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Yanni Gourde Suspended Two Games

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Afternoon Line- Scotty Bowman

"Vasilevskiy, to me, is the key. Whoever Tampa plays (in the playoffs), the goaltender at the other end is going to have to really rise to the occasion. You don't win in the playoffs unless your goalie outplays the other guy. That's historic."

-Scotty Bowman.  Dave Stubbs of NHL.com has much more from Bowman, including talking about his Montreal and Detroit teams.

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Yanni Gourde Will Be Meeting With DoPS Today

 

Watch the hit here from last night.

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GIF- Yanni Gourde High Hit On Jordan Staal

Staal went to the room, Gourde gets a match penalty.

 

 

added 8:07pm, Video below.

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Andrei Vasilevskiy Stars In Tampa’s OT Win Over Washington

from Diana C. Nearhos of the Tampa Bay Times,

The way Steven Stamkos sees it, the entire Lightning team owes Andrei Vasilevskiy a hug.

That’s what he told Pierre McGuire on the NBCSN broadcast immediately following Wednesday’s win over the Capitals, the second over Washington in a week.

The overtime game featured nine goals, traded leads, scrums and a fight, but Tampa Bay owes this win to Vasilevskiy.

He was called sensational (Stamkos), unbelievable (Victor Hedman) and exceptional (Jon Cooper).

“It’s pretty safe to say who our MVP was tonight,” Cooper said after the 5-4 overtime win.

Vasilevskiy saw 58 shots (“Shame on us for giving up so many chances,” Cooper said). He saved 54 of them, for a career high and franchise record.

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Teams Announced For the 2019 NHL Global Series

NEW YORK/TORONTO (March 21, 2019) – The National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA), in conjunction with Live Nation Sweden, today announced that the Buffalo SabresChicago BlackhawksPhiladelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning will participate in the 2019 NHL Global Series.

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The Current Tampa Bay Lightning Or The Detroit Red Wings From The 1995-96 Season

from Joe Smith of The Athletic,

When Red​ Wings executive Jimmy​ Devellano​ watches​ the Lightning​ from​ his​ lower-bowl​ seats​ at​ Amalie​​ Arena, it’s like taking a trip through time.

There’s the Canadian-born captain determined to end a decade-long quest for the Stanley Cup.

The Norris Trophy-winning defenseman from Sweden who can control a game.

The dynamic Russian forward making magic every night.

Yes, this Lightning team looks an awful lot like the mid-1990s Red Wings juggernaut that Devellano helped build as the former general manager. So it’s no surprise to him that Tampa Bay is chasing the 1995-96 Detroit team that won 62 games (and a record 131 points).

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Steve Yzerman’s Future Still Undecided

from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of NHL.com,

Steve Yzerman remains heavily involved with the Tampa Bay Lightning in his role as senior adviser to general manager Julien BriseBois, but it remains to be seen what he will do when his contract expires after this season.

"I talked to him midyear to see where his head was at," BriseBois said at the annual March meetings of NHL general managers Tuesday. "He said he still wanted to give it some thought, and we'd revisit after the season."

Yzerman stepped down as GM on Sept. 11 after eight seasons, saying it was becoming difficult to do the job the way he felt it needed to be done and also be with his family in Detroit. He spent 26 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings previously, 22 as a player, four in the front office.

"I know he's around, because I'm there," BriseBois. "But when I talk to people, they don't seem to grasp how around he's been all year.

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Video- The Tampa Bay Lightning Honor Ted Lindsay

A moment of silence for Ted Lindsay.

 

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It Is Not Too Early To Ask, Can The Bruins Beat The Lightning In A Best Of 7 Series?

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

Impressive win, 4-1, by the Bruins Thursday over Tampa Bay, though it needs to be noted once more that it was the third game in four nights for the Lightning, who also played the night before at Madison Square Garden. The runaway favorites for the Presidents’ Trophy (best regular-season record) began to peter out at the 10-minute mark of the first period and the Bruins gained momentum before finally scoring their three-goal knockout punch midway through the third.

Would it be different if they meet again in, say, Round 2 of the postseason? It’s hockey, so good luck figuring out puck bounces or final scores. But there’s no question the Bolts will be better rested and better prepared than the tired club that showed up on Causeway for its 65th game of the season.

Keep in mind, after dropping the opening game of Round 2 to the Bruins last spring, the Lightning ran the table with four straight wins. Sure, had the referees been sharper in Game 4, and called the Bolts for interfering with Charlie McAvoy, the series could have stood at 2-2 going back to Tampa. But there was little question, Tampa was the better team, particularly when judged on scoring depth, and the Bruins graded “N.I.” — needs improvement — for overall roster talent.

What would give Bruce Cassidy and crew cause to think it would be different in the 2019 postseason?

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