Tag Archives: Tampa Bay Lightning

Who’ve You Got?

As the pain of the Caps’ loss fades to a dull ache, I find myself watching the Bruins-Lightning series with great interest. It’s exciting stuff—unpredictable, fast-paced, and… confusing. Because while I’m a fan of neither team, I still like to pick a horse if I’m going to bother watching a race. Whom to pick?

My wife takes a simple yet elegant approach: root for whoever’s losing at that exact moment. Stay with that team while they’re losing or tied… then switch to the other team if the lead changes. Effective, if a bit murky before the game’s first goal. Continue reading


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Another Frustrating Finale

Boudreau is a character in the best sense of the word—a cranky, cantankerous coach whose foul-mouthed tirades shocked many watching HBO’s Emmy-winning 24/7 series. He managed to yank a downward-spiraling team out of its losing streak with a change in its system, mid-season… no easy task given the offensive mindset that dominated the team since Alex Ovechkin arrived.

But after the Capitals’ sweep at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Boudreau simply needs to go. Continue reading

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There’s Something About Pittsburgh, Apparently

What is it about the Pittsburgh Penguins that encourages their players to flagrantly attempt to injure others? In hockey, elbows fly. Sticks jab. Shoulders crush. It’s a brutal game we love, and that’s as it should be. But no one should so blatantly intend to injure their opponents—for while all may be fair in love and war, anyone elevating professional sports to that level is deluded. Continue reading

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OFB TV: Winter Classic, Southeast Uncertainty

John Keeley sits down with Ted Starkey of the Washington Times and Ed Frankovic of WNST to talk Winter Classic afterglow, Southeast uncertainty, and what to expect in the second half of the season, the trade deadline, and the playoffs. Continue reading

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Mr. Hat Trick Strikes Again Against Tampa

Alexander Semin certainly seems to have the Lightning’s number this year. In two games he has six goals against them and last night he scored his three in just over four minutes. It took his goal total of the year to 17 and also gave him his third hat trick of the season. He scored the fastest natural hat trick in the NHL since Bobby Ryan did it in 2:21 in Jan., 2009. Continue reading

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Lightning Strikes Just Once: Caps 3, Bolts 1

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