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Tyler Johson on slump: 'You have to laugh'

October 24, 2015 - 14:26
After getting robbed on yet another scoring chance, this time a partial breakaway late in Friday's second period, Lightning center Tyler Johnson's frustration boiled over, smacking his stick against the back boards.
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Banged-up Ben Bishop ready for a break

October 24, 2015 - 13:44
Goalie Kristers Gudlevskis was naturally excited he'll start tonight against the Blackhawks, his first NHL start in nearly 19 months.
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Kevin Poulin placed on waivers by Lightning

October 24, 2015 - 10:13
The Lightning has placed Kevin Poulin on waivers, the backup goaltender having not played in one game for Tampa Bay. 
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Gudlevskis appears to be joining Lightning

October 23, 2015 - 17:08
Lightning goalie prospect Kristers Gudlevskis is expected to be recalled from AHL Syracuse, and could start Saturday against the Blackhawks in Chicago.
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Lightning expects John Tortorella to make impact in Columbus

October 23, 2015 - 16:18
Lightning video coach Nigel Kirwan has been good friends with John Tortorella for a long time.
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Boyle a game-time-decision, Bishop in net

October 23, 2015 - 12:12
Veteran center Brian Boyle did not participate in today's morning skate and is a "game-time decision" tonight, coach Jon Cooper said.
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Lightning leaning towards Bishop for Friday start

October 22, 2015 - 12:42
It sounds like there's a chance goalie Ben Bishop plays in both games of a back-to-back this weekend in Winnipeg and Chicago.
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Podcast: Phil Esposito guests as we preview Lightning's rematch with Chicago

October 22, 2015 - 10:19
The Lightning will head to Chicago Saturday for a much-anticipated Stanley Cup Final rematch with the Blackhawks.
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Goalie Vasilevskiy set to return to practice early next week

October 21, 2015 - 09:59
Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy got some good news at Tuesday's doctor appointment, that he can come off blood thinners, meaning he can return to practice early next week. 
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Former Lightning coach John Tortorella takes over in Columbus

October 21, 2015 - 06:36
Former Lightning coach John Tortorella will get another chance behind an NHL bench. 
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Lightning will need speed on 'measuring stick' trip

October 20, 2015 - 12:34
While the Lightning has found ways to win early this season, it has not played its best hockey.
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Victor Hedman returns to practice, could play Tuesday

October 19, 2015 - 09:58
Defenseman Victor Hedman returned to practice Monday and felt good, with all indications pointing towards him returning to the lineup Tuesday in Nashville.
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Koekkoek reassigned to Syracuse, good sign for Hedman

October 18, 2015 - 12:39
The Lightning reassigned defenseman Slater Koekkoek to AHL Syracuse Sunday, which could be a good sign Victor Hedman might be available soon. 
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Victor Hedman out, Slater Koekkoek in against Sabres

October 17, 2015 - 09:47
While Victor Hedman continues to get better, he will not play tonight against the Sabres, coach Jon Cooper said this morning.
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Nikita Nesterov suspended two games for boarding

October 16, 2015 - 16:39
Lightning defenseman Nikita Nesterov has been suspended for two games by the NHL's Department of Player Safety for his check-from-behind on Dallas' Curtis McKenzie Thursday.
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Lightning 'confident' Hedman will be back soon

October 16, 2015 - 12:20
Update: While there's no official diagnosis of Victor Hedman's injury, the Lightning seem encouraged by his progress and don't anticipate the top defenseman to be out a significant time. 
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Nesterov to have hearing over hit from behind

October 16, 2015 - 09:19
Lightning defenseman Nikita Nesterov will have a hearing today with the NHL's department of player safety to determine whether he'll face supplemental discipline for his hit-from-behind on Curtis McKenzie Thursday night.
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Stamkos is special guest for first 'Lightning Strikes' Podcast

October 15, 2015 - 11:56
The Times is trying something new to add to its Lightning coverage this season, debuting a "Lightning Strikes" podcast, which will be featured every Thursday on this blog.
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Paquette to make season debut against the Stars

October 15, 2015 - 10:03
It took a little longer than he hoped, but Lightning center Cedric Paquette will make his season debut tonight against the Stars.
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Ben Bishop to start in rematch with Red Wings

October 13, 2015 - 11:43
The Lightning will face arguably its toughest test of the young season tonight in an NBCSN-televised showdown with the Red Wings.
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