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| 07/21/2015 4:37 PM
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McGinn signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Lightning on Tuesday, NHL.com's Bryan Burns reports.
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| 07/18/2015 2:54 PM
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Witkowski signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Lightning on Friday.
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| 07/17/2015 11:08 PM
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Namestnikov has signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Lightning, reports Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times.
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| 07/08/2015 12:38 PM
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Paradis re-signed Wednesday with the Lightning on a one-year, two-way contract, NHL.com's Bryan Burns reports.
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| 07/05/2015 11:37 AM
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Tambellini signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Lightning on Sunday.
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| 07/02/2015 10:57 AM
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Taormina signed Wednesday with the Lightning on a one-year, two-way contract.
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| 07/01/2015 4:07 PM
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The Lightning signed Condra to a three-year contract on Wednesday.
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| 06/30/2015 6:54 PM
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Angelidis re-signed with the Lightning on a one-year, two-way contract.
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop is going to start his off-season workouts on Monday according to the Tampa Bay Times. | 06/24/2015 5:21 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop is going to start his off-season workouts on Monday according to the Tampa Bay Times.
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That's good new for the goaltender who played the Stanley Cup Finals with a torn groin. He should be fine for the beginning of next season.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos had just one shot on net in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals. | 06/16/2015 9:50 AM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos had just one shot on net in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
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Impact
That one shot was a breakaway chance that Stamkos was not able to cash in. The puck was rolling on him, but one would think a player as talented as Stamkos would be able to find a way to elevate the puck and beat the diving Corey Crawford. Tampa Bay lost Game 6, 2-0, and Chicago won the series, 4-2.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop played through a torn groin according to USA Today. | 06/16/2015 9:41 AM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop played through a torn groin according to USA Today.
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That is quite heroic of him, but he and his team fell short. Bishop made 30 saves and allowed two goals in Game 6 as Chicago won, 2-0. Bishop finished the postseason 13-11 with a .924 save percentage.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop allowed two goals Saturday against the Blackhawks. | 06/14/2015 9:43 AM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop allowed two goals Saturday against the Blackhawks.
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Bishop allowed an unfortunate goal in the first period after colliding with a teammate that led to an easy goal by Patrick Sharp. The good news is Bishop managed to play the whole game, and should be fine for a do-or-die Game 6.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop will play in Game 5. | 06/13/2015 7:53 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop will play in Game 5.
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Impact
We still have no idea what the injury is Bishop is dealing with, but he will make his return after missing Game 4. He has allowed seven goals on 83 shots during the series.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, who did not play in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday, was on the ice Saturday morning, according to John Shannon. | 06/13/2015 1:15 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, who did not play in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday, was on the ice Saturday morning, according to John Shannon.
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Impact
It still doesn't mean we know whether he will start, but it's getting more likely. Young Andre Vasilevskiy would get another start if Bishop isn't ready from his undisclosed injury.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, who did not play in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday, was on the ice Saturday morning. | 06/13/2015 1:14 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, who did not play in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday, was on the ice Saturday morning.
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Impact
It still doesn't mean we know whether he will start, but it's getting more likely. Young Andre Vasilevskiy would get another start if Bishop isn't ready from his undisclosed injury.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, who did not play in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday, did not practice on Friday in preparation for Saturday's Game 5. | 06/12/2015 3:07 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, who did not play in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday, did not practice on Friday in preparation for Saturday's Game 5.
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Young Andre Vasilevskiy would get another start if Bishop isn't ready from his undisclosed injury/illness.
Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy was alright in the, 2-1, loss to the Blackhawks in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday. | 06/10/2015 11:01 PM
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Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy was alright in the, 2-1, loss to the Blackhawks in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday.
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Impact
Vasilevskiy only allowed two goals, but he faced just 19 shots because of some great defense in front of him. He let up some juicy rebounds early, but settled in and was ok. It will be interesting to see if Ben Bishop can go in Game 5. The series is tied, 2-2.
Lightning winger Alex Killorn had the only goal for Tampa Bay in the, 2-1, loss in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals versus the Blackhawks. | 06/10/2015 10:56 PM
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Lightning winger Alex Killorn had the only goal for Tampa Bay in the, 2-1, loss in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals versus the Blackhawks.
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Impact
Killorn scored on a beautiful pass where Valtteri Filppula had the puck behind the net and set up Killorn with a back-door chance. Killorn was wide open in front of the net and his elevated shot easily beat Corey Crawford. Killorn has nine goals and nine assists this postseason.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop will not play in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday. | 06/10/2015 8:00 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop will not play in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday.
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Impact
Bishop was a game-time decision for Game 3, but he played, so it is a bit of a surprise he can't give it a go on Wednesday. Andre Vasilevskiy will get the start.
Backup Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy is going to start Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals. | 06/10/2015 7:59 PM
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Backup Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy is going to start Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
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Impact
This is big surprise. There was no indication after Game 3 on Monday that starter Ben Bishop might not be able to suit up for Game 4. This is a heck of a time for Vasilevskiy to make his first career postseason start. He hasn't started since March 31, but he has played in three games this postseason.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop defeated the Blackhawks in Game 3. | 06/08/2015 11:04 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop defeated the Blackhawks in Game 3.
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Impact
Bishop is definitely not 100 percent, but he battled his way through and stopped 35-of-38 shots on goal. He will look to help give Tampa Bay a 3-1 series lead Wednesday night in Chicago.
Lightning center Cedric Paquette netted the game-winner Monday versus Chicago. | 06/08/2015 11:02 PM
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Lightning center Cedric Paquette netted the game-winner Monday versus Chicago.
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Impact
He was set up beautifully by Victor Hedman with under four minutes remaining in the game. Paquette's third postseason goal gives Tampa Bay a 2-1 series lead.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop will start Game 3. | 06/08/2015 8:38 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop will start Game 3.
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Impact
Bishop received the "probable" tag earlier in the day, and is ready to roll Monday against Chicago.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop left Game 2 in the Stanley Cup and we're still waiting to hear why and his availability for Game 3 Monday night. | 06/08/2015 9:51 AM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop left Game 2 in the Stanley Cup and we're still waiting to hear why and his availability for Game 3 Monday night.
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Impact
We may not know until game-time. Andrei Vasilevskiy is the other option and the 20-year old did a nice job as a replacement in Game 2, even earning the victory.
Lightning defenseman Jason Garrison scored the game-winning goal in the, 4-3, victory in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Blackhawks on Saturday. | 06/06/2015 10:09 PM
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Lightning defenseman Jason Garrison scored the game-winning goal in the, 4-3, victory in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Blackhawks on Saturday.
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Impact
Garrison scored his goal on the power play. Victor Hedman and Ryan Callahan had the assists on the score. Garrison also had an assists and two shots on net. The series is tied, 1-1.
Backup Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy won his first Stanley Cup playoff game on in Game 2 of the Finals against the Blackhawks on Saturday. | 06/06/2015 10:03 PM
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Backup Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy won his first Stanley Cup playoff game on in Game 2 of the Finals against the Blackhawks on Saturday.
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Impact
Vasilevskiy came in relief for Ben Bishop, who left the game in the middle of the third period. Bishop left twice in the third, and the first time, he returned during the next whistle break, but after he left the second time, Bishop did not return. Vasilevskiy came into a, 3-3, tie and made five saves for the victory. Stay tuned for updates on Bishop, but for now, Vasilevskiy is the man in Tampa Bay.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop left Game 2 in the Stanley Cup. | 06/06/2015 9:48 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop left Game 2 in the Stanley Cup.
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Impact
There is no word as to why yet, but this is the second time Bishop left the ice. The first time, he immediately returned at the next whistle break. Stay tuned. Andrei Vasilevskiy is in net for Tampa Bay.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop took a tough liss in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. | 06/03/2015 10:54 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop took a tough liss in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
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Impact
He had a 1-0 lead entering the third, but gave up two goals in less than a two minute span, with under eight minutes remaining in the game. Bishop made 19 saves on 21 shots, and will look to rebound on Saturday night.
Lightning left winger Ondrej Palat scored an insurance goal as Tampa Bay defeated the New York Rangers, 2-0, in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. | 05/29/2015 10:58 PM
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Lightning left winger Ondrej Palat scored an insurance goal as Tampa Bay defeated the New York Rangers, 2-0, in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
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Impact
Tampa Bay is advancing to its first Stanley Cup Finals since 2004. They will either face Anaheim of Chicago. Palat had four goals and three assists in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Lightning winger Alex Killorn scored the game-winning goal in the, 2-0, Game 7 victory over the Rangers on Friday. | 05/29/2015 10:56 PM
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Lightning winger Alex Killorn scored the game-winning goal in the, 2-0, Game 7 victory over the Rangers on Friday.
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Impact
Killorn had three shots on net and broke the scoreless tie one minute and 54 seconds into the third period. Ondrej Palat added an insurance tally about 10 minutes later. Tampa Bay is advancing to its first Stanley Cup Finals since 2004.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop joined elite company as he earned his second Game 7 shutout this postseason as Tampa Bay defeated New York, 2-0, and advanced to the Stanley Cup. | 05/29/2015 10:52 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop joined elite company as he earned his second Game 7 shutout this postseason as Tampa Bay defeated New York, 2-0, and advanced to the Stanley Cup.
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Impact
Patrick Roy and Tim Thomas are the only other goaltenders to earn two shutouts in Game 7 in one postseason. Bishop stopped all 22 shots he faced. He finished with a .889 save percentage, but Bishop won four games and that is what counts.
Lightning center Nikita Kucherov scored a pair of goals on three shots, but Tampa Bay still lost Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, 7-3. | 05/26/2015 10:59 PM
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Lightning center Nikita Kucherov scored a pair of goals on three shots, but Tampa Bay still lost Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, 7-3.
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Impact
Kucherov netted both his goals in the third period, but New York had five goals in the same period. Kucherov has nine goals and 10 assists in 19 postseason games this spring. Game 7 is on Friday.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop was pulled during Tuesday's Game 6. | 05/26/2015 10:27 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop was pulled during Tuesday's Game 6.
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Impact
Bishop allowed five goals on 26 shots, and was done in by the three goals he gave up in the third period. He will be back in net for a do-or-die Game 7.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored for the fourth straight game in leading Tampa Bay to a 3-2 series lead over the Rangers. | 05/25/2015 8:38 AM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored for the fourth straight game in leading Tampa Bay to a 3-2 series lead over the Rangers.
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Impact
Stamkos also added an assist and has seven points in five games against New York. Considering his slow start in the playoffs (didn't score in his first eight playoff games this season), his 17 points in 18 games is still an elite total.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored for the fourth straight game in leading Tampa Bay to a 3-2 series lead over the Rangers. | 05/25/2015 8:38 AM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored for the fourth straight game in leading Tampa Bay to a 3-2 series lead over the Rangers.
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Impact
Stamkos also added an assist and has seven points in five games against New York. Considering his slow start in the playoffs (didn't score in his first eight playoff games this season), his 17 points in 18 games is still an elite total.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped all 26 shots he faced to lead Tampa Bay to a 2-0 victory and a 3-2 lead in the series. | 05/25/2015 8:34 AM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped all 26 shots he faced to lead Tampa Bay to a 2-0 victory and a 3-2 lead in the series.
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Impact
Bishop has stopped 131-of-145 in the series, 90.3 percent. Not great, but good enough to win three games so far and slightly better than Henrik Lundqvist.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop played very well again, saving 35 shots as Tampa Bay beat the New York Rangers, 6-2, in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Monday. | 05/18/2015 10:57 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop played very well again, saving 35 shots as Tampa Bay beat the New York Rangers, 6-2, in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Monday.
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Impact
Bishop made a huge save when the Lightning were only leading, 3-2. The big save kept the one-goal lead intact, and enabled Tampa Bay to go on the offensive and score three unanwered goals in the third period. Bishop is 9-6 this postseason.
Lightning center Tyler Johnson ended his four-game goal-scoring drought with a hat trick in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Monday. | 05/18/2015 10:52 PM
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Lightning center Tyler Johnson ended his four-game goal-scoring drought with a hat trick in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Monday.
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Impact
Johnson scored the first three goals of the game for Tampa Bay to help give them a, 3-2, lead, but the Lightning ended the game with three unanwered goals to win, 6-2. Johnson scored shorthanded, on the power-play and on even strength. He leads the playoffs with 11 goals. The series is tied, 1-1.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop played extremely well in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, but Tampa Bay lost, 2-1. | 05/16/2015 3:42 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop played extremely well in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, but Tampa Bay lost, 2-1.
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Impact
The Rangers really dominated Game 1 at times, particularly in the first period, but Bishop made some great saves to keep Tampa Bay in it. The Lightning tied the game on the power play in the third, but Bishop couldn't stop a shot that went off Dominic Moore's body. Bishop finished with 28 saves.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop allowed one goal during the series clincher. | 05/12/2015 10:21 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop allowed one goal during the series clincher.
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Impact
He faced just 19 total shots, but Bishop was solid all series long. He will not face either Washington or New York in the Conference Finals.
Lightning center Nikita Kucherov recorded three points during Tuesday's Game 6 win over Montreal. | 05/12/2015 10:18 PM
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Lightning center Nikita Kucherov recorded three points during Tuesday's Game 6 win over Montreal.
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Impact
He had two goals and an assist, along with three shots and a plus-two rating on the night. Steven Stamkos and Ondrej Palat also tallied for Tampa Bay.
Lightning winger Ryan Callahan had an emergency appendectomy Monday night and is obviously out indefinitely. | 05/12/2015 11:47 AM
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Lightning winger Ryan Callahan had an emergency appendectomy Monday night and is obviously out indefinitely.
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Impact
Callahan had 24 goals and 30 assists in 77 games this season, but just three assists in 12 playoff games this year.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored his second goal of the playoffs to tie Game 5 in the third period, but the Canadiens answered and won, 2-1. | 05/09/2015 9:58 PM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored his second goal of the playoffs to tie Game 5 in the third period, but the Canadiens answered and won, 2-1.
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Impact
Before the goal, Stamkos won the faceoff and then the puck came back to him in front of the net. Carey Price couldn't see the puck, and Stamkos shot it passed Price on his left side. Stamkos has two goals and four assists in the series versus Montreal. Tampa Bay leads the series, 3-2, but Montreal has won the last two games.
Lightning left winger Ondrej Palat recorded two points on Thursday night. | 05/07/2015 9:44 PM
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Lightning left winger Ondrej Palat recorded two points on Thursday night.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assists, along with two shots and a minus-one rating. Palat now has two goals during postseason play.
Lightning center Tyler Johnson was the hero yet again on Wednesday. | 05/06/2015 10:13 PM
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Lightning center Tyler Johnson was the hero yet again on Wednesday.
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Impact
He scored the game-winner with one second left to give Tampa Bay a 3-0 series lead. The Lightning look like they will be playing in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Lightning center Tyler Johnson was the hero yet again on Wednesday. | 05/06/2015 9:57 PM
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Lightning center Tyler Johnson was the hero yet again on Wednesday.
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Impact
He scored the game-winner with one second left to give Tampa Bay a 3-0 series lead. The Lightning look like they will be playing in the Eastern COnference Finals.
Lightning center Nikita Kucherov scored a pair of goals in Tampa Bay's, 6-2, victory over the Canadiens in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Sunday. | 05/03/2015 9:34 PM
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Lightning center Nikita Kucherov scored a pair of goals in Tampa Bay's, 6-2, victory over the Canadiens in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Sunday.
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Impact
Both of Kucherov's goals came on the power play. Tampa Bay scored on its last four power play shots, going 4-for-8 on the man advantage in the game. Kucherov has three goals and four assists in nine postseason games this spring. The three goals are all in this second round series versus Montreal. Tampa Bay leads the series, 2-0.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos broke his postseason goaless streak and added two assists as Tampa Bay routed Montreal, 6-2, in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Sunday. | 05/03/2015 9:28 PM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos broke his postseason goaless streak and added two assists as Tampa Bay routed Montreal, 6-2, in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Sunday.
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Impact
Stamkos scored on a beautiful stretch pass from Jason Garrison. The pass set up Stamkos with a breakaway, and Stamkos completely faked out Canadiens goaltender Carey Price to score. It was Stamkos' first goal in 12 postseason games. Stamkos had two assists on Nikita Kucherov's power-play goals as well. Tampa Bay leads the series, 2-0.
Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn scored the game-winning goal of Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals versus the Red Wings. | 04/29/2015 10:18 PM
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Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn scored the game-winning goal of Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals versus the Red Wings.
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Impact
Coburn scored on a one-timer pass from Ryan Callahan about four minutes into the third period. That was Coburn's only shot of the game. He was one of the least likely heroes of heading into Game 7 as Coburn only scored one goals in 43 games during the regular season.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped all 31 shots he faced in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Red Wings as Tampa Bay won, 2-0. | 04/29/2015 10:13 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped all 31 shots he faced in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Red Wings as Tampa Bay won, 2-0.
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Impact
It was only the second time Detroit outshot Tampa Bay in the series, and the Red Wings nearly doubled the Lightning's shot total, 31-16. Bishop also appeared nervous to start the game, but he and his team settled down. With the shutout, Tampa Bay wins the series and advances to the next round to face the Montreal Canadiens.
Lightning center Tyler Johnson scored twice Monday versus Detroit. | 04/27/2015 9:48 PM
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Lightning center Tyler Johnson scored twice Monday versus Detroit.
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Impact
he helped force a Game 7, and now has six goals in the series. Johnson also had two penaly minutes and a plus-two rating in the game.
Tampa Bay needs more from center Steven Stamkos if they are going to come back and win the series against the Red Wings. | 04/25/2015 9:03 PM
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Tampa Bay needs more from center Steven Stamkos if they are going to come back and win the series against the Red Wings.
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Impact
Stamkos has just two assists in the first five games of the series versus Detroit. Those two assists came in the same game. In the last three games, Stamkos has just eight shots on net and is minus-two. Detroit leads the series, 3-1.
Lightning center Tyler Johnson was the hero Thursday against the Red Wings. | 04/23/2015 10:02 PM
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Lightning center Tyler Johnson was the hero Thursday against the Red Wings.
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Impact
With Tampa Day down 2-0 late in the third period, Johnson scored his first goal, then after Ondrej Palat sent it into overtime, Johnson won it for Tampa Bay just over two minutes in. He also had an assist, four shots, and a plus-three rating on the night.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop continued his inconsistent play in the postseason as Tampa Bay dropped Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, 3-0, on Tuesday. | 04/21/2015 9:48 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop continued his inconsistent play in the postseason as Tampa Bay dropped Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, 3-0, on Tuesday.
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Impact
Bishop had a rough Game 1 but responded with a very strong Game 2 to even the series. In Game 3, Bishop allowed two goals on 20 shots to post a .900 save percentage. He has a .897 save percentage in the series, and Detroit leads, 2-1.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop rebounded from a poor Game 1, to defeat the Red Wings in Game 2 on Saturday afternoon. | 04/18/2015 5:38 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop rebounded from a poor Game 1, to defeat the Red Wings in Game 2 on Saturday afternoon.
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Impact
He made 23 save on 24 shots for his first career playoff win.
Lightning center Tyler Johnson scored twice during a victory in Game 2 over Detroit. | 04/18/2015 5:37 PM
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Lightning center Tyler Johnson scored twice during a victory in Game 2 over Detroit.
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Impact
Johnson also had six shots on goal and a plus-one rating in the game. He will be a solid daily option for the postseason.
Lightning center Brian Boyle had a beautiful shorthanded goal in the first period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Red Wings on Thursday. | 04/16/2015 10:20 PM
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Lightning center Brian Boyle had a beautiful shorthanded goal in the first period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Red Wings on Thursday.
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Impact
Boyle picked up a loose puck in the neutral zone and had a breakaway on Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek. He deked to the right and then beat Mrazek to the left. Despite the pretty goal, Tampa Bay lost Game 1, 3-2.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop won his 40th game of the season with a shootout victory over the Bruins on Saturday. | 04/11/2015 10:23 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop won his 40th game of the season with a shootout victory over the Bruins on Saturday.
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Impact
The victory eliminated the Bruins from playoff contention. Bishop made 36 saves in the win. He finished 40-13-5 in 2014-15.
Lightning center Tyler Johnson had a huge game Thursday against the Devils. | 04/09/2015 10:06 PM
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Lightning center Tyler Johnson had a huge game Thursday against the Devils.
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Impact
He had two goals and an assist, including the game-winning tally in overtime. Johnson ow has 29 goals, 72 points, and a plus-34 rating this season.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop pitched a shutout Saturday against the Panthers. | 04/04/2015 9:44 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop pitched a shutout Saturday against the Panthers.
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Impact
Bishop was fantastic all night, stopping all 33 shots on goal. He is now 38-13-5 on the season.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop was superb on Thursday in the, 2-1, loss to the Senators on Thursday. | 04/02/2015 10:21 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop was superb on Thursday in the, 2-1, loss to the Senators on Thursday.
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Impact
Bishop allowed the game-winning goal in overtime. He made 32 saves in the loss. Bishop is 37-13-5 this season.
Lightning winger Ryan Callahan had a goal on just one shot in the, 3-1, loss to the Maple Leafs. | 03/31/2015 10:03 PM
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Lightning winger Ryan Callahan had a goal on just one shot in the, 3-1, loss to the Maple Leafs.
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Impact
Callahan scored on the power play on passes from Ondrej Palat and Nikita Kucherov. He has 23 goals and 29 assists in 72 games this season.
Lightning center Vladislav Namestnikov had the best game of his young career during Monday's win over the Canadiens. | 03/30/2015 10:24 PM
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Lightning center Vladislav Namestnikov had the best game of his young career during Monday's win over the Canadiens.
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Impact
He had two goals and two assists, along with two shots and a plus-three rating on the night. Namestnikov belongs on the waiver wire, with just nine goals and 16 points through 38 games, but is a nice accomplishment for the rookie.
Maple Leafs defenseman Eric Brewer scored the game-winning goal in the, 4-3, victory over the Senators on Saturday. | 03/28/2015 9:53 PM
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Maple Leafs defenseman Eric Brewer scored the game-winning goal in the, 4-3, victory over the Senators on Saturday.
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Impact
This is only Brewer's second goal of the season, so he probably isn't in many fantasy lineups. Brewer also has six assists with a minus-seven rating in 38 games this season.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop allowed three goals on 22 shots in the, 4-0, loss to the Red Wings on Saturday. | 03/28/2015 7:29 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop allowed three goals on 22 shots in the, 4-0, loss to the Red Wings on Saturday.
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Impact
Bishop has allowed six goals in the last 30 shots he has faced. Bishop has still been stellar this season, going 36-13-4.
Lightning center Brian Boyle scored a goal during Thursday's loss against the Predators. | 03/26/2015 10:11 PM
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Lightning center Brian Boyle scored a goal during Thursday's loss against the Predators.
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Impact
Boyle can be left on the wire. He has just 15 goals and 23 points through 75 games this season.
Lightning center Nikita Kucherov scored this 27th goal of the season in Tuesday's win over the Panthers. | 03/24/2015 10:09 PM
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Lightning center Nikita Kucherov scored this 27th goal of the season in Tuesday's win over the Panthers.
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Impact
Kucherov has been fantastic all season, and now has 59 points and a plus-36 rating throught 74 games. Tyler Johnson, Ryan Callahan, and Brenden Morrow also scored for Tampa Bay.
Lightning defenseman Matt Carle had two assists in the, 5-3, victory over the Bruins on Sunday. | 03/22/2015 8:20 PM
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Lightning defenseman Matt Carle had two assists in the, 5-3, victory over the Bruins on Sunday.
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Impact
Carle had assists on J.T. Brown's goal in the first period and then Jason Garrison's score in the second period. Carle has four goals and 13 assists with a plus-13 rating in 50 games this season.
Lightning left winger Ondrej Palat had a goal and an assist in the, 5-3, victory over the Bruins on Sunday. | 03/22/2015 8:13 PM
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Lightning left winger Ondrej Palat had a goal and an assist in the, 5-3, victory over the Bruins on Sunday.
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Impact
Palat assisted J.T. Brown in the first period and then scored on the power play in the third. Palat was plus-two in the game. He has 16 goals and 40 assists with a plus-32 rating in 66 games this season.
Lightning left winger Ondrej Palat picked up two assists in the, 3-1, victory over the Red Wings on Friday. | 03/20/2015 10:17 PM
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Lightning left winger Ondrej Palat picked up two assists in the, 3-1, victory over the Red Wings on Friday.
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Palat assisted Anton Stralman's goal in the second period and then got the secondary assist on Steven Stamkos' empty-netter to seal the victory. Palat has 15 goals and 39 assists with a plus-30 rating in 65 games this season.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop made 30 saves in the, 3-1, victory over the Red Wings on Friday. | 03/20/2015 10:15 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop made 30 saves in the, 3-1, victory over the Red Wings on Friday.
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Impact
Bishop allowed just the one goal on the power play. Detroit has the second best power play in the league, so we will cut Bishop some slack on not getting the shutout. He is 35-11-4 this season.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos finished with three points during Monday's win against the Canadiens. | 03/16/2015 10:26 PM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos finished with three points during Monday's win against the Canadiens.
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Impact
Stamkos had two goals and one assist, along with six shots and a plus-two rating. He now has 39 goals, 65 points, and 40 penalty minutes through 71 games. Valtteri Filppula and Victor Hedman also tallied for Tampa Bay.
Lightning center Nikita Kucherov scored the team's only goal on Saturday versus the Jets as Tampa Bay lost, 2-1. | 03/14/2015 10:03 PM
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Lightning center Nikita Kucherov scored the team's only goal on Saturday versus the Jets as Tampa Bay lost, 2-1.
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Impact
Kucherov has 26 goals and 31 assists with a plus-35 rating. That plus-minus is behind only Montreal's Max Pacioretty this season.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop allowed two goals during Thursday's shootout loss to the Bruins. | 03/12/2015 9:54 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop allowed two goals during Thursday's shootout loss to the Bruins.
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Impact
He faced 30 shots on goal and made some big saves throughout the game, but it was not enough. Bishop is now 33-11-4 overall.
Lightning left winger Ondrej Palat suffered a lower-body injury on Tuesday against the Canadiens according to the Tampa Tribune. | 03/11/2015 12:47 PM
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Lightning left winger Ondrej Palat suffered a lower-body injury on Tuesday against the Canadiens according to the Tampa Tribune.
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Impact
The puck hit Palat in the foot during theg game. Palat still managed six shots on net. The Tampa Tribune reported the team took "pictures" after the game of the injury, and they were negative.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop made 19 saves in the shutout victory over the Canadiens on Tuesday. | 03/10/2015 10:18 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop made 19 saves in the shutout victory over the Canadiens on Tuesday.
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Impact
Bishop is 33-11-3 this season. He came into the night with a 2.39 GAA and .913 save percentage. Both those numbers are better after Tuesday.
Lightning center Tyler Johnson scored the game-winning goal in overtime as Tampa Bay defeated Montreal, 1-0. | 03/10/2015 10:13 PM
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Lightning center Tyler Johnson scored the game-winning goal in overtime as Tampa Bay defeated Montreal, 1-0.
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Impact
Johnson is having a tremendous season, leading the team with 66 points. He was tied with the team lead with six shots on net Tuesday. He has 25 goals and 40 assists this season.
Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman recorded two points during Saturday's victory against the Stars. | 03/07/2015 9:40 PM
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Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman recorded two points during Saturday's victory against the Stars.
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Impact
Hedman had a goal and an assist, along with two shots, two penalty minutes, and a plus-one rating. He now has nine goals, 33 points, 36 penalty minutes, and a plus-11 rating through 47 games this season.
Lightning winger Ryan Callahan scored a goal in the, 4-2, victory over the Maple Leafs on Thursday. | 03/05/2015 10:20 PM
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Lightning winger Ryan Callahan scored a goal in the, 4-2, victory over the Maple Leafs on Thursday.
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Impact
Callahan led the team with five shots on net. He has 21 goals and 25 assists in 61 games this season.
Maple Leafs right wing Richard Panik scored in the, 4-2, loss to the Lightning on Thursday. | 03/05/2015 10:19 PM
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Maple Leafs right wing Richard Panik scored in the, 4-2, loss to the Lightning on Thursday.
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Impact
Panik has 10 goals and four assists this season, so he isn't really fantasy relevant.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos had a pair of assists with three shots on net versus the Maple Leafs on Thursday. | 03/05/2015 10:18 PM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos had a pair of assists with three shots on net versus the Maple Leafs on Thursday.
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Impact
Stamkos assisted Ryan Callahan's goal in the first period and then Alex Killorn's power-play score. Stamkos has 36 goals and 25 assists in 66 games this season.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored his 36th goal of the season on Tuesday versus the Sabres. | 03/03/2015 11:21 PM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored his 36th goal of the season on Tuesday versus the Sabres.
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Impact
Stamkos started the Tampa Bay scoring as they beat Buffalo, 3-0. He led the team with seven shots on net. In addition to 36 goals, Stamkos has 23 assists this season.
Backup Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped all 28 shots he faced versus the Sabres on Tuesday. | 03/03/2015 11:19 PM
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Backup Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped all 28 shots he faced versus the Sabres on Tuesday.
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Impact
It was Vasilevskiy's first shutout of the season. He is now 5-3-1 but doesn't get enough starts to be fantasy relevant besides occasionally in daily leagues.
Newly acquired Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn will play alongside Jason Garrison in his Tampa Bay debut on Tuesday. | 03/03/2015 8:07 PM
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Newly acquired Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn will play alongside Jason Garrison in his Tampa Bay debut on Tuesday.
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Impact
Coburn and Garrison will be the Lightning's second defensive unit. Coburn had a goal, eight assists and a minus-one rating with Philadelphia this season, so he isn't fantasy relevant.
Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman recorded two points during Sunday's 4-3 loss against the Panthers. | 03/01/2015 8:05 PM
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Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman recorded two points during Sunday's 4-3 loss against the Panthers.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, along with four shots, two penalty minutes, and a plus-one rating. Stralman now has five goals, 32 points, 22 penalty minutes, and a plus-21 rating through 64 games. Steven Stamkos and Tyler Johnson also scored for Tampa Bay.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped all 28 shots on goal to record a shutout on Friday night. | 02/27/2015 10:16 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped all 28 shots on goal to record a shutout on Friday night.
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Impact
He defeated the blackhawks and looked comfortable all game long. Bishop is now 31-10-3 on the season.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored twice during Friday's victory against Chicago. | 02/27/2015 10:15 PM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored twice during Friday's victory against Chicago.
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Impact
Stamkos had a strong game, with seven shots on goal and a plus-one rating as well. He now has 34 goals and 57 points through 63 games. Brian Boyle and Ryan Callahan also tallied for Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay's second line just keeps rolling along this season with Tyler Johnson leading the way with a goal and two assists on Sunday. | 02/22/2015 9:49 PM
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Tampa Bay's second line just keeps rolling along this season with Tyler Johnson leading the way with a goal and two assists on Sunday.
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Impact
Johnson's linemates Nikita Kucherov and Ondrej Palat also combined for two goals and an assist. Johnson actually assisted each of his linemates' goals. Johnson has 23 goals and 36 assists in 60 games this season.
Tampa Bay left winger Ondrej Palat scored twice on Saturday night. | 02/21/2015 11:59 PM
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Tampa Bay left winger Ondrej Palat scored twice on Saturday night.
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Impact
Palat is an impressive plus-28 on the season, with 14 goals and 46 points through 57 games.
Lightning winger Ryan Callahan had a goal and an assist during Saturday's win against the Coyotes. | 02/21/2015 11:58 PM
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Lightning winger Ryan Callahan had a goal and an assist during Saturday's win against the Coyotes.
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Impact
Callahan has been fantastic during his first full season in Tampay Bay. He has 18 goals and 43 points on the season, and is a top-65 option in standard leagues.
Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman posted two points on Wednesday night versus the Ducks. | 02/19/2015 9:37 AM
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Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman posted two points on Wednesday night versus the Ducks.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist. Stralman's combination of 28 points (4G, 24A) with an excellent +22 rating makes him a viable fantasy option. Nine of his points have come on the power play.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped 24 of 25 shots en route to a 4-1 victory over Anaheim Wednesday night. | 02/19/2015 9:34 AM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped 24 of 25 shots en route to a 4-1 victory over Anaheim Wednesday night.
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Impact
Bishop is putting together a second consecutive highly-effective season. After posting 37 wins in 2013-14, he's 29-10-3 with a 2.42 GAA and .912 save percentage this season. Our only complaint might be the one shutout versus five last season.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos netted his 30th goal of the season during Sunday's victory versus San Jose. | 02/15/2015 10:29 PM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos netted his 30th goal of the season during Sunday's victory versus San Jose.
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Impact
This is actually the first time he has reached the 30-goal mark since the 2011-12 season, when he accumulated 60 goals. Stamkos also had an assist, three shots, and a plus-one rating on the night. Stamkos has 53 points through 58 games.
Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan recorded a goal and an assist on Sunday night. | 02/15/2015 10:28 PM
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Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan recorded a goal and an assist on Sunday night.
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Impact
The goal was an empty-netter, but counted for his 17th of this season. Callahan now has 41 points through 53 games, and should be active in all lineups.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored a goal during Thursday's loss versus St. Louis. | 02/12/2015 10:15 PM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored a goal during Thursday's loss versus St. Louis.
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Impact
Stamkos keeps rolling along, with 29 goals and 51 points through 57 games this season.
Lightning center Nikita Kucherov scored a goal during Tuesday's overtime loss versus Nashville. | 02/10/2015 10:47 PM
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Lightning center Nikita Kucherov scored a goal during Tuesday's overtime loss versus Nashville.
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Impact
He also had four shots on goal and a minus-one rating on the night. Kucherov now has an impressive 21 goals, 48 points, and a plus-28 rating through 56 games this season.
Lightning center Valtteri Filppula had a goal and two assists on Sunday versus the Ducks. | 02/08/2015 7:53 PM
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Lightning center Valtteri Filppula had a goal and two assists on Sunday versus the Ducks.
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Impact
Filppula had a goal and an assist in the first period as Tampa Bay jumped out in front of Anaheim, 3-0. Filppula then assisted Ryan Callahan's goal in the third period. Filppula has 11 goals and 26 assists in 55 games this season.
Lightning center Nikita Kucherov scored for the second consecutive game Saturday against the Kings. | 02/07/2015 8:56 PM
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Lightning center Nikita Kucherov scored for the second consecutive game Saturday against the Kings.
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Impact
He now has three points over the past two nights, after his goal on Saturday. Kucherov now has 19 goals, 46 points, and a plus-28 rating through 54 games.
Lightning center Cedric Paquette scored the team's lone goal during Tuesday's overtime loss to the Blues. | 02/03/2015 10:45 PM
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Lightning center Cedric Paquette scored the team's lone goal during Tuesday's overtime loss to the Blues.
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Impact
He also had two shots and a plus-one rating on the night. However, Paquette is not much of an option, with 11 goals and 17 points through 42 games.
The Lightning should bring up AHL goalie Andre Vasilevskiy to take the place of just-waived Evgeni Nabokov. | 02/01/2015 12:48 PM
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The Lightning should bring up AHL goalie Andre Vasilevskiy to take the place of just-waived Evgeni Nabokov.
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Impact
The 20-year-old Vasilevskiy is 3-1 with a 1.76 GAA and .937 save percentage and a top prospect. He could be worth a flier.

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