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Andrew Shaw won't say whether he bit Victor Hedman

June 5, 2015 - 13:41
The intrigue over whether Chicago forward Andrew Shaw bit Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman in Game 1 appears to be over.
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Cooper: 'Not an ounce of worry' about Johnson

June 5, 2015 - 12:11
There's no question the Lightning would likely not be here now had it not been for All-Star center Tyler Johnson.
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Victor Hedman done talking about bite, and more practice notes

June 5, 2015 - 11:30
A few quick notes from the Lightning's practice this morning at Amalie Arena:
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Did Shaw bite Hedman in Game 1? 'It felt like it'

June 4, 2015 - 13:12
When it comes to the Stanley Cup Final, players scrap and claw to earn hockey's Holy Grail. But do they also bite?
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Stamkos after Lightning's Game 1 loss: 'We're not worried'

June 4, 2015 - 12:13
Lightning veteran center Brian Boyle said he woke up a little "angry." "You should be p----- off," Boyle said. "You shouldn't have any regrets when you wake up in the morning, and we might today." Lightning veteran center Brian Boyle said he woke up a little "angry."
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'Passive' Lightning slips in third period

June 3, 2015 - 23:18
The general thought among the Lightning after it opened the Stanley Cup final with a 2-1 loss to Chicago: The team wasn't aggressive enough in the third period.
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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has no problems with Lightning's ticket policy

June 3, 2015 - 17:33
TAMPA - NHL commissioner Gary Bettman praised Tampa Bay as a strong hockey market and said the team's success is part of the reason why it could institute its controversial ticket policy, limiting sales to Florida residents.
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Chicago Blackhawks hope to stop Lightning's Triplets line

June 3, 2015 - 13:03
The Blackhawks have obviously paid attention to Lightning star Steven Stamkos, but one of their points of emphasis entering tonight's Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final is to shut down the Triplets line of Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov and Ondrej Palat.
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Expect 'high dose' of Hedman/Stralman on Kane/Toews

June 3, 2015 - 10:48
Coach Jon Cooper isn't a big matchups guy, often preferring to let his team go "best on best."
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Steven Stamkos: Stanley Cup Final feels just like any other round right now

June 3, 2015 - 10:47
Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said he had no trouble sleeping last night, on the eve of the biggest game of his career - tonight's opening game of the Stanley Cup final.
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Lightning embracing the moment, planning to "enjoy the ride"

June 2, 2015 - 13:18
Associate coach Rick Bowness isn't one to typically give big pre-game speeches.
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Goalie Ben Bishop grateful for rest before Stanley Cup final

June 1, 2015 - 13:42
The path to the Stanley Cup final is a grueling grind, no more so than for Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, who started 20 games in a span of 44 days to help Tampa Bay to their second-ever trip to the final best-of-seven series, which starts Wednesday night against Chicago.
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Lightning hope depth on defense provides an edge

June 1, 2015 - 11:47
TAMPA -- Tampa and Chicago have gotten to the Stanley Cup final with strong defense, but the two teams have done so in different manners, with the Blackhawks leaning heavily on their best defensemen and the Lightning standing by their impressive depth.
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Cup fever early: Fans welcome Lightning home at 3:15 a.m.

May 30, 2015 - 03:21
TAMPA -- Even at 3:15 a.m., hours after the Lightning's Game 7 win over the New York Rangers, Stanley Cup fever was quickly spreading.
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Lightning has 'quiet confidence' heading into Game 7

May 29, 2015 - 12:30
There's no sugar-coating the significance of tonight's Game 7 for the Lightning. Win, and reach its first Stanley Cup Final since it's 2004 championship. Lose, and season is over. There's no sugar-coating the significance of tonight's Game 7 for the Lightning.
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Lightning ready to respond in Game 7

May 28, 2015 - 13:11
Much has been made about the reslience of the battle-tested Rangers, who are 15-3 in elimination games since 2012, and 7-0 in Game 7s at home.
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Stanley Cup Final to begin Wednesday

May 28, 2015 - 11:01
The Stanley Cup Final will begin Wednesday, June 3, the NHL announced today.
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Lightning players dealing with flu bug

May 27, 2015 - 13:51
Lightning coach Jon Cooper said the two days before Game 7 will be a much-welcomed break to get healthy.
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Cedric Paquette questionable, Braydon Coburn healthy for Game 6

May 26, 2015 - 10:47
Center Cedric Paquette is questionable for tonight's Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final, Lightning coach Jon Cooper said after today's morning skate at Amalie Arena.
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Lightning putting focus on defensive end

May 24, 2015 - 12:08
With two of the highest scoring teams in the league meeting up in this Eastern Conference Final, there was expected to be some offensive firepower.
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