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  1. Tampa Bay storms back to tie it 3-3 after two periods behind Teddy Purcell’s two goals

    May 21, 2011, 3:42 PM EDT

    Teddy Purcell

    After a brutal first period, the Lightning stormed back to tie things up in the second period thanks to Teddy Purcell’s two goals and solid goaltending from Mike Smith.

  2. Turnovers and Patrice Bergeron’s two goals give Boston a 3-0 lead after one period

    May 21, 2011, 2:40 PM EDT

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    Patrice Bergeron

    A dominating first period from Patrice Bergeron and the Bruins has them ahead of Tampa Bay 3-0 after one.

  3. Ilya Bryzgalov would rather play in Russia than Winnipeg next season

    Apr 21, 2011, 5:51 PM EDT

    Ilya Bryzgalov

    Ilya Bryzgalov is an impending unrestricted free agent and he’s made a good home in Phoenix. If the team moves to Winnipeg next year, they shouldn’t count on having him return to the team.

  4. Tampa Bay clobbers Carolina 6-2; Rangers top Hurricanes for East’s eighth seed

    Apr 9, 2011, 10:04 PM EDT

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    Cory Stillman, Vincent Lecavalier, Brett Clark, Martin St. Louis

    Carolina had a chance to stamp its ticket to the playoffs with a win against Tampa Bay, but the Hurricanes will instead face a summer of regret after a crippling 6-2 loss. Their loss is the Rangers’ gain, as New York will be the eighth seed in the East.

  5. Western playoff chaos: Flames stay alive, Blackhawks take a fall, Stars win controversially

    Apr 3, 2011, 11:28 PM EDT

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    Alex Tanguay, Jarome Iginla, Olli Jokinen

    Right when you thought things were going to get easier in the Western Conference today went and screwed all of that up.

  6. Friday’s waiver madness: Smith and Bernier clear; Sturm, Boynton, Commodore go on

    Feb 25, 2011, 1:19 PM EDT

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    Tons of action going on with the waiver wire leading up to the trade deadline. We’ve got the guys who are on and off it today.

  7. Thursday Wire Watch: Panthers waive Steve Bernier, Lightning call Mike Smith up

    Feb 24, 2011, 4:55 PM EDT

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    Mike Smith

    Trades both recent and old color today’s two waiver wire moves, as the Panthers placed Steve Bernier on waivers while the Lightning called Mike Smith back up on re-entry waivers.

  8. Anaheim acquires Dan Ellis from Tampa Bay for Curtis McElhinney in goalie trade

    Feb 24, 2011, 11:44 AM EDT

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    Tampa Bay Lightning v New Jersey Devils

    The Lightning and Ducks traded goalies today, as Tampa Bay sent Dan Ellis to Anaheim for Curtis McElhinney. Click “Read More” for what this means.

  9. Goalie fight gone wrong: Rick DiPietro out 4-6 weeks with facial fractures, swelling in his knee

    Feb 4, 2011, 1:08 PM EDT

    Rick DiPietro, Brent Johnson

    It turns out that Brent Johnson hurt more than Rick DiPietro’s pride when he landed a one-punch knockout during their goalie fight on Wednesday night. The New York Islanders report that their constantly injured netminder will miss four to six weeks with facial fractures from the punch, although the Islanders listed knee swelling as another…

  10. Lightning goalie Mike Smith clears waivers, next destination AHL

    Feb 3, 2011, 6:01 PM EDT

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    Tampa Bay’s Mike Smith has cleared waivers and is off to the AHL next. An inglorious fall for the former Lightning starting goalie.

  11. Report: Islanders have ‘no interest’ in waived Lightning goalie Mike Smith

    Feb 2, 2011, 11:38 PM EDT

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    Mike Smith

    It might make sense for the Islanders to claim Mike Smith off of the waiver wire, but the team seems like it will stick with Kevin Poulin and Rick DiPietro instead.

  12. Tampa Bay waives goalie Mike Smith; Do Isles clear up Nabokov mess with him?

    Feb 2, 2011, 1:15 PM EDT

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    Tampa Bay has put goalie Mike Smith on waivers. Is this a chance for the Islanders to clean up their issue with Evgeni Nabokov?

  13. Save of the Night – Dan Ellis (January 21)

    Jan 22, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Dan Ellis earned the Save of the Night for January 21st.

  14. Who owns the Caps? This year it’s Dwayne Roloson as Tampa downs Washington 3-0

    Jan 13, 2011, 12:24 AM EDT

    Mathieu Perreault, Brett Clark, Dwayne Roloson

    Dwayne Roloson never had a lot of success against the Caps through most of his career. Now that he’s with Tampa Bay, he’s shut them out twice. You just can’t predict hockey, can you?

  15. Tampa Bay tries to improve its goalie situation by trading for veteran Dwayne Roloson

    Jan 1, 2011, 11:47 PM EDT

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    New York Islanders v New Jersey Devils

    The Lightning acquired goalie Dwayne Roloson from the Islanders in exchange for prospect Ty Wishart. The question is, who will be the odd man out between Roloson, Dan Ellis and Mike Smith?

  16. Lightning goalie Mike Smith to miss 2-3 weeks with knee injury

    Dec 23, 2010, 5:34 PM EDT

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    Tampa Bay Lightning v Washington Capitals

    The Lightning are going to have to make do without goalie Mike Smith for at least a couple weeks. Dan Ellis better be ready.

  17. Saves of the Night – Dan Ellis (December 22)

    Dec 23, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Dan Ellis didn’t win against the NY Islanders last night, but he made two great saves. Check them out in this post.

  18. Tampa Bay expects Mike Smith to miss about 2 weeks with ‘minor’ knee injury

    Dec 21, 2010, 12:45 AM EDT

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    mikesmith2weeks

    The Lightning claim that Mike Smith’s left knee injury is a minor one that will keep him out about two weeks.

  19. More on Tampa Bay’s netminding situation: Smith banged up, Lightning call up Desjardins

    Dec 20, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

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    smithandellis

    If the Evgeni Nabokov rumors weren’t enough, now the Lightning must juggle Mike Smith’s injury, the struggles of Dan Ellis and the call up of Cedrick Desjardins.

  20. PHT readers think Tampa Bay makes the most sense for Evgeni Nabokov

    Dec 17, 2010, 4:06 PM EDT

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    While the Washington Capitals and his former team the San Jose Sharks received plenty of votes, the greatest number of PHT readers think that Tampa Bay is the ideal location for Evgeni Nabokov.

  21. Vincent Lecavalier’s returns to Tampa Bay lineup, Lightning win 2-1 in shootout

    Dec 16, 2010, 12:28 AM EDT

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    Vincent Lecavalier, Anthony Stewart

    Vincent Lecavalier made his return to the Tampa Bay lineup and the Lightning pull off a shootout win. These things may just be coincidental.

  22. Vincent Lecavalier back on the ice for first time since hand surgery

    Dec 14, 2010, 11:41 AM EDT

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    Things are looking up for Tampa Bay. Now if they could only find a consistent goalie…

  23. Goal of the Night – Dennis Seidenberg (December 2)

    Dec 3, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

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    smithandellis

    Dennis Seidenberg tricked Mike Smith to earn Thursday’s goal of the night.

  24. Bruins pound Lightning 8-1 during Marc Savard’s return

    Dec 2, 2010, 10:10 PM EDT

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    savardsfirstgameback

    Marc Savard received a standing ovation upon his return to the Boston Bruins. Perhaps his teammates deserved one, too, after they absolutely dominated the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight. Boston 8, Tampa Bay 1 Another Bruins center who dealt with his own concussion problems ended up being one of the stars of the show, as David…

  25. Video: Flyers and Lightning combine for nine goals in first period, Lightning win 8-7

    Nov 18, 2010, 10:54 PM EDT

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    If you didn’t know any better, you would’ve thought that tonight’s game between the Flyers and Lightning was played in a simpler, more fun era of hockey. A day when scoring dominated the scene and getting good goaltending meant having a goals against average around 3.00. That’s right, these two teams dialed it back to…

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