2013-14 Lightning Game Previews

Do or die; Lightning at Canadiens preview

In more of a op-ed column than game day preview that lists all the in's and out's facing this game, John goes after the goalie fixation that some fans may be lost on that ignores th larger failings by Tampa Bay.

Ligtning at Habs game 3 preview

Are the Bolts lost in the noise so far that goes along with the NHL playoffs? It's only going to get worse now that they are in Montreal.

Beating Price; Lightning vs. Habs game 2 preview

Who is charged with beating Carey Price has been wrongly tied to goalie Anders Lindback, who has to beat the Montreal Canadiens in general.

Game 1: Lightning vs. Canadiens preview

The NHL playoffs are a process of surviving. The second season begins tonight for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens, who played a tight regular season series

Bolts vs. Habs Playoff Preview

The first round series between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Montreal Canadiens begins today: so how do these two teams match-up?

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Lightning at Washington Capitals game thread

Your final 2013-14 regular season Tampa Bay Lightning game thread at Raw Charge is here. Can the Bolts clinch 2nd place in the Atlantic, or will the Caps play the spoilers?

A distracted season finale; Bolts at Caps preview

The final game of the season brings with it the Bolts last chance to secure home ice advantage in the opening round of the playoffs. They do it under distraction, which they've faced far too many times this season.

Controlling destiny; Lightning vs. Jackets preview

Two games left on the schedule for both the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Bolts have the opportunity to seize home ice advantage from their first round opponent, the Montreal Canadiens, starting with a win tonight.

Playoff implications; Lightning vs Flyers preview

While the Eastern Conference has all of their playoff teams decided, who plays who and where is not locked in yet. That makes tonight and tomorrow's games highly relevant for Tampa Bay.

Lightning versus Toronto Maple Leafs preview

The last week of the regular season for the Lightning sees them take on a reeling and desperate Toronto Maple Leaf team who are on the brink of elimination from playoff contention.

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Lightning versus Dallas Stars game preview

Tonight marks Tampa Bay's last contest against the Western Conference in the regular season. Can the Bolts find success on the night they honor Dave Andreychuk?

Beware the blaze; Bolts versus Flames preview

Six games left in the regular season and the Lightning play their weakest opponent of the remaing schedule in the Calgary Flames. These Flames ain't so weak, though...

Playoff before the playoffs; Bolts vs Habs preview

The playoffs are in the air, and playoff seeding is on the lien tonight when likely Eastern Conference quarterfinal opponents face off at Times Palace tonight.

Playoff push continues; Bolts at Red Wings preview

The Bolts look to close out their season series with Detroit with a win, while Detroit looks to save face and continue its playoff push.

A weekend on the lakes; Bolts at Sabres preview

Tampa Bay takes a trip to the Great Lakes to play back-to-bakc games against the Buffalo Sabres and Detroit Red Wings.

Bolts vs. Isles preview

This game should have been another confrontation between two star centers in the NHL, but it's another game (this season) robbed of that by way of injury.

Last throes; Bolts versus Senators preview

We're in the last weeks of the season and the Tampa Bay Lightning are thisclose to clinching a playoff berth while the Ottawa Senators are just as close to elimination from playoff contention.

Brief and to the point; Bolts at Pens preview

The Lightning play it's third game in four days against the potent powerhouse tha tis Pittsburgh.

Playoff pushes; Bolts at Senators preview

The Bolts go to Ottawa tonight and will hope to stave off the effort of a desperate-for-points Senators team.

Playoff importance; Bolts at Leafs preview

The importance of the opportunity tonight for both the Lightning and the Leafs is immense.

Happy anniversary; Bolts vs. Canucks preview

The Bolts mark the 10th anniversary of a championship; Raw Charge marks five years since its founding. Here's a quick word on tonight's game against Vancouver

Eras colliding; Lightning vs. Devils preview

One team with a newly-anointed 24-year old captain; the other led by a legendary forward well past the twilight stage of his NHL career but still shining bright; both teams desperately needing points in a suddenly crowded Eastern Conference.

Depth sounding; Lightning vs. Panthers preview

How deep is the water the Bolts are sinking in?

Savings time; Lightning vs. Bruins preview

Tampa Bay is on a 1-4-0 funk since the Olympic break, it doesn't get easier tonight with the Buuins in town for the season series finale. Can the Bolts "spring ahead" and get back on track?

Life goes on; Bolts Sabres preview

The trade deadlien has expired, we move on. 20 games remain in the Tampa Bay Lightning season and the NHL playoffs are coming into sight... With lineup changes come the drive for the playoffs.

A Jaunt's end; Bolts at Blues preview

Playing their last Western Conference road game, the Bolts, bruised as they may be, face the Central Division power that is the St. Louis Blues.

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