his basketball team began another march to what happened Tuesday night at Amalie Arena....
Published: 04/07/15
Updated: 04/08/15
Not quite what we’d hoped for on Rays’ Opening Day
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Not quite what we’d hoped for on Rays’ Opening Day

Like spring training before it, Opening Day was not how you’d draw it up, not if you’re a fan, an owner, a player and certainly not if you’re a Rays manager making your debut, writes Martin Fennelly.
Published: 04/07/15