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Tampa Bay Lightning expected to host 2018 NHL All-Star Game
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The Tampa Bay Lightning are expected to host the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, multiple sources with knowledge of the process tell Yahoo Sports. The deal hasn’t been officially announced, but barring a late setback the event will return to Tampa for the first time in 19 years. The team last hosted the All-Star Game in 1999, […]

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Stars GM defends Bishop contract, checks goalie purge options
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In a perfect world, Dallas Stars GM Jim Nill doesn’t give goalie Ben Bishop that contract. Oh, he still signs the former Tampa Bay Lightning starter. Four years at about $4 million per season is what the Carolina Hurricanes gave goalie Scott Darling, after acquiring him from the Chicago Blackhawks.

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Ice Hockey: Favourites Canada eye third consecutive World Championship title
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Canada will take some stopping when they go in search of a third consecutive Ice Hockey World Championship title. Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper has a strong squad at his disposal for the tournament in Cologne and Paris, which gets under way on Friday. Canada beat Finland to retain their crown last year and […]

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USA Women's Olympic team revealed; will centralize in Tampa
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In front a crowd of young hockey fans and press assembled at AMALIE Arena in Tampa, Florida, the public was introduced to the US Women’s National Team who will represent the country at the upcoming 2018 Olympic Games in South Korea. This is the first time in recent memory the women’s team announcement had it’s own […]

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Lightning not making excuses for missing playoffs
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There's really no way to sugarcoat the disappointment of failing to make the playoffs, so the Tampa Bay Lightning aren't trying. While coach Jon Cooper and general manager Steve Yzerman appreciate a late surge that nearly salvaged the season, they're hardly content with merely flirting with the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. Deep […]

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Crosby, McDavid, Matthews players to watch in NHL playoffs
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Crosby led the league with 44 goals, at least four more than anyone else, and had 89 points for his highest total in three years. ''I think Sidney is playing the best hockey of his career,'' Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said as the regular season wrapped up over the weekend.

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Point scores twice to lead Lightning past Sabres 4-2
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Many Tampa Bay Lightning players will head into the offseason looking to move past this season. The rookie center, a bright spot for the Lightning, scored a pair of goals, including the winner with 1:24 left, and had an assist as the Lightning topped the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 in the season finale for both teams […]

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Point scores twice to lead Lightning past Sabres 4-2 (The Associated Press)
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Brayden Point scored a pair of goals, including the winner with 1:24 left, as the Tampa Bay Lightning topped the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 in the season finale for both teams Sunday. Braydon Coburn scored a short-handed goal and Victor Hedman added an empty-netter for the disappointing Lightning, who finished 42-30-10 for 94 points, but were […]

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It's the end of the line as Lightning host Sabres (STATS/TSX)
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For the first time in the Jon Cooper era, the Lightning enter the final game of the season knowing it will be the last when the final buzzer sounds. There will be no playoffs in Tampa Bay this year. The Lightning were officially eliminated from playoff contention Saturday when the Toronto Maple Leafs rallied past […]

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NHL Playoff Death Watch: Will Maple Leafs finally close this out? (Puck Daddy)
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Since we’re down to the final moments of postseason life for teams in contention, Puck Daddy solemnly begins a daily countdown to annihilation. The Tampa Bay Lightning did it again on Friday night, defeating the Montreal Canadiens one day after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs. The New York Islanders have 90 and two games left.

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Lightning beat Canadiens to keep playoff hopes alive (Puck Daddy)
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The Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Montreal Canadiens, 4-2, to remain in the hunt for the last Eastern Conference wild card spot heading into the final weekend of the NHL season.

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NHL Three Stars: Gourde, Kucherov lead Lightning past Habs (Puck Daddy)
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No. 1 Star: Yanni Gourde, Tampa Bay Lightning

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