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Panthers take first place from Lightning in Atlantic Division

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First place slipped away from the Tampa Bay Lightning Saturday night. The Lightning, ahead by percentage points coming into the game, lost the most important game of its rivalry with the Florida Panthers Saturday night. Playing on its second consecutive night, and its first game without defenseman Anton Stralman, the Lightning lost 5-2 to the Panthers. Tampa Bay scored first but gave up four straight goals to lose. Tyler Johnson and Steven Stamkos scored for the Bolts, both on the…

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This time, the Lightning power play contains some power

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This time, there was power to power play. This time, the goal was plenty wide enough. This time, the Lightning took advantage of its opportunities. It’s amazing the difference one game can make. In its previous loss to Vancouver, the Tampa Bay Lightning was one-for-10 on its power play. Against Columbus, however, Tampa Bay scored on three of eight chances in a 5-2 win. Captain Steven Stamkos scored two power-play goals in a 32-second span in the second period to…

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Lightning blow three leads, lose in shootout to start long road trip

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Three leads, and the Lightning lost. A three-on-three overtime, and the Lightning lost. A shootout, and the Lightning lost. In all, it was a hard evening for Tampa Bay, which lost its third game in the last four. The Lightning lost 5-4 when Nashville’s Filip Forsberg scored the only goal in the shootout. The Lightning led 2-1, 3-2 and 4-3 in the evening, but still lost to the Predators, who have a 5-0 record over Tampa Bay since 2008. Tampa Bay scored…

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Chicago, Tampa Bay all even again in Stanley Cup Final

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Four games deep in the Stanley Cup Final, all that’s clear is just how little separates the Chicago Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning. These two conference champions have two victories, nine goals and 24 penalty minutes apiece, while Chicago has outshot Tampa Bay 107-104. Neither team has led by more than one goal at any point in the Final’s first four games, which have all been decided by one goal apiece for the first time since 1968 and just…

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Lightning stand between Blackhawks and dynasty status

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It has taken nearly 23 years, but the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Chicago Blackhawks have come full circle. Wednesday night the two teams meet in Amalie Arena in the first game of the Stanley Cup Finals. On October 7, 1992 the Lightning franchise took the ice for the first time against the defending Western Conference Champion Blackhawks. Instead of the Lightning’s classy home of today, this game was played at Expo Hall at the Florida State Fairgrounds. First-year expansion…

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Blackhawks, Lightning to face off in Stanley Cup Final

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Between the Chicago Blackhawks‘ veteran poise and the Tampa Bay Lightning‘s young stars, the Stanley Cup Final will have no shortage of dynamic offensive talent playing on hockey’s biggest stage. The Blackhawks begin the final series in their quest for a third NHL championship in six seasons when they visit Amalie Arena on Wednesday to face the Lightning, who are going for the second Stanley Cup title in franchise history after streaking through the Eastern Conference bracket with a series…

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