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Lightning loses despite retiring the jersey of Marty St. Louis

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Turns out, maybe the Tampa Bay Lightning should have brought back Marty St. Louis … and given him a uniform. Despite the charge the team got from retiring the jersey of St. Louis – the only retired number in franchise history, the Lightning could not maintain its energy and fell, 3-1, to the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Bolts started well, getting off a season-high of 19 shots  in the first period, and taking a 1-0 lead on Jonathan Drouin’s goal.…

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Lightning erupts late behind Tyler Johnson to beat Detroit again

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Call them the new Triplets. Call them the Johnson line. Call them the Detroit destroyers. Whatever you call the Tampa Bay Lighting’s Tyler Johnson-Nikita Kucherov-Alex Killorn line, they seem to be taking over the NHL playoffs. Certainly, they are outskating the Detroit Red Wings. It is early in the season, but it is fair to say that if Detroit cannot do a better job of slowing them down, this series may be over with in a hurry. The Lightning took…

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Lightning hockey coverage dominating local newspapers

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The exhilarating Tampa Bay Lightning win over the Chicago Blackhawks is dominating local newspapers. Even as lunchtime approached Wednesday morning, both the Tampa Bay Times and the Tampa Tribune’s websites showed headlines of Tuesday night’s triumph front and center. The Times is leading the coverage with not one, but four headlines pertaining to the Lightning’s Game 3 win. The Bolts, largely dominated in the first two periods, managed to eek out a win, thanks in part to super goalie Ben…

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