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Deception key to Nikita Kucherov's hot start

October 16, 2017 - 14:48
The slick, sling-shot type wrist shot Nikita Kucherov used for his first goal Monday night may have stunned many at Little Caesar's Arena.
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Luke Witkowski living 'lifelong dream' with Red Wings

October 16, 2017 - 13:32
Defenseman Luke Witkowski couldn't help but take a peek at the Lightning's morning skate Monday at the brand-new Little Caesar's Arena.
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Lightning vs. Blues on 25th anniversary night

October 14, 2017 - 11:18
                   
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Vasy in net, Kunitz facing old team tonight vs. Penguins

October 12, 2017 - 11:16
                   
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Chris Kunitz ready for Penguins reunion

October 12, 2017 - 10:52
Veteran wing Chris Kunitz doesn't think there will be any awkwardness tonight when he faces the Penguins for the first time since joining the Lightning this summer.
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Lightning Strikes! podcast: Brian Bradley on reunion of first Bolts squad

October 11, 2017 - 12:07
In this episode of our Lightning Strikes! podcast, we chat with the Lightning's first All-Star, Brian Bradley, who discusses this weekend's reunion for Tampa Bay's original 1992 team.
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Andrei Vasilevskiy in net again against Capitals

October 9, 2017 - 12:37
Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy had a busy enough weekend, facing 84 combined shots in back-to-back games Friday and Saturday.
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Lightning teammates on J.T. Brown: 'We've got his back'

October 9, 2017 - 11:50
Lightning wing J.T. Brown didn't address the media today, deciding to stick to his lengthy Twitter statement from Sunday on his silent protest from Saturday.
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Mikhail Sergachev: 'I'm not afraid to make mistakes'

October 7, 2017 - 15:08
When Mikhail Sergachev tried to carry the puck out from behind his own net early in Friday's second period, he tried to shake Florida's Colton Sceviour with a familiar move.
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Jake Dotchin a surprise scratch for Lightning opener

October 6, 2017 - 11:06
Lightning defenseman Jake Dotchin has been paired with Victor Hedman all week, ever since the final preseason game.
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Lightning gameday: Panthers again?

October 6, 2017 - 09:00
“(Barkov has) got a really good chemistry with Huberdeau, and they’ve shown they can score in the past, and they started doing it again in the preseason,” Cooper said. “Huberdeau is going to be healthy. It was unfortunate what happened to him last year. Probably a little bit renewed energy in those two, and if …
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New twist on a familiar script for Lightning's Dan Girardi

October 6, 2017 - 06:00
                   
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Ryan Callahan: 'Best I've felt in a long time'

October 5, 2017 - 13:17
Much has been made of how Lightning captain Steven Stamkos has looked in camp, and the four-time All-Star certainly seems ready for Friday's first regular season game in 11 months.
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J.T. Brown could raise fist during anthem

October 5, 2017 - 09:54
Lightning wing J.T. Brown won't sit or kneel for the national anthem during Friday's season opener. There's a chance he may not even be in the lineup. Lightning wing J.T. Brown won't sit or kneel for the national anthem during Friday's season opener.
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Jon Cooper's fishing event raises $150,000 for pediatric cancer (w/photos, video)

October 4, 2017 - 10:12
Weston Hermann turned 11 on Monday. It was a birthday he'll never forget. With Lightning coach Jon Cooper hosting his second annual "Coop's Catch for the Kids," charity fishing event, he invited Hermann and his family to their Monday night kickoff event. After all, it is kids like Hermann who

Lightning Strikes! podcast: Previewing the 2017-18 season

October 4, 2017 - 09:32
Joe Smith and Tom Jones preview the Lightning season heading into Friday's opener against the Panthers in the latest episode of our Lightning Strikes! podcast.
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Mikhail Sergachev to open season with Lightning

October 2, 2017 - 13:43
Defenseman Mikhail Sergachev said he came to Lightning camp with the mentality he was going to make the team.
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Lightning sends Alex Volkov to Syracuse

September 29, 2017 - 11:16
Second-round pick Alex Volkov entered Lightning camp as an unknown. But Volkov, 20, left having made a significant impression on coaches and teammates, showing why he might be able to impact the NHL club this year. Second-round pick Alex Volkov entered Lightning camp as an unknown.
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Steven Stamkos would support a teammate's protest

September 28, 2017 - 11:04
So far, there hasn't been a Lightning player who has made a silent protest during the national anthem, like many NFL stars have done.
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Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov get look on same power play

September 28, 2017 - 10:47
Typically, the Lightning would split up Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov on the power play, balancing the units with an elite scorer on each.
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