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Cooper on Red Wings' interference: "Fight through it, boys"

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - April 27, 2015 - 13:45
The subject of the Red Wings' penchant for interference was a hot topic for the second straight day, but coach Jon Cooper insisted it wasn't a plea for more penalty calls.

"You trying to get out, 'The coach is whining for penalties,' that's not it at all," Cooper said. "I'm sure what's going on in our series is going on in the rest …
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Steven Stamkos: I'm not injured

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - April 27, 2015 - 12:39
Lightning star Steven Stamkos put all the speculation to rest Monday, saying he's not playing hurt.
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Lightning prepares for Game 5 against Detroit Red Wings

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - April 25, 2015 - 10:33
                   
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Cooper indicated there could be lineup changes for Game 4

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - April 23, 2015 - 12:27
With the Lightning needing a win tonight in Game 4 against Detroit, trailing 2-1 in the best-of-seven series, coach Jon Cooper left the door open for potential tweaks to his lineup. "Could there be changes? Sure," he said.
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Charles Barkley gives Cooper/Lightning a shout-out

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - April 23, 2015 - 12:18
With the Lightning heading into a must-win Game 4 tonight in Detroit, trailing 2-1 in the best-of-seven series, it got a shout-out from an unexpected fan: Charles Barkley.
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Lightning confident heading into Game 4: 'It's far from over'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - April 22, 2015 - 16:18
There’s no question the Red Wings played their best game of the series in Tuesday’s 3-0 win over the Lightning.
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Cooper: Drouin will play in playoffs

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - April 21, 2015 - 13:15
Lightning rookie Jonathan Drouin will be a healthy scratch for tonight's Game 3, the third straight game he's sat out.
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Red Wings' Quincey: Stamkos didn't bite me

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - April 20, 2015 - 13:01
Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey laughed off the suggestion that Lightning captain Steven Stamkos bit him during Saturday's first-period scrum, putting the ridiculous internet rumor to rest.
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Garrison doubtful for Game 3, but getting closer

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - April 20, 2015 - 12:46
Lightning defenseman Jason Garrison isn't likely to return to the lineup by Tuesday's Game 3 in Detroit. "Doubtful," coach Jon Cooper said. "He's probably out." Lightning defenseman Jason Garrison isn't likely to return to the lineup by Tuesday's Game 3 in Detroit.
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Drouin disappointed to be scratched; Garrison not ready

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - April 17, 2015 - 16:06
Lightning rookie wing Jonathan Drouin was playing some of his best hockey down the stretch, his confidence rising.
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Lightning playoff opener is sold out

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - April 16, 2015 - 14:47

The Lightning announced Thursday afternoon that Game 1 of its first round playoff series with the Red Wings is sold out. There are still limited number of tickets available for Game 2 Saturday.

Tonight's game starts at 7:30 pm and is televised locally on Fox Sports Florida.

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Coburn, Sustr, Killorn in; Drouin and Barberio out for Game 1

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - April 16, 2015 - 10:59
The Lightning will get defensemen Braydon Coburn and Andrej Sustr, along with forward Alex Killorn back in the lineup for tonight's Game 1 against the Red Wings.
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Lightning will be close to full strength for Game 1

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - April 15, 2015 - 13:44
The Lightning will almost be at full strength by Thursday's Game 1 of its first-round playoff series with the Red Wings.
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Lightning GM Yzerman will have an 'affinity' with Red Wings 'forever'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - April 15, 2015 - 13:21
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said he saw this coming for weeks.
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Witkowski reassigned to AHL Syracuse

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - April 14, 2015 - 14:36
With the Lightning blueline getting closer to full strength, rookie defenseman Luke Witkowski became the odd man out Tuesday, reassigned to AHL Syracuse.
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Mark Reeds' death hits home for Lightning's Jon Cooper

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - April 14, 2015 - 12:43
Lightning coach Jon Cooper joined many in the hockey fraternity Tuesday in mourning the loss of Senators assistant Mark Reeds, who died at age 55 of cancer.
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Braydon Coburn says he could return for Game 1

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - April 14, 2015 - 12:24
It looks like the Lightning could get a pretty big boost for the start of the first-round playoff series.
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Injury updates as Lightning prepares for Detroit Red Wings

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - April 13, 2015 - 13:07
                   
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Lightning-Red Wings first round schedule set

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - April 12, 2015 - 09:53
The Lightning will open its first-round playoff series against the Red Wings Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Amalie Arena, the NHL announced this morning.
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Lightning ready for Red Wings in first round

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - April 11, 2015 - 22:38
It's the matchup that seemed most likely for weeks, the Lightning facing the Red Wings in the first round of the playoffs.
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