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In the final game of a season-opening five game homestand at Amalie Arena, the Tampa Bay Lightning saw team captain Steven Stamkos notch his first goal of the season en route to a 3-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.
In front of another sellout crowd at Amalie Arena on Thursday night, the Tampa Bay Lightning couldn’t hold on to a 1-0 lead and the Vancouver Canucks took advantage with a four-goal third period in a 4-1 win.
There’s not much sense recapping the game bit by bit. Sports Talk Florida is not that kind of cruel. It’s better instead to try and answer the question on so many Lightning fans’ faces: How?
The history of the Washington Capitals is filled with painful elimination games on home ice. From the 1980's until last season, the Capitals have created new and painful ways to lose important games
Andrei Vasilevskiy had what might be the best game of his young career on Thursday night to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a victory to even the Eastern Conference Finals.
Road sites in the National Hockey League are famed for harsh welcomes to the visitors. However, you would not guess that watching the Eastern Conference Finals. The Washington Capitals lead the Tampa Bay Lightning two games to one and the road team has won every game played to this point.
The Capitals took their 2-0 series lead back to the Nation's Capital for the first Eastern Conference Finals game in DC since Dominik Hasek and Olaf Kolzig battled on June 2nd, 1998. The Lightning needed an answer to the surging Caps. And they found one in their headline players.
For the vast majority of the first two periods Sunday night, the Tampa Bay Lightning looked like they’d made some clear adjustments to the Washington Capitals based on their game one loss. In the final 1:02 of the second period, it started to unravel.
The Capitals thrived off of the Lightning’s mistakes, playing the kind of well-researched and well-prepared playoff hockey Lightning fans were just starting to associate with their own team.
The Tampa Bay Lightning claimed an impressive win in Boston on Wednesday night with their top line held quiet. Staring down a potential road sweep, the Lightning took to the ice with their top men on the prowl for another win against the Bruins in TD Garden.