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Banged-up Lightning hopes to beat "Big, Bad Bruins"

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 11, 2015 - 15:24
The Lightning is coming off a big win, a 1-0 overtime victory over the first-place Canadiens in Montreal Tuesday. But it was a costly one.
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Matt Carle will have to play through soreness if he returns

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 10, 2015 - 12:31
Lightning veteran defenseman Matt Carle continued to ramp up his rehab from January abdominal surgery, participating in battle drills after Tuesday's practice at the Bell Centre.
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Andrej Sustr making strides; Brown still out

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 7, 2015 - 14:23
When Lightning GM Steve Yzerman addressed the media Monday following his acquisition of veteran D Braydon Coburn, one of the first things he mentioned was how pleased he's been with the development of D Andrej Sustr.
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Namestnikov could stay through Saturday, Carle return next week?

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 6, 2015 - 16:24
Lightning rookie Vladislav Namestnikov certainly didn't look like someone close to getting sent back to AHL Syracuse, practicing with the third line Friday afternoon.
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Namestnikov gets "big opportunity," Brown day-to-day

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 5, 2015 - 15:58
Lightning rookie center Vladislav Namestnikov wasn't expecting Wednesday's call-up, brought in on an emergency basis to fill in for injured J.T. Brown.
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Follow our ScribbleLive for Lightning-Maple Leafs tonight

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 5, 2015 - 15:45
After some success last week, the Times will be adding to our Lightning coverage tonight by doing a ScribbleLive stream for the Tampa Bay-Toronto game at Amalie Arena.
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Lightning recalls Vladislav Namestnikov from Syracuse Crunch

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 4, 2015 - 18:05

The Lightning has recalled forward Vladislav Namestnikov from AHL-Syracuse, the team announced Wednesday evening.

The 22-year-old has appeared in 26 NHL games this season, recording three goals and four assists. He last played with the Lightning on Feb. 12.

The Lightning was down to 12 forwards after trading Brett Connolly to Boston for two draft picks on Monday. In 34 games with the Crunch this season, Namestnikov has 14 goals and 21 assists.

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Trades make for "bittersweet" day for Lightning players

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 2, 2015 - 19:09
Lightning veteran defenseman Matt Carle woke up Monday morning to text messages from a shocked Radko Gudas, who found out in the middle of the night he was traded to the Flyers.
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Yzerman: Trade gives Lightning better chance in playoffs

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 2, 2015 - 17:24
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman didn't sleep much Sunday night. "Couple hours," Yzerman said. "Up late, up early." Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman didn't sleep much Sunday night.
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Braydon Coburn excited for 'new beginning' with Lightning

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 2, 2015 - 10:53
Defenseman Braydon Coburn knows trade rumors are part of playing in Philadelphia, so he had his phone off as he went to sleep the eve of the deadline.
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Lightning trade Connolly and Gudas, acquire Coburn

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 2, 2015 - 02:11
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman got a veteran defenseman he was looking for, but it took some late night deals, and parting with a couple players off his regular roster to do it.
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Lightning players confident even if no trade

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 1, 2015 - 12:07
Just like everyon else, the Lightning players are waiting to see what general manager Steve Yzerman does before Monday's 3 p.m. trade deadline.
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Lightning GM Steve Yzerman: A "50-50" chance he makes a deal

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - February 28, 2015 - 17:37
With the trade deadline looming Monday, the Lightning would still like to add a veteran defenseman, preferably a right-handed shot. 
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop debuts glow-in-the-dark mask (w video)

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - February 28, 2015 - 10:18
Goalie Ben Bishop debuted his new glow-in-the-dark mask Friday night, and picked up a shutout in a 4-0 win over the Blackhawks.
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Video: Jonathan Drouin's "ridiculous" assist makes ESPN Top-10 plays

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - February 28, 2015 - 00:49
A few Lightning players have called rookie wing Jonathan Drouin a "magician" with the puck.
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Follow Lightning coverage on ScribbleLive tonight

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - February 27, 2015 - 15:24
The Times always tries to bring you the best Lightning coverage. And, tonight, we're going to experiment with that we hope will make it even better. The Times always tries to bring you the best Lightning coverage.
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Andrei Vasilevskiy tries new moves in spot start in AHL

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - February 27, 2015 - 12:02
For rookie goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy, Wednesday's spot start for AHL Syracuse provided more than just game experience during a long break in the Lightning schedule.
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Victor Hedman okay, but Matt Carle still couple weeks away

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - February 26, 2015 - 15:04
Considering the limited Lightning depth on defense, it likely caused some concern when top defenseman Victor Hedman left Thursday's practice early.
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