Stanley Cup 2015 picks: Blackhawks vs. Lightning
(USA Today) The 2015 Stanley Cup Final between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Chicago Blackhawks begins June 3 at 8:00 p.m. ET in Tampa. The Lightning are making their first Cup Final appearance since 2004 when they won it all. Chicago is looking to ...
June 1, 2015
2015 NHL Playoffs Game 7 recap: Bishop shuts out Red Wings, Lightning move on
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop and Tampa Bay fans begin to celebrate as the clock winds down in Tampa Bay's series clinching 2-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings Wednesday night - Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports Images The Tampa Bay Lightning beat the ...
April 30, 2015
All three performances of Garth Brooks in Tampa canceled due to Stanley Cup
We would like to thank Elmer Straub at Amalie Arena and Tod Leiweke with the Tampa Bay Lightning for working around the clock for the last 48 hours to find a remedy for the situation. We personally know Gary Bettman and are very familiar with the ...
June 1, 2015
Tampa Bay Lighting are headed for the Stanley Cup Final
The Tampa Bay Lightning celebrate their 2-0 win over the New York Rangers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Friday, May 29, 2015, in New York. By Cox Media Group National Content Desk....
May 29, 2015
Wolf Pack-Rangers Affiliation A Perfect Fit For Hartford
New York Rangers center Dominic Moore, left, celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal past the Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop during the third period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, ...
May 16, 2015
Aging popluation takes toll on US prisons
His 1995 trial in Tampa lasted four months. His attorney at the time argued that "this was a government operation from beginning to end. . . . Everything was orchestrated by the government. . . . He was not a leader. The only leaders in this case, the ...
May 2, 2015
Lightning Fill In The Blank
All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else. PETER SAGAL, HOST: Now, on to our final game, . Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill in the blank questions as he or she can - each correct ...
( USA Today) The 2015 Stanley Cup Final between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Chicago Blackhawks begins June 3 at 8:00 p. m. ET in Tampa. The Lightning are making their first Cup Final appearance since 2004 when they won it all. Here are the predictions from USA TODAY Sports' hockey desk:. Kevin Allen, NHL columnist, Blackhawks in 6. The Blackhawks will win on the strength of their well-honed survival skills. The Blackhawks will be driven to add a third Stanley Cup to the core group's legacy. Tampa Bay's quickness and skill will severely test the Blackhawks' experience. Peter Barzilai, Lightning in 7. With two Cups in the past five years, the Blackhawks are rightfully the favorite in this series. But the Lightning can skate and move the puck just as well as Chicago, if not better. Mike Brehm, Blackhawks in 6. The Blackhawks' Stanley Cup Final experience wins out. He plays enough minutes that should be able to get time against the Lightning's Triplets line, even with Tampa Bay holding home-ice advantage in the series. Jimmy Hascup, Lightning in 7. A lot will be made of the Blackhawks' experience in these situations, and the Lightning's lack of it. With Tampa Bay's talented, young core.
This may not have been the Lightning's prettiest all-around game but it was good enough to finally get past the Detroit Red Wings and move on to a match-up with the Montreal Canadiens. It's not that the Lightning were bad, as in not-ready-to-play but they weren't great. Detroit dictated play throughout the first two periods, outshooting Tampa Bay in each period and 31-17 for the game. They also had the edge in hits (31-22), attempts blocked (16-8) and giveaways (6-7). But goalie Ben Bishop was outstanding and the Lightning did a terrific job of clearing traffic in front of him and an even better job of clearing out dangerous... The Lightning also blocked 16 shots to the Red Wings eight. (Ryan) Callahan and I believe it was Stammer (Stamkos), they jarred the puck loose, got it behind the net and Cally saw me kind of sneaking down the right side there, and gave me a great pass. It looked like the Lightning were up 2-0 at 12:36 on a nifty goal by Anton Stralman , but it was waved off due to offsetting interference calls, Riley Sheahan for Detroit and Steven Stamkos for Tampa Bay. Stralman would end up on the score at 18:42 when his shot from the boards behind the Lightning goal line somehow found its way all the way down and into an empty Red Wing net.
"First of all, we would all like to congratulate the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Chicago Blackhawks for reaching the Stanley Cup Final. As we now know, Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final is being played on Saturday, June 6th. All parties looked into moving Saturday's two Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood shows to Sunday. The issue of getting the network crews and their gear out of the building and getting our crews and gear into the building late Saturday/early Sunday for two shows on Sunday raises serious safety concerns. It is because of those safety concerns that the choice is being made to refund all shows and reschedule depending on finding a date that works for both the arena and the tour. We would like to thank Elmer Straub at Amalie Arena and Tod Leiweke with the Tampa Bay Lightning for working around the clock for the last 48 hours to find a remedy for the situation. Congrats again to the City of Tampa, good luck, and we will be watching the series. Tickets: Please be advised of the following refund procedures for the events scheduled for June 5-6, 2015:. Customers Who Purchased Through Ticketmaster:. * Outlet purchases will need to return to the point of purchase beginning Monday in order to receive refunds. Customers Who Purchased Through the McDonald's Ticket Office at Amalie Arena or Amalie Arena Sales Office:.
Top Playoff Moments: No. 3 - Tyler Johnson beats Carey Price at the buzzer
Top Playoff Moments: No. 3 - Tyler Johnson beats Carey Price at the buzzer Lightning beat writer Bryan Burns counts down the best moments from the Bolts run to the 2015 Stanley Cup Final each day. The Tampa Bay Lightning capped an incredible run through ...
July 16, 2015
Toews shares Cup celebrations in Kenora
It was Chicago's third win in six seasons, after they defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games for the 2015 title ... Smitty's Master Batters will take on Custom Drilling. Then at 8 o'clock… It was Madison and Jason MacDonald who took home first ...
July 15, 2015
Delivering the knockout punch
We’re just coming off a very entertaining Stanley Cup final involving two of hockey’s most exciting teams, the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning ... s morale if you cleaned some Russian’s clock in a fight? No. Fighting has no place in ...
July 15, 2015
The Latest: South Carolina House approves bringing down flag
The chamber voted 111-3 to keep debating as the clock moved toward midnight ... There are six more amendments on the desk after more than two dozen were withdrawn. Pitts said he is friends with many House members in both parties, and he hopes they can ...
July 9, 2015
Reds' Frazier, rookies Bryant, Pederson in Home Run Derby along with Fielder, Pujols
Each batter gets five minutes per round, and home runs in each batter's final minute stop the clock. Players can earn up to 1 minute ... Vancouver Canucks fell to Tampa Bay Lightning in NHL...
July 8, 2015
Tampa Bay Lightning select Oakville's Spencer in second round of NHL draft
The Oakville defenceman was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round of the NHL draft, 44 th overall, Saturday. “I was here yesterday (for the first round) and watched it all last night,” Spencer said in his post-draft interview on the L ...
June 27, 2015
Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 Tampa Bay Lightning – as it happened!
Chicago win their third Stanley Cup title in six seasons The Blackhawks’ Duncan Keith ... Head coaches Jon Cooper and Joel Quenneville exchange wordsbefore the Lightning exit. On the ice, more hugs per capita that we will see all year, in any walk ...
June 15, 2015