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Drouin will make NHL debut tonight

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 20, 2014 - 20:23
Turns out, touted wing prospect Jonathan Drouin will make his NHL debut tonight against the Oilers after all.
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Purcell says it'll be "weird" to face Lightning

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 20, 2014 - 14:49
For wing Teddy Purcell, it felt like old times Sunday afternoon, watching football with most of the Lightning team during lunch.

But Purcell, 29, is now with the Oilers thanks to a June trade, so he made sure to treat 5-6 former Tampa Bay teammates, including good buddy, captain Steven Stamkos, for dinner in their first night in …
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Drouin won't play tonight

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 20, 2014 - 13:45
Lightning touted wing prospect Jonathan Drouin willl have to wait another day for his anticipated NHL debut.
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Hedman out 4-6 weeks

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 20, 2014 - 12:03
Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman will be out 4-6 weeks due fractured finger in his right hand.
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Lightning know replacing Hedman a tough task

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 19, 2014 - 19:57
Captain Steven Stamkos made one thing clear; the Lightning can’t replace Victor Hedman.
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Drouin dazzles in debut, but plan remains the same

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 18, 2014 - 14:43
Lightning coach Jon Cooper said he watched touted wing prospect Jonathan Drouin score his first professional goal Friday night, in his debut with Syracuse in the American Hockey League.
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Gudas hopes to return Monday

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 18, 2014 - 14:28
Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas was encouraged after skating on his own before Saturday's morning skate, saying he hopes to return to the lineup Monday in Edmonton.
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Connolly excited to finally play in Vancouver

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 17, 2014 - 19:55
Lightning wing Brett Connolly is no stranger to Rogers Arena, having been to his share of Canucks games growing up in Vancouver Island before moving to Prince George.
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Lightning will decide Thursday if Drouin goes on rehab assignment

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 15, 2014 - 15:08
It looks like Jonathan Drouin's wait for his NHL debut could be a little longer.
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Drouin not ready yet; Nabokov makes first start

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 14, 2014 - 10:40
Touted Lightning wing prospect Jonathan Drouin said he's gotten asked several times by friends in recent days the key question: "Are you playing tonight?"
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Schleper enjoys skating with Lightning

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 13, 2014 - 11:01
Anne Schleper had a permanent smile on her face Monday morning as she joined the Lightning for its morning skate.
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Brewer back in lineup; Drouin "really close"

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 13, 2014 - 10:50
Veteran defenseman Eric Brewer is back in the lineup tonight against the Canadiens after being a healthy scratch for the first two games.
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Rematch with Canadiens not about revenge for Lightning

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 12, 2014 - 10:53
Wing Ryan Callahan said getting swept by the Canadiens in the first round of the playoffs in April served as “fuel” all summer for the Lightning.
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Lightning not shopping Brewer

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 11, 2014 - 22:27
While Lightning veteran defenseman Eric Brewer wasn't happy to be a healthy scratch in the first two games, he's not on his way out of Tampa Bay. At least, for now.
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Bishop credits time in Ottawa for his succes; same lineup tonight

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 11, 2014 - 12:05
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop enters tonight's start against the Senators with a lot of fond memories of his time in Ottawa.
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Rays' Cobb shows off hockey skills at Lightning practice

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 10, 2014 - 19:44
Rays pitcher Alex Cobb left Friday’s Lightning practice with three signed hockey sticks, and a new appreciation for the sport.
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Gudas won't face discipline for Upshall hit

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 10, 2014 - 13:39
Though Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas has a history with Panthers forward Scottie Upshall, he said there was no malicious intent with his huge hit Thursday in the season opener.
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Panik on getting "fresh start" with Maple Leafs

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 9, 2014 - 13:11
It's been a tough few days for wing Richard Panik, who was placed on waivers by the Lightning Wednesday.
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