1. NHL Week 12: Who's Hot, Who's Not

    Two weeks remain in the NHL regular season. The Eastern Conference playoff picture is shaping up, with just one team within immediate striking distance (Winnipeg is two points back)...

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  2. Grading Each Tampa Bay Lightning Rookie for the 2013 NHL Season

    Rookies have made their mark in the 2013 NHL season for the Tampa Bay Lightning . Eight different rookies have played for the Bolts (not including Cory Conacher ) and have made an impact...

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  3. Breaking Down Tampa Bay Lightning C Steven Stamkos' Case for 2013 Hart Trophy

    In almost every season since he was drafted in 2008, Steven Stamkos has been in the conversation for the Hart Memorial Trophy for the league’s most valuable player...

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  4. NHL Week 11: Who's Hot, Who's Not

    Three weeks remain in the 2013 NHL season, and the drama is only beginning. In the Western Conference, five points separate the No. 4 seed and missing the playoffs. In the East, there is a six-point buffer between No...

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  5. 6 NHL Games You Can't Miss for Week of April 7

    Three weeks are all that separates teams from the postseason and the offseason. It’s a cloudy picture for the playoffs in both conferences. Eight teams are four points or less from making the playoffs in their respective conferences...

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  6. Was Trading Cory Conacher for Ben Bishop the Right Move for Tampa Bay Lightning?

    The biggest deal of the season for the Tampa Bay Lightning was sending rookie-of-the-year candidate Cory Conacher to Ottawa for goaltender Ben Bishop...

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  7. Tampa Bay Lightning Send Cory Conacher to Ottawa for Ben Bishop, Help in Net

    The Tampa Bay Lightning made a big move to improve their goaltending situation by trading for Ben Bishop of the Ottawa Senators just hours before the 3 p.m. EST, April 3 trade deadline...

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  8. Should the Tampa Bay Lightning Be Buyers or Sellers at the NHL Trade Deadline?

    The Tampa Bay Lightning should be one of the quieter teams at the NHL trade deadline on April 3. Even without a blockbuster move, the Lightning have to be buyers at the deadline for a few reasons...

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  9. NHL Week 10: Who's Hot, Who's Not

    As we enter the final month of the NHL regular season, we could bear witness to another record streak. The Pittsburgh Penguins completed a perfect month of March and head into April just two games shy of the NHL record for consecutive wins...

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  10. Games You Can't Miss on This Weekend's NHL Schedule

    The last weekend of March features some great NHL matchups as we look forward to the final month of the season...

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  11. Tampa Bay Lightning Name Jon Cooper Head Coach, Replacing Guy Boucher

    The Tampa Bay Lightning have named Jon Cooper to be the next head coach—less than 48 hours after releasing Guy Boucher of the position...

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  12. NHL Trade Deadline Primer for the Tampa Bay Lightning

    The Tampa Bay Lightning were one of the more active teams in the NHL last summer and don’t look to be extremely active at this year’s trade deadline...

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  13. NHL Week 9: Who's Hot, Who's Not

    Can you believe that we are finished with nine weeks in this fast-paced NHL season? Take a moment to let that sink in and then consider there are only five weeks left in the 2013 campaign...

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  14. Tampa Bay Lightning Fire Head Coach Guy Boucher

    Early Sunday morning, the Tampa Bay Lightning released head coach Guy Boucher from his duties. From the Lightning’s official release (via Lightning.NHL...

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  15. Games You Can't Miss on This NHL Weekend's Schedule

    Points are coming at a premium as we approach the final month of the 2013 NHL season. With 20 games on the schedule this weekend, there is plenty of hockey but fewer marquee matchups...

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  16. Head-to-Toe Breakdown of Young Stars Playing in Monday's Lightning-Flyers Game

    Despite having less-than-stellar seasons to this point, the Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning are two franchises with very bright futures. These two teams square off March 18 on NBC Sports Network at 7:30 p...

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  17. NHL Week 8: Who's Hot, Who's Not

    The NHL trade deadline is just over two weeks away and as the rumors heat up, so does the intensity on the ice. The season is approaching “crunch time” and general managers will have to decide if they are playing to win this season or next...

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  18. Games You Can't Miss on This NHL Weekend's Schedule

    Teams are preparing for the final stretch, and playoff positioning takes center stage this weekend as contenders look to solidify their spots in the postseason...

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  19. Grading the Tampa Bay Lightning's Performance from the 1st Half of the Season

    The Tampa Bay Lightning have been on top of the Eastern Conference and at the bottom. Currently, the Bolts are just a point out of last place in the conference, which provides significant ...

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  20. NHL Week 7: Who's Hot, Who's Not

    This week has been one for the record books. The longest streak to start a season is over thanks to an unlikely opponent, as the Colorado Avalanche knocked off the Chicago Blackhawks 6-2 on March 8...

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  21. 6 NHL Games You Can't Miss During Busy Weekend

    There are so many NHL games this weekend that even ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith would be happy. OK, that’s not true, but there are 25 games this weekend—the busiest weekend of the season...

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  22. 3 Reasons We Have Yet to See the Best of the Lightning's Steven Stamkos

    There is little doubt that Steven Stamkos is the best goal scorer in the NHL . There could even be an argument that Stamkos is the best player in the league...

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  23. NHL Week 6: Who's Hot, Who's Not

    The NHL season has reached the midway point, and teams are preparing for the furious finish to secure a playoff spot...

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  24. 10 Fun Facts Through One-Third of the 2013 NHL Season

    Hockey is a crazy game. The uncertainty and dangers of the day-to-day activities are just some of the things that make it great. Every season that uncertainty leads to some often unexpected, somewhat quirky and odd facts that leave fans wondering...

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  25. 5 Reasons Victor Hedman Is an Emerging Star for the Lightning

    When people hear about the Tampa Bay Lightning , a few things come to mind. Defense isn ’t one of them. Despite their depth, the Lightning are one of the worst defensive teams in the league...

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