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5 things to watch for as the Tampa Bay Rowdies put their unbeaten streak on the line

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Five things to look forward to in the Saturday night game between the Rowdies and Ottawa FC. 1. Unbeaten, untied. The Rowdies seek to complete a successful homestand with a win over the Ottawa Furies. Tampa Bay had won 1-0 and 4-0 in two weeks and has looked solid on both ends of the pitch. For a team to get nine points out of its first home stand would be impressive. 2. Old friends: Ottawa is one of the few…

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Victor Hedman scores in overtime as Lightning wins another

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Just like that, they’re back in it. The torrid Tampa Bay Lightning won again Monday night, beating the Ottawa Senators 2-1 in overtime to tie – momentarily, at least – the New York Islanders for the last wild-card slot with 77 points. Victor Hedman scored the winning goal for the Bolts, taking a perfect pass from Ondrej Palat and scoring with 55 seconds left in the overtime. Brayden Point had scored the first goal for Tampa Bay. Andrei Vasilevski continued…

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When it comes to the Lightning, have you heard this before?

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Groundhog day, and the Tampa Bay Lightning are repeating themselves. Check out Thursday night’s 5-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators. They started with a lead. They fell behind. They got off only 21 shots. And they lost their second game in a four-game home stand (and third overall)  that was supposed to turn all of this around. “What did Punxsutawney Phil say?” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. He was told six more weeks of winter. “Let’s hope not,” he said.…

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Georgi Hristov scores twice to lead Rowdies to third straight win

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The Tampa Bay Rowdies completed the Dream Week Saturday night. The Rowdies beat Ottawa, 2-1, for their third win in eight days. Georgi Hristov scored both goals, and the Rowdies’ defense was good enough to hold Ottawa to only one. Ottawa tied the game at the 49-minute mark, but three minutes later, Joe Cole fed Hristov with a perfect lead for his second goal of the game. This time, the Rowdies made that stand. “It was the perfect response,” Rowdies Head Coach Stuart Campbell said. “We spoke at halftime…

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Rowdies move into fourth place with comeback draw against Ottawa

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For the time being, at least, the Tampa Bay Rowdies are the fourth-place team of the NASL, a spot which would qualify the team for the post-season. The Rowdies earned a point Saturday night with a comeback draw against the first-place Ottawa Fury despite having only 10 men on the field at the time of the equalizer. “We wanted the three points, but even at halftime when we were 1-nil down, I believed that if we raised our level and…

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Tampa Bay Rowdies begin final push against league-leading Ottawa

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With a month to go in the season, the Tampa Bay Rowdies would like to think of this as the time to make a final playoff push. This week, however, it won’t be easy. The Rowdies of coach Stuart Campbell, whose team is on a 1-3-1 slide, play host to the league’s top team in the Ottawa Fury, a team that tops the standings in both the Fall and Combined seasons. Ottawa has scored 31 goals in the Fall, almost twice as…

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Rowdies come from two goals down to earn a draw

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A tie was something, at least. And for a team that has had a lot  of nothing over the last several weeks, it will do. The Tampa Bay Rowdies rallied from a two-goal deficit to gain a 2-2 tie against first-place Ottawa Saturday night in Ottawa, giving new coach Stuart Campbell the first point of his regime. Tampa Bay scored the equalizer on a goal by Darwin Espinal in the 87th minute. Tampa Bay had been in a horrid slump,…

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