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Lightning falls further behind despite gaining a point against Montreal

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The Tampa Bay Lightning gained a point Saturday night. Still, it lost ground. The Lightning dropped a 2-1 game in overtime against the Montreal Canadiens, but watched as both of its playoff competitors won. Tampa Bay now trails Boston by four points for the final wild-card spot and both Toronto and Ottawa by five points for third place in the Atlantic Division. Montreal’s winning goal came from Alexander Radulov 51 seconds into overtime. The Bolts lost despite  34 saves by Andrei…

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Nikita Kucherov’s overtime goal leads Lightning to another win

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The Tampa Bay Lightning continues to be contrarians. Following a three-game losing streak that looked as if it was going to finish the team, the Bolts responded with a two-game winning streak on the road that might end up saving them. The Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings Friday night, 2-1 in overtime, to pull within one point of the Bruins and Islanders for the final wild-card spot. The Bruins and Islanders play each other today. The Lightning now has…

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Mistake in overtime allows Rangers to edge Tampa Bay Lightning

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In one of their tightest-played games of the season, the Tampa Bay Lightning made the crucial mistake and paid for it. Late in overtime, an errant pass by defenseman Victor Hedman sailed off target, and the New York Rangers turned it into a breakaway and the winning goal by Mika Zibanejad with 1:04 left in the extra period. The Rangers went on to win, 1-0. The single point picked up for a regulation tie allowed the Bolts to get to…

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This time, Lightning rallies after blowing two-goal lead and wins in OT

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Forget that the opponent was in last-place. Forget that the Tampa Bay Lightning blew a two-goal lead for the second straight night. Forget that it took until overtime to complete the task. The Lightning won. What else matters? The Lightning, getting points in its sixth straight game, is starting to show signs of life in the Eastern Conference Wild-card race. Sunday night, Tampa Bay launched 40 shots at Colorado, and came away with a 3-2 overtime victory. The winning goal…

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Tampa Bay Lightning blows two leads in falling to Stars in overtime

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The Tampa Bay Lighting came back from a five-day break Saturday night, but failed to get off to the re-start it wanted. The Lightning let two leads slip away, and it turned into a 4-3 overtime win for the Dallas Stars Saturday night. Tampa Bay had leads of 2-0 and 3-2 in the game but couldn’t hold off the Stars, especially Antone Roussel, a grinder who had his first career hat trick. Tampa Bay’s Victor Hedman had two goals and…

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Patriots’ Tom Brady is immortal after winning his fifth Super Bowl

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The drive of the ages. The comeback of the ages. The quarterback of the ages. Now, does anyone want to talk about anyone else but Tom Brady? Brady’s fifth Super Bowl – more than anyone else has ever won – came in a classic style Sunday night. He overcame a record 25-point deficit. He endured the first-ever overtime at a Super Bowl. And he led the Patriots to yet another Super Bowl victory. “You know, we all brought each other…

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Struggling Lightning loses quickly to Ducks in overtime

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Overtime hockey can be cruel. Quick, too. The Anaheim Ducks, who have struggled in overtime for most of the season, took only 54 seconds to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in overtime Tuesday night. The Ducks’ winning goal came only four seconds after Tyler Johnson was called for hooking. The Bolts had hoped to win again behind goaltender Ben Bishop, who had been excellent in his two wins since coming off an injury. Bishop stopped 19 of 21 shots.…

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