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  • Ben Bishop misses Lightning practice, but isn't ruled out of Game 5

    Ben Bishop misses Lightning practice, but isn't ruled out of Game 5
    Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy is self-conscious about his inability to speak English fluently, so the 20-year-old Russian politely declines to allow television cameras to capture his interviews after games and practices. "Yeah, I...
  • Lightning goalie situation muddy; Ben Bishop out of practice Friday

    Lightning goalie situation muddy; Ben Bishop out of practice Friday
    BRANDON, Fla. — The Russian was rushed into the spotlight. So it's understandable 20-year-old Lightning backup/starting goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy is camera shy. He politely shooed them away from his locker Friday after his team practiced at...
  • Stanley Cup Final tied, 2-2, and even that doesn't tell how close it is

     Stanley Cup Final tied, 2-2, and even that doesn't tell how close it is
    This is the definition of a close Stanley Cup Final: The Tampa Bay Lightning and Chicago Blackhawks have each won two games. All were decided by one goal, only the third time in NHL history the opening four games of the Final were decided by that...
  • Obama stays neutral in NBA, roots for NHL's Blackhawks

    The avid sports fan who occupies the Oval Office is refusing to take sides as the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors battle for the NBA championship. President Barack Obama told the entertainment news show "Extra" on Thursday that both teams...
  • Chance to clinch Stanley Cup at home? Just fleeting thought to Blackhawks

    Chance to clinch Stanley Cup at home? Just fleeting thought to Blackhawks
    The last two times the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, the immediate celebrations were on the road. In Philadelphia in 2010 and in Boston in 2013, there were player parties on the ice with few fans left in the stands to help provide the background music...
  • Who knows what line juggling Joel Quenneville might try in Game 5

    Who knows what line juggling Joel Quenneville might try in Game 5
    You knew this was going to be different when Hawks' coach Joel Quenneville opened Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final with a line of Andrew Shaw at center for Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad. According to puckalytics.com, those three had an aggregate of 2,907...
  • Lightning's Ben Bishop still day to day; Steven Stamkos still scoreless

     Lightning's Ben Bishop still day to day; Steven Stamkos still scoreless
    TAMPA, Fla. — Jon Cooper was a healthy scratch Thursday. Lightning associate head coach Rick Bowness filled in for his boss, who he said was taking a "mental break," during media availability. Cooper is expected to return Friday. As for starting...
  • Lightning add drama on ice to Draconian ticket policy

    Lightning add drama on ice to Draconian ticket policy
    Central Florida sports fans may want to peek out their window and look west toward Tampa. There are some crazy goings-on all centered around a little hockey puck. The Tampa Bay Lightning are in the midst of a power-play struggle with the Chicago...
  • On The Fly: Some Hockey And Baseball Oddities

    On The Fly: Some Hockey And Baseball Oddities
    For the first time since 1968 the first four games of the Stanley Cup Finals have been decided by one goal. The Blackhawks and Lightning are tied at two games. In '68, Montreal swept St. Louis. And, notes the Chicago Tribune, the team with the most...
  • Hockey analytics show Patrick Sharp's scoring dropped as role changed

     Hockey analytics show Patrick Sharp's scoring dropped as role changed
    Patrick Sharp is known as a finisher. But this season, his struggles to score have led to speculation as to the cause, ranging from the mundane to the ridiculous. Many have suggested Sharp, 33, is aging and just doesn't have "it" anymore. This...
  • Game 4 draws 3rd-best NBCSN Stanley Cup Final audience

    Game 4 has drawn the third-largest audience for the Stanley Cup Final on NBCSN. The Chicago Blackhawks' 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night averaged more than 3.9 million viewers. NBC said Thursday that was up 16 percent from the...