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2100361 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2010-10-28 16:01:45.0 UTC 2010-10-28T12:01:45.000-04:00 content/lightning-looks-real-deal published 2010-10-29 17:25:11.0 UTC 2010-10-29T13:25:11.000-04:00 drupal 48536 Nice victory for the Lightning last night. It's the type of game a lot of teams -- and a lot of past Lightning teams -- would've packed in after giving up two shorthanded goals on the same power play and falling behind 3-1 to a pretty good Penguins team. Players could have shaken their heads, said "Just not our night'' and started thinking about where to eat after the game. Instead, the Lightning clawed back and won, 5-3. You could start listing the night's stars -- Marty St. Louis, Vinny Lecavalier, Steven Stamkos, goalie Dan Ellis, who did some nice work out of the "bullpen'' taking over for an off-kilter Mike Smith -- but then you have to stop because, really, every player deserves a gold star next to his name and you simply can't list every player. It's the type of victory that starts to convince you that the Lightning might be for real. So ... about allowing two shorthanded goals on the same power play. Is it unusual? A little, but not crazy unusual. It happens a few times a year. But while we're on the topic, check out this clip from last season when the Bruins set an NHL record by scoring three shorthanded goals on the same penalty kill in a game against the Hurricanes. Tom Jones twocents In the spotlight Lightning looks like real deal templatedata/tampabaytimes/BlogArticle/data/twocents/2010/10/28/48536-lightning-looks-real-deal BlogArticle 2012-11-11 20:56:57.0 UTC 2012-11-11T15:56:57.000-05:00 Nice victory for the Lightning last night. It's the type of game a lot of teams -- and a lot of past Lightning teams -- would've packed in after giving up two shorthanded goals on the same power play and falling behind 3-1 to a pretty good Penguins team. Players could have shaken their heads, said "Just not our night'' and started thinking about where to eat after the game. Instead, the Lightning clawed back and won, 5-3. You could start listing the night's stars -- Marty St. Louis, Vinny Lecavalier, Steven Stamkos, goalie Dan Ellis, who did some nice work out of the "bullpen'' taking over for an off-kilter Mike Smith -- but then you have to stop because, really, every player deserves a gold star next to his name and you simply can't list every player. It's the type of victory that starts to convince you that the Lightning might be for real.In the spotlightIn the spotlightTom Jones 380230 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-10-25 12:48:00.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:48:00.000-04:00 tom-jones published 2014-07-17 16:19:59.0 UTC 2014-07-17T12:19:59.000-04:00 Tom Jones <p>Tom Jones writes columns and television/radio commentary for the <i>Tampa Bay Times</i>' Sports section. He has covered everything from high schools to colleges to professional sports since starting with the St. Petersburg <i>Evening Independent </i>in 1986. After the <i>Independent</i>, Tom worked at the Times (1987-91), the <i>Tampa Tribune</i> (1991-96), the Times again (1996-2000), the <i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune</i> (2000-03) and returned for his third stint at the <i>Times</i> in 2003. Though he has covered all sports, Tom is a hockey writer at heart. He covered the Tampa Bay Lightning from its first game in 1992 until moving to Minnesota to cover the Wild for three years. He returned to the <i>Times</i> again to cover the Lightning until taking over as writer and editor for Page Two in 2006. He lists Herb Brooks, Lou Piniella and Wayne Gretzky as the most interesting personalities he has covered and the 2002 Winter Olympics as the best event he has covered. Tom co-hosts a sports talk show weekday mornings from 6-9 on WDAE 620-AM, 95.3-FM. He previously hosted a weekly sports roundtable show on Bright House Sports Network.</p> Times Sports Columnist writers DTI 35040721 Tom Jones writes columns and television/radio commentary for the Tampa Bay Times' Sports section. He has covered everything from high schools to colleges to professional sports since starting with the St. Petersburg Evening Independent in 1986. After the Independent, Tom worked at the Times (1987-91), the Tampa Tribune (1991-96), the Times again (1996-2000), the Minneapolis Star-Tribune (2000-03) and returned for his third stint at the Times in 2003. Though he has covered all sports, Tom is a hockey writer at heart. He covered the Tampa Bay Lightning from its first game in 1992 until moving to Minnesota to cover the Wild for three years. He returned to the Times again to cover the Lightning until taking over as writer and editor for Page Two in 2006. He lists Herb Brooks, Lou Piniella and Wayne Gretzky as the most interesting personalities he has covered and the 2002 Winter Olympics as the best event he has covered. Tom co-hosts a sports talk show weekday mornings from 6-9 on WDAE 620-AM, 95.3-FM. He previously hosted a weekly sports roundtable show on Bright House Sports Network. <p>Phone: (727) 893-8544</p> <p>Email: <a href="mailto:tjones@tampabay.com">tjones@tampabay.com</a></p> <p>Radio talk show (620-AM, 95.3-FM): <a href="http://www.iheart.com/live/673/?autoplay=true">Listen live</a></p> 1 /resources/images/dti/2013/01/Tom_Jones_wp.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/AuthorProfile/data/35040721-tom-jones AuthorProfile 2012-10-25 12:48:00.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:48:00.000-04:00 <p><img class="ibimage ibimage_right" height="160" alt="lightning." width="276" src="/resources/images/blogs/twocents/48534.jpg" />Nice victory for the Lightning last night. It's the type of game a lot of teams -- and a lot of past Lightning teams -- would've packed in after giving up two shorthanded goals on the same power play and falling behind 3-1 to a pretty good Penguins team. Players could have shaken their heads,&nbsp;said &quot;Just not our night'' and started thinking about where to eat after the game. Instead, the Lightning clawed back and won, 5-3. You could start listing the night's stars -- Marty St. Louis, Vinny Lecavalier, Steven Stamkos, goalie Dan Ellis, who did some nice work out of the &quot;bullpen'' taking over for an off-kilter Mike Smith -- but then you have to stop because, really, every player deserves a gold star next to his name and you simply can't list every player. It's the type of victory that starts to convince you that the Lightning might be for real.</p> <p>So ... about allowing two shorthanded goals on the same power play. Is it unusual? A little, but not crazy unusual. It happens a few times a year. But while we're on the topic, check out this clip from last season when the Bruins set an NHL record by scoring three shorthanded goals on the same penalty kill in a game against the Hurricanes.</p> <object width="640" height="385"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/HiV9yPBfPqI?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US"></param> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param> <param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="640" height="385" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/HiV9yPBfPqI?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" /></object>falseruntime2016-08-30 05:38:19