Lightning: Tampa Wins Game Four, Seizes 3-1 Series Lead

Thanks to Kevin Shattenkirk’s overtime goal in Game Four, the Tampa Bay Lightning are a win away from hoisting the Stanley Cup in the bubble. The Lightning defeated the Stars 5-4 in the critical fourth game of the series and now hold a 3-1 lead in the Stanley Cup Final. Game Four was an interestingContinue reading “Lightning: Tampa Wins Game Four, Seizes 3-1 Series Lead”

Lightning: Killorn Suspended, Point May Miss Game Three

The Tampa Bay Lightning have a few lineup decisions to make for Game Three of their Eastern Conference Final against the New York Islanders. First of all, forward Brayden Point may be out of the running. The centre left Game Two Wednesday after he appeared to go down with an injury in the first period.Continue reading “Lightning: Killorn Suspended, Point May Miss Game Three”

2020 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

By vanquishing the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game Five of their Stanley Cup Playoff Qualifying Round series, the Columbus Blue Jackets punched their ticket to another dance with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Columbus enters the Eastern Conference First Round as the seventh seed, while the Lightning are second. They went 2-0-1 in the round robinContinue reading “2020 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Tampa Bay Lightning”

What Went Wrong: Tampa Bay Lightning

It’s hard to imagine a better season than the 2018-2019 go-around for the Tampa Bay Lightning. The club finished with a 62-16-4 record, good for first in the Atlantic Division, first in the Eastern Conference and first in the National Hockey League. They became the second team in NHL history to win 62 games, tyingContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Tampa Bay Lightning”

Playoff Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Understatement: the Columbus Blue Jackets have their work cut out for them against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning are arguably one of the most flawless teams in the NHL and the Blue Jackets are kind of in a holding pattern, with plenty of off-ice questions dogging them throughout the year. Columbus waited until virtuallyContinue reading “Playoff Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets”