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Lightning wins, waits, watches to see if playoffs are possible

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The Tampa Bay Lightning has one game left, but the games they don’t control that will be the most nerve-wracking. The Lightning has to watch as the Toronto Maple Leafs play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday and the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday. A win in either game clinches the playoffs for the Leafs and eliminates the Lightning. The Lightning closes out his season Sunday against the Buffalo Sabres. The team has to wait to see if that game matters.…

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Lightning’s victory over Detroit led by guys who don’t often score

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No one will ever call them the new Triplets. J.T. Brown? Really? He hadn’t scored a goal in 46 games. Andrej Sustr? Honestly? He had scored only one in 45 games. Yanni Gourde? Seriously? He had scored three goals … in his life. Thursday night, however, they all found the net in the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 5-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. It was a timely effort, because the Bolts had to play without Nikita Kucherov, who has been…

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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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Lightning lose second straight as Capital’s T.J. Oshie gets a hat trick

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And suddenly, the Tampa Bay Lightning is going in the wrong direction. The Lightning, which entered the week on a hot streak, lost its second straight key matchup Saturday night in a 5-3 loss to the Washington Capitals. The Caps clinched the playoffs with the victory. Tampa Bay, which has 11 games to play, is certain to finish with its worst record in four years. Saturday night, the Bolts gave up the game’s first two goals and its last three.…

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Lightning overcomes two-goal deficit to take big win over Florida

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The Tampa Bay Lightning is treating this playoff race like something real. The Lightning won a memorable game against the Florida Panthers Saturday night, coming from a two-goal deficit to take a 3-2 victory. The Bolts are now 10-2-3 in their last 15 games. After falling behind 2-0, the Bolts came back on a power-play by Nikita Kucherov, a short-handed goal by Yanni Gourde (his first in the NHL) and a tiebreaking goal off a deflection by Ondrej Palat. It was…

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Injuries mar big victory by Tampa Bay Lightning over Stars

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The Tampa Bay Lightning is learning one of the oldest lessons in hockey. Every time it gets a little bit of a gain, it finds itself in a little more pain. The Bolts took a big victory Thursday night, beating the Minnesota Wild 4-1 at home. The Wild, 32-17-6, has been the best team in the Western Conference, while the Bolts are still struggling to make the playoffs. As big as the win was, however, it came with a sting.…

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Nikita Kucherov’s fancy move gets shootout victory for Lightning

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Nikita Kucherov brought the playground to Buffalo Saturday night. In a shootout against the Sabres, Kucherov, of the Tampa Bay Lightning, swept toward the goal. He shot, then whipped his stick over the puck as it slid past Buffalo Sabres goalie Robin Lehner. “He brought the schoolyard to the big stage,” said Lightning coach Jon Cooper. “You better score on that, and he did.” Tyler Johnson scored in regulation, and Brayden Point and Kucherov scored in the shootout for a…

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