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Lightning edges Blackhawks for seventh consecutive victory

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No, it wasn’t the Stanley Cup finals. For a game in late January, however, it wasn’t bad. The Tampa Bay Lightning won its seventh game in a row Thursday night, squeezing off the Chicago Blackhawks in a 2-1 game. Chicago, the defending Stanley Cup champions, had only 18 shots on the night as their 12-game winning streak ended. “One streak was ending tonight, and I’m glad it was theirs,” said Lightning coach Jon Cooper. “I’d trade what happened tonight for…

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Of all the Rays, who picked J.P. Arencibia to be a star?

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On a night like this, when the stars align and the Rays play as if they are one of the best baseball teams in the American League, you can pick your stars. Do you want J.P. Arencibia, the kid from nowhere, fresh up from the minor leagues? Arencibia, a career .207 hitter, drove in six runs on a three-for-four night. Or do you want pitcher Drew Smyly, the guy coming back from injury, who struck out 10 and allowed only…

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Rays get a little healthier, and the results show it

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Suddenly, the Tampa Bay Rays are starting to look the way they are supposed to look. Again. Suddenly, they are starting to play to way they are supposed to play. Again. Why, it’s April, and just like that, the Rays are starting to look like the Rays. Again. Slowly, steadily, things are starting to look up for the Rays, who won 12-3 over the Toronto Blue Jays. Injured players are coming back, and the hitting is coming around, and the…

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