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Nikita Kucherov with harsh words for Lightning

April 26, 2017 - 13:18
Lightning star wing Nikita Kucherov delivered some pointed and strong criticism on his teammates and coaches Wednesday.
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Victor Hedman a Norris Trophy finalist

April 21, 2017 - 14:34
The Lightning's Victor Hedman is one of three finalists for the Norris Trophy, awarded to the NHL's top defenseman.
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Hockey, anyone? Fed Cup's Shelby Rogers huge Lightning fan

April 19, 2017 - 14:46
I presumed I had covered every significant phase of the Shelby Rogers story, from her Charleston, S.C., upbringing to her injury-ravaged 2015 season to her dramatic run to the '16 French Open quarterfinals.

So I turned off my tape recorder, closed my notebook and extended a hand to thank this 24-year-old Fed Cup team member for her …
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Anton Stralman, Victor Hedman playing for Sweden

April 18, 2017 - 12:59
It looks like Anton Stralman and Victor Hedman could be paired again for Team Sweden.
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Playoff journal: Leafs giving Caps more than a scare

April 18, 2017 - 12:25
As I was watching the Stanley Cup Playoffs Monday night, there was one thing that immediately came to mind: Thank God I'm not on deadline.
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Lightning's Brayden Point to play for Team Canada

April 12, 2017 - 10:19
Coach Jon Cooper will have at least one familiar face on his Team Canada roster for next month's World Championships.
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Jon Cooper to coach Team Canada at World Championships

April 11, 2017 - 15:16
Lightning coach Jon Cooper missed the playoffs for the first time in his coaching career. But Cooper will still be coaching some very meaningful games this summer. Lightning coach Jon Cooper missed the playoffs for the first time in his coaching career.
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Lightning Strikes! podcast: Season wrapup with Tom Jones

April 11, 2017 - 07:05
Times beat writer Joe Smith and columnist Tom Jones break down the 2016-17 Lightning season in this episode of our Lightning Strikes! podcast. Is it a major disappointment, or a one-year blip? What changes need to be made? …
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Yzerman: Lightning was 'humbled' by season

April 10, 2017 - 14:14
While there were positives to draw upon in the Lightning's remarkable late-season run, the bottom line is it failed its goal of reaching the playoffs.
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Steven Stamkos confident he'll get back to old form

April 10, 2017 - 11:13
Turns out, captain Steven Stamkos' return wasn't as imminent as once thought.
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Lightning believes lack of urgency early cost them playoffs

April 9, 2017 - 10:30
Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman helplessly watched the final minutes of Saturday's Leafs-Penguins game.
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All eyes on Lightning-Canadiens tonight

April 7, 2017 - 10:07
There's only one game on the NHL schedule tonight, and it's a big one.
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Brad Marchand suspended two games for spearing Dotchin

April 6, 2017 - 12:54
Bruins star Brad Marchand has been suspended two games by the NHL Department of Player Safety for his dirty spear of Lightning defenseman Jake Dotchin.
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Steven Stamkos out, maybe Tyler Johnson too

April 6, 2017 - 12:15
Lightning captain Steven Stamkos won't play tonight and admitted he probably won't return during the regular season, which ends Sunday.
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Brad Marchand to have hearing over spear on Jake Dotchin

April 5, 2017 - 09:54
Bruins wing Brad Marchand will have a hearing Thursday with the NHL's Department of Player Safety regarding his dirty spear of Lightning defenseman Jake Dotchin.
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Steven Stamkos still out, but no setback

April 4, 2017 - 10:54
Lightning captain Steven Stamkos will not play tonight in a must-win game against the Bruins.
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Lightning facing 'Game 7' against Bruins

April 4, 2017 - 08:45
The Lightning enters what is almost an elimination game tonight against the Bruins. There's no sugar-coating it. Tampa Bay likely needs to go 4-0 in its final four games to make the playoffs. The Lightning enters what is almost an elimination game tonight against the Bruins.
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NHL Olympics decision bad news for Lightning players

April 3, 2017 - 16:31
The National Hockey League announced today it won't be participating in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, a decision that will likely not sit well with several Lightning players.
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Lightning Strikes! podcast: What are Bolts' playoff chances?

April 3, 2017 - 11:10
Will the Lightning make the playoffs? Times beat writer Joe Smith and columnist Tom Jones break down the critical final week for Tampa Bay, which is still fighting for its playoff life, in this episode of our Lightning …
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