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Ask Gary: Who succeeds first? Rays or Bucs?

July 28, 2018 general

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St. Louis reaches Hall of Fame on first try

June 27, 2018 general

Tuesday, 3 a.m. Above all else, he mattered. If the Lightning needed to tie their series with Calgary in the Stanley Cup Finals, Marty St. Louis mattered. If the Lightning needed a big goal to get past Washington, St. Louis mattered. In those minutes, when the air is thin and the sticks are gripped tighter, […]

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Ask Gary: Are Rays leading other teams to cheapness?

June 2, 2018 general

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Ask Gary: Should the Lightning stand pat or tweak?

May 26, 2018 general

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Lightning’s roster needs tweaking, not fixing

May 25, 2018 general

Friday, 4 a.m. Steve Yzerman has been here before. It wasn’t a pleasant feeling then, either. It was back in 2011, and the Lightning was coming off a shutout in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup playoffs. His team was led by a hot young coach, and it had it had played well before losing […]

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Ousted: Lightning loses scoring touch, loses series

May 24, 2018 general

Thursday, 4 a.m. The words were hollow, meaningless. Throughout the years, a hundred losing teams have repeated the clinches about losing and effort and bad breaks. Nothing new here. The faces, however, told a different story. It was a tale of pain and loss, of coming from behind and then falling from ahead. The eyes […]

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Either the Lightning flies, or it falls in Game 7

May 23, 2018 general

Wednesday, 4 a.m. Someone’s going to go on. Someone’s going to go home. Someone’s going to rush toward the center of the ice to celebrate. Someone’s going to drop their head and skate away from it. Someone will feel like heaven. Someone will feel like hell. There is no other choice for either team, no […]

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Bolts battered by Caps, must survive a Game Seven

May 22, 2018 general

Tuesday, 4 a.m. And so it comes to this. One last showdown in the street. One last sword fight on top of the castle walls. One chance to slay the monster in the final reel. Ah, Game Seven. And now we find out who is better? The Tampa Bay Lightning, with a chance to close […]

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Lightning have had a list of stars in their wins

May 21, 2018 general

Monday, 3 a.m. Who will it be? Whose turn is it? The Tampa Bay Lightning, showing resilience again, showing focus, has another team on the ropes. So who finds the net? Steven Stankos? Tyler Johnson? Nikita Kucherov. Someone? Anyone? That’s been the thing about the Bolts. They’ve found their heroes on any line, on any […]

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Ask Gary: Is there a bigger challenge than Bruins?

May 12, 2018 general

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