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Lightning Strikes! podcast: Make-or-break road trip

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 16, 2017 - 12:23
Joe Smith sets up the Lightning's current make-or-break road trip in our latest Lightning Strikes! podcast. The next six games will go a long way in determining the team's playoff fate. He'll also discuss Ryan Callahan's …
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Ryan Callahan out four weeks

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 15, 2017 - 18:30
Veteran wing Ryan Callahan is expected to miss four weeks, the Lightning announced Sunday. And it's fair to question when, and if, Callahan, 31, plays again this season. Or, for that matter, if he should. Veteran wing Ryan Callahan is expected to miss four weeks, the Lightning announced Sunday.
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Lightning entering make-or-break road trip

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 15, 2017 - 14:49
The time is now for the Lightning to make a run.
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Vasi in net on St. Louis Night, also concern for Callahan

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 13, 2017 - 10:38
                   
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Victor Hedman gets in rare fight

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 13, 2017 - 08:00
You don't see this very often. Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman got into a rare fight in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Sabres, tangling with Buffalo's Marcus Foligno at the end of the second period. It was just Hedman's fifth career fight, first since Oct. 8, 2013.
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Marty St. Louis says 'nervousness' for Friday's ceremony

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 12, 2017 - 16:30
Marty St. Louis opened Thursday's press conference at Amalie Arena with a joke. "I am not making a comeback," St. Louis said, laughing. Marty St. Louis opened Thursday's press conference at Amalie Arena with a joke.
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Vasilevskiy says he learned from 'rough' experience as No. 1

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 12, 2017 - 14:52
Ben Bishop will be back in net for the Lightning tonight, having missed three weeks with a lower body injury.
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Ben Bishop starting against Sabres

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 12, 2017 - 10:52
The Lightning should get a boost tonight with the return of goalie Ben Bishop, who will start against the Sabres.
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Yzerman: Cooper doing 'excellent' job

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 10, 2017 - 15:47
Lightning coach Jon Cooper isn't going anywhere. While Tampa Bay, a preseason Stanley Cup favorite, is stunningly out of playoff position at the season's midpoint, don't expect any changes to involve the coaching staff. Lightning coach Jon Cooper isn't going anywhere.
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Ben Bishop could play Thursday or Friday

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 10, 2017 - 13:04
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop could be returning sooner than expected. Bishop participated in his first full team skate Tuesday, and looked good during two separate 30-minute sessions. Lightning goalie Ben Bishop could be returning sooner than expected.
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Victor Hedman, Nikita Kucherov make NHL All-Star team

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 10, 2017 - 11:07
The Lightning will have two first-time All-Stars this season, with defenseman Victor Hedman and Nikita Kucherov named to the Atlantic Division team Tuesday.
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Cooper on team's slump: 'Everybody is frustrated'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 9, 2017 - 13:25
You knew it was coming.

With the Lightning underachieving, going from preseason Stanley Cup favorites to dangerously out of playoff position, there were going to be frustrated fans asking for changes. Coach Jon Cooper, who has led the team to back-to-back lengthy playoff runs, isn't immune to criticism.

There are already …
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Lightning Strikes! podcast: Where does the Lightning go from here?

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 9, 2017 - 11:34
A four-game losing streak has pushed the preseason Stanley Cup favorites further out of playoff contention. A coaching change is not the answer, Joe Smith explains, but what is? Plus we take your questions.
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For Lightning, making changes easier said than done

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 7, 2017 - 15:22
When the hockey world crowned the Lightning Stanley Cup favorites in the summer, few envisioned this.
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Adam Wilcox on his 'special' first callup to Lightning

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 5, 2017 - 11:23
Goalie Adam Wilcox misses a lot of calls as he leaves his phone on silent.
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Ben Bishop on target for mid-January return

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 5, 2017 - 11:00
For the second straight day, Lightning goalie Ben Bishop faced shots in full gear, completing workouts with goalie coach Frantz Jean.
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Lightning has 'lost' its defensive mentality. How can it find it?

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 4, 2017 - 15:16
The Lightning forgot about its own net during Tuesday’s 6-4 loss to Winnipeg. But players got re-acquainted during an hour-long practice Wednesday that focused primarily on defensive zone drills. The Lightning forgot about its own net during Tuesday’s 6-4 loss to Winnipeg.
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Ryan Callahan returning tonight for Lightning

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 3, 2017 - 10:40
Veteran wing Ryan Callahan is finally returning to the Lightning lineup tonight. "There's no question it's been a while," Callahan said. "It's definitely good to be back." Veteran wing Ryan Callahan is finally returning to the Lightning lineup tonight.
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'Good chance' Erne makes NHL debut Tuesday against Jets

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 2, 2017 - 15:59
                   
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Callahan could return Tuesday; Stamkos off crutches

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 2, 2017 - 13:12
Veteran wing Ryan Callahan is getting close to returning to the Lightning lineup.
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