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Lightning, Rangers looking for more defense in Game 4

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 22, 2015 - 11:37
For a team that enters Game 4 with a 2-1 series lead, the Lightning and has put up six goals in back-to-back games, the Lightning spent a lot of time Friday morning talking about one major negative - the five goals it allowed Wednesday.
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With Matt Carle out, Mark Barberio to make playoff debut

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 22, 2015 - 10:43
At the end of Friday's morning skate, associate Rick Bowness approached defenseman Mark Barberio to give him the news: he'll make his playoff debut tonight in Game 4.
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Rangers' Lundqvist: "I have to be better"

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 21, 2015 - 13:10
By the end of the second round, the Lightning had arguably the best goalie in the world, Montreal's MVP finalist Carey Price, taking the blame for a conference semifinal series loss.
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Nikita Kucherov shows resiliency with Game 3 winner against Rangers

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 20, 2015 - 23:10
Before Nikita Kucherov was the hero of Wednesday night's 6-5 overtime win over the Rangers, the 21-year-old wing blamed himself for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final getting to overtime in the first place.
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Marty St. Louis not worried about fan reception tonight

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 20, 2015 - 11:50
And he's not worried about it, either. "It's always special, you know, coming here, obviously with my time here," St. Louis said after Wednesday's morning skate. "But right now my focus is not so much my time here. It's really, how do we get past these guys? This building is going to be loud. They feed off those fans. We need a good start …
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Steven Stamkos feeling comfortable at wing

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 20, 2015 - 11:27
Lightning captain Steven Stamkos has played center his entire life, and is one of the best in the league.
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Brian Boyle 'pretty emotional' after birth of first child

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 20, 2015 - 10:39
Lightning veteran center Brian Boyle was all smiles Wednesday morning, shaking many hands in celebrating Tuesday's birth of his first child.
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Brian Boyle returns to ice, but status hasn't changed

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 18, 2015 - 12:07
Veteran Lightning center Brian Boyle participated in Monday's optional morning skate at Madison Square Garden, which would appear to be a sign of progress.
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Cooper: Game 1 tape made him "want to vomit"

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 17, 2015 - 16:02
Coach Jon Cooper said sometimes he watches film of a previous game, and realizes the team played better than he thought.
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Cooper expects Ryan Callahan to play in Game 1

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 16, 2015 - 10:41
It looks like veteran wing Ryan Callahan will play in today's Game 1 against the Rangers.
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Cooper: Decision to play up to Callahan

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 15, 2015 - 13:52
Veteran wing Ryan Callahan skated for the second straight day, saying he continues to feel better after Monday's emergency appendectomy. 
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St. Louis: Lightning just a team in the way

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 15, 2015 - 13:07
One of the biggest storylines heading into the Eastern Conference Final is former Lightning captain Marty St. Louis facing his old team. 
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Tampa Bay Lightning 19-year-old goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy draws comparison to Russian Royalty

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

Saw this story on the IIHF web site after Andrei Vasilevskiy made his senior team debut for Russia in a 6-1 victory against the United States, and there was quite the comparison made between Vasilevski and former Russian goaltender Vladislav Tretiak, the Hall of Fame goalie regarded as one of…

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Tampa Bay Lightning announce training camp roster, partial schedule

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

LIGHTNING TO OPEN TRAINING CAMP SEPT. 11 AT TAMPA BAY TIMES FORUM

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning will open the franchise’s 21st training camp on Wednesday, September 11 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, the team announced today.  The team also announced the additional 38 players who…

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Tampa Bay Lightning announce prospect camp schedule/roster

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

Here is your pertinent information for the Lightning prospect camp, that opens Saturday at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon and runs through Wednesday. The roster and schedule are below - yes, Jonathan Drouin will be in attendence - and one new wrinkle this season for fans who are not…

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New Tampa Bay Lightning commercial featuring pitchman (and Tampa resident) Anthony Sullivan

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

This is pretty funny stuff, featuring well known pitchman Anthony Sullivan of OxiClean fame along with Steven Stamkos, Teddy Purcell and Ryan Malone “pitching’’ a new four-game ticket plan. A well done production

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Five Syracuse players coming to Tampa Bay Lightning training camp

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

While the full allotment of players reporting to the start of Lightning training camp likely will not be known until late Saturday, at least some of them were told Friday night.

Following Friday’s Syracuse Crunch shootout victory against Norfolk, Syracuse general manager Julien BriseBois announced that five players…

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Tampa Bay Lightning to host part-time job fair

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Tampa Bay Times Forum will hold a part-time job fair on Thursday, January 10 from 5-9 p.m. on the Promenade Level of the arena.  The fair is being held to fill positions for the upcoming Lightning hockey season as well as other Times Forum…

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The NHL lockout is over, hockey is back

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

After nearly four months, the key to breaking the NHL lockout came in the wee hours of the morning.

Just before 6 a.m. Sunday word began to emerge that following a marathon 16-hour bargaining session in New York a tentative deal between the NHL and NHL Player’s Association has been…

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After NHL talks break off, league issues statement from owner Jeff Vinik, 3 others

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

Statement from Jeff Vinik, others are below


Tampa Bay Lightning Chairman and Governor Jeff Vinik today issued the follow statement today:

    “After working this week with our players toward what we hoped would be a new agreement, owners presented a proposal we believed would benefit those…

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