5 Things of Note Game 6: Grinding It Out
Oct17

5 Things of Note Game 6: Grinding It Out

Tampa Bay hit the road for its first real road trip of the season. The first stop being at the shiny new arena in Detroit. The Bolts left behind a perfect 3-0-0 home stand to test their road game in a place that has treated them well over the past few years. While the wins have piled up over Detroit over the years, the way the Lightning have gotten those wins has very rarely been pretty. This night would be no different, as Tampa Bay...

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5 Things of Note Game 4: Statements Were Made
Oct14

5 Things of Note Game 4: Statements Were Made

Coming off of an impressive win against the Washington Capitals, there was no rest for the weary as the Pittsburgh Penguins were in town. The Lightning backed up their previous performance with another strong outing as they toppled the Penguins in a game where the score was much closer than the game itself. Here are my “5 Things of Note” from the game. 1) Stammertime Steven Stamkos had yet another extremely strong game,...

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5 Things of Note Game 3: Will the Real Lightning Please Stand Up
Oct11

5 Things of Note Game 3: Will the Real Lightning Please Stand Up

A few nights ago the Tampa Bay Lightning took the ice against someone other than the Florida Panthers for the first time in what felt like forever. The first two games of the season against the Cats left more questions and concerns than most fans cared to admit. In came the Washington Capitals including red hot goal scorer Alex Ovechkin and his back to back hat tricks. The Lightning came out and looked like a completely different team...

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5 Things of Note Game 2: Second Verse Same as the First
Oct08

5 Things of Note Game 2: Second Verse Same as the First

A night after getting a win in a game they probably should have lost, the Lightning had a chance to redeem themselves against the Panthers once again. Unfortunately, the second attempt did nothing but confirm that the first game wasn’t a complete farce. In fact, the Panthers took it to the Lightning from start to finish to the tune of a 48 shot barrage on Vasilevskiy. Here are my “5 Things of Note” from last...

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5 Things of Note Game 1: Honesty is the Best Policy
Oct07

5 Things of Note Game 1: Honesty is the Best Policy

The Tampa Bay Lightning opened their season last night at Amalie Arena against the Florida Panthers with a 5-3 win to send the crowd home happy. However, the end result didn’t necessarily reflect the game they watched. For most of the game the Panthers carried play as they out-possessed and outplayed the Lightning in all three zones of the ice. While a few players on the home side did stand out in a positive light, for the most...

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It’s Always A Numbers Game
Jan31

It’s Always A Numbers Game

  One hundred and ten. That’s how many days it’s been since the first game of the season. When Tampa Bay was considered a powerhouse and all but a lock for yet another playoff berth with a deep run to a potential Cup. The biggest questions were who Steve Yzerman was going to target to bolster the roster for the playoffs and was it worth losing Bishop for nothing if it meant a Stanley Cup win.   One hundred and four. That’s how many...

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