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Martin Fennelly Columns

Fennelly: Friendly rivalry grows among childhood pals

Fennelly: Friendly rivalry grows among childhood pals

MONTREAL — It's been 20 years, but Donna Callahan can still see and hear them out in front of the house on Groveview Circle in suburban Rochester, N.Y. Her Ryan is on the cul-de-sac with his big brother Mike. So are the Gionta boys: Mike's budd...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Fennelly: Bolts might be down for the count

Fennelly: Bolts might be down for the count

Down 0-2 heading for 21,000 people and 42,000 lungs at the Bell Centre. Now what?
Published: 04/19/14
Fennelly: Lindback needs to step up game for Bolts

Fennelly: Lindback needs to step up game for Bolts

Goaltender Anders Lindback stopped 39 shots in Game 1 and didn't lose the game. He didn't win it, either, and Martin Fennelly says he might have to do that once or twice if the Lightning are to take this series.
Published: 04/18/14
Fennelly: Time for Bolts to show more resiliency

Fennelly: Time for Bolts to show more resiliency

The Lightning made too many mistakes in Game 1 against the Canadiens, and Martin Fennelly says those miscues could prove costly.
Published: 04/17/14
Fennelly: All eyes on Stamkos as another test awaits

Fennelly: All eyes on Stamkos as another test awaits

Steven Stamkos is back in the playoffs, and Martin Fennelly says he's grateful for another chance, particularly because, like his team, he seemed a longer than long shot after breaking his right leg in November.
Published: 04/16/14
Fennelly: Lightning follow Cooper's lead into playoffs

Fennelly: Lightning follow Cooper's lead into playoffs

Chew on this: The Lightning are back in the playoffs, and Martin Fennelly says Coach Jon Cooper's vision - and bubble gum - are just a couple of reasons why.
Published: 04/14/14
Updated: 04/15/14
Fennelly: Times change, but Lecavalier still a keeper

Fennelly: Times change, but Lecavalier still a keeper

Something strange is about to happen. Vinny Lecavalier, Brad Richards and Marty St. Louis are playoff bound. They might even face each other. And not one of them is on the Lightning.
Published: 04/11/14
Fennelly: This loss the Bolts may not overcome

Fennelly: This loss the Bolts may not overcome

TAMPA — We’ve been here before with the Lightning, at the intersection of Doom and Gloom.
Published: 04/10/14
Fennelly: Big Ben again needs to stand tall for Bolts

Fennelly: Big Ben again needs to stand tall for Bolts

TAMPA — The long and short of it was that it was fun. Monday morning, Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop hooked up with his friend Darren Pang, the longtime hockey color analyst. At one point in the dressing room, the 6-foot-7 Bishop, the tallest...
Published: 04/07/14
Fennelly: Right move, Bucs. Now get a receiver

Fennelly: Right move, Bucs. Now get a receiver

Bucs coach Lovie Smith and GM Jason Licht have done what was needed.
Published: 04/05/14