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Bishop, Lightning rout Kings for second straight win

“It remains to be seen whether the Lightning’s first back-to-back victories since Dec. 20-22 is a sign of a team finally ready to go on its elusive run. But considering Tampa Bay is still fighting for its playoff life, it’s very encouraging to get the much-needed results.”

Bishop gets back-to-back starts for Lightning

“Bishop rewarded the Lightning with its second straight win, this one coming in his first shutout of the season. Bishop was at his best in the first period with 19 saves, 28 total. It was Bishop’s first shutout since May 8 against the Islanders in the playoffs.”

Jones: Lightning starting to resemble the team we expected it to be, but it’s just a start

“The magic returned Tuesday night at Amalie Arena for the Lightning. Ben Bishop pitched a shutout. Nikita Kucherov had a pair of goals. Jonathan Drouin added a goal. And the Lightning blasted the Kings, 5-0, for the team’s first back-to-back victories since right before Christmas.”

The Lightning Insider

Bishop blanks Kings as Lightning roll, hoping this gets them on a roll

“Ben Bishop stopped all 28 shots for his first shutout of the season, 19th of his career and first in the regular season since March 28, 2016. ‘It’s nice. It’s been a while,’ Bishop said. ‘I’ll definitely take it.’ Nikita Kucherov scored twice, Vladislav Namestnikov had a pair of assists while Gabriel Dumont scored his first NHL goal since April 17, 2013, while he was with the Montreal Canadiens.”

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Recap: Bolts take Kings to court, win 5-0

“Speaking of Kucherov, his skill and playmaking ability continue to help [Tampa Bay] win games. Even at times when the Bolts played underwhelmingly, such as in the first period, Kuckerov at times was able to ignite the team regardless of whether they were playing badly with little zone time.”