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Tampa Bay Lightning Playoff Thread 2022

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by gatordavisl, May 8, 2022.

  1. gatordavisl

    gatordavisl VIP Member

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    Hey @tilly I didn't see a thread for the Lightning and thought I'd post. If it belongs in another forum, feel free to move. The lightning are down two games to one to Toronto, but lead game four 5-0 with 5:00 left in the second. Hard to look ahead, but 4seed Washington is up two games to one against 1seed FL Panthers. Let's go Lightning!
     
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  2. Skink

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    Go Bolts!
     
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  3. Gatorrick22

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    Calling tilly...Come in tilly. Lol. :D
     
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  4. Series is tied 2-2 going into the next game on May 12th at 7:30 ET. Florida Panthers have also tied up their series 2-2.
     
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    Was the Lightning game tonight scheduled for tonight postponed until the 12th?
     
  6. Skink

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    Tonite at 7:30 in Toronto
     
  7. My mistake. You are correct. The next game is tonight, May 10.
     
  8. tilly

    tilly Superhero Mod. Fast witted. Bulletproof posts. Moderator VIP Member

    Sorry guys. I got some heat from posters for doing it the last two years so I held off. (I was going to wait until there was a round two.)

    That and I've never had a good feeling about this team.

    (For some reason I wasnt prompted in my notifications that I was tagged here and dont come to SG much between the spring game and August.)

    Maybe my posting will break the jinx.

    Blowing a two goal lead last night and having yo win game 6 and 7 is a terrible spot.

    Vassy has looked human and we miss chance after chance to clear pucks and score on open looks.

    That game should have been 4-0 last night by 1st intermission.

    I think they are tired.

    They have had 4 months of playoff hockey that the other teams havent had, coupled with shortened offseasons and lnjuries that have disrupted rhythm.

    Im not giving up, but I am pretty down about this team right now. Maybe an early exit and LONG offseason will allow the team to rest and regain a hunger. There are still some years left in their cup window.
     
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  9. GatorChoice

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    What a goal by Cirelli!
     
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  10. gatordavisl

    gatordavisl VIP Member

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    I'm behind on DVR & just saw the Cirelli play. He forced a t/o, took the puck, spun and got the goal on a back hand in the five hole. Must be a hockey player's dream.
    Well, now TO scored to make it 2-1. :emoji_fearful::emoji_fingers_crossed:
     
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  11. gatordavisl

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    Wait . . . you got heat from sports fans for posting threads about a FL professional sports franchise in the playoffs? #playoffhockeyiscrazygood
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  12. gatordavisl

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    GOAL!!! 3 up
     
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  13. stp_gator

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    Huge win in OT to force game 7!
    ⚡️Go Bolts!⚡️
     
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  15. tilly

    tilly Superhero Mod. Fast witted. Bulletproof posts. Moderator VIP Member

    Indeed. The "This is a Gator Football forum!" Crowd.

    Man I thought they were dead last night.
    Blowing another 2 goal lead.

    Somehow they found a way.

    It took OT of game 6 for Vassy to look like his true self. But with the season on the line he made 3 incredible saves to keep them alive.

    Pointer finally got rewarded for how hard he has worked.

    The only bad part of such a great win is we have 48 hours of anxiety now lol.

    Go Bolts⚡⚡⚡⚡
     
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  16. tilly

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    Mishkin is the GOAT. Him and Espo are basically the embodiment of the fanbase at any given moment.
     
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  17. Skink

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    Game 7 baby!
    Go Bolts!
     
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  18. maxgator

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    And we are going to have 3 hours of clenched butt cheeks Saturday... It's ok though. Bolts!
     
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  19. gatorchamps0607

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    Late to the party but along for the ride!

    Game 7 baby! Lets go Bolts!
     
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  20. LakeGator

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    I had no idea that the Maple Leaf playoff history was so dismal. This article, Lightning won’t dwell on Maple Leafs’ playoff misfortunes, has the details and how the Lightning won’t focus on the poor history.

    Hopefully, the recent playoff history is kept in place.