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Video- The Jamie Benn Penalty In Overtime

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Stars website,

This has been a special teams series, and the Lightning are winning hands down.

Dallas is 1-for-14 on the power play so far. Tampa Bay is 6-for-15. The Lightning scored three times with the man advantage on Friday, the Stars went 0-for-3. That's a big reason why the Lightning took a huge 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

"Our power play had a chance to end the game and they didn't get it done, simple as that," Stars interim coach Rick Bowness said of a 4-on-3 power play in overtime for Dallas.

Of course, the timing of the penalty on Benn is significant because of how it changed the series. Benn appears to never touch the skates of Tyler Johnson and just wrestled him to the ground, which would mean there was no tripping.

"I saw two guys going for a loose puck, their guy hooking our guy and our guy trying to fight through the hook," Bowness said. "There were two guys going for a loose puck. That's a hockey play. That's what I saw."

Joe Pavelski, who scored two goals in the game, said the penalty came at a frustrating time.

"Jamie breathes on him and the guy falls over," Pavelski said. "Whether that's the case or not, there's a little battle going on there. Playoffs, it's overtime, we expect 5 on 5. We expect to battle it out."

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The Tampa Bay Lightning Can Raise The Cup Saturday Night

TBL wing 5-4 in OT over the Dallas Stars.

Here is the GWG...

 

added 11:59pm, Game highlights are below.

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Open Post- Game 4 Of The Stanley Cup Final

The Dallas Stars should be a desperate team, not wanting to go down 3-1 in the series with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The question for tonight is, can the Stars first line find their game tonight?

Remember, game 5 is Saturday night at 8:00pm ET.  You have to think the winner tonight will have the advantage tomorrow night.

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Video- Dallas/Tampa Mic’d Up For Game 3 SCF

3 1/2 minutes to watch.

 

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Dallas Defensemen In Survival Mode

from Travis Yost of TSN,

Dallas has proven this postseason that they can win in a variety of ways. The Stars proved capable in a high-flying, up-tempo second-round series against an Avalanche team with incredible offensive firepower. The Stars then faced a completely different animal in the Western Conference final. Vegas expectedly owned the puck all series long, hemming the Stars into the defensive zone on a regular basis. There, the Stars leaned on quality interior defence and white-hot goaltending from Anton Khudobin to advance.

Tampa Bay poses a different challenge. They have the individual shooting talent at the top of their lineup that compares well with the likes of Colorado, but they also can possess the puck for extended periods like Vegas. That’s why the Lightning have been regarded as the most talented team in the league for a few years now, and it’s tested Stars head coach Rick Bowness.

The most concerning of the issues facing Dallas is the fact that an exceptionally talented blueline has spent most of their time in this series surviving shifts. When you have stars like Miro Heiskanen and John Klingberg anchoring your top four (and really, your team), you need them dominating at both ends of the ice. But Heiskanen (playing with Jamie Oleksiak) and Klingberg (playing with Esa Lindell) have been bottled up all series long by Tampa Bay’s top-nine forwards, and the Bolts’ top line – the wondrous trio of Nikita KucherovBrayden Point and Ondrej Palat – has been running wild:

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Tampa Hockey Fan Yells Shoot, Shoot At TV, Cops Show Up

from Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times,

A misunderstanding over a few Lightning fans' passion for their team during the Stanley Cup final Wednesday night produced a scene in Tampa rife with cops and, in the end, comic relief.

Devon Garnett, a bay area super fan of sorts recently profiled by the Tampa Bay Times, was watching Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final Wednesday evening with two buddies at Radius Palms apartments near USF. In one first-period sequence, when Victor Hedman controlled the puck in the Lightning’s offensive zone, the friends began screaming, “Shoot! Shoot!” at the TV.

Evidently, that prompted a neighbor to call police. Minutes later, a handful of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies were at their doorstep.

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The Tampa Bay Lightning Are Two Wins Away From Lifting The Stanley Cup

from the CP at TSN,

After seven months sitting on the shelf, Tampa Bay Lightning captain  came back for the Stanley Cup final Wednesday — albeit very briefly — and scored on his first shot on net.

Stamkos, out since Feb. 25 to recover from core muscle surgery and a lower-body injury, made the score 2-0 less than seven minutes in as the Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 5-2 in Game 3 at Rogers Place.

The Lightning lead the best-of-seven series 2-1.

Game 4 is set for Friday and Game 5 just 24 hours after that on Saturday night.

"It was just an amazing experience to share with my teammates ... just to be able to get out into a game and have an impact on a game which a month ago may have never been possible," said Stamkos, from Markham, Ont.

"I was just really happy to obviously contribute in a game in which I didn't play too much."

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Open Post- Game 3 Stanley Cup Final

The Dallas Stars are the designated home team for the next two games which means they will have the last line change.

The Tampa Bay Lightning looked much better in game 2, will it carry over to game 3 tonight?

Comments are always welcomed.

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The Tampa Bay Lightning Even The Stanley Cup Final At One Game Apiece

from the CP at TSN,

The Tampa Bay Lightning rediscovered the zap in their power play, using it to burn the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Monday and even up the Stanley Cup final.

and  had goals on the man advantage as the Lightning scored three times in the first 16 minutes of the game then hung on for the victory.

It ties the best-of-seven series at one game apiece, with Game 3 set for Wednesday at Rogers Place.

Tampa's power play was ranked fifth in the NHL in the regular season at 23.1 per cent but in the playoffs, heading into Monday's game, had been spluttering along at 16.9 per cent and mired in an 0 for 14 slump.

Point said the success was not a huge relief because they hadn't been dwelling on the previous power-play power outages.

"We're staying positive with (it)," said Point.

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The Tampa Bay Lightning Will Be Better On Monday

from Bryan Burns of TampaBayLightning.com,

Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper has stressed throughout his team's postseason run the importance of having a short memory, not dwelling on mistakes from previous games and moving on to the challenge in front instead of fretting over missed opportunities in the past.

"Turn the page and move on," Cooper said following Tampa Bay's 4-1 loss to Dallas in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final Saturday night, an oft-repeated motto for him in the 2020 Playoffs.

But it's important to learn from mistakes too so they aren't repeated.

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