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Triplets reunited as Tampa Bay Lightning continues playing well

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Once again, they were magic. Once again, they were so electric you could almost see sparks on the ice. Nikita Kucherov. Ondrej Palat. Tyler Johnson. The Triplets. Stop them if you can. You remember the Lightning’s Triplets, don’t you? In 2014-15, they were the most amazing line in the National Hockey League. They led the NHL in scoring that year, and given their tender ages, it seemed they would be a success for years to come. Ah, but injuries happened,…

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Triplets lead Lightning’s huge comeback against Montreal

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Hey, didn’t you used to be The Triplets? Frankly, it’s good to see you again. The Triplets – the Tampa Bay Lightning’s line of Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat and Nikita Kucherov, couldn’t have picked a better time to show back up Wednesday night. At the time, it was the third period, and the Bolts trailed the Montreal Canadiens 3-1, and Carey Price was in goal. None of it mattered. The Bolts charged from behind to win, 4-1. Johnson scored twice.…

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Could the Triplets save the Lightning against the Penguins?

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The Tampa Bay Lightning hope they can be saved by the rebirth of the Triplets. The Triplets’ line dazzled the NHL a year ago, as Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov and Ondrej Palat went through the league in a blur. This year, however, the group has been largely split up because of the team’s scoring woes. Alex Killorn has replaced Palat much of the time, who has played with Steven Stamkos and now Jonathan Drouin. In Wednesday night’s 4-2 defeat by…

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Bayfront hospital accused of incorrectly billing mother of triplets

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In May 2015, Susan Ohle of St. Petersburg gave birth to triplets at the cities Bayfront hospital. The three new babies were immediately transferred to the neonatal intensive care wing at John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. The babies were never admitted to Bayfront and certainly didn’t enjoy any time in the hospital. Later, when Ohle received her bill for the children’s delivery she noticed a strange $3,025 “Nursery Level II” charge from Bayfront for each child, a total of $9,075. Her babies had never spent…

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Triplet member Ondrej Palat to miss time from Lightning with injury

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For the Tampa Bay Lightning, goals just became a little harder to come by. Forward Ondrej Palat is going to be out for three-five weeks. The Lightning are calling Palat’s problem “a lower body injury,” but he was wearing a brace on his left ankle. He left the Lightning’s 1-0 loss to Minnesota in the second period after Nino Niederreiter fell on his leg. Palat, the least flashy member of the Triplets, has two goals and seven points in 16…

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Lightning to open next season at home against Philadelphia

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The chase begins anew on Oct. 8 when the Tampa Bay Lightning begins a fresh assault on the Stanley Cup. The Lightning, the NHL runner-up this season, will start their season with seven of their first 10 games on the road. They will finish the season with 15 of their last 25 on the road, including their last four. Tampa Bay struggled away from Amalie Arena in last year’s regular season, but they were the NHL’s best road team during…

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How should fans, Big Three look at the Lightning season?

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Now that it is over, how is a hockey season to be remembered? Sweet? Or sour? For its dominance? For a lousy ending? For Steven Stamkos’ scoring skills? Or for the way he forgot them at the end? For those who followed the Lightning along its curving path to the Stanley Cup Finals, there are different ways to reflect upon what we have seen. It was the second-best season in the history of the team, and yet they finished second…

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