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Lightning: Issue with Isles over Drouin hit 'put to bed'

November 10, 2016 - 11:32
Lightning wing Jonathan Drouin hasn't played since taking a hit to the head from Islanders' Calvin De haan Nov. 1 in Brooklyn.
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Lightning Strikes! podcast: Breaking down season's start with Tom Jones

November 9, 2016 - 16:01
Times beat reporter Joe Smith and sports columnist Tom Jones break down the start of the Tampa Bay Lightning's season in our latest Lightning Strikes! podcast. Topics include the surprising rise of Brayden Point, the slow …
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Still no timetable for Jonathan Drouin return

November 9, 2016 - 13:44
Jonathan Drouin was at Lightning practice Wednesday. But he was in the stands.
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Conacher's recall not related to Drouin; Kucherov No. 1 star of week

November 7, 2016 - 11:24

SUNRISE – F Cory Conacher joined the team today but coach Jon Cooper said he probably will not play tonight against the Panthers.

“We’ve got guys that ae on the cusp of maybe playing maybe not. I think we should be in decent shape tonight, but just in case. We have limited numbers, so if guys aren’t ready to go tonight he’ll be in, but as of now he probably will not be in.”

Cooper said Conacher’s arrival is not related to F Jonathan Drouin, who has not played since taking a hit to the head last Tuesday against the Islanders in New Tork.

“I don’t know necessary about where Joe’s timetable is,” Cooper said. “We’re hoping very soon he’ll be back. We just don’t have a lot of bodies here. Conacher is well deserving to be up here.”

Ben Bishop will be in goal tonight.

F Nikita Kucherov was named the NHL’s First Star of the Week. He had three goals and seven points last week.

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It's Lightning-Devils again, Drouin skates on his own

November 5, 2016 - 09:47
                   
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Lightning Strikes! podcast: Interviewing Ryan Callahan

November 3, 2016 - 14:19
Joe Smith recaps the Lightning road trip and talks with special guest Ryan Callahan about Callahan's return from hip surgery, his kids' Halloween costume and Hockey Fights Cancer Month in the latest episode of our Lightning …
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Jonathan Drouin out tonight, still being evaluated

November 3, 2016 - 09:39
Lightning wing Jonathan Drouin will miss tonight's game against the Bruins, and coach Jon Cooper isn't sure when he'll be back in the lineup.
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Lightning hopes tonight is a turning point

November 1, 2016 - 12:08
After losing three straight games, including Sunday's in embarassing fashion, the Lightning believes tonight's playoff rematch with the Islanders must be a turning point.
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Slater Koekkoek recalled by Lightning

October 31, 2016 - 15:55
The Lightning, in need of a boost on the blueline, recalled defenseman Slater Koekkoek Monday night.
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Cory Conacher reassigned to AHL Syracuse

October 30, 2016 - 11:26
Lightning forward Cory Conacher said he planned to play Saturday's game in New Jersey as if it was his last game in the NHL. Well it was, at least for now.
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Nikita Kucherov feeling 'much better,' unsure on return

October 29, 2016 - 11:36
It was an encouraging sight for the Lightning with wing Nikita Kucherov popping out on the ice near the end of Saturday's morning skate.
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Nikita Kucherov considered day-to-day

October 28, 2016 - 14:19
Nikita Kucherov left the Bell Centre Thursday night looking a lot like he did when he arrived.
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Lightning Strikes! podcast: Ben Bishop

October 27, 2016 - 12:13
Joe Smith breaks down the beginning of this road trip — and an interview with Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, who talked about losing his two front teeth in Toronto and his best start of the season.
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Ben Bishop to face first-place Canadiens

October 27, 2016 - 11:21
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop loves playing at the Bell Centre. And facing Carey Price.
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Cooper: Plan, not performance, determines starting goalie

October 22, 2016 - 13:31
Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy gets the start tonight against the Senators, his second of the season.
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Guy Boucher not seeking 'revenge' against Lightning

October 21, 2016 - 15:44
Guy Boucher said he's asked often, both by media members and people in the street, whether he's circled Saturday's game against the Lightning on his calendar.
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Koekkoek sent to Syracuse so he can finally play

October 20, 2016 - 10:25
                   
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Lightning ranked No. 1 franchise in sports by ESPN

October 20, 2016 - 09:42
Since owner Jeff Vinik bought the Lightning in 2010, he's said his goal was to make it a "world class" organization.
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Slater Koekkoek reassigned to AHL Syracuse

October 19, 2016 - 16:15
Defenseman Slater Koekkoek, a healthy scratch the first three games, was reassigned to AHL Syracuse Wednesday.
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Lightning Strikes! podcast: Interview with Brayden Point

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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