Darren Raddysh

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Quick Strikes: Second Line Dominates, Vasilevskiy Rounding Into Playoff Form & Late Mental Lapse Ends Point Streak

Fresh off of a West Coast trip that saw them earn seven of a possible eight points and get closer to punching their playoff ticket, the Tampa Bay Lightning came home for three huge games against playoff-bound teams or ones still in the hunt. They earned four of a possible six points, making this home […]

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NHL Recap: Tampa Bay Lightning at Columbus Blue Jackets 02/10/2024

The Columbus Blue Jackets last met the Tampa Bay Lightning earlier this season on November 2, 2023. The Jackets would win that meeting 4-2 with a come-from-behind victory. With an ever-growing rivalry between these two teams, it seems as if each time they play each other, the games get more intense. This game had a […]

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What Has Keyed the Lightning’s Turnaround to Start 2024?

Since the calendar flipped to 2024, the Tampa Bay Lightning have been one of the hottest teams in the NHL. Their 9-3 record, 8-1 after the first week, has catapulted them into the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff race after a rocky start to this season. With 50 games in the books and only […]

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NHL Game Recap: New Jersey Devils vs. Tampa Bay Lightning | 01/27/2024

The New Jersey Devils fell 6-3 to the Tampa Bay Lightning in their final game before the all-star break. They mounted a strong performance in the first and third periods, but a poor showing in the middle frame cost them an important two points in the standings. With the loss, the Devils dropped to 24-20-3, […]

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NHL Game Recap: Minnesota Wild vs. Tampa Bay Lightning | 01/18/2024

After an important home win on Monday night, the Minnesota Wild lost 7-3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning on the road. While the first two periods remained close, the Lightning ran away with it in the third period.  Quick Recap Final Score: 7-3 Tampa Bay PIMS: 18 minutes combined Shots on goal: 38-33 Tampa Bay […]

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Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay Lightning

Quick Strikes: Cooper Reaches 500 Wins, Unlikely Overtime Heroes & Stamkos Makes Power Play History

Fresh off of a losing road trip to begin 2024, the Tampa Bay Lightning came home on a mission to start a winning streak that would vault them back into playoff contention. It wasn’t easy, but with one game remaining in this current four-game home stand, they have accomplished what they set out to do. […]

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NHL Game Recap: New Jersey Devils vs. Tampa Bay Lightning| 01/12/2024

Despite a strong effort from a depleted lineup, the New Jersey Devils dropped the first game of their road trip 4-3 in overtime to the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Devils controlled play for much of the night but couldn’t complete the comeback and earn the second point in overtime. With the loss, the Devils dropped […]

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Quick Strikes: NHL Debuts, Raddysh Breaks Out, Kucherov Named All-Star & Injuries Continue to Mount

Fresh off of a good, not great, end to 2023, the Tampa Bay Lightning embarked on a three-game road trip to begin 2024. They hoped a new year would bring about better luck on the road. Unfortunately, this road trip was a mirror image of most others this season, as the Lightning ended up with […]

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Game Recap: Minnesota Wild vs. Tampa Bay Lightning | 01/04/2024

The Minnesota Wild dropped their fourth straight game under new Head Coach John Hynes. Losing 4-1 at home against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Wild’s injury-laden roster just couldn’t compete. The Wild haven’t lost this many games in a row since the end of former head coach Dean Evason’s tenure with the club. Quick Recap […]

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Bedard Earns Four Points in Blackhawks Win Over Lightning: Three Takeaways

The Blackhawks took on the Lightning Thursday night at the Amalie Arena to kick off their mom’s trip. With a four point effort (2G, 2A) from Connor Bedard, Chicago shot down Tampa Bay to win their fifth game of the season 5-3. Here are three things to know before they take on the Florida Panthers. […]

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