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Lightning Strikes! podcast: Interview with Brayden Point

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 19, 2016 - 16:03
Joe Smith breaks down the start of the Lightning season and interviews rookie Brayden Point, who has had a whirlwind week since making his first opening night roster, in our latest Lightning Strikes! podcast.
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Brayden Point picks up another big 'first'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 19, 2016 - 07:41
With Tuesday's game on the line, the Lightning-Panthers showdown lasting until the sixth round of a shootout, coach Jon Cooper turned to rookie Brayden Point on the bench and told him it was his turn.
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Lightning 'deflated' when Jonathan Marchessault picked Panthers

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 18, 2016 - 14:23
When Jonathan Marchessault became an unrestricted free agent in July, the Lightning made a pitch to keep the forward.
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Short shift Q&A with Lightning's Slater Koekkoek

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 16, 2016 - 07:00
Lightning defenseman Slater Koekkoek had a blast doing a Q&A with fans on Twitter during training camp. So we thought we'd give it a shot, tackling several topics with the 22-year-old.

Times: How did you get the name Slater?
Koekkoek: My mom drove by "Slater Excavating," it was a gravel pit. She liked the name. Everyone …
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Nikita Kucherov feeling 'rusty' after holdout

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 15, 2016 - 11:19
Nikita Kucherov didn't know what to expect after missing training camp due to a contract holdout.
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The split begins: Vasilevskiy starting tonight

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 15, 2016 - 09:29
Coach Jon Cooper said he wanted to give backup goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy more of a split in net this season.
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Ryan Callahan cleared for contact, a 'big hurdle'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 14, 2016 - 11:12
Judging by the way Ryan Callahan is skating, and shooting, he looks ready to get back into game action. Take his "walk-off" shootout goal on goalie Ben Bishop near the end of Friday's practice. Judging by the way Ryan Callahan is skating, and shooting, he looks ready to get back into game action.
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Brayden Point pumped for NHL debut

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 13, 2016 - 10:31
Lightning forward Brayden Point kept seeing on Twitter Wednesday night the details of the remarkable debut of Maple Leafs No. 1 pick Auston Matthews, who scored four goals in his first game.
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Lightning hope for a 50-30 split with Bishop, Vasilevskiy

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 13, 2016 - 10:18
As expected, goalie Ben Bishop will start tonight's season opener against the Red Wings. He's the team's unquestioned No. 1 goalie, and will get a lion's share of the starts. As expected, goalie Ben Bishop will start tonight's season opener against the Red Wings.
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Brayden Point thrilled for spot on roster, Thursday debut

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 12, 2016 - 13:44
Lightning forward Brayden Point got the news in a phone call from Steve Yzerman, who told the 20-year-old he'll be sticking around for a bit.
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Nikita Kucherov ready to step back in for Lightning

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 12, 2016 - 13:22
It seemed as if Nikita Kucherov was never gone.
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Brayden Point makes Lightning roster

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 11, 2016 - 15:34
The Lightning set its final roster for Thursday's opener, and there are a few twists.
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Nikita Kucherov signs three-year deal with Lightning

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 11, 2016 - 09:48
Considering how long it took for Nikita Kucherov and the Lightning to agree on a contract, it was fitting the wing faced obstacles just getting to Tampa Tuesday to sign.
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Condra, Conacher, Vermin put on waivers

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 10, 2016 - 13:55
With the Lightning nearing a Tuesday 5 p.m. deadline, it made some moves today to create some flexibility for what'll likely be some tough decisions.
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Optimism that Nikita Kucherov could be signed by opener

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 10, 2016 - 08:49
Turns out, wing Nikita Kucherov may be available for Thursday's season opener against the Red Wings.
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Lightning defense set, forward spots up for grabs

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 8, 2016 - 10:37
With the Lightning putting Luke Witkowski on waivers Friday, it made it clear what's been expected all along. Defenseman Slater Koekkoek is set to make his first opening night roster. With the Lightning putting Luke Witkowski on waivers Friday, it made it clear what's been expected all along.
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The case for who takes Ryan Callahan's spot

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 7, 2016 - 10:22
With just one exhibition remaining Saturday, the Lightning has a few more days to make a decision on one of its main camp questions.
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Lightning-Panthers exhibition won't be made up

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 6, 2016 - 08:39
Thursday's Lightning-Panthers preseason game, which was postponed Wednesday due to Hurricane Matthew, will not be made up.
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Lightning-Panthers preseason game canceled

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 5, 2016 - 10:44
The Lightning's preseason game Thursday in Sunrise against the Panthers has been canceled due to the hurricane forecast.
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