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Tampa Bay Lightning v Detroit Red Wings - Game Three

Red Wings Look For Commanding Series Lead

Game 3 of a 1-1 series can sometimes be considered a “swing game”, especially for the home team. Having a possible three of the next possible five games at home can be a huge lift, with not only the environment but match-up preference. That’s what made this particular game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals such an important game for…

Datsyuk Stamkos

Series Preview: Red Wings Versus Lightning

As the regular season has come to an end, Last Word On Sports analyzes every playoff series heading into this week’s action. In the first installment, we take a look at the matchups in five categories: Offense, defense, goaltending, coaching and special teams. We also run down the players to look out for and give our final assessment on how…

Tampa Bay Lightning v New York Rangers

Tyler Johnson: Overlooked No Longer

People know the key to the Tampa Bay Lightning winning a Stanley Cup lies with captain Steven Stamkos. As the team’s home grown superstar, he is the top line sniper that teams crave. But it’s the guy playing behind him that is the team’s leading scorer and doesn’t get nearly half the headlines as Stamkos. That player is Tyler Johnson….

Montreal Canadiens v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game One

Puck Drop Preview: 2014-15 Tampa Bay Lightning

Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2014-15, where our hockey department gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Makes sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings in each division, and eventually our…

Brian Bradley

Best Of The Rest: Tampa Bay Lightning – Brian Bradley

Welcome to LWOS’ Summer Hockey Series, Best of the Rest.  Plenty of sites do a version of a 30 greats in 30 days series, but this year we are doing something a little bit different.  We want to look at the best player from each team who is not in the Hockey Hall Of Fame.  In order to do this…

Tampa Bay Lightning v Florida Panthers

Florida Teams Among Most Improved

In an off-season where nearly every Eastern Conference team downgraded, both teams in the state of Florida managed to improve their clubs drastically. In the case of the Lightning, they upgraded from threat to contender, and the Panther have gone from a bottom-feeder to a potential playoff team. Here are the off-season summaries of the NHL’s two Floridian organizations.   TAMPA…


3 Rounds: Plekanec vs. Callahan a Microcosm of Series.

Before the series between the Montreal Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning began, Ryan Callahan was outlined as a player that would instill the kind of playoff grit required for the Lightning to defeat the Canadiens. Well, it can’t be said that he didn’t lead by example. Two issues: that example was substantially poorer than anyone would have expected and…

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