Friday, April 20, 2018

Tampa Bay Lightning

Roger Mooney’s takeaways from the Lightning’s Game 2 win over the Devils

Roger Mooney’s takeaways from the Lightning’s Game 2 win over the Devils

1. Home ice is only good if you take advantage of it, and the Lightning did by winning the first two games of this first-round series at Amalie Arena. Now the series shifts to New Jersey, where the Lightning will try to do what the Devils could not d...
Published: 04/14/18
Lightning-Devils: Why the Game 2 breaks went Tampa Bay’s way

Lightning-Devils: Why the Game 2 breaks went Tampa Bay’s way

TAMPA — There was Nikita Kucherov, racing up the left boards, drawing Kyle Palmieri of the New Jersey Devils to him and leaving what Kucherov thought would be the front of the net open for Steven Stamkos.It looked like one of those Grade-A scor...
Published: 04/14/18
Ryan Callahan, Dan Girardi question marks for Lightning after leaving with injuries

Ryan Callahan, Dan Girardi question marks for Lightning after leaving with injuries

TAMPA — Saturday's resounding 5-3 playoff win for the Lightning may have come with some potential losses as well, as Tampa Bay played the final period without two injured players in RW Ryan Callahan and D Dan Girardi.Lightning coach Jon Cooper ...
Published: 04/14/18
Worried about how the Lightning closed Game 2? Read this

Worried about how the Lightning closed Game 2? Read this

TAMPA — Lightning coach Jon Cooper will wake up Sunday and pop in a tape of Saturday afternoon's 5-3 victory against the Devils in Game 2."We'll be able to look at a lot of that tape and say we did really well,'' Cooper said. "And we'll look at...
Published: 04/14/18
What the prince of Sweden was doing at Lightning-Devils Game 2

What the prince of Sweden was doing at Lightning-Devils Game 2

TAMPA — If Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman seemed a bit nervous during Saturday's playoff game against New Jersey, it was only because he knew he was playing in the presence of royalty from his native Sweden.Prince Daniel of Sweden was in at...
Published: 04/14/18
Lightning-Devils: Grading the Lightning’s 5-3 victory Saturday in Game 2

Lightning-Devils: Grading the Lightning’s 5-3 victory Saturday in Game 2

TAMPA — The Lightning as a franchise has never blown a 2-0 lead in a playoff series.The Lightning, the NHL's top scoring team, scored five goals in each of the first two games against the New Jersey Devils.At no time in Game 1 or Game 2 did it ...
Published: 04/14/18
Lightning uses four-goal second period to beat Devils 5-3, take 2-0 series lead

Lightning uses four-goal second period to beat Devils 5-3, take 2-0 series lead

TAMPA – Lightning coach Jon Cooper spent a lot of time during the final weeks of the season talking about the importance of home ice during the Stanley Cup playoffs. His take: It's what you do with it that matters.Here is what the Lightning did...
Published: 04/14/18
Lightning vs. Devils: Game 2 notes

Lightning vs. Devils: Game 2 notes

TAMPA – Remember those 1 p.m. start times on those consecutive Saturday's last month? They got the Lightning ready for today's 3 p.m. puck drop against the Devils in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.The Lightning beat the Flyers 7...
Published: 04/14/18
Live at Amalie Arena: Yanni … Gourde

Live at Amalie Arena: Yanni … Gourde

TAMPA — Yanni Gourde, Lightning rookie water bug, the man who came from nowhere, was trying to explain himself, at least the part of himself that was his first name.Yanni?It doesn't exactly send shivers down spines at ice hockey rinks.But Jean-...
Published: 04/13/18
Tony Cirelli makes his playoff presence felt immediately for Lightning

Tony Cirelli makes his playoff presence felt immediately for Lightning

TAMPA — Tony Cirelli is 20 years old and living out of a hotel, which is terrific, he said, because that hotel is a short walk to work.That would be Amalie Arena, where Cirelli serves as the Lightning’s third-line center and penalty-kill specialist. ...
Published: 04/13/18
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