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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tampa Bay Lightning

Bolts notes: Off day key for players feeling ‘kind of sick’

Bolts notes: Off day key for players feeling ‘kind of sick’

TAMPA — Lightning coach Jon Cooper doesn’t want to talk about all that might be ailing his team right now, but it’s apparent a malady of some sort is among the demons the team is fighting.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Imposing force awaits as Bolts-Rangers series lives on
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Imposing force awaits as Bolts-Rangers series lives on

TAMPA — They keep finding ways to put their backs against the wall. The wall never seems that far away, does it? It’s a constant companion. The Lightning are infuriating that way. We can’t figure them out....
Updated: 11 hours ago
Lundqvist saves Rangers’ season, forces Game 7 vs. Bolts

Lundqvist saves Rangers’ season, forces Game 7 vs. Bolts

TAMPA — He entered Tuesday night’s Game 6 with a reputation as the best pressure goaltender of his generation.
Published: 05/27/15
Bolts unable to seal deal, head to New York for Game 7

Bolts unable to seal deal, head to New York for Game 7

TAMPA — Maybe it was the magnitude of the situation. Perhaps it was the pressure of knowing what was at stake.
Published: 05/26/15
Updated: 05/27/15
Bolts Notes: Morrow savoring run as career winds down

Bolts Notes: Morrow savoring run as career winds down

TAMPA — The first time Lightning LW Brenden Morrow made it to the Stanley Cup finals was also the last time Morrow made it to the Stanley Cup finals.
Published: 05/26/15
Bolts’ center Paquette listed as questionable for Game 6

Bolts’ center Paquette listed as questionable for Game 6

TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Lighting may be without third-line center Cedric Paquette for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Rangers at Amalie Arena tonight.
Published: 05/26/15
Stamkos sets tone, lives in moment
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Stamkos sets tone, lives in moment

TAMPA — In 2011, a 21-year-old Steven Stamkos began his first turn at the Stanley Cup playoffs flat on his back — leveled by a crunching check by Pittsburgh’s Brooks Orpik in Stamkos’ very first playoff shift. Along the wa...
Published: 05/26/15
Lightning know finishing off Rangers won’t be an easy task

Lightning know finishing off Rangers won’t be an easy task

TAMPA — The Lightning stand at the cusp of playing for the Cup.
Published: 05/25/15
Updated: 05/26/15
Bolts Notes: At 31, Filppula still surprises

Bolts Notes: At 31, Filppula still surprises

TAMPA — It should come as no surprise that through 18 playoffs games, the only Lightning forwards with fewer shots on goal than C Valtteri Filppula are the ones who seldom play or play on the checking line....
Published: 05/25/15
When needed most, Bolts’ Bishop trumps King
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When needed most, Bolts’ Bishop trumps King

NEW YORK — He’d let in 10 goals in two games and all the people who aren’t Ben Bishop, which is pretty much all of us, or don’t know Ben Bishop, assumed the sky was falling on the Lightning goaltender. He’d cracked....
Published: 05/25/15