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Cedric Paquette on Zdeno Chara: 'We had a good battle'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 15, 2015 - 11:36
When it comes to Lightning center Cedric Paquette, a 6-foot-1, 198 pounds, and Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara, 6-9, 258, they're definitely a big mismatch when it comes to size.
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Tyler Johnson and Victor Hedman injuries not long-term

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 13, 2015 - 13:43
While center Tyler Johnson and defenseman Victor Hedman won't play tonight in Boston due to lower-body injuries suffered Monday night, the Lightning is encouraged to know that both key players aren't expected to be out for the long-term.
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Lightning recall Vladislav Namestnikov

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 13, 2015 - 10:17
The Lighning have recalled center Vladislav Namestnikov from AHL Syracuse this morning.
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Tough year for former Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 12, 2015 - 14:21
It's been a strange year for former Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier.
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Steven Stamkos, Tyler Johnson make All-Star team

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 10, 2015 - 18:00
The fact Lightning captain Steven Stamkos made the All-Star team Saturday night seemed almost expected.
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Lightning prospect Brayden Point on "pretty crazy" WJC experience

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 9, 2015 - 17:23
Lightning center prospect Brayden Point almost had to pinch himself, like he was dreaming.
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Lightning find right power play mix

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 9, 2015 - 12:05
After weeks of a struggling power play, the Lightning might have finally found the right mix.
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Radko Gudas to be out four months after knee surgery

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 6, 2015 - 13:04
The Lightning is bracing for the fact it will be without defenseman Radko Gudas for the rest of the regular season.
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Radko Gudas to have arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 5, 2015 - 16:13
Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday. At that point, Tampa Bay will have a better idea how long Gudas will be out. Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday.
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Tampa Bay Lightning 19-year-old goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy draws comparison to Russian Royalty

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

Saw this story on the IIHF web site after Andrei Vasilevskiy made his senior team debut for Russia in a 6-1 victory against the United States, and there was quite the comparison made between Vasilevski and former Russian goaltender Vladislav Tretiak, the Hall of Fame goalie regarded as one of…

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Tampa Bay Lightning announce training camp roster, partial schedule

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

LIGHTNING TO OPEN TRAINING CAMP SEPT. 11 AT TAMPA BAY TIMES FORUM

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning will open the franchise’s 21st training camp on Wednesday, September 11 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, the team announced today.  The team also announced the additional 38 players who…

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Tampa Bay Lightning announce prospect camp schedule/roster

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

Here is your pertinent information for the Lightning prospect camp, that opens Saturday at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon and runs through Wednesday. The roster and schedule are below - yes, Jonathan Drouin will be in attendence - and one new wrinkle this season for fans who are not…

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New Tampa Bay Lightning commercial featuring pitchman (and Tampa resident) Anthony Sullivan

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

This is pretty funny stuff, featuring well known pitchman Anthony Sullivan of OxiClean fame along with Steven Stamkos, Teddy Purcell and Ryan Malone “pitching’’ a new four-game ticket plan. A well done production

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Five Syracuse players coming to Tampa Bay Lightning training camp

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

While the full allotment of players reporting to the start of Lightning training camp likely will not be known until late Saturday, at least some of them were told Friday night.

Following Friday’s Syracuse Crunch shootout victory against Norfolk, Syracuse general manager Julien BriseBois announced that five players…

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Tampa Bay Lightning to host part-time job fair

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Tampa Bay Times Forum will hold a part-time job fair on Thursday, January 10 from 5-9 p.m. on the Promenade Level of the arena.  The fair is being held to fill positions for the upcoming Lightning hockey season as well as other Times Forum…

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The NHL lockout is over, hockey is back

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

After nearly four months, the key to breaking the NHL lockout came in the wee hours of the morning.

Just before 6 a.m. Sunday word began to emerge that following a marathon 16-hour bargaining session in New York a tentative deal between the NHL and NHL Player’s Association has been…

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After NHL talks break off, league issues statement from owner Jeff Vinik, 3 others

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

Statement from Jeff Vinik, others are below


Tampa Bay Lightning Chairman and Governor Jeff Vinik today issued the follow statement today:

    “After working this week with our players toward what we hoped would be a new agreement, owners presented a proposal we believed would benefit those…

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NHL Lockout Update - Nothing imminent, but there may be hope

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

Burning the midnight oil was not enough to thaw hockey’s deep freeze quite yet.

For the second consecutive day, representatives from the National Hockey League and the NHL Player’s Association held marathon meetings in the hopes of settling the now 82-day long lockout that has already canceled games through Dec.…

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Another Tampa Bay Lightning player heads overseas

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

Brendan Mikkelson became the fourth Tampa Bay Lightning player to bolt for Europe during the NHL imposed lockout that is now in its seventh week.

The 25-year-old defenseman signed a deal to play with Vasteras HK in the Swedish second division, according to Swedish website VLT.se, for the duration of…

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