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NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

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In their own words: Jon Cooper’s post-game press conference

He spoke to the media about Nikita Kucherov, the growth of Hedman and Stamkos, replay, and why Joe Smith is in the back row.

Tampa Bay Lightning and Colorado Avalanche Stanley Cup Preview

Will the Lightning achieve the three-peat or will the Best of the West de-throne them and reach their potential?

Winning a second Stanley Cup was cathartic

Some of the bitterness melts away.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens Preview and Game Day Thread: End it or Els(a)

The Lightning will try to clinch the Stanley Cup in front of their fans at Amalie Arena.

Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens Preview and Game Day Thread: A potential Cup clinching game

The Lightning are focused to close the series tonight

Morning After Thoughts: Every step of the way, Tampa Bay rips momentum from Habs in an excruciating manner

Tampa is the Final Boss, and they are ending it their way.

Morning After Thoughts: Lightning have no one to blame but themselves for “not up to our standard” Game 4

Self-inflicted wounds doomed Tampa Bay Saturday night.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Islanders Preview and Game Day Thread: A Final Four rematch

Let’s win an opening home game of the series for a change!

They’re doing it again. A preview of the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders series

For the second season in a row, the Islanders and Lightning face off for the privilege of playing for the Stanley Cup

A preview to the third round of the playoffs

It’s semifinal time.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Carolina Hurricanes Preview and Game Day Thread: time to rally in Raleigh

A weird start time, but hopefully a happy ending.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Carolina Hurricanes Preview and Game Day Thread: Forget the last game’s result and do your job

Another early evening game for the Lightning

Andrei Vasilevksiy, timely goal scoring secure 2-1 victory, 2-0 series lead for Tampa Bay Lightning

The Big Cat isn’t human. Prove me wrong.

Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes Game 2 preview: Will we get more fun hockey?

Can we please have some more fun, high skilled hockey? Pretty please?

Morning After Thoughts: Tampa Bay found a way to steal Game 1, but they’ll need to be better if they want to win the series

Vasilevskiy. That is all.

Goodrow scores winner as Lightning win nail-biter first game against Hurricanes

Andrei Vasilevskiy was once again the difference.

Morning After Thoughts: Clutch performances drive Lightning to series victory over Panthers

Vasilevskiy and Kucherov came up big.

The Lightning lost to the Stars in double overtime, 3-2.

We have to wait until Monday to see if they can clinch the Stanley Cup

Kevin Shattenkirk’s overtime goal put the Lightning one win away from Stanley Cup glory

The Tampa Bay Lightning can win the Stanley Cup on Saturday.

Return of the King: Bolts take Game 3 with dominant performance

Stamkos did one thing, and that was enough.

The Lightning fall to the Stars 4-1 in the first game of the Stanley Cup Final

Let’s forget this game and start over

Lightning explode with two goals in 12 seconds and take a 3-1 lead in the series

Point returned with a two-point night

Morning After Thoughts: Were Bruins the best? Lightning’s depth says no

Boston was never the de facto best team in the East.

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?

Lightning take control of series with 2-1 win over Blue Jackets

It appears Columbus wasn’t ready for this version of the Lightning.

Tampa Bay Lightning hold on for Game 3 win over Blue Jackets

The 3-2 win gives the Lightning a 2-1 series lead.

Columbus Blue Jackets at Tampa Bay Lightning preview: Is anyone else still tired?

What are the odds this one goes long distance, too?

Why the Lightning want to play the Panthers in the first round

A possible Battle for Florida for the first time in NHL history.

A bitter Lightning fan’s guide to the second round

Hockey is bad. But also good!

A special Lightning season ends with disappointment and frustration

Sports. Sometimes they’re bad.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Columbus Blue Jackets Game 4: Day After Thoughts

Finished. Fini. Färdiga. Dokončeno. Dokončené. Законченный.

Blue Jackets top Lightning 7-3, sweep the Presidents’ Trophy winners

They made history once again, but this time, it wasn’t the good kind.