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Another penalty in overtime dooms the Lightning in loss to Panthers

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The hollow feeling was familiar. Once again, the Tampa Bay Lightning had let an opportunity slip away. Once again, the game went into overtime. Once again, Tyler Johnson – the hero of the upset of the Chicago Blackhawks – was called for a penalty. Once again, the opponent quickly scored to win a 2-1 game. It was, in other words, just like the team’s loss on Jan. 17 to Anaheim. This time, the loss was to the Florida Panthers, who…

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Lightning loses, 2-1, to Vancouver despite its advantages

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Talk about an advantage. The Tampa Bay Lightning held all the cards Thursday night. How they lost in head-shaking fashion is going to stick with them for a while. The Lightning were on a bit of hot streak, winning three of four and playing at home. The Lightning’s opponent, Vancouver, was playing its sixth road game in nine days. The Canucks were starting goaltender Jacob Markstrom, who had only five starts and one win this year. And, to top it…

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Lightning’s Jonathan Marchessault measures up in shootout

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You know how big Lightning forward Jonathan Marchessault is? He’s as big as a shootout. He’s as big as a winning streak. He’s as big as his moment on Wednesday night that led to a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings. Marchessault, the diminutive (he’s listed at 5-9, 175) player) has been fairly large for the Lightning lately. His assist set up an opening goal by Tyler Johnson, and his score to lead off a shootout was the team’s…

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