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Erik Condra's shuttle from Syracuse takes its toll

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - February 11, 2017 - 12:24
Wing Erik Condra has been the Lightning's yo-yo this season, getting recalled eight times from AHL Syracuse.
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Steve Yzerman 'extremely saddened' by death of Mike Ilitch

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - February 11, 2017 - 01:35
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said he was "extremely saddened" to hear of the passing of long-time Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch.
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Vasilevskiy gets start in big game vs. Wild

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - February 10, 2017 - 14:32
With goalie Ben Bishop being on a roll, and coming off a shutout, you would have thought he might get the start tonight in a measuring-stick game against the Western Conference-leading Wild. You'd also be wrong.
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Rick Bowness to pass Scotty Bowman for games coached

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - February 10, 2017 - 12:19
When you can pass Hall of Fame coach Scotty Bowman, you know it's a good day. It doesn't happen often.
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Tyler Johnson 'up in the air' for Friday's game

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - February 9, 2017 - 16:58
Think the Lightning has turned the corner?
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Gabriel Dumont 'earned his right' to stay with Lightning

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - February 8, 2017 - 13:54
Lightning forward Gabriel Dumont emphatically pumped both arms in the air, and let out a huge grin after scoring Tuesday night. You can't blame him. It's been a long time coming. Lightning forward Gabriel Dumont emphatically pumped both arms in the air, and let out a huge grin after scoring Tuesday night.
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Lightning Strikes! podcast: Is this the start of something?

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - February 8, 2017 - 12:11
Are the Lightning's back-to-back wins just a blip? Or the start of something? Times sports columnist Tom Jones and Lightning beat writer Joe Smith discuss what they've learned during the team's recent stretch in our …
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Three reasons a Lightning run could be coming

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - February 8, 2017 - 11:51
The crowd at Amalie Arena roared as it rose to its feet Tuesday night during the final seconds of the Lightning's 5-0 win over the Kings.
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Lightning hopes Saturday's win can be start of run

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - February 7, 2017 - 11:07
The Lightning enters tonight's game against the Kings with an opportunity to complete a feat it hasn't done in more than a month: Win back to back games.
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Yzerman: Stamkos' recovery 'right on course'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - February 2, 2017 - 15:16
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said while there's still no definite return date for captain Steven Stamkos, he's "right on course" in his recovery from knee surgery.
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Guy Boucher enjoys return to Tampa

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - February 2, 2017 - 13:10
Former Lightning coach Guy Boucher stepped in Amalie Arena Thursday for the second time since his firing four years ago.
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Ben Bishop hopes to stay, but also wants to play

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - February 2, 2017 - 12:55
With the trade deadline a month away, G Ben Bishop admits he doesn't know how it'll end up.
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Jake Dotchin quickly earning Lightning coaches' trust

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - February 1, 2017 - 16:20
Rookie defenseman Jake Dotchin said getting his first career NHL point Tuesday night was a thrill. "It was something, for sure," he said.
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Why Jonathan Drouin didn't play the final three minutes Tuesday

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - February 1, 2017 - 16:16
Much has been made about how wing Jonathan Drouin didn't play the final three minutes of Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Bruins, including when the Lightning had the extra attacker trying to tie the game.
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Father Len blesses new ice at Amalie

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 31, 2017 - 18:26
                   
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Lightning Strikes! podcast: Crucial home stand starts with Bruins

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 31, 2017 - 12:22
Joe Smith sets up the second half of the season, including a critical home stand beginning against the Boston Bruins, in our latest Lightning Strikes! podcast. Will the Nikita Nesterov trade be the start of more deals before …
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Brayden Point not yet cleared to play

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 30, 2017 - 16:59
Lightning center Brayden Point was a full participant in Monday's practice, his first with contact since suffering a hand injury in late December.
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Jake Dotchin recalled by Lightning

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 30, 2017 - 11:45
The Lightning recalled defenseman Jake Dotchin Monday. With GM Steve Yzerman saying there's no other roster changes, that means that Slater Koekkoek will remain in AHL Syracuse. The Lightning recalled defenseman Jake Dotchin Monday.
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