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Lightning’s Penalty Kill might be the death of the Red Wings

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If Thursday night is to be the death of the Detroit Red Wings’ season, it will be an easy one to label. They will have been penalty killed. The Wings’ power play simply hasn’t gotten started the entire series. Despite repeated opportunities, the team is one-for-21 with a man advantage against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Those scrambling, frenetic efforts are the reason the Lightning has a 3-1 lead in the series. “They’ve saved us,” coach Jon Cooper said. “It’s kind…

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Tampa Bay loses to Stars as penalty kill struggles again

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It was supposed to be his coronation. It was supposed to be his ascension. For Tampa Bay’s Ben Bishop, this was the night that a lot of attention was supposed to arrive. He was supposed to pass Nikolai Khabibulin as the team’s all-time winningest goaltender. He was supposed to wave to the fans and smile for the cameras. Instead, he ended the night explainig his shortcomings in a 5-3 loss to the Dallas Stars. A soft fifth goal, and a penalty…

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