Lightning Strikes (Cristodero)
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Under general manager Steve Yzerman, the Lightning has faced its share of bumps. It is on its second coach, has had several goaltending issues and last season fell to 28th in the 30-team league. Yzerman also has said the team might take a step back this season because of the expected turnover on the roster as Tampa Bay transitions to a younger …
The Lightning will open to the public training camp practices Monday and Tuesday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Previously, those practices were to be closed. Fans should enter Gate B at 11:30 a.m. The practices are free and open to the public and will include situational Blue vs. White scrimmages each day.
Watch scenes from the opening day of Lightning training camp today at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in this video report.
Sun Sports announced Tuesday it will carry 77 Lightning games this season. With NBC Sports Network picking up three others and local Ch. 44 picking up two, all 82 games will be televised in the Tampa Bay area.
Joe Smith on Sunday witnessed the 18-17 debacle that was the Bucs' season opener in East Rutherford, N.J. Thursday, he'll be covering the Rays-Red Sox game at Tropicana Field. Soon, he'll be helping out with our Lightning coverage as well. So, if you have a question about any -- or all -- of those teams, you'll want to join us Thursday, …
One of the more intriguing questions during Lightning training camp will be who will be the new team captain. Speculation, naturally, surrounds stars, linemates and friends Marty St. Louis and Steven Stamkos.
Nikita Kucherov scored in the first and the second period to lead the Lightning to a 2-1 victory over the host Panthers Sunday at a prospects tournament at the Saveology.com Iceplex in Coral Springs.
The Lightning rode a five-goal second period to a 7-4 victory over the Predators at a prospects tournament at the Saveology.com Iceplex in Coral Springs.
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 will attend, along with those currently participating in the Coral Springs Rookie Tournament.
Tanner Richard scored with 58 seconds left in the third period to give the Lightning a 5-5 tie with the Bruins in the opening game of a prospects tournament at the Saveology.com IcePlex in Coral Springs. Vlad Namestnikov tied the five-round shootout 1-1 with a final-round goal. The game ended in a draw.
Lightning center Nate Thompson tried Google Glass after Friday's informal skate at the Tampa Bay Times Forum and called it "pretty cool technology." "But there's a lot going on," Thompson added after Googling his name and sending an e-mail. "I'd have to test that out for a while to get used to it."
Lightning prospects, fresh off a two-day camp at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, play three games this weekend at a tournament in Coral Springs, Fla. But Lightning coach Jon Cooper said not to stress too much over the results of games against the Bruins, Predators and host Panthers. He is talking from experience.
The Lightning will hold a prospects camp on Sept. 4-5 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Twenty-four players are scheduled to attend, including left wing Jonathan Drouin, the No. 3 overall pick of the June draft.
Lightning prospect Jonathan Drouin, the No. 3 overall pick of the June draft, said he is "pretty excited" about the team's pre-camp rookie workouts Sept. 4-5 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. He said he has gained seven pounds of muscle over the summer and now weighs in at 195 pounds.