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Morning after: Lightning needs more 'urgency'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 27, 2017 - 06:00
Lightning coach Jon Cooper said the theme of the preseason has been that his team has gotten better as the game goes on.
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Alex Volkov with a top-six showcase for Lightning

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 26, 2017 - 12:25
Alex Volkov entered Lightning camp a bit of an unknown, the second-round pick from Russia in his first NHL camp.
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Jake Dotchin on rule violation: 'It's hurting me'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 25, 2017 - 13:18
While defenseman Jake Dotchin continues to practice with the Lightning, it's uncertain when - or if - he'll get any preseason action.
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Key decisions for Lightning remain in final week of camp

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 25, 2017 - 10:47
The Lightning made its biggest round of cuts Monday, with some of the big-named prospects heading out.
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Lightning to retire Vinny Lecavalier's No. 4 in February

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 25, 2017 - 09:50
When Marty St. Louis became the first Lightning player to have his jersey retired back in January, it was hard not to think that former captain Vinny Lecavalier would be the next one.
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Why Jake Dotchin hasn't played this preseason

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 24, 2017 - 19:15
Turns out, there's a reason why Lightning defenseman Jake Dotchin hasn't played at all in the first four preseason games.
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Mikhail Sergachev learning when to keep it simple

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 24, 2017 - 09:14
Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev tried to carry the puck through the middle in front of his net Friday night against Nashville.
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Matt Peca making case for Lightning spot

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 23, 2017 - 09:08
Center Matt Peca said he didn't read too much into the fact he was the only Lightning player to appear in each of the first three exhibition games. But Peca, 24, loved it.
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Ryan Callahan encouraged by his return

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 22, 2017 - 22:13
Captain Steven Stamkos wasn't the only key Lightning player to make a triumphant return Friday night against Nashville.
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NHL All-Star Game logo revealed

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 22, 2017 - 19:17
The NHL released its official logo for the 2018 All-Star Game, which will be held at Amalie Arena in Tampa Jan. 28. It's fitting there's palm trees, water and a sunset tones in the logo.
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Steven Stamkos making exhibition debut for Lightning

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 22, 2017 - 09:12
Lightning captain Steven Stamkos is curious how he'll feel - and play - in tonight's exhibition game against Nashville. "I think everybody is," assistant coach Todd Richards said. Lightning captain Steven Stamkos is curious how he'll feel - and play - in tonight's exhibition game against Nashville.
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Morning after: Takeaways from Lightning exhibition

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 21, 2017 - 06:30
For the Lightning, there was a lot to like in Wednesday's 4-3 exhibition win in Carolina.
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Ryan Callahan: Brian Boyle will beat cancer diagnosis

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 20, 2017 - 16:46
Ryan Callahan has been friends with Brian Boyle for a long-time, the two veterans playing together for seven years between the Rangers and the Lightning.
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Taylor Raddysh among first Lightning camp cuts

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 20, 2017 - 16:17
Lightning forward prospect Taylor Raddysh was among the first cuts in camp, the team trimming its roster by six on Wednesday.
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Mikhail Sergachev to debut for Lightning tonight

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 20, 2017 - 09:02
For touted prospect Mikhail Sergachev, his audition to make the Lightning takes another big step tonight in his exhibition debut in Carolina.
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Cooper on slashing crackdown: 'The game is no fun'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 20, 2017 - 06:52
There's no question the NHL has made it an emphasis to crack down on slashing this season.
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Lightning Strikes! podcast: Preseason storylines to watch

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 19, 2017 - 15:44
In this episode of our Lightning Strikes podcast, Joe Smith and columnist Tom Jones set up the preseason with storylines to watch, as well as expectations for the season. Will defenseman Mikhail Sergachev make the team? Are …
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Lightning's Slater Koekkoek: 'I've got something to prove'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 18, 2017 - 11:56
This time last year, it was Slater Koekkoek's job to lose.
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