Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning Rematch Brings Intriguing Storylines

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The Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning rematch during the upcoming Stanley Cup Playoffs, which was confirmed over the weekend, brings intriguing storylines. Aside from lineup considerations for each team and determining the home-ice advantage, the remaining two weeks of the regular season bring few reasons to tune in. Now that this Atlantic division […] READ MORE


How the Toronto Maple Leafs Stack Up Against Likely Playoff Opponent

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Although it’s the end of January, there appears to be one Stanley Cup Playoff matchup already set. The Boston Bruins have all but wrapped up the Atlantic Division title. And one of the Buffalo Sabres, Florida Panthers and Detroit Red Wings will likely finish fourth in the division. Then there are the Toronto Maple Leafs […] READ MORE


Tampa Bay Lightning Powerplay Struggles Against Oilers

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The Tampa Bay Lightning went zero for five against the Edmonton Oilers on the power play. Additionally, they allowed a short-handed goal on top of that. Losing the game 3-2, by one goal, makes that fact an even more difficult pill to swallow. What happened in this game that made this power play so unsuccessful?  […] READ MORE


Tampa Bay Lightning: Who’s Up, Who’s Down?

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The Tampa Bay Lightning went 7-4-1 through their first 12 games. Within those first 12 contests, it was a tale of two halves. In the first six games, the Lightning went 3-3-0. In the last six, they went 4-1-1. Clearly, a big difference. What’s going right? What hasn’t? Who has played well, and who has […] READ MORE





Puck Drop Preview: 2022-23 Tampa Bay Lightning

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Last Word on Hockey’s Puck Drop Previews is back for the 2022-23 season! As the regular season approaches, Last Word will preview each team’s current outlook and stories to watch for the upcoming year. We’ll also do our best to project how things will go for each team over the course of the campaign. Today, […] READ MORE



Tampa Bay Lightning Look to Keep Pair of Wingers

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The Stanley Cup Final is over and a new champion has been crowned. For the first time in 21 years, the Colorado Avalanche are champions. The offseason is officially underway. The NHL Draft is ten days away, and free agency is around the corner. Teams are looking to lock up their players before turning to […] READ MORE