Tampa Bay Lightning
After a strong start to the opening two games of the series, the Lightning took a step back on Tuesday, doing little to test goaltender Petr Mrazek, who finished with 22 saves in a 3-0 victory at Detroit.
DETROIT — Entering training camp this season D Nikita Nesterov figured to be not much more than a depth player in the organizational roster.
As the Tampa Bay Lightning continue their playoff series tonight at the Detroit Red Wings, fans will gather in Tampa to watch Game 3 on a 16-foot LED screen at Channelside Bay Plaza.
If he’s in a nostalgic mood, Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman may decide to take a stroll outside Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena before Game 3 Tuesday evening to check out the scenery.
DETROIT — The Lightning were the most dominant home team in the league during the regular season, winning 32 games at Amalie Arena.
TAMPA — Mark Barberio showed up at the annual prospect camp and tournament held in Traverse City, Michigan, in the fall of 2010 as one of the veterans on the Lightning roster.
TAMPA — C Valtteri Filppula saw his offensive production take a dip in his second season with the Lightning.
TAMPA — With his first career playoff win behind him, Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop had an admission to make Saturday.
The Lightning have joined the living in this playoff series with Detroit. And the winning.
TAMPA — Before the series began, Detroit coach Mike Babcock was asked to assess the Lightning. The first player he mentioned was Tyler Johnson....