Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Nate Thompson, J.T. Brown, Teddy Purcell to play in world tournament

Lighting center Nate Thompson and wing J.T. Brown will play for the United States at the world championship May 4-20 in Sweden and Finland, and wing Teddy Purcell will play for Canada.

Thompson and Brown make their world tournament debut. Their teammates named so far include forwards Paul Stastny of the Avalanche, Bobby Ryan of the Ducks and Max Pacioretty of the Canadiens, and defensemen Alex Goligoski of the Stars and Jack Johnson of the Blue Jackets.

Purcell's teammates include forwards Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry of the Ducks, John Tavares of the Islanders, Jeff Skinner of the Hurricanes and Evander Kane of the Jets, and goalie Cam Ward of the Hurricanes.

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Lightning stands up to Devils, pushes its way to 3-1 series lead

Lightning stands up to Devils, pushes its way to 3-1 series lead

NEWARK, N.J. — Bachman-Turner Overdrive's Taking Care of Business shook the walls of the Lightning locker room not long after it dispatched the Devils in Wednesday's Game 4 of their first-round playoff series.The 3-1 win was sparked by Nikita K...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Roger Mooney’s takeaways from Lightning-Devils Game 4

Roger Mooney’s takeaways from Lightning-Devils Game 4

I guess the lesson here is never believe a hockey player when he says what happens in a scrum at the end of a playoff game doesn't carry over into the next game. It sure looks like the Lightning and Devils won't be vacationing together this summer.Th...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Lightning-Devils: How Tampa Bay worked its way to a 3-1 series lead

Lightning-Devils: How Tampa Bay worked its way to a 3-1 series lead

Times columnist Tom Jones gives his thoughts while watching the broadcast of Game 4 of the series between the Lightning and Devils:Hard work beats everythingWe watch the Lightning all season long and marvel at its skill. Nikita Kucherov, Steven ...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Restraint? Ha. Lightning-Devils mix it up in early going of Game 4

Restraint? Ha. Lightning-Devils mix it up in early going of Game 4

NEWARK, N.J. — Both sides were in agreement Tuesday that the shenanigans during the final minute of Monday's Game 3 would not carry over to Game 4."I think the emotion of a game in a series carries over, (but) what happened at end I don't think...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Tyler Johnson in Lightning lineup tonight, Ryan Callahan out

Tyler Johnson in Lightning lineup tonight, Ryan Callahan out

UPDATE: NEWARK, N.J. — Tyler Johnson is in the lineup tonight for Game 4 against the Devils, but Lightning coach Jon Cooper said Ryan Callahan is not.Callahan is missing his second game of this best-of-seven game series after suffering wha...
Updated: 12 hours ago
Live blog: Lightning looks to rebound in Game 4

Live blog: Lightning looks to rebound in Game 4

Follow our live coverage of the opening-round NHL playoff series between the Lightning and New Jersey Devils. Times reporters, editors, sports columnists and photo journalists will chronicle the action on and off the ice through updates, analysis, ph...
Published: 04/18/18
Saturday’s Game 5 start time for Lightning-Devils? 3 p.m.

Saturday’s Game 5 start time for Lightning-Devils? 3 p.m.

Saturday's Game 5 between the Lightning and Devils at Amalie Arena will start at 3 p.m. and be televised locally on NBC.Also, on Saturday, the Blue Jackets at Capitals game will start at 3 p.m., and the Maple Leafs at Bruins game will begin at 8 and ...
Published: 04/18/18
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Tom Jones previews Game 4 of Lightning-Devils

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Tom Jones previews Game 4 of Lightning-Devils

Times sports columnist Tom Jones joins Rick Stroud to preview Game 4 of the opening-round playoff series between the Lightning and New Jersey Devils on today's Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast.Plus, the Rays lose to the Rangers 7-2 as Yonny Chirinos is r...
Published: 04/18/18
Stow the fists and play grown-up hockey in Game 4

Stow the fists and play grown-up hockey in Game 4

Before we dive into this Lightning-Devils series, a pet peeve about the Stanley Cup playoffs: All this junk at the end of games. And by junk, I mean all the fighting, cheap shots, trash talk and shenanigans that seem to overtake playoff games in the ...
Published: 04/18/18
Lightning’s Tyler Johnson joins Ryan Callahan as Game 4 question marks

Lightning’s Tyler Johnson joins Ryan Callahan as Game 4 question marks

NEWARK, N.J. — Lightning C Tyler Johnson is questionable for Game 4 of a first-round playoff series against the Devils on Wednesday night at the Prudential Center.Johnson did not practice Tuesday. The team said it was for body maintenance. But ...
Published: 04/17/18