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NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

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Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 3: Initial thoughts and predictions on Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

The Washington Capitals finally defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in a playoff series and will face their old Southeast Division rival for the Eastern Conference crown.

Game Five quick reaction: Tampa Bay Lightning are Eastern Conference Final-bound

After banishing the Bruins, the Bolts advance.

Lightning defeat Bruins 3-1 to move on to the Eastern Conference Final

Tampa closes out Boston in five games.

Game day thread and preview: Boston Bruins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Round 2 Game 5

It is Three-One.

Game 4 quick reaction: Balanced scoring makes the difference for the Lightning over the Bruins

For the Bruins, it’s top players or nothing when it comes to scoring. The Lightning are scoring all over their roster.

Bolts take a licking and keep on ticking: Beat Bruins 4-3 in OT

If we lost, the headline was going to be "Tampa Bay Lightning feel the saliva of the Boston Bruins"

Game day thread and preview: Boston Bruins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Round 2 Game 4

The Lightning have the opportunity to take the lead tonight, but every other series is at evens.

Video shows Tampa Bay Lightning using layered defensive strategies

The Lightning have made some important defensive adjustments against the Bruins.

Game 3 quick reaction: Lightning proving capable of playing a strong defensive game

Good.

Vasilevskiy and Palat shine as Lightning suffocate Bruins, 4-1, and take series lead

Vasilevskiy stopped 28 of 29 shots, Palat scored twice, and Cirelli netted his first NHL career playoff goal.

Game day thread and preview: Boston Bruins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Round 2 Game 3

Keep it up.

Game 2 reaction: Some thoughts on Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Boston Bruins

Game 2 felt like a playoff game and the Lightning played it the right way.

Brayden Point scores four points as Tampa Bay Lightning defeat Boston Bruins 4-2; series tied 1-1

Brayden Point had a statement game as he scored four points (1G 3A) in a 4-2 victory

Game day thread and preview: Boston Bruins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Round 2 Game 2

Take it back.

Bruins draw first blood as they defeat Lightning 6-2, lead series 1-0

The Bergeron line continued its dominance with a combined 11 points in this game.

Game day thread and preview: Boston Bruins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Round 2 Game 1

Welcome, snowbirds.

This week’s Tampa Bay Lightning poll: who wins round 2?

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.

Charged Up: A Raw Charge Podcast, Episode 23 — A Second Round Showdown with a Grizzly Bear

Stanley Cup of Chowder’s Jake Reiser joins the show to discuss Bruins vs. Lightning in the second round.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Boston Bruins: Round 2 analytics preview

Lightning vs. Bruins. Here we go...again.

NHL playoffs round 2: Early thoughts on Boston Bruins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

It’s going to be a long and nasty series between these two division rivals.

Fact vs. Fiction: Amalie Arena restricts away jerseys to areas outside of Club seating

You read that correctly. There is a section of Amalie that does not allow away jerseys, but most of the arena still actually allows away jerseys.

Dan Girardi is a top-pairing defender for the Lightning, and that’s ok [click bait]

The Lightning are being creative with their defender deployment.

Playoffs Round 1: Closing Thoughts on Tampa Bay Lightning beating the Devils

As I’ve done throughout the series, here are some of my thoughts.

The playoff picture and what it means for the Tampa Bay Lightning, a quick strike

Bye, Devils. Hello, team from the Atlantic division.

Kucherov and Vasilevskiy shine as Tampa Bay Lightning eliminate New Jersey Devils, 3-1

Kucherov scored the game winner while Vaslievskiy stopped 26 of 27 shots to eliminate the Devils.

Game day thread and preview: Tampa Bay Lightning at New Jersey Devils, game 5

Can Bolts seal the deal?

Tampa Bay Lightning put the Devils on the brink of elimination with 3-1 win

Vasilevskiy shines in the win, but he’s been good this entire series.

Game day thread and preview: Tampa Bay Lightning at New Jersey Devils, game 4

Can the Bolts steal a game at Prudential?

Kucherov and Johnson battle for position in Lightning franchise playoff scoring race

Can either one take the lead?

Game day thread and preview: Tampa Bay Lightning at New Jersey Devils, game 3

We’re up 2-0 on the series. Will the Devils take a game back?

Goal Breakdown: Brayden Point’s first career playoff goal

A failed dump in, soft hands, a bad decision, and a nice finish combine for the young player’s first career playoff goal.

Game day thread and preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New Jersey Devils, game 2

Keep the momentum going, Bolts!