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Sentinel & Enterprise
Breaking down the NHL playoffs
STORY LINE: Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop, who was dominant in the four games against Montreal, is expected to miss at last the start of the seven-game series because of an upper-body injury.
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6 hrs ago
Eastern Conference playoff preview: Bruins' depth, size will test Red Wings
Jimmy Howard will face a Bruins team that averaged 3.15 goals per game -- third-best in the NHL.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
The News Tribune
Series guide to Stanley Cup playoffs
Don't take any stupid penalties, watch those cross-ice passes and just win your shift.
The Chronicle Herald
Defence likely theme for Habs, Bolts
Montreal Canadiens left-winger Thomas Vanek, right, knocks Tampa Bay Lightning left-winger Ondrej Palat off the puck during an NHL game in Tampa, Fla., on April 1. The Canadiens finished second in the Eastern Conference in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign only to see their attack fizzle and their players take a pounding in a five-game setback ... (more)
NHL Playoffs: Eastern Conference matchup preview
With the regular season concluding over the weekend, eight teams from both the Eastern and Western conferences are ready for the next part of their season and the best part of the year for their fans: The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Miami Herald
Stanley Cup Playoff Preview - Tampa Bay vs. Montreal
Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton continued his strong start with a double in the first inning and a 2-for-4 night against the Nationals.
Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning Series Preview
Feb 1, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin and Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Eric Brewer collide during the over time period at Bell Centre.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Martin St. Louis Ready to Make Big Impact in NHL Playoffs for New York Rangers
When the helmet comes off after a tough early April morning skate in Denver, the touches of gray around Martin St. Louis ' temples are hard to miss.
Cooper, Lightning thrive to make playoffs despite season of adversity
The Tampa Bay Lightning coach had just watched superstar Steven Stamkos crash into the net in Boston and break his right leg against the right post.
Detroit Free Press
Full 2014 NHL playoffs pairings, with analysis
Season series: Wings won, 3-1. The buzz: Boston won the Presidents' Trophy with 117 points.
Bolts By The Bay
Tampa Bay Lightning End Regular Season In Style; Secure Home Ice Advantage
In the beginning of the 2013-14 season, I'm almost positive that no one had the Tampa Bay Lightning finishing anywhere close to second place behind the perennial elite Boston Bruins in the newly realigned Atlantic Division.
Analyst Says Ryan Callahan Is Made For Post Season Play
It was less than two months ago that Tampa Bay Lighting forward Ryan Callahan found himself in very public contract negotiations with the New York Rangers right as the NHL trade deadline was rapidly approaching.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
'Nothing better than playoffs in a big market,' says Martin St. Louis
Go ahead and accuse me of reading too much into a quote, but I found this one from Martin St. Louis rather interesting Nice talk with Marty St Louis, who is excited for playoffs at MSG: "Nothing better than playoffs in a big market.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Sports Media 101
The Philadelphia Flyers' Possible First-Round Matchups in the Stanley Cup Playoffs
Flyers 101 provides 24/7 obsessive sports coverage of the Philadelphia Flyers as a part of Sports Media 101 .
New York Post
Micheletti: Why these Rangers are better suited for Cup run
The Rangers went out in the second round of last season's Stanley Cup playoffs managing 10 goals in a five-game Bruins romp.
Too Many Men On The Site
Why The Tampa Bay Lightning Will / Will Not Win The Stanley Cup
As we approach the start of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Too Many Men On The Site will be taking a look at the teams that have qualified.
Line of Brassard, Zuccarello and Pouliot has excelled down the stretch
Benoit Pouliot and Derick Brassard celebrate with Mats Zuccarello after his goal during the first period of a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Dec. 29, 2013.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Don't Count Out Resilient Tampa Bay Lightning
With the NHL playoffs about a week away, most of the sports media is busy predicting who they think has the best chance of raising hockey's most coveted trophy, the Stanley Cup, come June.
Top 25 Under 25: Conclusion
To prevent dragging this series out any further, we wrap up this year's edition of the Tampa Bay Lightning Top 25 Under 25 with updates on spots #3, #2, and #1, as well as an overall conclusion.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Lightning advanced stats: Are the Lightning in real trouble?
The Lightning have experienced some significant changes in their possession, shooting, and save stats since the NHL returned from the Olympic break.