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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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Vasilevskiy in net, Garrison returns as Lightning end road trip at Panthers

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 26, 2017 - 12:50
Andrei Vasilevskiy will be in net tonight for the second straight game when the Lightning play the Panthers at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla.
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Panthers feel Lightning's pain

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 25, 2017 - 15:18
When this season began, a late January matchup between the Lightning and Panthers was expected to be a battle for the top spot in the Atlantic Division title.
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Garrison, Brown game-time decisions for Lightning

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 24, 2017 - 14:22
The Lightning may be getting two regulars back tonight. Defenseman Jason Garrison (illness) skated today for the first time since Thursday and felt good, with coach Jon Cooper calling him a game-time decision against the Blackhawks. The Lightning may be getting two regulars back tonight.
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Illness spreading through Lightning room

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 23, 2017 - 16:22
First, it was defenseman Victor Hedman who missed three games with an illness.
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Cooper: Nikita Kucherov needs to shoot more

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 21, 2017 - 12:33
With the Lightning struggling to score, trailing by goal Thursday, wing Nikita Kucherov came in on a 2-on-1 with defenseman Luke Witkowski.
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Victor Hedman could return Saturday

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 20, 2017 - 19:49
The Lightning could get a big boost Saturday against the Coyotes with top defenseman Victor Hedman nearing a return.
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Victor Hedman to miss third straight game

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 19, 2017 - 16:27
Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman's illness will force him to miss his third straight game tonight against the Sharks.
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Sorting through NHL trade deadline silly season

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 19, 2017 - 13:05
With the NHL trade deadline just over a month away, it can be silly season when it comes to speculation.

At every press box, people take notice of what team's scouts are at what game. When it's a GM that attends, it can raise even more eyebrows.
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Victor Hedman out against Kings due to illness

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 16, 2017 - 16:01
The Lightning can't catch a break. Just as Tampa Bay prepared to open a make-or-break six-game road trip, it found out top defenseman Victor Hedman would miss Monday's game against the Kings. Apparently, Hedman is sick, which is why he came out for warmups and left early.
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J.T. Brown one of many impacted by pioneer Willie O'Ree

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 16, 2017 - 13:54
Lightning wing J.T. Brown will always remember the time five years ago when he met Willie O'Ree. "Pretty incredible experience," Brown said. "The way he's pioneered the game for young African Americans." Lightning wing J.T. Brown will always remember the time five years ago when he met Willie O'Ree.
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Lightning Strikes! podcast: Make-or-break road trip

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 16, 2017 - 13:23
Joe Smith sets up the Lightning's current make-or-break road trip in our latest Lightning Strikes! podcast. The next six games will go a long way in determining the team's playoff fate. He'll also discuss Ryan Callahan's …
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Ryan Callahan out four weeks

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 15, 2017 - 19:30
Veteran wing Ryan Callahan is expected to miss four weeks, the Lightning announced Sunday. And it's fair to question when, and if, Callahan, 31, plays again this season. Or, for that matter, if he should. Veteran wing Ryan Callahan is expected to miss four weeks, the Lightning announced Sunday.
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Lightning entering make-or-break road trip

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 15, 2017 - 15:49
The time is now for the Lightning to make a run.
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Vasi in net on St. Louis Night, also concern for Callahan

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 13, 2017 - 11:38
                   
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Victor Hedman gets in rare fight

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 13, 2017 - 09:00
You don't see this very often. Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman got into a rare fight in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Sabres, tangling with Buffalo's Marcus Foligno at the end of the second period. It was just Hedman's fifth career fight, first since Oct. 8, 2013.
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Marty St. Louis says 'nervousness' for Friday's ceremony

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 12, 2017 - 17:30
Marty St. Louis opened Thursday's press conference at Amalie Arena with a joke. "I am not making a comeback," St. Louis said, laughing. Marty St. Louis opened Thursday's press conference at Amalie Arena with a joke.
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Vasilevskiy says he learned from 'rough' experience as No. 1

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 12, 2017 - 15:52
Ben Bishop will be back in net for the Lightning tonight, having missed three weeks with a lower body injury.
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