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Syracuse Crunch lose 5-3 to Cleveland Monsters It was a battle of streaks heading into Game One between the Syracuse Crunch and the Cleveland Monsters. The Monsters had won nine straight playoff games dating back to their Calder Cup victory in 2016. The Crunch had won six straight opening round games.
Lightning GM Brise Bois not overreacting to playoff loss - Tampa Bay general manager Julien BriseBois said Thursday he is not going to overreact to the Lightning's historically quick postseason exit and he still has confidence in coach Jon Cooper.
Why the Lightning and Penguins Were Eliminated Scotty Bowman had already coached six teams to the Stanley Cup championship when his high-powered Detroit Red Wings that won 12 of their first 14 playoff games couldn't get the puck away from the New Jersey Devils and got swept in the 1995 final. eval; "They just shut us right down," Bowman said.
NHL Rumors: Red Wings, Lightning and UFAs Increasing Their Stock Steve Yzerman to be named the Detroit Red Wings GM. Tampa Bay Lightning will need to make some changes. Matt Duchene is one pending free agent who has increase his stock this playoffs.
Lightning GM BriseBois Not Overreacting to Playoff Loss - Tampa Bay general manager Julien BriseBois said Thursday he is not going to overreact to the Lightning's historically quick post-season exit and he still has confidence in coach Jon Cooper.
Steve Yzerman Is Coming Back To Detroit, And It's About Friggin' Time! Red Wings legend Steve Yzerman is spurning that lame expansion team in Seattle, and he's ignoring lost franchises like the Rangers, and-of course-he kicked the Tampa Bay Chokemeisters to the curb, all so he could come home to Detroit.
Report: The Tampa Bay Lightning are interested in Russian defenceman Artyom Sergeyev Russian sports site Sport Business Online reports that the Tampa Bay Lightning are interested in Russian defenseman Artyom Sergeyev. His name might sound familiar for some fans, Sergeyev played for the Syracuse Crunch during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons.
Steve Yzerman saved the Red Wings once and might just do it again Taking over as general manager for Ken Holland - who will become an advisor for the final year of his contract, per the Detroit Free Press - Yzerman is coming back to the city where he became one of the greatest hockey players of all time.
What Happened to the 2018-19 Tampa Bay Lightning? The Columbus Blue Jackets stunned the Tampa Bay Lightning, sweeping them in four games. What happened to the Stanley Cup favorites?
Round One Preview: Syracuse Crunch vs. Cleveland Monsters It should, as these two teams just watched their NHL affiliates battle out a similar scenario. Hopefully this ends a little differently for Crunch fans. The two teams met four times over the regular season with the Crunch winning twice in regulation while losing once in a shootout and once in overtime.
Quick Strikes: Lightning prospect Alex Barre-Boulet awarded the Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award Tampa Bay Lightning prospect and Syracuse Crunch forward has been awarded the Dudley Garrett Memorial Award. The award is given every year to the AHL's most outstanding rookie. This is the first time in team history that a Crunch rookie has been recognized by the league with this honor.
Columbus Blue Jackets sweep President's Trophy winner Tampa Bay Lightning: Crowquill CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Cleveland Cavaliers are not in the NBA playoffs this year, but our NHL hockey neighbors to the south, the Columbus Blue Jackets, are and they just swept the top-seeded Tampa Bay Lightning out of the first round in the NHL playoffs in a huge upset.
A Tampa man threatened to break-up with his girlfriend because she wasn't supportive enough of his Bolts-related meltdowns In a recent post to Reddit's r/Relationships, a distraught Tampa Bay resident sought advice from strangers after her boyfriend started freaking out when the Bolts went down 3-0.
Insiders tell how Steve Case's Rise of the Rest came to Tampa Persistence paid off for Linda Olson, president and CEO of Tampa Bay Wave. At least once a year since 2012, Olson has spoken to Steve Case, the tech entrepreneur who is the face of the Rise of the Rest Bus Tour, a national initiative to highlight promising startups in areas outside of the major technology hubs.
NHL Rumors: Jon Cooper, Vancouver Canucks, Pittsburgh Penguins, More In today's NHL rumor rundown, there are updates on the Vancouver Canucks and their blue line, the Tampa Bay Lightning are not going to abandon their coach, and the Pittsburgh Penguins will keep their coach but may move some key names.
THW Podcast - Ep. 19 - NHL Playoffs: Leafs & Lightning Down in Four On this edition of the Hockey Writers Podcast, we're bringing Euegene Helfrick to talk the shocking Tampa Bay Lightning loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets in four games and Conner McTague to talk the Penguins getting swept by the New York Islanders. eval;.
Please Get Rid of the Presidents' Trophy At the same time, it was so embarrassing that another Presidents' Trophy winner looked like an absolute joke after dominating the entire regular season. I'm sure many other people can get behind this, but the NHL should just get rid of the Presidents' Trophy.
Why The Tampa Bay Lightning Should Fire Head Coach Jon Cooper After the sweep heard around the world, it might be time for Tampa Bay to fire head coach Jon Cooper. With Yzerman set to leave, Cooper may soon follow.
Photo gallery: Second half of the Syracuse Crunch season We are so grateful for his work, and hope that you will enjoy this look-back at the second half of a memorable Crunch season! As a person who is usually shorter than her friends, I recognized Alex Barre-Boulet's hug position here all too well! Clearly, Dalton Smith just had something on his face here that Conacher wanted to help him with.
A special Lightning season ends with disappointment and frustration They certainly looked much better than the team the Lightning shellacked 17-3 in three regular season meetings prior to the trade deadline. But whatever the case, the season is over. The Lightning played worse than expected, suffered injuries, and had their best player get suspended for a game.
Strip The 'C' From Stamkos? Stamkos, Callahan, and Palat need to have their letters taken off their jersey for all of next season. Cooper needs to send a message that a performance like that is not only unacceptable, but holds consequences. Leadership is show, not worn. I don't just hold the leaders of this team responsible, although that's a huge part of it.
How the Lightning Melted Down in 3 Easy Steps After having one of the greatest regular seasons in NHL history, the Tampa Bay Lightning went from the top of the hockey world to the laughingstock of the league in less than one week.
Quick Strikes: It's locker cleanout day for the Tampa Bay Lightning And in case you missed it, the AHL Calder Cup Playoffs have technically started out west, but the majority of the teams will begin play on Friday. It isn't too late to fill out your bracket! In terms of prospects, Seldo has a potential goalie the Lightning might like to pick up this summer.
Blue Jackets sweep Lightning for 1st-ever series win The Columbus Blue Jackets have pulled off the unthinkable, eliminating the 62-win Tampa Bay Lightning from the Stanley Cup Playoffs in a four-game, first-round sweep with a 7-3 victory Tuesday night.
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