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FTB: A Bolt from the blue

One Lightning fan had a really big day, yesterday.

Tampa Bay Lightning v Philadelphia Flyers
“Where’s your mouthguard, JvR?”
Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

There’s still another three days until the Marlies play again. We’ve been visiting them at Ricoh Coliseum this week to chat at practice about what happened in the last series, and what is to come. We will have a preview of their next series against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms for you soon.

Wednesday is also a day off for teams at the IIHF World Hockey Championship. The quarterfinals begin tomorrow. Latvia made it through to the quarterfinals by knocking out Denmark, and our beloved Frederik Andersen, in a 1-0 victory yesterday.

Canada will face Russia tomorrow. Needless to say, facing Russia so early is a high risk moment in the tournament but should be pretty fun to watch. If they win, Canada would next play the winner of the Finland vs. Switzerland game.

In the mean time, here’s what else is happening in the hockey world.

Last Night’s Game

The Lightning finally got back in the series last night, defeating the Capitals 4-2. Looks like they learned about the whole high glove thing.

Lightning stars step up in victory over Capitals - Raw Charge
Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 36 shots as Stamkos, Hedman, and Kucherov had muli-point games to lead the Lightning to victory.

Other News

Jagr says he will return to play for Kladno -
Jaromir Jagr said he intends to play another season for Kladno in the Czech Republic. It would be the 30th professional season for the 46-year-old forward.

Joel Bouchard is exactly what the Canadiens organization needs - Eyes On The Prize
Bouchard has coached the Armada to back-to-back QMJHL finals and has been involved with the team since they were the Montreal Junior.

Zero Playoff Points Sums up Coyle’s Disappointing Season - Hockey Wilderness
Charlie Coyle’s future with the Wild is in the hands of the new GM.

The Bruins aren’t trading Rask because they’re not ready for life without him - Stanley Cup of Chowder
A vocal contingent of fans want to move on from Tuukka Rask. The Boston Bruins...can’t.

Should the Bruins consider breaking up the best line in the NHL next season? - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Sure, it sounds like heresy — but such a move wouldn’t be without merit.

Should the Rangers pursue JvR? - Blueshirt Banter
The Rangers have options when it comes to building their roster for the 2018-19 season. Could JVR be an option they consider? [Species: NO. And it’s JvR.]

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Achariya says farewell to managing Raw Charge
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Which two teams are making the Stanley Cup Final?

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  • 33%
    Jets and Capitals
    (114 votes)
  • 25%
    Golden Knights and Capitals
    (87 votes)
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    Jets and Lightning
    (97 votes)
  • 13%
    Golden Knights and Lightning
    (45 votes)
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