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Cedric Paquette questionable, Braydon Coburn healthy for Game 6

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 26, 2015 - 10:47
Center Cedric Paquette is questionable for tonight's Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final, Lightning coach Jon Cooper said after today's morning skate at Amalie Arena.
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Lightning putting focus on defensive end

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 24, 2015 - 12:08
With two of the highest scoring teams in the league meeting up in this Eastern Conference Final, there was expected to be some offensive firepower.
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Lightning needs more secondary scoring

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 24, 2015 - 11:53
Veteran wing Ryan Callahan, who racked up 24 goals in the regular season, hasn't scored a goal in the first 16 games of these playoffs.
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Matt Carle could be available tonight

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 24, 2015 - 11:43
Veteran defenseman Matt Carle was back on the ice Sunday for the morning skate, and there's a chance he returns for tonight's Game 5.
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Jon Cooper: Thought of benching Ben Bishop is 'asinine to me'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 23, 2015 - 12:57
If Rangers coach Alain Vigneault looked at reporters as if they had three heads Thursday when they asked about benching star goalie Henrik Lundqvist, Lightning coach Jon Cooper went a step farther Saturday when the thought of a goalie change was brought up.
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Steve Yzerman finalist for GM of the Year

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 22, 2015 - 18:50
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman is one of three finalists for General Manager of the Year, the league announced Friday.
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Lightning, Rangers looking for more defense in Game 4

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 22, 2015 - 11:37
For a team that enters Game 4 with a 2-1 series lead, the Lightning and has put up six goals in back-to-back games, the Lightning spent a lot of time Friday morning talking about one major negative - the five goals it allowed Wednesday.
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With Matt Carle out, Mark Barberio to make playoff debut

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 22, 2015 - 10:43
At the end of Friday's morning skate, associate Rick Bowness approached defenseman Mark Barberio to give him the news: he'll make his playoff debut tonight in Game 4.
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Rangers' Lundqvist: "I have to be better"

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 21, 2015 - 13:10
By the end of the second round, the Lightning had arguably the best goalie in the world, Montreal's MVP finalist Carey Price, taking the blame for a conference semifinal series loss.
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Nikita Kucherov shows resiliency with Game 3 winner against Rangers

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 20, 2015 - 23:10
Before Nikita Kucherov was the hero of Wednesday night's 6-5 overtime win over the Rangers, the 21-year-old wing blamed himself for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final getting to overtime in the first place.
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Marty St. Louis not worried about fan reception tonight

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 20, 2015 - 11:50
And he's not worried about it, either. "It's always special, you know, coming here, obviously with my time here," St. Louis said after Wednesday's morning skate. "But right now my focus is not so much my time here. It's really, how do we get past these guys? This building is going to be loud. They feed off those fans. We need a good start …
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Steven Stamkos feeling comfortable at wing

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 20, 2015 - 11:27
Lightning captain Steven Stamkos has played center his entire life, and is one of the best in the league.
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Brian Boyle 'pretty emotional' after birth of first child

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 20, 2015 - 10:39
Lightning veteran center Brian Boyle was all smiles Wednesday morning, shaking many hands in celebrating Tuesday's birth of his first child.
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Brian Boyle returns to ice, but status hasn't changed

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 18, 2015 - 12:07
Veteran Lightning center Brian Boyle participated in Monday's optional morning skate at Madison Square Garden, which would appear to be a sign of progress.
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Cooper: Game 1 tape made him "want to vomit"

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 17, 2015 - 16:02
Coach Jon Cooper said sometimes he watches film of a previous game, and realizes the team played better than he thought.
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Cooper expects Ryan Callahan to play in Game 1

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 16, 2015 - 10:41
It looks like veteran wing Ryan Callahan will play in today's Game 1 against the Rangers.
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Cooper: Decision to play up to Callahan

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 15, 2015 - 13:52
Veteran wing Ryan Callahan skated for the second straight day, saying he continues to feel better after Monday's emergency appendectomy. 
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St. Louis: Lightning just a team in the way

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 15, 2015 - 13:07
One of the biggest storylines heading into the Eastern Conference Final is former Lightning captain Marty St. Louis facing his old team. 
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Stralman on facing Rangers: "Knew it was going to happen"

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 14, 2015 - 13:15
Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman didn't watch Wednesday's Game 7 between the Rangers and Capitals. He didn't have to.
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Days after emergency appendectomy, Ryan Callahan is on the ice at morning practice

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 14, 2015 - 10:23

BRANDON - Three days after having an emergency appendectomy, Lightning wing Ryan Callahan was back on the ice.

He participated in a light skate Thursday during practice, before the team left for New York to start the Eastern Conference final against the Rangers. Callahan called himself day-to-day and didn’t rule out returning to action for Game 1 on Saturday.

“Each day it’s felt tremendously better…” Callahan said. “It’s been a good sign.”

Callahan said the problem started Monday with a stomachache. The pain worsened, and that night he had surgery to remove his appendix. He had to watch Tuesday’s series-clinching win over Montreal at home.

“It was a tough thing to do, but they made it easy on me…” Callahan said. “A couple times I jumped around a little bit too much, I think.”

Callahan said he’s tried to take his recovery slowly. He was very sore Tuesday but felt well enough Wednesday to take his dog for a walk. He accomplished his goal of doing more physical activity Thursday at the Ice Sports Forum.

“I think a lot of players in that room would be doing the same thing,” Callahan said.  

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