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NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

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Tampa Bay Lightning vs Columbus Blue Jackets Game 3: Day After Thoughts

It ain’t pretty.

Blue Jackets put stranglehold on Lightning with 3-1 win, lead series 3-0

The first time Tampa Bay has lost three games in a row all season now has them on the brink of a historic collapse.

Tampa Bay Lightning at Columbus Blue Jackets: Game three preview and gameday thread

The Lightning are aiming to overcome a 0-2 deficit

Lightning fail to match Blue Jackets intensity, drop game two 5-1

Talent doesn’t beat hard work when talent doesn’t work hard.

Tampa Bay Lightning Defensive Pairs: Who should play where?

The coaches in Tampa have lots of options on the blue line.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets: Game Two Preview and Game Day Thread

No, the world has not ended.

Blue Jackets rally from three-goal deficit to beat Lightning 4-3, lead series 1-0

A dominant first period couldn’t bolster Tampa Bay’s lackluster second and third periods.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets game one preview and gameday thread

The next phase of the journey starts tonight.

Cup or bust: We’re all in it together

Give me a Cup or give me another summer resigned to reading hot takes from nincompoops.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets first round playoff preview

Two teams with lots at stake meet in the opening round.

Editorial: Well....that could have gone better

Some late night, post-loss thoughts on Tampa Bay Lightning’s game in the Eastern Conference Final.

Preview and game day thread: Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Round 3 Game 7

We’re back at home for the biggest game of the season.

This Isn’t 2016: Comparing the Tampa Bay Lightning’s last two Eastern Conference Finals

The 2018 Lightning aren’t the 2016 Lightning. And the 2018 Caps aren’t the 2016 Pens.

Washington Capitals shutout Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0; force winner take all Game 7

Braden Holtby shines for the Capitals as T.J. Oshie and Devante Smith-Pelly score to lead Washington to a Game 6 victory

Preview and game day thread: Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Round 3 Game 6

Tampa has historically been tres merde in Game Six.

Your narratives are bad and you should feel bad: Lightning vs. Capitals NHL ECF at a glance

The Caps and Lightning have played each other to a stalemate through five games.

Preview and game day thread: Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Round 3 Game 5

The winner pushes the loser to the brink.

Quick Reaction: Tampa Bay Lightning take care of business in Washington

But it was a far from perfect effort.

Vasilevskiy shines as Tampa Bay Lightning steal Game 4 with a 4-2 victory over Washington Capitals

The Russian netminder stopped 36 shots as Alex Killorn scored the game winner to send the series back to Tampa tied at two.

Game day thread: Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Round 3 Game 4

We want more home games.

Quick Reaction: Tampa Bay Lightning make a series of it after game three win

But they still have some things to do to play even better in game four.

Game day thread: Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Round 3 Game 3

It’s a seven-game series.

Game Two: Quick Reaction to Tampa Bay Lightning going down 0-2 to the Washington Capitals

I don’t even know what to say, but I’ll try anyway.

Game day thread: Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Round 3 Game 2

Yeah, yeah.

Tampa Bay Lightning playoff milestone watch

Entering the Eastern Conference finals, the Lightning have some playoff milestones to watch for.

Game day thread: Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Round 3 Game 1

New round, New rivalry.

This week’s Tampa Bay Lightning poll: who wins the Eastern Conference Championship?

This post-season, Senior Columnist Clark Brooks will take the pulse of Raw Charge nation with a weekly poll about current or future events and non-happenings, for the sake of accomplishing not much, probably.

Syracuse Crunch black aces to head to Tampa Bay Lightning

With the unfortunate elimination of the Syracuse Crunch from the playoffs, many players will be reporting to Tampa.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals: NHL Eastern Conference Final Preview

Two teams with a surplus of skill.

Geo’s Thought Corner: Tampa Bay Lightning face the Washington Capitals!

How exciting! Or terrifying! We’re about to find out.

Charged Up: A Raw Charge Podcast, Episode 24 - Tampa Bay Lightning topple a bear and move to Round 3

Geo joins the podcast once again to discuss how round two went for the Lightning and what we can expect in the Eastern Conference Final.

Tampa Bay Lightning heading to the ECF because Steve Yzerman is a genius

Getting past the first and second round has become a regular occurrence with Yzerman at the wheel.