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Lightning's Ryan Malone on attacking Habs' Emelin: "It's not old school hockey, it's pretty much hockey"

Just to clarify what happened with Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ryan Malone during Tuesday night's 2-1 win over the Canadiens when he went after Montreal's Alexei Emelin:

Malone received  a two-minute unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, five minutes for fighting and an aggressor game misconduct. Such a misconduct is given when a player continues to pound an opponent who already has been beaten up in a fight. Any game misconduct comes with an automatic $200 fine and possible supplemental discipline by the league.

Malone went after Emelin 8:16 into the second period, just after Emelin served two minutes for interference for a hit on Malone, who took exception since the puck, which had been sent in Malone's direction, missed its target by a wide margin. Emelin's hit apparently was payback for an earlier hard hit Malone put on Emelin against the end boards. As Malone pounded Emelin, Montreal's P.K. Subban took at least one step onto the ice off the bench but was pushed back by referee Dan O'Halloran.

What irked Malone is that Emelin did not fight back. …

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Tampa Bay Lightning lineup in flux as 3 players are ill and 3, so far, have been recalled

The Tampa Bay Lightning roster took a hit overnight as forwards Teddy Purcell and Nate Thompson and defenseman Brendan Mikkelson got the flu and are so sick, coach Guy Boucher said if even one of them plays tonight against the Canadiens, he would consider it a bonus.

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Tampa Bay Lightning acquires defensemen Keith Aulie, Brian Lee and Mike Commodore

The Tampa Bay Lightning had a busy Monday making three trades so far that all added to the team's blue line.

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Tampa Bay Lightning acquire defenseman Mike Commodore from the Red Wings

The Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday acquired defenseman Mike Commodore from the Red Wings for a conditional seventh-round draft pick.

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Tampa Bay Lightning RW Teddy Purcell named NHL's second star of the week

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Teddy Purcell was named the NHL's second star of the week for the week ending Sunday. Purcell had three goals and 10 points in four gams and led all players with five power-play points.

Here is the announcement from the league:

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Follow the action on NHL trade deadline day

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Video: Tampa Bay Lightning coach Guy Boucher talks about 8-1 drubbing by Penguins

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Should the Tampa Bay Lightning try to claim Antti Miettinen off waivers?

Here's a question that could make your head explode: should the Tampa Bay Lightning put in a waiver claim for Jets forward Antti Miettinen?

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Video: Tampa Bay Lightning coach Guy Boucher talks about disappointing 4-3 loss to the Jets

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In a twist, Tampa Bay Lightning adds a player on a game day, getting F Tim Wallace off waivers

Here's a new storyline, the Tampa Bay Lightning, which had traded front-line players on three previous game days, actually added a player before tonight's game with the Jets, claiming forward Tim Wallace off waivers from the Islanders. He will join the team on Friday.

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Tampa Bay Lightning claims Tim Wallace off waivers

The Tampa Bay Lightning has claimed forward Tim Wallace off waivers.

Wallace, 27, had one assist, six penalty minutes and was minus-7 in 31 games for the New York Islanders this season.

He played 24 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins from 2008-11, compiling two assists and 12 penalty minutes. He was minus-1.

-- DAMIAN CRISTODERO, Times Staff Writer

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Could injured Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier be back in as few as three weeks?

If everything goes without a hitch, injured Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier could be back in the lineup by the middle of March, general manager Steve Yzerman said.

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12:30: Chat live with Tom Jones

Want to talk about the Lightning's trades? Rays spring training? The Bucs' recent coaching hires? The Sports on TV/radio? Join Times sports personality and former Lightning beat reporter Tom Jones for a live chat today, from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

You can join the chat here.

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Video: Tampa Bay Lightning wing Marty St. Louis talks about Downie trade, 3-2 win over Ducks

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Video: GM Steve Yzerman discusses trades, draft

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