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Blues prepare Lightning for five-game trip out west

February 12, 2015 - 12:37
TAMPA -- Tonight's game against St. Louis is the midpoint in a stretch of 11 straight games for the Lightning against Western Conference opponents, and the Blues' style of play should prepare Tampa Bay for what they'll face in the next two weeks during a five-game road trip.
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Rookie Namestnikov excited to be back with Lightning

February 12, 2015 - 11:53
TAMPA -- Lightning rookie center Vladislav Namestnikov understood the need for him to spend most of the past two months with the AHL's Syracuse Crunch, but back in the NHL for tonight's game against St. Louis, he's eager to show he can make plays at this level.
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Andrei Vasilevskiy's save is No. 1 on ESPN's Top 10 plays (w/video)

February 11, 2015 - 08:38
While the Lightning lost 3-2 in overtime to the Predators Tuesday night, touted rookie goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy stole the show.
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Jason Garrison back, Cedric Paquette a game-time decision

February 10, 2015 - 13:41
The Lightning blueline will get a big boost tonight with the return of defenseman Jason Garrison, who missed the last two games with a lower-body injury.
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Evgeni Nabokov traded to San Jose, expected to retire

February 9, 2015 - 13:38
The impressive career for veteran goalie Evgeni Nabokov will likely end where it all began.
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Jason Garrison injury not long-term, but does Lightning need help on D?

February 7, 2015 - 10:53
Lightning defenseman Jason Garrison will be out tonight against the Kings and is "questionable" for Sunday's game against the Ducks due to a lower-body injury suffered Thursday.
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Lightning acquires two wings for Syracuse

February 6, 2015 - 21:00
The Lightning addressed its depleted forward depth at AHL Syracuse Friday by acquiring former Tampa Bay wing prospect Carter Ashton and left wing David Broll from the Maple Leafs for a conditional seventh round pick in the 2016 draft.
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Brenden Morrow says it's "strange" returning to Dallas

February 5, 2015 - 14:39
Every time Lightning veteran wing Brenden Morrow comes to Dallas, even if it's passing through, there's some nostalgia.
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Andrei Vasilevskiy starts tonight for Tampa Bay Lightning

February 5, 2015 - 13:55
Lightning coach Jon Cooper said touted prospect Andrei Vasilevskiy wasn't brought up to sit the bench.
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Ben Bishop said it's "special" to face hometown Blues

February 3, 2015 - 15:15
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop said he can't even count how many friends and family will be in the Scottrade Center tonight as he faces his hometown Blues. "It'll be up there," he said.
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Cedric Paquette finding a home with Lightning

January 30, 2015 - 15:53
For the first three months Cedric Paquette spent with the Lightning this season, he was living out of a downtown hotel.
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What happens to hats tossed during hockey hat tricks?

January 30, 2015 - 10:34
As soon as Lightning center Cedric Paquette capped off his first hat trick Thursday night, dozens of hats were tossed down from the stands onto the ice at Amalie Arena.
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Lightning views tonight's game with Red Wings as a measuring stick

January 29, 2015 - 12:14
The Lightning enters tonight's showdown with the Red Wings trailing by just one point atop the Atlantic Division. But coach Jon Cooper made the pecking order pretty clear. The Lightning enters tonight's showdown with the Red Wings trailing by just one point atop the Atlantic Division.
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Lightning try to get "mojo" back on power play

January 28, 2015 - 15:04
With the Lightning power play fizzling as of late, it switched up its personnel at Wednesday's practice.
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Tyler Johnson unsure of status tonight

January 27, 2015 - 13:42
While Lightning center Tyler Johnson participated in today's morning skate - including taking part in the line rushes - he still remained uncertain whether he'd be able to play tonight against the Hurricanes.
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