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Tampa Bay Lightning Win Game 2, Ties the Series - Last Word on Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning Win Game 2, Ties the Series - Last Word on Sports

The win Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals over the by a final score of 3-2. The Stars were leading 1-0 but now the series is 1-1 after an electric performance from Tampa. It was a gritty game that ultimately came down to what teams could do with the man-advantage. The Lightning struck early and often but Dallas clawed its way back with physical play.was a huge part of Dallas’s first victory but Tampa Bay aggressive early and scored the first goal of the game off the power-play. got past the veteran netminder off a terrific feed from and . It certainly didn’t help that Dallas took three...

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Jamie Oleksiak Leads The Dallas Stars To A Game 1 Victory

Jamie Oleksiak Leads The Dallas Stars To A Game 1 Victory

The phenomenal play of the is continuing into Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against the . Playing the role of underdog, the Stars defeated the Lightning by a score of 3-1. Coming into the series, the Lightning were the heavy favourites, but the Stars relish the role of being the underdog. Like they do always in close games, the Stars broke a 1-1 tie late in the second period on  game-winning goal. From there the Dallas defence took over shutting down the speed of the Lightning. shut the door while and added some insurance to seal the victory.both the Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning...

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Tampa Bay Lightning Win Game 6, Advance to Stanley Cup Final - LWOH

Tampa Bay Lightning Win Game 6, Advance to Stanley Cup Final - LWOH

The are Eastern Conference Champions. After defeating the in six games, the Lightning advance to their first Stanley Cup Final since 2015. They’ll meet the in the final best-of-seven bout. Tampa won this Game 6 in an overtime thriller after losing Game 5 in OT.News on the injury front highlighted the start of the game. Brayden Point drew back in for Tampa, but Adam Pelech was a no-go for the Island. Both teams would dress 11 forwards and seven defencemen.It was a lazy start to the game, continuing Game 5’s trend. There was a multitude of low-risk opportunities throughout the first few...

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Arizona Coyotes Dilemma: Trade or Keep Darcy Kuemper

Arizona Coyotes Dilemma: Trade or Keep Darcy Kuemper

The rumours are flying and the question is will star goalie be flying to a new NHL city to continue his career? Without question, it is being considered. But why? Isn’t he the best player on this team? We’ll try to examine the pro’s and con’s of a trade with Darcy Kuemper’s name on it.When the Arizona Coyotes obtained Darcy Kuemper on February 21, 2018, from the , he was thought of as a backup goalie to starter . Raanta had a good year with a 21-17-6 record and a .930 save percentage to go along with a 2.24 goals-against-average. Kuemper saw limited action after the trade to the Coyotes. He...

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Jordan Eberle Wins it for New York Islanders in Game 5

Jordan Eberle Wins it for New York Islanders in Game 5

The and have finished Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. It was a close one all the way through with the New York Islanders winning by a score of 2-1 in double overtime. They have forced a Game 6 that will go Thursday night. buried the game-winner.The first period of this game saw an impressive defensive effort by the New York Islanders. An early powerplay gave the Lightning an opportunity to seize control of the game. Tampa Bay applied consistent pressure to make a deadly special teams unit look as dangerous as ever. Islanders defenceman  stood tall in front of the net. With a...

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Brayden Point Return Propels Tampa Bay Lightning To A Game 4 Victory

Brayden Point Return Propels Tampa Bay Lightning To A Game 4 Victory

In one of the more crucial games of the series, Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final was a defensive battle between the and . Outside of the three goals in 27 seconds in the second period, goals were hard to come by. With the Lightning scoring two goals in 12 seconds. The Lightning added two more goals including one by the returning to defeat the Islanders by a score of 4-1. Game 4 was one of the more physical games of the series as well. Neither team wanting to give the other an inch. However, it was the Lightning’s quick outburst in the second period that has them up 3-1 lead in the...

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Sep 13
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Naomi Osaka Wins Second US Open Title - Last Word on Tennis

Naomi Osaka Wins Second US Open Title - Last Word on Tennis

Both Victoria Azarenka and Naomi Osaka were riding a wave of red hot form entering the 2020 US Open final, and when they collided it was a memorable match. With both players seeking a third career Grand Slam title, the 22 year old Osaka clawed back from the brink of defeat to prevail 1-6 6-3 6-3 in just under 2 hours against the veteran 31 year old Azarenka. Osaka remains undefeated in Grand Slam finals, taking her third overall and second US Open title.The WTA star from Belarus was untouchable with her first serve in the opening set, striking it at 94% rate. It took just 27 minutes for...

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Victoria Azarenka Pulls Off Stunning Comeback to Upset Serena Williams in US Open Semifinal

Victoria Azarenka Pulls Off Stunning Comeback to Upset Serena Williams in US Open Semifinal

Victoria Azarenka extended her winning streak in New York to 11 matches with a victory over Serena Williams in the semifinal. In 2012 and 2013, Azarenka and Serena Williams battled in consecutive US Open finals. Both times Williams came out the winner. Thursday, the roles were reversed. Azarenka, after initial nerves, settled in to the contest, absorbed Williams’ power on serve and off the ground, and forced Williams into long, taxing rallies eventually overcoming the 23-time Major champion–who injured her ankle at the beginning of the third set–1-6 6-3 6-3.All of the reasons for Williams...

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Jack Rossiter-Munley
Sep 11
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Nikita Kucherov Buzzer Beater Wins Tampa Bay Lightning Game 2 of Eastern Conference Final - Last Word on Hockey

Nikita Kucherov Buzzer Beater Wins Tampa Bay Lightning Game 2 of Eastern Conference Final - Last Word on Hockey

Great teams find ways to win, and the showed why they have something special in Game 2. With the clock ticking down and overtime looming, had other plans and fired home a cross-ice pass from to give the Lightning a 2-1 lead with 7.8 seconds left.Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final was a contest the Lightning nearly gift-wrapped to the , but it’s now a 2-0 Tampa Bay series lead. It’s scary how the Bolts can go from scoring eight goals and blowing a team out of the water, to recorded 21 shots and getting the same end result.Arguably the biggest story Wednesday was Lightning forward leaving...

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Sep 10
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Re-Signing Tyler Ennis Could Greatly Benefit the Edmonton Oilers

Re-Signing Tyler Ennis Could Greatly Benefit the Edmonton Oilers

The had an interesting season. Their regular season surprised many and saw them near the top of the Western Conference standings. However, when they got to the bubble, they lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in a massive upset. This once again has many Oilers fans questioning where they should go from here. General Manager didn’t go all-in on this season. However, he did spend assets to acquire players like , , and .Green barely ended up playing for them as he opted-out of the return to play and . Ennis is an unrestricted free agent and Athanasiou is a restricted free agent. Out of the two,...

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Tampa Bay Lightning Offence Is the Difference Maker in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final

Tampa Bay Lightning Offence Is the Difference Maker in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final

The Eastern Conference Final features the and the battling head-to-head. Tampa is known for its explosive offence. New York is known for its defence and its ability to win the third period.A lot of people thought coming into Game 1 that Tampa would have the advantage over New York with the boost of getting back, who was injured in Game 5. Even without their captain  for another round of the playoffs, that proved to be true as the Lightning defeated the Islanders 8-2.It has been a week since the last time Tampa played, defeating the in five games. Some people assumed they might be a little...

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Novak Djokovic Defaulted Out of US Open for hitting Lineswoman with Ball - Last Word on Tennis

Novak Djokovic Defaulted Out of US Open for hitting Lineswoman with Ball - Last Word on Tennis

Update 7:02 PM Eastern: Novak Djokovic apologizing for the incident.Novak Djokovic has been defaulted out of the US Open after a ball he hit away in frustration struck a line judge in the throat during his match against Pablo Carreno Busta late in the first set of their fourth-round clash. Although there is no suggestion that the Serbian intended to injure the line judge, the rules are clear that any ball or racquet thrown that hits a line judge will lead to a default for the player and that is what happened to the world #1, who was considered to be the favourite by most ahead of the...

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