Sunday, May 13, 2018

Tampa Bay Lightning

Bruins’ Marchand: I need to stop licking opponents

Bruins’ Marchand: I need to stop licking opponents

Bruins forward Brad Marchand said Wednesday that after a few days of looking back on his season, he has decided he needs to stop doing things like licking opponents."I think I've gotten my game to a pretty decent spot, but I've got some character thi...
Published: 05/09/18
Updated: 05/10/18
Shake it up? Not so much when it comes to the Lightning’s postgame routine

Shake it up? Not so much when it comes to the Lightning’s postgame routine

TAMPA — Whether it's a win or a loss, in a shootout or overtime or regulation, one constant of the Lightning's postgame routine at Amalie Arena is a clear plastic cup filled with a pinkish-purplish shake waiting at each player's locker.It's a c...
Published: 05/09/18
Sled hockey gold medal just another goal accomplished by Monica Quimby

Sled hockey gold medal just another goal accomplished by Monica Quimby

PARRISH —  Monica Quimby keeps the puck from her first international goal inside the Manatee County home she shares with her husband and two step sons."I will cherish it forever," she said.It came earlier this month against Team Europ...
Published: 05/09/18
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Lightning-Capitals preview with Tom Jones

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Lightning-Capitals preview with Tom Jones

Times sports columnist Tom Jones joins Rick Stroud to discuss the Eastern Conference final between the Lightning and Capitals and offers his prediction for the series.Plus, Tony Dungy will be the next inductee into the Bucs' Ring of Honor, And, the R...
Published: 05/09/18
Three thoughts about the Lightning-Capitals matchup

Three thoughts about the Lightning-Capitals matchup

Three things to think about as the Lightning and Capitals prepare to play each other in the Eastern Conference final.Been there, done thatWhen the Lightning knocked off the Bruins in the last series, Tampa Bay appeared happy — and determined.Th...
Published: 05/08/18
Four big reasons the Lightning’s Stanley Cup hopes are alive and well

Four big reasons the Lightning’s Stanley Cup hopes are alive and well

BRANDON — Jon Cooper sat at the podium late Sunday and ticked off reasons the Lightning advanced to the Eastern Conference final.Commitment to defense and lack of turnovers topped his list.Then Cooper said, "We've also become a four-line team."...
Published: 05/08/18
Lightning journal: Team looks to make better use of time off

Lightning journal: Team looks to make better use of time off

BRANDON — Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final against the Capitals begins at 8 p.m. Friday at Amalie Arena, and the Lightning would like to avoid a repeat of its 6-2 loss to the Bruins in Game 1 of the conference semifinal.One way it could d...
Published: 05/08/18
Lightning-Capitals: Time, dates, TV information for the Eastern Conference final

Lightning-Capitals: Time, dates, TV information for the Eastern Conference final

TAMPA — The Lightning will open the Eastern Conference final against Washington at home with an 8 p.m. game Friday at Amalie Arena.Here's the schedule for the Eastern and Western Conference finals:Eastern Conference finalTampa Bay vs. Wash...
Published: 05/08/18
Quick look at Lightning-Capitals Eastern Conference final series

Quick look at Lightning-Capitals Eastern Conference final series

It was fitting the Capitals, tormented for so long by the Penguins, were the team to put an end to the Penguins' Stanley Cup reign.Their reward: A date with the top-seeded Lightning in the Eastern Conference final.The best-of-seven series will be the...
Published: 05/08/18
Next up for Lightning: Capitals shed past failures, oust Penguins

Next up for Lightning: Capitals shed past failures, oust Penguins

PITTSBURGH — Evgeny Kuznetsov’s breakway goal 5:27 into overtime gave the Capitals a 2-1 win over the Penguins in Game 6 on Monday night, and a berth in the Eastern Conference final for the first time in 20 years. Washington will face the Lightning. ...
Published: 05/07/18
Updated: 05/08/18
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