2020 NHL Draft Team Needs: Atlantic Division

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The NHL Draft is just around the corner and will be done a little differently this year as the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the entire 2020 year upside down. Because of this, the 2020 NHL Draft will be a virtual online draft. Today, we will take a look at the Atlantic Division and their team […] READ MORE


Brayden Point Leads Tampa Bay Lightning To Stanley Cup Championship

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The redemption story is complete. For the first time since 2004, the Tampa Bay Lightning are Stanley Cup Champions. The Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final by a score of 2-0 to win the Stanley Cup. Tampa Bay was led by Andrei Vasilevskiy, who stopped all 22 shots […] READ MORE


Steven Stamkos Returns in Game 3 Win for Tampa Bay Lightning

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It was a short but memorable return for Steven Stamkos as the Tampa Bay Lightning downed the Dallas Stars, 5-2, to win Game 3.  Tampa’s captain needed only one minute, 26 seconds of ice time to score his first Stanley Cup Final goal of his career. He didn’t score in the 2015 Final against the […] READ MORE


Tampa Bay Lightning Win Game 2, Ties the Series

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The Tampa Bay Lightning win Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals over the Dallas Stars by a final score of 3-2. The Stars were leading 1-0 but now the series is 1-1 after an electric performance from Tampa. It was a gritty game that ultimately came down to what teams could do with the […] READ MORE


Brayden Point Return Propels Tampa Bay Lightning To A Game 4 Victory

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In one of the more crucial games of the series, Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final was a defensive battle between the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders. Outside of the three goals in 27 seconds in the second period, goals were hard to come by. With the Lightning scoring two goals in […] READ MORE


Tampa Bay Lightning Prospect Gabriel Fortier Shines Despite Russia Win

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It was hard not to spot Gabriel Fortier on the Saint John, New Brunswick ice. In Game 1 of the CIBC Canada/Russia series, Team QMJHL was the first of the CHL leagues to showcase its junior talent on the national stage. The Quebec league has owned Team Russia in the history of this junior showcase, […] READ MORE


The Bookies Can’t Decide Between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning

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Being such different teams at very different stages of their development and not even being conflicting in their style of play, it may come as a surprise that the experts calling the odds on outright markets in the NHL simply cannot split the Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning. In the running for the […] READ MORE


NHL Rumours: John Tavares, Kevin Shattenkirk, Alexander Radulov and more

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via Last Word on Hockey by  Connor Lapalme The NHL is entering its busiest part of the off-season. The NHL Draft has come and gone and the free agent frenzy is right around the corner. It keeps the rumour mill churning. The expansion draft has added a new layer to the normal NHL off-season craziness, with […] READ MORE



Contenders and Pretenders: Atlantic Division

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Welcome to Last Word on Hockey’s mini-series that will be distinguishing the playoff contenders versus the pretenders of each division in the Eastern and Western Conferences. In a league full of parity, it seems like everyone is in the race for a playoff spot, but is it a product of the league, or is the […] READ MORE