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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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Expect 'high dose' of Hedman/Stralman on Kane/Toews

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 3, 2015 - 10:48
Coach Jon Cooper isn't a big matchups guy, often preferring to let his team go "best on best."
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Steven Stamkos: Stanley Cup Final feels just like any other round right now

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 3, 2015 - 10:47
Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said he had no trouble sleeping last night, on the eve of the biggest game of his career - tonight's opening game of the Stanley Cup final.
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Lightning embracing the moment, planning to "enjoy the ride"

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 2, 2015 - 13:18
Associate coach Rick Bowness isn't one to typically give big pre-game speeches.
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Goalie Ben Bishop grateful for rest before Stanley Cup final

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 1, 2015 - 13:42
The path to the Stanley Cup final is a grueling grind, no more so than for Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, who started 20 games in a span of 44 days to help Tampa Bay to their second-ever trip to the final best-of-seven series, which starts Wednesday night against Chicago.
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Lightning hope depth on defense provides an edge

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - June 1, 2015 - 11:47
TAMPA -- Tampa and Chicago have gotten to the Stanley Cup final with strong defense, but the two teams have done so in different manners, with the Blackhawks leaning heavily on their best defensemen and the Lightning standing by their impressive depth.
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Cup fever early: Fans welcome Lightning home at 3:15 a.m.

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 30, 2015 - 03:21
TAMPA -- Even at 3:15 a.m., hours after the Lightning's Game 7 win over the New York Rangers, Stanley Cup fever was quickly spreading.
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Lightning has 'quiet confidence' heading into Game 7

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 29, 2015 - 12:30
There's no sugar-coating the significance of tonight's Game 7 for the Lightning. Win, and reach its first Stanley Cup Final since it's 2004 championship. Lose, and season is over. There's no sugar-coating the significance of tonight's Game 7 for the Lightning.
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Lightning ready to respond in Game 7

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 28, 2015 - 13:11
Much has been made about the reslience of the battle-tested Rangers, who are 15-3 in elimination games since 2012, and 7-0 in Game 7s at home.
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Stanley Cup Final to begin Wednesday

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 28, 2015 - 11:01
The Stanley Cup Final will begin Wednesday, June 3, the NHL announced today.
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Lightning players dealing with flu bug

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 27, 2015 - 13:51
Lightning coach Jon Cooper said the two days before Game 7 will be a much-welcomed break to get healthy.
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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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