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Burns: Three things we learned from a Game 1 loss

TBL.com Feed - June 4, 2015 - 12:07
The Tampa Bay Lightning opened Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks the same way they finished the Eastern Conference Final versus the Rangers: by dominating possession and building a wall in front of goaltender Ben Bisho...

Jason Garrison: Game 1 loss showed we can't sit back

TBL.com Feed - June 4, 2015 - 10:10
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jason Garrison will be blogging for NHL.com periodically throughout the Stanley Cup Final. In this edition, Garrison discusses a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. ...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Bolts dominate first period but Hawks control rest of game

TBL.com Feed - June 3, 2015 - 23:53
In terms of flow of play, there was a stark difference between the first period and the final two frames. The Lightning controlled most of the opening period. When counting shot attempts, the Lightning had 24 and the ‘Hawks only 11 in the first ...

'Passive' Lightning slips in third period

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 3, 2015 - 23:18
The general thought among the Lightning after it opened the Stanley Cup final with a 2-1 loss to Chicago: The team wasn't aggressive enough in the third period.
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Lightning fans honored as Lightning Community Heroes

TBL.com Feed - June 3, 2015 - 20:00
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored the Lightning fans as the 52nd Lightning Community Heroes of the season during the first period of tonight’s Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks, to thank the fans for all of t...

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has no problems with Lightning's ticket policy

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 3, 2015 - 17:33
TAMPA - NHL commissioner Gary Bettman praised Tampa Bay as a strong hockey market and said the team's success is part of the reason why it could institute its controversial ticket policy, limiting sales to Florida residents.
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Chicago Blackhawks hope to stop Lightning's Triplets line

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 3, 2015 - 13:03
The Blackhawks have obviously paid attention to Lightning star Steven Stamkos, but one of their points of emphasis entering tonight's Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final is to shut down the Triplets line of Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov and Ondrej Palat.
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Lightning ready for Game 1 after days of preparation, media

TBL.com Feed - June 3, 2015 - 12:43
After four days of resting, practicing and talking about the Stanley Cup Final to an ever-growing throng of media, the Tampa Bay Lightning are finally set to play. Game 1 of the Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks is tonight at Amalie Aren...

Expect 'high dose' of Hedman/Stralman on Kane/Toews

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 3, 2015 - 10:48
Coach Jon Cooper isn't a big matchups guy, often preferring to let his team go "best on best."
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Steven Stamkos: Stanley Cup Final feels just like any other round right now

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 3, 2015 - 10:47
Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said he had no trouble sleeping last night, on the eve of the biggest game of his career - tonight's opening game of the Stanley Cup final.
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Bolts current success traces roots back to 2011

TBL.com Feed - June 3, 2015 - 09:12
On the ice in May 2011, the Tampa Bay Lightning were one win away from a Stanley Cup Final. Meanwhile, behind closed doors within the inner sanctum of Lightning headquarters at Amalie Arena (then St. Pete Times Forum), Bolts management was craf...

Jason Garrison: Lightning feeling excitement of community

TBL.com Feed - June 2, 2015 - 16:51
Let's start this off by looking back. As soon as we won Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Friday, obviously there was a lot of excitement, but it was the first time I came back to ...

Steve Yzerman's patient approach paying off for Lightning

TBL.com Feed - June 2, 2015 - 16:09
TAMPA -- Through 12 seasons and three Stanley Cup championships, Kris Draper watched and played alongside Steve Yzerman as he masterfully mixed qualities such as being humble with being calculated in order to become one of the greatest players of ...

Snippets from NHL Media Day at Amalie Arena

TBL.com Feed - June 2, 2015 - 16:02
One day away from their Stanley Cup Final showdown with the Chicago Blackhawks, the Tampa Bay Lightning hosted Media Day at Amalie Arena. Following an hour-long morning practice session, Lightning GM Steve Yzerman and head coach Jon Cooper spoke ...

Tampa to dye Garrison Channel Bolts Blue on Saturday

TBL.com Feed - June 2, 2015 - 13:44
The City of Tampa in partnership with the Tampa Bay Lightning will dye the Garrison Channel bright, “Bolts Blue” on Saturday, June 6, 2015 for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Tampa Water and Stormwater Department c rews, the same teams who d...

Lightning embracing the moment, planning to "enjoy the ride"

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 2, 2015 - 13:18
Associate coach Rick Bowness isn't one to typically give big pre-game speeches.
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Mayors of Tampa, Chicago wager food, beer on Stanley Cup Final

TBL.com Feed - June 2, 2015 - 13:02
Great food and craft beer are on the line now that the mayors of Tampa and Chicago have made a friendly wager for the 2015 Stanley Cup Final. Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn and Chicago mayor Rahm Emmanuel agreed to terms for the best-of-7 series betw...
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