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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Phantom Phenom » Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:05 pm

President Trophy is a curse...



The last team to win both the Presidents' Trophy and the Stanley Cup in the same season was the 2012–13 Chicago Blackhawks. The only team to accomplish this more than once is the Detroit Red Wings.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Alpha » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:02 am

I was just watching The Hockey Guy's review of tonight's games...and I watched the Red Wings vs. MINN.

First...you simply need to watch other team's play to appreciate how fast the Lightning are for ALL lines.

Next...WHY IN THE **** do we always seem to play teams that are on a hot streak? First PHI (who was smoking coming into the game) and now FLA; a team we've ALWAYS had a hard time with...they've sucked balls for the first 3 months...and NOW? FLA are one of the hottest teams in the league.

WTF!
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Alpha » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:06 am

Anyone else realize...watching these games...exactly how many teams give up 20-25 goals per game?

Anyone want to research the last game the Lightning gave up less than 30 SoG?


ANY since Christmas?

Jesus...VASY should be given a Purple Heart.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Alpha » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:23 pm

Does it seem that we always seem to play teams on a hot streak? FLA is one of the hotter teams in the NHL and the puck is about to drop.

I keep telling myself not to get angry when we give up 45 SoG tonight and get into another 6-5 game.

Ugh...
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Jason Bourne » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:59 pm

YANNI !! 1-0
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Jason Bourne » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:04 pm

Alpha wrote:Does it seem that we always seem to play teams on a hot streak? FLA is one of the hotter teams in the NHL and the puck is about to drop.

I keep telling myself not to get angry when we give up 45 SoG tonight and get into another 6-5 game.

Ugh...


Think it’s been 3 teams in a row now... lightning looks good so far
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Jason Bourne » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:06 pm

Miller ! 2-0.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Jason Bourne » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:41 pm

YANNI ! 3-1
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Alpha » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:57 pm

IF FLA had ANY forwards, they'd be unbeatable. Their defensemen are incredible.

The Gourde/Miller line are relentless.

Our defense looks far more organized than they have been. This is a bad match up to tell how well they're playing. FLA is a good team. I'm impressed.

Helluva game so far.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Alpha » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:27 pm

Thought we were gonna get another Gordie Howe Hat Trick from Gourde there at the end of the 2nd. He was smart about it. That line is on FIRE. No need to take the penalty. Would be nice to see him get a Hat Trick tonight. He's more than earned it.

The defense seems to be playing fairly well...but they're gonna give up another 40+ SoG game. Vasy is playing his usual stellar game. I really thought the Stamkos line would be negated tonight...but they've been snakebit. Stammer and Uncle Kuch have had their chances...seems like Luongo only makes great saves against them...and nobody else. Thankfully.

It MAY get ugly but our record after leading through 3 is impeccable. Geez...I almost jinxed it but deleted what I wrote.

This is where our depth usually rises to the top. One more goal seals the deal. Of course, our history dictates that this is where we take the period off so it'll probably go to OT. LOL!

"The Hockey Writers" has a great article about how the Lightning don't (or can't) put together a 60 minute game.

Can't wait for McD to finally get in the line up. Jesus, take the wheel.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Alpha » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:41 pm

Jesus...here we ****ing go...


4-3
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Alpha » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:47 pm

4-4

Sigh...
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby SixStringSamurai » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:47 pm

41 SOG wtf is this NHL 18?
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby SixStringSamurai » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:00 pm

JFC...where the **** is this defense...I’m sorry we aren’t winning **** this year
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Alpha » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:11 pm

**** me.

It sucks being right sometimes.

Here we go again.

By the time the playoffs start, we'll have played 4 extra games just because of all the OT's.

****!
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Jason Bourne » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:12 pm

Another OT game
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Jason Bourne » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:18 pm

Wow ! Pointer !
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Alpha » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:28 pm

That toe-drag was ****ing SICK!

Will we ever win a game in regulation again?

Vasy. Saved our bacon. Again.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Rocker » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:39 pm

Can we even call our defense mediocre, at best? Awful performance tonight. McD will help, I hope?

Thank you, tiny newborn baby Jesus, for the brick wall ninja cat of a goalie we have.


Yikes.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Alpha » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:19 am

Rocker wrote:Can we even call our defense mediocre, at best? Awful performance tonight. McD will help, I hope?

Thank you, tiny newborn baby Jesus, for the brick wall ninja cat of a goalie we have.


Yikes.


At THIS point? No. Not mediocre.

The good news is that, going into the payoffs, NONE of us are gonna expect us to win the Cup. So we might all be pleasantly surprised if we do well...
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Buc2 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:25 am

6 OT's in a row, 3 of em SO's. This is getting stupid now. That's 2 extra games worth in less than 2 weeks. The lack of defense has got to be very concerning to Cooper. Can 1 player (McDonagh), make that much of a difference to this defense once he starts playing? He better or we may be fucked come the playoffs.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Phantom Phenom » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:56 am

Buc2 wrote:6 OT's in a row, 3 of em SO's. This is getting stupid now. That's 2 extra games worth in less than 2 weeks. The lack of defense has got to be very concerning to Cooper. Can 1 player (McDonagh), make that much of a difference to this defense once he starts playing? He better or we may be fucked come the playoffs.


No lol
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Swashy » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:18 pm

Buc2 wrote:6 OT's in a row, 3 of em SO's. This is getting stupid now. That's 2 extra games worth in less than 2 weeks. The lack of defense has got to be very concerning to Cooper. Can 1 player (McDonagh), make that much of a difference to this defense once he starts playing? He better or we may be fucked come the playoffs.


Que???? OT lasts 5 minutes and even then we end it much sooner than that. We've played maybe 20 and 30 minutes or so of extra hockey
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Rocker » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:37 pm

The return of Vladdy.

Go Bolts!
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Jason Bourne » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:57 pm

Lightning dominating 14 shots to 0

2-0
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby DreadNaught » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:03 pm

Poor Lunquist. He's getting peppered.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Jason Bourne » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:08 pm

DreadNaught wrote:Poor Lunquist. He's getting peppered.


It’s like a shooting gallery
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Hit55 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:23 pm

DreadNaught wrote:Poor Lunquist. He's getting peppered.

It's amazing the score is only 2-0 at the end of one. Kind of a testament to Lundqvist's ability...even at 36.

It is nice to see Tampa playing some good defense right now though.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Alpha » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:35 am

Hit55 wrote:
DreadNaught wrote:Poor Lunquist. He's getting peppered.

It's amazing the score is only 2-0 at the end of one. Kind of a testament to Lundqvist's ability...even at 36.

It is nice to see Tampa playing some good defense right now though.


Just watched the replay...and I agree completely. Playing a lesser goalie, that would've been 4 or 5 in the first. Maybe the most dominant period I've seen ANY team play this year.

Good win against a bad team. I don't put much stock into this game. A throw away.

Boston must get pissed. They're playing really well and can't make up any ground.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 NHL Season Threa

Postby Rocker » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:31 pm

HELLUVA game so far. Uncle Kuch and Miller have really been grinding today.
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