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Injury to Steven Stamkos overshadows Lightning win over Detroit

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The Tampa Bay Lightning won again Tuesday night. It just didn’t feel like it. The Lightning lost captain Steven Stamkos to an apparent injury to his right leg, which put a dark cloud over the team’s 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. Stamkos was hurt in the first period but did not return. There was no immediate report as to how long Stamkos might be out, but he left the ice in pain. Stamkos, who signed an eight-year, $68…

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Lightning wins comeback in opening game of 2016-17 season

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It wasn’t just the key names on the big contracts who came through for the Tampa Bay Lighting in their season-opening victory Thursday night. It was Jonathan Drouin, who seems intent on taking up where he left off in last year’s playoffs. It was Brian Boyle, who seems to score only big goals. It was the power-play, which was 28th in the league a year ago, that find the net three times in the Lightning’s 6-4 comeback victory over the…

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Hockey legend Gordie Howe, former Red Wing, dies at age 88

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Another legend has passed. Gordie Howe, also known as Mr. Hockey, has died at the age of 88. Howe played until he was 52. He spent 25 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings. He made 23 All-Star Games and won four Stanley Cups. He won six Hart Trophies as MVP and six Art Ross trophies as the NHL’s leading scorer. He played in 1,767 games. “It was very saddening to hear the news of Gordie’s passing this morning,” Lightning general…

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Lightning eliminates Red Wings behind 34-save effort by Bishop

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Ben Bishop has rarely looked taller. He has rarely looked wider. He has rarely played better. Bishop stopped 34 shots in a 1-0 shutout over the Detroit Red Wings Thursday night to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a first-series win (4-1) over the Wings. In the second period alone, he stopped 14 shots including four breakaways. The Bolts won with 1:43 left to play when Alex Killorn rushed the net, took a pass from Ryan Callahan and jammed it…

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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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Lightning takes 3-1 lead over Detroit behind Nikita Kucherov’s goals

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How do you say “resiliency” in Russian? How do you say “breakout star?” Perhaps it is time that the Tampa Bay Lighting learned. After all, considering the way that Nikita Kucherov took over Game Four of their NHL Stanley Cup series, all of Tampa Bay may be soon be speaking the language. Kucherov scored two goals and had an assist to lead the Bolts to a 3-2 lead over the Detroit Red Wings Saturday night. That gives Kucherov five goals…

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Detroit strikes back to make it a series against Tampa Bay Lightning

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Did you think it was going to be easy? Did you think it was going to be a runaway? The Detroit Red Wings answered back Sunday night, beating the Lightning 2-0 and reducing Tampa Bay’s lead in their playoff series to two games to one. Tampa Bay managed only 16 shots, only seven of them in the final two periods. “They played really hard,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. “Their desperation level was higher than us. The more desperate team…

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