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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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Lightning finally wins one in the post-season

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TAMPA It was going to come. Of course it was going to come. A team this good doesn’t keep coming up empty. A sport this close doesn’t end up one-sided. Disappointment can’t last forever. And yet, Jon Cooper wondered. When, exactly, would winning start? For the Lightning, it finally happened Saturday. After going 0-for-five over the previous two seasons, Tampa Bay finally took one to the bank Saturday afternoon in a 5-1 victory over Detroit. Finally, Ben Bishop was solid…

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