Tag Archive | "Tampa Bay Lightning"

Projected NHL Lineups & Game Notes 05/23/18

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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In Game 6, the Washington Capitals once again outshot the Tampa Bay Lightning by a wide margin but were actually able to walk away with the win thanks to a strong performance from Braden Holtby.  The Capitals have finally slowed the Lightning’s power-play down, holding them to 0-for-3 in the last two games.  Heading into…

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Projected NHL Lineups & Game Notes 05/19/18

Saturday, May 19, 2018

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The road team has swept the first four games of this Eastern Conference Finals, but the Tampa Bay Lightning will be looking to reverse that trend tonight.  Andrei Vasilevskiy struggled in Games 1 and 2 in the friendly confines of Amalie Arena, but absolutely stood on his head in D.C. Hopefully for the the Lightning’s…

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Power Play continues to carry the Lightning in Playoffs

Friday, May 18, 2018

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On Thursday night the Tampa Bay Lightning were once again badly outshot by the Capitals but escaped Washington with a win.  Andrei Vasilevskiy was outstanding for the second straight game and has now stopped 72 of the last 76 shots (.947 SV%) that he has faced. That is a significant upgrade from the 10 goals…

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Nicklas Backstrom will be a game-time decision for Game 4

Thursday, May 17, 2018

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Backstrom has not played since Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semi-finals, but it looks like the Swedish-born centre could be back in the Washington Capitals lineup for Game 4.  Backstrom, who is third on the Capitals in assists (10) and fourth in points (13) in the postseason, skated again this morning and left the…

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Brayden Point dances through Bruins for stunning goal

Friday, May 4, 2018

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Brayden Point has been a revelation this NHL season. And the party hasn’t stopped in the playoffs. The 22-year-old Lightning forward scored one of the better goals of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Game 4 against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Friday evening. After pursuing the Bruins on the back-check in the neutral…

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Tuukka Rask loses skate blade and temper on controversial play

Saturday, April 28, 2018

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Boston Bruins’ goaltender Tuukka Rask has a history of losing his temper. In Game 1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday afternoon, it was likely justified. Rask lost his skate blade during a sequence in the second period at Amalie Arena. He was unable to move in the crease and got scored on by…

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DailyFaceoff 2017-18 NHL Predictions

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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Oops. I guess I started my season previews too late because I only made it to Ottawa… not even close. Well let’s skip Philadelphia to Winnipeg and just get to my season predictions. This season we could truly see a changing of the guard in the NHL with former basement dwellers like the Edmonton Oilers…

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2017-18 Season Preview: Montreal Canadiens

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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Following a disappointing 2015-16 season in which the Montreal Canadiens missed the playoffs thanks to an early-season Carey Price injury, Montreal found themselves back atop the Atlantic Division last season, only to be bounced in the first-round of the postseason. After starting the season 31-19-8 the Canadiens elected to fire their head coach of four…

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2016-17 NHL Season Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning

Sunday, October 9, 2016

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We are three days away from the start of the NHL season. The scheduling of your Fantasy Hockey drafts have begun. The DraftKit is on sale and it is time to start previewing the 2016-17 NHL season. I will be previewing two teams every day and each preview will consist of: Projected Line Combinations, a breakdown of each team’s…

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Playoff Preview: Lightning vs. Red Wings | Game 2

Friday, April 15, 2016

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This is my GameDay post for Game 2 on wingsnation.com, so it’s geared towards the Red Wings, but remains without bias and still previews Game 2 from both team’s perspectives. Game 1 didn’t exactly go as the Red Wings would have liked, however there were positives and things that they can build on as this…

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