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Vasilevskiy to make season debut tonight for Crunch

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 28, 2015 - 10:30
Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy will make his season debut tonight for AHL Syracuse in Toronto to begin his conditioning assignment. 
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Brian Boyle says injury is 'really frustrating'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 27, 2015 - 13:21
It takes a lot for Lightning veteran center Brian Boyle to miss a game.
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Vasilevskiy feels great after first practice

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 26, 2015 - 14:33
After a tedious two months of slow rehab, Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy was pumped Monday to participate in his first practice since early September surgery to remove a blood clot. "So excited," he said. "I feel great."
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Tyler Johson on slump: 'You have to laugh'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 24, 2015 - 14:26
After getting robbed on yet another scoring chance, this time a partial breakaway late in Friday's second period, Lightning center Tyler Johnson's frustration boiled over, smacking his stick against the back boards.
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Banged-up Ben Bishop ready for a break

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 24, 2015 - 13:44
Goalie Kristers Gudlevskis was naturally excited he'll start tonight against the Blackhawks, his first NHL start in nearly 19 months.
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Kevin Poulin placed on waivers by Lightning

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 24, 2015 - 10:13
The Lightning has placed Kevin Poulin on waivers, the backup goaltender having not played in one game for Tampa Bay. 
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Gudlevskis appears to be joining Lightning

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 23, 2015 - 17:08
Lightning goalie prospect Kristers Gudlevskis is expected to be recalled from AHL Syracuse, and could start Saturday against the Blackhawks in Chicago.
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Lightning expects John Tortorella to make impact in Columbus

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 23, 2015 - 16:18
Lightning video coach Nigel Kirwan has been good friends with John Tortorella for a long time.
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Boyle a game-time-decision, Bishop in net

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 23, 2015 - 12:12
Veteran center Brian Boyle did not participate in today's morning skate and is a "game-time decision" tonight, coach Jon Cooper said.
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Lightning leaning towards Bishop for Friday start

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 22, 2015 - 12:42
It sounds like there's a chance goalie Ben Bishop plays in both games of a back-to-back this weekend in Winnipeg and Chicago.
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Podcast: Phil Esposito guests as we preview Lightning's rematch with Chicago

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 22, 2015 - 10:19
The Lightning will head to Chicago Saturday for a much-anticipated Stanley Cup Final rematch with the Blackhawks.
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Goalie Vasilevskiy set to return to practice early next week

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 21, 2015 - 09:59
Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy got some good news at Tuesday's doctor appointment, that he can come off blood thinners, meaning he can return to practice early next week. 
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Former Lightning coach John Tortorella takes over in Columbus

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 21, 2015 - 06:36
Former Lightning coach John Tortorella will get another chance behind an NHL bench. 
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Tampa Bay Lightning 19-year-old goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy draws comparison to Russian Royalty

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 00:25

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 - 00:25

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 - 00:25

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 - 00:25

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 - 00:25

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 - 00:25

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 - 00:25

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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