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Tyler Johnson denies he's hurt: 'I'm fine'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 12, 2015 - 13:34
While it seems obvious that an undisclosed injury is preventing Lightning center Tyler Johnson from taking faceoffs, the All-Star isn't ready to admit that. Linemate Ondrej Palat, who has never played center, has been taking draws instead.
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Andrei Vasilevskiy ready for Game 5 (if needed)

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 12, 2015 - 12:38
If goalie Ben Bishop can't play for a second consecutive game, backup Andrei Vasilevskiy said he'll feel even better heading into Saturday's Game 5 than his Stanley Cup final debut.
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Ben Bishop didn't practice, but could play in Game 5

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 12, 2015 - 10:16
Goalie Ben Bishop was the only player not at today's Lightning  practice at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon.
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Ben Bishop day-to-day

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 11, 2015 - 14:47
Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop is still considered day-to-day with an undisclosed injury, associate coach Rick Bowness said today.
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Drouin: There's no 'bad blood' with Cooper

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 10, 2015 - 13:54
There's no question touted Lightning rookie Jonathan Drouin would love to have played more in this postseason.
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Cooper: Bishop still in 'holding pattern'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 10, 2015 - 13:43
The mystery surrounding the apparent injury to Lightning goalie Ben Bishop continues, with coach Jon Cooper not able to confirm he will start in tonight's Game 4 against the Blackhawks.
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Cooper hints Drouin could play again this series

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 8, 2015 - 14:32
Touted Lightning rookie Jonathan Drouin made a turnover in the offensive zone during Saturday's Game 2, holding onto the puck for too long.
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Ben Bishop on whether he'll play in Game 3: 'We'll see'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 8, 2015 - 12:57
While there's no official word, it sure looks like Lightning goalie Ben Bishop will start tonight in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.
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Bishop on ice for skate, could play in Game 3

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 8, 2015 - 12:44

Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop participated in today's morning skate, and it's possible he could play tonight in Game 3.

Bishop was relieved by Andrei Vasilevskiy twice in the third period of Saturday's game. It's unclear if it was due to injury or illness.

Bishop faced shots in Monday's skate, looking like normal.

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Bishop not ruled out for Game 3

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 7, 2015 - 18:02
The mystery surrounding the Lightning goaltending situation might continue until warmups for Monday's Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.
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Johnson: Time for Triplets to "step up"

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 6, 2015 - 10:45
Lightning center Tyler Johnson may be in a five-game scoring drought, which is long by his Conn Smythe Trophy-caliber standards, but he's not feeling the pressure.
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Drouin to take warmups tonight, could play in Game 2

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 6, 2015 - 10:25
For touted Lightning rookie wing Jonathan Drouin, his wait could finally be over.
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Andrew Shaw won't say whether he bit Victor Hedman

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 5, 2015 - 13:41
The intrigue over whether Chicago forward Andrew Shaw bit Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman in Game 1 appears to be over.
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Cooper: 'Not an ounce of worry' about Johnson

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 5, 2015 - 12:11
There's no question the Lightning would likely not be here now had it not been for All-Star center Tyler Johnson.
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Victor Hedman done talking about bite, and more practice notes

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 5, 2015 - 11:30
A few quick notes from the Lightning's practice this morning at Amalie Arena:
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Did Shaw bite Hedman in Game 1? 'It felt like it'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 4, 2015 - 13:12
When it comes to the Stanley Cup Final, players scrap and claw to earn hockey's Holy Grail. But do they also bite?
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Stamkos after Lightning's Game 1 loss: 'We're not worried'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 4, 2015 - 12:13
Lightning veteran center Brian Boyle said he woke up a little "angry." "You should be p----- off," Boyle said. "You shouldn't have any regrets when you wake up in the morning, and we might today." Lightning veteran center Brian Boyle said he woke up a little "angry."
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'Passive' Lightning slips in third period

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 3, 2015 - 23:18
The general thought among the Lightning after it opened the Stanley Cup final with a 2-1 loss to Chicago: The team wasn't aggressive enough in the third period.
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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has no problems with Lightning's ticket policy

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 3, 2015 - 17:33
TAMPA - NHL commissioner Gary Bettman praised Tampa Bay as a strong hockey market and said the team's success is part of the reason why it could institute its controversial ticket policy, limiting sales to Florida residents.
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Chicago Blackhawks hope to stop Lightning's Triplets line

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 3, 2015 - 13:03
The Blackhawks have obviously paid attention to Lightning star Steven Stamkos, but one of their points of emphasis entering tonight's Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final is to shut down the Triplets line of Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov and Ondrej Palat.
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