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Lightning's Swedes live their dream in Worlds

May 22, 2017 - 14:00
You could see it in his face. Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman screamed as he hoisted the World Championship trophy Sunday afternoon in Cologne, Germany, and it looked like an exhale that was years in the making. Stralman kissed the forehead of Swedish teammate Joel Lundqvist, the joy unmistakable.
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Five Lightning prospects competing for Memorial Cup

May 19, 2017 - 04:15
The Lightning brass will get their money's worth in Windsor, Ontario this weekend, with five prospects competing in the Canadian Hockey League's Memorial Cup, which begins today.
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Lightning 'very interested' in bringing Peter Budaj back

May 18, 2017 - 16:06
There are certainly important tasks this summer for the Lightning in terms of keeping its own, with Jonathan Drouin, Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat all restricted free agents.
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Steven Stamkos feeling 'much better' than end of season

May 18, 2017 - 09:38
It certainly raised some eyebrows Thursday when a release circulated that Lightning captain Steven Stamkos was scheduled to play in a Canadian Hockey League Alumni Game May 27 in Windsor, Ontario.  
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Lightning could host 2018 All-Star Game

May 16, 2017 - 12:01
The NHL All-Star Game could be returning to Tampa Bay for the first time in nearly two decades, the Lightning the leading candidate to host the 2018 event in January at Amalie Arena.
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Former Lightning star Ben Bishop signs with Dallas Stars

May 12, 2017 - 13:58
Former Lightning goalie Ben Bishop has found a new long-term home, likely enabling him to end his career where it began.
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Ben Bishop deal to Dallas a good fit for both

May 10, 2017 - 14:30
After a year of uncertainty, former Lightning goalie Ben Bishop might have finally found a long-term home. And it feels like a good fit.
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Some tough expansion decisions loom for Lightning

May 9, 2017 - 09:05
The popular assumption is that the Lightning might lose center Vladislav Namestnikov to Vegas in the June expansion draft.
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U.S. women's national team training in Tampa

May 5, 2017 - 14:24
The U.S. women's national hockey team is staying in Tampa.
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Nikita Kucherov with harsh words for Lightning

April 26, 2017 - 13:18
Lightning star wing Nikita Kucherov is one of the league’s best sharpshooters. But Wednesday, Kucherov stunningly delivered a pointed dagger from 10,000 miles away at his Tampa Bay teammates and coaches.
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Victor Hedman a Norris Trophy finalist

April 21, 2017 - 14:34
The Lightning's Victor Hedman is one of three finalists for the Norris Trophy, awarded to the NHL's top defenseman.
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Hockey, anyone? Fed Cup's Shelby Rogers huge Lightning fan

April 19, 2017 - 14:46
I presumed I had covered every significant phase of the Shelby Rogers story, from her Charleston, S.C., upbringing to her injury-ravaged 2015 season to her dramatic run to the '16 French Open quarterfinals.

So I turned off my tape recorder, closed my notebook and extended a hand to thank this 24-year-old Fed Cup team member for her …
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Anton Stralman, Victor Hedman playing for Sweden

April 18, 2017 - 12:59
It looks like Anton Stralman and Victor Hedman could be paired again for Team Sweden.
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Playoff journal: Leafs giving Caps more than a scare

April 18, 2017 - 12:25
As I was watching the Stanley Cup Playoffs Monday night, there was one thing that immediately came to mind: Thank God I'm not on deadline.
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Lightning's Brayden Point to play for Team Canada

April 12, 2017 - 10:19
Coach Jon Cooper will have at least one familiar face on his Team Canada roster for next month's World Championships.
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Jon Cooper to coach Team Canada at World Championships

April 11, 2017 - 15:16
Lightning coach Jon Cooper missed the playoffs for the first time in his coaching career. But Cooper will still be coaching some very meaningful games this summer. Lightning coach Jon Cooper missed the playoffs for the first time in his coaching career.
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Lightning Strikes! podcast: Season wrapup with Tom Jones

April 11, 2017 - 07:05
Times beat writer Joe Smith and columnist Tom Jones break down the 2016-17 Lightning season in this episode of our Lightning Strikes! podcast. Is it a major disappointment, or a one-year blip? What changes need to be made? …
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Yzerman: Lightning was 'humbled' by season

April 10, 2017 - 14:14
While there were positives to draw upon in the Lightning's remarkable late-season run, the bottom line is it failed its goal of reaching the playoffs.
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Steven Stamkos confident he'll get back to old form

April 10, 2017 - 11:13
Turns out, captain Steven Stamkos' return wasn't as imminent as once thought.
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Lightning believes lack of urgency early cost them playoffs

April 9, 2017 - 10:30
Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman helplessly watched the final minutes of Saturday's Leafs-Penguins game.
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