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Big Game By Nikita Kucherov Puts The Tampa Bay Lightning One Game Away From Advancing

from Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times,

Bachman-Turner Overdrive's Taking Care of Business shook the walls of the Lightning locker room not long after it dispatched the Devils in Wednesday's Game 4 of their first-round playoff series.

The 3-1 win was sparked by Nikita Kucherov, who put his game into overdrive with two goals, an assist, a game-high seven shots and a big first-period hit that might have set the tone for the rest of the game.

"For sure," J.T. Miller said. "Any time you see one of your top offensive players and one of the best in the league offensively hit a guy like that, that's a big-time hit. That gives the group a spark. I think that was a big part of the first period.

"When he's involved, engaged physically like that, it sends a message to the team that everybody's got to be engaged. This is a big game, and from there on out, we played a really solid game."

Kucherov's hit on Sami Vatanen near the Devils' bench knocked the defenseman from the game with an upper-body injury and sparked retaliation and several minor scuffles.

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Watch the game highlights below and the Kucherov hit on Vatanen if you missed it last night.

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Video- Nikita Kucherov Hit On Sami Vatanen

via Sportsnet,

Sami Vatanen would head to the locker room after taking big hit from Nikita Kucherov.

To me, it looks like the recent Doughty hit.

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The Tampa Bay Lightning Let The New Jersey Devils Get Back In The Series

from Tom Jones of the Tampa Bay Times,

The Lightning got what it deserved Monday night in a 5-2 loss at New Jersey. Take dumb penalties at bad times and you lose games. The Lightning took two really dumb penalties and it cost it a chance to take a 3-0 stranglehold on the series.

Now it's in a dog fight.

The Lightning had a 2-1 lead early in the third period when forward Cedric Paquette took a tripping penalty 200 feet from his own net. That can't happen. Ever. But especially in a one-goal game in the third period of a crucial playoff game. The Lightning then compounded the problem by taking a too many men on the ice penalty, giving the Devils a 5-on-3 power play.

The Devils tied the score. They added the winner later in the period, then a couple of empty-netters, but it was the tying goal that will keep the Lightning shaking its head until Game 4 on Wednesday. You're looking for how Game 3 got away? That was it....

...The Lightning is a better hockey team — more skilled, more talented, better. It needs to stick to hockey. It if gets into nonsense and revenge, it'll be playing right into New Jersey's hands.

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Below, watch the scrum near the end of the game and the game highlights.

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Video- Victor Hedman Says Hello To Nico Hischier

Nico Hischier doesn't appreciate it.

Suspension, nah, maybe a fine.

 

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Videos- In Case You Missed The Afternoon Games

highlight videos via Sportsnet's YouTube channel

Tampa Bay Lightning 5 New Jersey Devils 3

 

 

Nashville Predators 5 Colorado Avalanche 4

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Time For Steven Stamkos To Deliver

from Tom Jones of the Tampa Bay Times,

The time has come. The time is now.

After all, Steven Stamkos is not a kid anymore. He's 28. He has been in the

NHL 10 years.

Ten.

Let that sink in for a moment.

He has had more than enough time.

No more talking about potential and next year and someday.

The time has come for Stamkos to deliver a Stanley Cup to Tampa Bay.

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Video- You Make The Call - Lightning/Hurricanes

Good goal on the ice, Situation Room says the same.

Hopefully, these type of calls remain consistent through the playoffs.

 

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Video- Steven Stamkos On Tonight’s Game Against The Boston Bruins

7:00pm puck drop in Boston.

Tampa a point in front of Boston, Bruins have a game in hand.

 

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The Battle For The Top Spot In The Atlantic

from Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times,

Worried about the Lightning?

Freaking out, maybe?

The fans' sense of panic hasn't quite hit the Tampa Bay dressing room. This is still a first-place team, a playoff team, an experienced team. You don't rack up 106 points by luck.

But this upcoming five-day stretch will be extremely telling for the Lightning, starting with Thursday night's showdown with the Bruins at TD Garden. It is the first of two final meetings between the rivals, and they'll go a long way in deciding the Atlantic Division title. The Bruins trail Tampa Bay by one point, with a game in hand and seven to go.

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Steven Stamkos Fined For A Dangerous Trip

NEW YORK (March 21, 2018) – Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for a dangerous trip against Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly during NHL Game No. 1127 in Tampa on Tuesday, March 20, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 10:25 of the second period. Stamkos was assessed a minor penalty for elbowing.

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