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Name: Raw Charge
Description: An unofficial Tampa Bay Lightning blog from SB Nation
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Date Added: 2009-04-25 08:24:30
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Kucherov’s OT winner keeps Tampa in the playoff race.
Lightning at Red Wings Recap: Andrei Vasilevksiy makes 29 saves in the 2-1 win. The Lightning breathed life into their playoff hopes last night by beating Boston; they kept those hopes from being snuffed out by coming back to beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 in overtime. Nikita Kucherov ...

From the Press Box: I need a nickname
Welcome to "From the Press Box", where Raw Charge's reluctant-yet-enthusiastic correspondent in the Amalie Arena press box, Clark Brooks, takes you behind the scenes of the exciting world of watching hockey from the rafters for the purpose of writing articles about it. The best thin...

91 Days of Stamkos: Day 82, Stamkos at Joe Louis Arena
Stamkos is going to miss the Lightning’s last game at this fabled arena. How has he fared there over the years? Soon, very soon, Joe Louis Arena will be shuttering its doors for the final time. On Friday, the Tampa Bay Lightning will visit for the very last time to take on the Detroit Red ...

Here’s what we learned about Slater Koekkoek’s recall
Raw Charge reached out to the Syracuse Crunch and Tampa Bay Lightning front offices to unravel our confusion about the recall. Last night, when Jason Garrison was injured in the second period against the Boston Bruins, we published an article explaining why Slater Koekkoek would not be ...

Scouting defensemen in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft for the Lightning
We take a look at some potential defensive draft prospects the Lightning could target. As it stands right now, the Lightning are slated to pick in the middle of the first round. Their exact position will depend on how they and the teams around them finish out the year. If they make it i...

Tampa Bay Lightning at Detroit Red Wings preview: Last night at the Joe
A short postmortem on two very similar seasons. Tampa Bay Lightning at Detroit Red Wings: GAME 74 Time: 7:30 PM Eastern Time Location: Joe Louis Arena Broadca...

NHL Playoff Race: Lightning live to fight another day with a win
Lightning pull off a rare road win in Boston on the strength of Nikita Kucherov’s hat trick. With the Lightning clawing their way back into the playoff picture since the trade deadline, and with the end of the season within sight, it’s time to start scoreboard watching.

Quick Strikes: Nikita Kucherov leads the league in power play goals
The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Boston Bruins, Kucherov continued his dominant season, and several prospects geared up for the playoffs. The Bolts Nikita Kucherov’s hat-trick powers the Lightning past the Bruins. “The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Boston Bruins ...

Kucherov’s hat-trick powers the Lightning past the Bruins
The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated divisional rival Boston Bruins in regulation to pick up a crucial two points in the playoff hunt. The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Boston Bruins 6-3. By winning in regulation, the Lightning gain traction in their race to make the playoffs while also ...

Reviewing the post-trade deadline recall rules AKA Why Lightning can’t recall Koekkoek
Jason Garrison got hurt against Boston. Why can’t we recall Slater Koekkoek? With Jason Garrison leaving the game against the Boston Bruins in the second period, the #FreeKoekkoek tweets that everyone had saved in their drafts were immediately fired off.

Photo gallery: 12 photos of Lightning defenseman Libor Hajek
The Czech native was drafted in 2016. This week, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Libor Hajek agreed to a three-year, two-way entry level contract. Meet the newest Bolt in this...

91 Days of Stamkos: Day 81, Stamkos smash ping pong ball!
Steven Stamkos is pretty good at almost everything he does. Except table tennis. Last weekend the Tampa Bay Lightning had their annual Bolts Family Carnival. For roughly thr...

NHL Playoff Race: Maples Leafs and Islanders increase their lead on the Lightning
Lightning lose even more ground in the playoff race. With the Lightning clawing their way back into the playoff picture since the trade deadline, and with the end of the season within sight, it’s time to start scoreboard watching. For the Lightning to ...

CrunchCast 19: Catching up with former Crunch goaltender Dan LaCosta
For the first time in seven years, former Crunch mainstay Dan LaCosta speaks out on his time in Syracuse and his life post-hockey. With Zenon Konopka appreciation night at the War Memorial just around the corner, the weekly CrunchCast is welcoming back other familiar faces to reminisce on...

Lightning at Bruins preview: Down... but not out
It’s a battle of two teams on losing skids. Lightning at Bruins: Game 73 Time: 7 pm Eastern Time Location: TD Garden Broadcast/Streaming: SUN, NESN, TVAS

Quick Strikes: Fight for that spot!
Ten games left in the regular season. The Bolts Lightning needs big win total in final 10 games for playoff hope. "[T]he Lightning needs a winning finish to have a playoff shot, like going 8-2. And that would likely require two wins in Boston and one in Toronto." [...

91 Days of Stamkos: Day 80, Should Stamkos play this season?
There are 10 games left. Is the juice worth the squeeze? This isn’t an official injury update, simply because there hasn’t been one in a few days. As the season winds down, the question changes from, “Can Stamkos return,” to “Should Stamkos return.” With the loss to Arizona

NHL Playoff Race: Lightning take another big step towards elimination
The losses to Toronto and Washington could be foreseen, but losing to Arizona was not what the Lightning needed. With the Lightning clawing their way back into the playoff picture since the trade deadline, and with the end of the season within sight, it’s time to start scoreboard...

Transcript: Cooper says, “If you’re not going to defend, you’re not going to win”
Transcribed for accessibility. Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper discusses the team’s three-game losing streak and his “defense-first” philosophy.

Quick Strikes: The Tampa Bay Lightning have allowed 15 goals in their last three games
The Bolts drop a game to the Coyotes, the Syracuse Crunch are atop the North division, and junior hockey playoffs are around the corner. The Bolts The Tampa Bay Lightning pick up their third consecutive loss as they fall 5-3 to the Arizona Coyotes. [


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