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Lightning Strikes! podcast: Where does the Lightning go from here?

January 9, 2017 - 11:34
A four-game losing streak has pushed the preseason Stanley Cup favorites further out of playoff contention. A coaching change is not the answer, Joe Smith explains, but what is? Plus we take your questions.
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For Lightning, making changes easier said than done

January 7, 2017 - 15:22
When the hockey world crowned the Lightning Stanley Cup favorites in the summer, few envisioned this.
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Adam Wilcox on his 'special' first callup to Lightning

January 5, 2017 - 11:23
Goalie Adam Wilcox misses a lot of calls as he leaves his phone on silent.
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Ben Bishop on target for mid-January return

January 5, 2017 - 11:00
For the second straight day, Lightning goalie Ben Bishop faced shots in full gear, completing workouts with goalie coach Frantz Jean.
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Lightning has 'lost' its defensive mentality. How can it find it?

January 4, 2017 - 15:16
The Lightning forgot about its own net during Tuesday’s 6-4 loss to Winnipeg. But players got re-acquainted during an hour-long practice Wednesday that focused primarily on defensive zone drills. The Lightning forgot about its own net during Tuesday’s 6-4 loss to Winnipeg.
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Ryan Callahan returning tonight for Lightning

January 3, 2017 - 10:40
Veteran wing Ryan Callahan is finally returning to the Lightning lineup tonight. "There's no question it's been a while," Callahan said. "It's definitely good to be back." Veteran wing Ryan Callahan is finally returning to the Lightning lineup tonight.
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'Good chance' Erne makes NHL debut Tuesday against Jets

January 2, 2017 - 15:59
                   
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Callahan could return Tuesday; Stamkos off crutches

January 2, 2017 - 13:12
Veteran wing Ryan Callahan is getting close to returning to the Lightning lineup.
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Lightning Strikes! podcast: Vasilevskiy settling into No. 1 role

January 2, 2017 - 05:37
In this week's episode, Joe Smith discusses what we learned in the Lightning's critical homestand, where Andrei Vasilevskiy is in replacing the injured Ben Bishop, why Ryan Callahan's hip injury remains an enigma, and …
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Nesterov making smooth transition to forward

December 31, 2016 - 12:36
Of all the adjustments the Lightning have had to make with their injury-riddled lineup, moving defenseman Nikita Nesterov to forward has been an intriguing one.
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Valtteri Filppula calls oversleeping meeting 'embarrassing'

December 31, 2016 - 11:21
Lightning veteran Valtteri Filppula has probably been to around 1,000 team meetings in his 11-year NHL career. The one Wednesday morning was the only one he can remember missing. Lightning veteran Valtteri Filppula has probably been to around 1,000 team meetings in his 11-year NHL career.
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Ryan Callahan says nagging hip issue 'extremely frustrating'

December 31, 2016 - 10:58
The mystery surrounding Ryan Callahan's status has been tough for Lightning fans. It's even harder on the veteran Lightning wing, who remains sidelined due to his sore, surgically-repaired hip. The mystery surrounding Ryan Callahan's status has been tough for Lightning fans.
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Lightning rookie Brayden Point out 4-6 weeks

December 29, 2016 - 11:44
Lightning rookie Brayden Point is out 4-6 weeks with an upper body injury.
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Lightning recall Gourde, Condra from Syracuse

December 29, 2016 - 09:57
The parade of callups from AHL Syracuse continues, as the Lightning has brought up forwards Yanni Gourde and Erik Condra from the Crunch.
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Valtteri Filppula scratched for missing meeting

December 28, 2016 - 19:16
For all the players the Lightning got back Wednesday night - including wing Nikita Kucherov - there was one surprising scratch.
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Kucherov, Palat to return tonight for Lightning vs. Canadiens

December 28, 2016 - 10:58
                   
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Canada's World Junior team has Lightning feel

December 26, 2016 - 10:25
When Canada opened camp for the World Juniors championship a few weeks ago, it started with some team-building.
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Lightning Strikes! podcast: Vasilevskiy's time is now

December 23, 2016 - 09:07
Joe Smith talks about Ben Bishop's injury and Andrei Vasilevskiy taking over the Lightning net, possibly for good, in our latest Lightning Strikes! podcast. He also discusses Jonathan Drouin's and Brian Boyle's emergence and …
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No sleep needed: Bournival sparks Lightning

December 22, 2016 - 22:15
Michael Bournival didn't sleep much Wednesday night.
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Banged-up Lightning believes in Vasilevskiy

December 22, 2016 - 10:57
The list of banged-up Lightning players continue to grow. "It's getting ridiculous," wing Alex Killorn said. The list of banged-up Lightning players continue to grow.
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