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Marty St. Louis "expecting the worst" but hoping for best in Tampa return

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - November 25, 2014 - 14:49
When the NHL schedule came out, Marty St. Louis said he looked right away for when the Rangers would be coming to Tampa to face the Lightning. "I circled it," he said.
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Mark Barberio, Cedric Paquette back in, Brewer, Namestnikov out

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - November 22, 2014 - 11:23
For the first 18 games, defenseman Mark Barberio was mostly a spectator, a healthy scratch in all but three.
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Lightning affiliate Syracuse to set U.S. hockey indoor attendance record

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - November 21, 2014 - 16:58
After the Syracuse Crunch became part of the first-ever outdoor game in the history of the American Hockey League in 2010, Crunch owner Howard Dolgon asked the question. "What can do we do next," he said.
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Vladislav Namestnikov featured on "Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - November 20, 2014 - 17:57
Lightning rookie center Vladislav Namestnikov may not be a household name yet, but his name earned him a mention on the "Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon Tuesday night.
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Victor Hedman joins team skate; Brett Connolly back in lineup

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - November 20, 2014 - 13:07
Lightning defensemana Victor Hedman took the next step in his recovery from a fractured finger on Thursday, participating in the team's morning skate for the first time.
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Cedric Paquette considered day to day

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - November 19, 2014 - 13:42
The Lightning got some encouraging news on the injury front Wednesday as center Cedric Paquette is considered just day-to-day with a lower body injury.
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Evgeni Nabokov to start against Islanders, Brett Connolly close

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - November 18, 2014 - 13:23
When veteran goalie Evgeni Nabokov signed with the Lightning this offseason, he told coach Jon Cooper, "I don't want you to feel obligated to play me against my former teams."
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Marty St. Louis says it'll be 'weird' to face Lightning tonight

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - November 17, 2014 - 12:49
There's no secret one of the main storylines for tonight's game, with the Madison Square Garden marquee having a photo of Marty St. Louis with the title, "Talk of the Town."
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Brenden Morrow proud friend Mike Modano going into Hall of Fame

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - November 15, 2014 - 18:30
When Mike Modano gets inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday, he will have one extra-proud friend in the Lightning locker room.
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Jonathan Drouin a healthy scratch Saturday vs Islanders

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - November 15, 2014 - 18:00
Being a rookie in the NHL can be a roller-coaster.
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Ondrej Palat says he can play tonight; Bishop starting in goal

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - November 15, 2014 - 10:37
Wing Ondrej Palat took part in Saturday's optional morning skate, saying while he got "banged-up" Thursday against San Jose, he expects to play tonight against the Islanders at Amalie Arena. "I'm ready to go," he said.
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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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After NHL talks break off, league issues statement from owner Jeff Vinik, 3 others

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

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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