Game Previews

Lightning and Hurricanes Preview 11/1

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The Lightning play the first game of a back-to-back tonight against the Hurricanes in Raleigh.

Beware the Jersey swamps; Bolts at Devils preview

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It's in Newark and not East Rutherford, but a swamped Devils team is the opponent tonight for the Lightning. Beware the Devils, though. Their play is better than their record looks.

Lightning at Panthers preview

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The flip side of back-to-back games sees the Lightning in Sunrise to face the Florida Panthers at 5 PM... Who the hell chose this start time?

Sabres awful is familiar; Bolts vs Buffalo preview

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Coming off a rare win last night, the Buffalo Sabres come to Tampa with their cast of characters and organization in shambles.

Series finale in October; Bolts vs. Hawks previe

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Eastern Conference teams face Western Conference teams twice ina season under schedule reform. And the Bolts are done with Chicago after tonight, 20 days after playing them the last time.

Rinse and repeat; Bolts versus Bruins preview

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We've seen this stretch of road before, and it remains just as challenging as it was the first time around.

Marty's day off? Lightning vs. Wild preview

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The dynamo-that-makes-the-Lightning-go may have a rare night off. This, along with some notes about the rare-visitors from the wilds of Minnesota are in the preview.

Bolts versus Kings: The trial by fire continues

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The season so far has had the Lightning square off with some of the best hockey teams in the NHL, and tonight's scrimmage against the LA Kings is no exception.

Lightning versus Penguins gameday preview

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One of the NHL's elite franchises rolls into town for the flip-side of back-to-back games, but in this early going the Pens aren't as other-worldly as they are known to play like.

Lightning host Panthers in home opener

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Fourth game of the season for the Lightning and the Panthers, and yet it's also their fourth meeting in the last three weeks.

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End pf the trip; Bolts at Sabres preview

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Ending the season opening road trip, the Bolts play in BUffalo tonight against the winless Sabres.

Bolts at 'Hawks preview

Facing the reigning Stanley Cup Champions, the Bolts seek to get their act together - specifically on the power play.

Season opener: Bolts at Bruins preview

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Overlook a poor all-time record in Boston and the annoyance of a banner raising before the game. Hockey's back. Better yet, Tampa Bay Lightning hockey is back.

ECF Game 7 preview: Tampa Bay Lightning (5) at Boston Bruins (3)

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Tonight,t he Eastern Conference Champion will e decided, the Prince of Wales Trophy awarded, and a Stanley Cup Finals berth clinched for the winner of tonight's contest between the Lightning and...

ECF game 6 preview: Boston Bruins (3) at Tampa Bay Lightning (5)

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The Lightning's post-season motto of "Hunt it Now", and theme song of "Stayin' Alive" is put to the test tonight in game 6 at the St. Pete Times Forum. Win, and they live to fight another day...

ECF Game 5 preview: Tampa Bay Lightning (5) at Boston Bruins (3)

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It's now a best-of-three series between the Bolts and the B's. We reflect on the worst call of the series as well as touch on the starting goaltender argument.

ECF game 3 preview: Boston Bruins (3) at Tampa Bay Lightning (5)

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Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals is upon us. We focus mostly on who is in and who is out for tonight's Bruins / Bolts match-up.

ECF Game 2 preview: Tampa Bay Lightning (5) at Boston Bruins (3)

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The key for Boston is riling up the Lightning. The key for the Lightning is getting past Tim Thomas. That about summarizes tonight's game 2.

ECF Game 1 preview: Tampa Bay Lightning (5) at Boston Bruins (3)

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After a long layoff, the Eastern Conference re-commences the 2011 playoffs with the beginning of the Finals between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Boston Bruins.

ECSF Game 4 preview: Washington Capitals (1) at Tampa Bay Lightning (5)

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On the brink. On the verge. Tampa Bay and Washington enter game four under vastly different circumstances. Don't write off the Capitals just yet, they have nothing left to lose.

ECSF Game 3 preview: Washington Capitals (1) at Tampa Bay Lightning (5)

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The Bolts are home with a 2-0 series lead, but they are taking nothing for granted. Today marks the start of a rare back-to-back playoff affair.

ECSF Game 2 preview: Tampa Bay Lightning (5) at Washington Capitals (1)

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With their win Friday, the Bolts may have the series lead, but they also have to be wary of a Washington Capitals team that will likely play a much tighter defensive game, while still having the...

ECSF Game 1 preview: Tampa Bay Lightning (5) at Washington Capitals (1)

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The playoffs continue tonight for the Tampa Bay Lightning, as they square off against division rival Washington. The quest for Lord Stanley's Cup continues!

ECQF Game 7 preview: Tampa Bay Lightning (5) at Pittsburgh Penguins (4)

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For only the third time in franchise history, the Lightning will face the seventh and final game of a playoff series.

ECQF Game 6 preview: Pittsburgh Penguins (4) at Tampa Bay Lightning (5)

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It used to be that teams needed to solve the road. In order to stay alive, however, the Tampa Bay Lightning needs to solve the home.

ECQF Game 5 preview: Tampa Bay Lightning (5) at Pittsburgh Penguins (4)

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Not to put any undue pressure on the Lightning, but, if they don't win, they'll die.

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