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Lightning starts slowly again, overcomes New Jersey Devils

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Every time, the Tampa Bay Lightning give the New Jersey Devils a head start. For the second time in three meetings, however, the Bolts came back. Saturday night, Tampa Bay fell behind 1-0 (the smallest lead the Devils have had), but came back to win 4-1. The Lightning had goals from Brian Boyle, Victor Hedman, Brayden Point and Nikita Kucherov. Goaltender Ben Bishop stopped 37 of 38 for his fifth win of the year. “It’s an issue,no question” coach Jon…

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Lightning’s slow start dooms them against New Jersey in loss

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The Tampa Bay Lighting, off to a good start this season, have now stubbed their toes in back-to-back games. The Lightning dropped a 3-1 decision to the New Jersey Devils Saturday night, marking the first time all season the team has lost two in a row. Tampa Bay is now 5-3 on the season. Tampa Bay had 33 shots on goal, including six by forward Steven Stamkos. However, a third-period goal by Tyler Johnson was the only score the Bolts…

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Lightning loses Steven Stamkos for 1-3 months before home finale

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For the Tampa Bay Lightning, it is usually about the players on the ice. This time, it was not. Hours after finding out that they will be without Steven Stamkos for 1-3 months because of a blood clot in his right arm, the Lightning closed out its home season with a 3-1 victory over New Jersey. However, it was a somber time for the Bolts, who face the possibility of never seeing Stamkos in the uniform that has defined him…

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