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Thursday, May 28, 2015

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Slap Shots: Rangers leaning on prior Game 7 success

The Rangers are counting on their Game 7 experience to help them advance to the Stanley Cup finals for the second straight year. New York has won six consecutive Game 7 matchups since 2012, including four at Madison Square Garden.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Stanley Cup Finals could affect Garth Brooks shows in Tampa

Stanley Cup Finals could affect Garth Brooks shows in Tampa

The Stanley Cup Finals will begin Wednesday, but the teams and sites won’t be known until the Eastern and Western conference finals are decided.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Bolts hoping for Garden party in Game 7 Friday

Bolts hoping for Garden party in Game 7 Friday

Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist boasts a six-game winning streak in Game 7s, never allowing more than one goal along the way, and the Lightning are 4-1 at Madison Square Garden this season. Something's got to give in Game 7 on Friday.
Published: 05/28/15
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.
Published: 05/27/15
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....
Published: 05/27/15
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