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A deeper dive into the Lightning’s play

Tampa Bay’s last 15 games haven’t been their best, why is that?

Morning After Thoughts: It’s time to talk about the Cirelli line

Something hasn’t been right with the Cirelli line. Is it something to be worried about?

Tampa Bay Lightning team report: How things were going before sports stopped

We do these every 10 games but this one is different.

Trade Analysis: Blake Coleman is a perfect if pricey fit for a win now Lightning team

Julien BriseBois made an aggressive move to improve the team.

NHL power rankings: Valentine’s Day edition

How romantic!

Power ranking all 31 NHL teams at the All-Star break

Let’s take a look at the big board

Tampa Bay Lightning 10 Game Report: Riding a hot streak into the second half

They’re still good. They still have to do this when it matters.

Tampa Bay Lightning ten-game report: No longer the champions of November

Check out Kevin Shattenkirk.

Ten Game Report: A mediocre start to the long trudge of the regular season

The first ten games are complete and they were just ok.

NHL Power Rankings: The ‘it’s still too early’ edition

Two down...uh...a bunch more to go.

NHL Power Rankings: Still too early but we’re renegades so let’s do it

Y’all ready for some irresponsible analysis?

NHL teams would rather pay for points than wins

Points are nice, but wins are better.

Andrei Vasilevskiy’s new contract with the Lightning is a big deal

Vasy becomes an even bigger deal in Tampa.

The Phil Kessel Situation: When new metrics challenge what we thought we knew

Arguing about Phil Kessel like it’s 2015 again.

Nikita Kucherov will win the Hart Trophy but he probably shouldn’t

Before you hate-reply, at least read some of the article.

Tampa Bay Lightning Ten Game Report: Wrapping up the regular season

One last look at the team before the regular season ends.

The 2018-2019 Tampa Bay Lightning are arguably the most dominant team in NHL history

Yes, really.

Andrei Vasilevskiy’s case for the Vezina Trophy

Is Vasilevskiy’s performance this season worthy of another Vezina nomination?

The emergence of Erik Cernak: So much for that hole on the blue line

The rookie Slovak defender looks like the real deal.

Anthony Cirelli deserves Selke Trophy votes

As a rookie, Cirelli is already one of the NHL’s best defensive forwards.

Which defenseman should the Lightning sit in the playoffs?

Who’s going to be the odd man out?

Nikita Kucherov is chasing NHL scoring history

Kuch is scoring like we haven’t seen in decades.

Super Shutouts: A new thing I made up when Andrei Vasilevskiy had one last week

It’s when the shutout lasts through the shootout.

Around the Atlantic: Jake Muzzin is Toronto’s Ryan McDonagh

The Leafs and Bolts are the #1 and #2 teams in the NHL. But who’s ahead?

Around the Atlantic: Don’t look now, but the Montreal Canadiens are right in the thick of things

Eyes on the Prize’s Scott Matla provides some insight into how Montreal has surprised everyone this season.

Around the Atlantic: A mid-season review of the Buffalo Sabres

Melissa Burgess from Die By The Blade steps into the RC newsroom for an EXCLUSIVE, TELL ALL interview!

Tampa Bay Lightning Ten Game Report: Getting an early start on vacation

The Bolts just had their weakest ten games of the season.

Empty-calorie scorers: A real thing or an NHL myth?

I used statistics to identify scorers who don’t help their teams win.

Is NHL goal scoring on the rise?

So far this year, yes. A bit.

Tampa Bay Lightning ten game report: Halfway home

So far, so good.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are one of the deepest teams in the NHL’s modern stats era

Let’s talk about depth, baby.

Around the East: Should we be worried about Pittsburgh?

Should the Bolts be worried about anyone?