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Jones: Lightning falls just short of goal

Jones: Lightning falls just short of goal

PITTSBURGH — One year ago, the Lightning sat in its locker room at Chicago’s United Center, crestfallen over losing in the Stanley Cup final. Players vowed to remember that pain and use it as fuel to get back to this year’s Stanl...
Updated one month ago
Jones: Lightning needs Andrei Vasilevskiy to turn in best-ever game pronto

Jones: Lightning needs Andrei Vasilevskiy to turn in best-ever game pronto

PITTSBURGH — Those who do not remember the past are condemned to Game 7.
Updated one month ago
At least it wasn’t Vladislav: Baby girl named after Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov

At least it wasn’t Vladislav: Baby girl named after Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov

TAMPA — Laine Franklin wanted to surprise her husband with some big news at a Tampa Bay Lightning game last year. She gave Eric Franklin a ThunderBug onesie. She was pregnant. “Let’s name the baby after the Bolts player who score...
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Fennelly: Lightning effort for first 40 minutes vs. Penguins inexcusable

Fennelly: Lightning effort for first 40 minutes vs. Penguins inexcusable

TAMPA — Does Jonathan Drouin ever get tired of being in the middle of everything?
Updated one month ago
Tribute to Terry Tomalin: Like his cooler, his life was always full

Tribute to Terry Tomalin: Like his cooler, his life was always full

They were four simple words that I grew to love.
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It takes months of work by the Tampa Bay Lightning to make it loud for the playoffs

It takes months of work by the Tampa Bay Lightning to make it loud for the playoffs

TAMPA — Louise Forrest loves to be a loud, “hard-core” Tampa Bay Lightning fan.
Updated one month ago
Rallies in Game 5 victory again reflect Lightning's grit

Rallies in Game 5 victory again reflect Lightning's grit

Time and time again Sunday night, Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final, kept getting away from the Lightning. Because of it, this Stanley Cup-or-bust season was moving ever so close to being a bust. But the Lightning wouldn't allow it. Of course it didn't. This amazing team refuses to let this amazing postseason go down without a fight.
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‘There’s only one Andrei’: Bolts’ Vasilevskiy doesn’t lack confidence

‘There’s only one Andrei’: Bolts’ Vasilevskiy doesn’t lack confidence

PITTSBURGH — Before relieving injured Ben Bishop on Friday, Lightning backup goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy got a pep talk about not trying to be Bishop.
Updated: 2 months ago
Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov has sharpshooting skills that can’t be taught

Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov has sharpshooting skills that can’t be taught

PITTSBURGH — Watch closely Nikita Kucherov’s tying goal late in Game 4 against the Islanders in the last playoff round and you’ll see all elements that make him one of the league’s most dynamic scorers.
Updated: 2 months ago
Fennelly: For Lightning’s Brian Boyle, winning and family go hand in hand

Fennelly: For Lightning’s Brian Boyle, winning and family go hand in hand

He was born into a team. That’s important to know when talking about Lightning center Brian Boyle. He’s the seventh-oldest of Artie and Judy’s 13 children. The Boyles of Hingham, Mass. Deep roster.
Updated: 2 months ago
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