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Lightning putting focus on defensive end

TampaBay.com With two of the highest scoring teams in the league meeting up in this Eastern Conference Final, there was expected to be some offensive firepower.
  • 20 hr 9 min ago

Lightning needs more secondary scoring

TampaBay.com Veteran wing Ryan Callahan, who racked up 24 goals in the regular season, hasn't scored a goal in the first 16 games of these playoffs.
  • 20 hr 24 min ago

Matt Carle could be available tonight

TampaBay.com Veteran defenseman Matt Carle was back on the ice Sunday for the morning skate, and there's a chance he returns for tonight's Game 5.
  • 20 hr 34 min ago

Jon Cooper: Thought of benching Ben Bishop is 'asinine to me'

TampaBay.com If Rangers coach Alain Vigneault looked at reporters as if they had three heads Thursday when they asked about benching star goalie Henrik Lundqvist, Lightning coach Jon Cooper went a step farther Saturday when the thought of a goalie change was brought up.
  • 1 day 19 hr ago

Steve Yzerman finalist for GM of the Year

TampaBay.com Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman is one of three finalists for General Manager of the Year, the league announced Friday.
  • 2 days ago
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Lightning, Rangers looking for more defense in Game 4

TampaBay.com For a team that enters Game 4 with a 2-1 series lead, the Lightning and has put up six goals in back-to-back games, the Lightning spent a lot of time Friday morning talking about one major negative - the five goals it allowed Wednesday.
  • 2 days ago
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With Matt Carle out, Mark Barberio to make playoff debut

TampaBay.com At the end of Friday's morning skate, associate Rick Bowness approached defenseman Mark Barberio to give him the news: he'll make his playoff debut tonight in Game 4.
  • 2 days ago
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Rangers' Lundqvist: "I have to be better"

TampaBay.com By the end of the second round, the Lightning had arguably the best goalie in the world, Montreal's MVP finalist Carey Price, taking the blame for a conference semifinal series loss.
  • 3 days ago
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Nikita Kucherov shows resiliency with Game 3 winner against New York Rangers

TampaBay.com Before Nikita Kucherov was the hero of Wednesday night's 6-5 overtime win over the Rangers, the 21-year-old wing blamed himself for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final getting to overtime in the first place.
  • 4 days ago
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Marty St. Louis not worried about fan reception tonight

TampaBay.com And he's not worried about it, either. "It's always special, you know, coming here, obviously with my time here," St. Louis said after Wednesday's morning skate. "But right now my focus is not so much my time here. It's really, how do we get past these guys? This building is going to be loud. They feed off those fans. We need a good start …
  • 4 days ago

Steven Stamkos feeling comfortable at wing

TampaBay.com Lightning captain Steven Stamkos has played center his entire life, and is one of the best in the league.
  • 4 days ago

Brian Boyle "pretty emotional" after birth of first child

TampaBay.com Lightning veteran center Brian Boyle was all smiles Wednesday morning, shaking many hands in celebrating Tuesday's birth of his first child.
  • 4 days ago

Brian Boyle returns to ice, but status hasn't changed

TampaBay.com Veteran Lightning center Brian Boyle participated in Monday's optional morning skate at Madison Square Garden, which would appear to be a sign of progress.
  • 6 days ago

Cooper: Game 1 tape made him "want to vomit"

TampaBay.com Coach Jon Cooper said sometimes he watches film of a previous game, and realizes the team played better than he thought.
  • 7 days ago
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Cooper expects Ryan Callahan to play in Game 1

TampaBay.com It looks like veteran wing Ryan Callahan will play in today's Game 1 against the Rangers.
  • 8 days ago
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