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Gabriel Dumont 'earned his right' to stay with Lightning

February 8, 2017 - 13:54
Lightning forward Gabriel Dumont emphatically pumped both arms in the air, and let out a huge grin after scoring Tuesday night. You can't blame him. It's been a long time coming. Lightning forward Gabriel Dumont emphatically pumped both arms in the air, and let out a huge grin after scoring Tuesday night.
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Lightning Strikes! podcast: Is this the start of something?

February 8, 2017 - 12:11
Are the Lightning's back-to-back wins just a blip? Or the start of something? Times sports columnist Tom Jones and Lightning beat writer Joe Smith discuss what they've learned during the team's recent stretch in our …
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Three reasons a Lightning run could be coming

February 8, 2017 - 11:51
The crowd at Amalie Arena roared as it rose to its feet Tuesday night during the final seconds of the Lightning's 5-0 win over the Kings.
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Lightning hopes Saturday's win can be start of run

February 7, 2017 - 11:07
The Lightning enters tonight's game against the Kings with an opportunity to complete a feat it hasn't done in more than a month: Win back to back games.
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Yzerman: Stamkos' recovery 'right on course'

February 2, 2017 - 15:16
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said while there's still no definite return date for captain Steven Stamkos, he's "right on course" in his recovery from knee surgery.
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Guy Boucher enjoys return to Tampa

February 2, 2017 - 13:10
Former Lightning coach Guy Boucher stepped in Amalie Arena Thursday for the second time since his firing four years ago.
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Ben Bishop hopes to stay, but also wants to play

February 2, 2017 - 12:55
With the trade deadline a month away, G Ben Bishop admits he doesn't know how it'll end up.
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Jake Dotchin quickly earning Lightning coaches' trust

February 1, 2017 - 16:20
Rookie defenseman Jake Dotchin said getting his first career NHL point Tuesday night was a thrill. "It was something, for sure," he said.
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Why Jonathan Drouin didn't play the final three minutes Tuesday

February 1, 2017 - 16:16
Much has been made about how wing Jonathan Drouin didn't play the final three minutes of Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Bruins, including when the Lightning had the extra attacker trying to tie the game.
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Father Len blesses new ice at Amalie

January 31, 2017 - 18:26
                   
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Lightning Strikes! podcast: Crucial home stand starts with Bruins

January 31, 2017 - 12:22
Joe Smith sets up the second half of the season, including a critical home stand beginning against the Boston Bruins, in our latest Lightning Strikes! podcast. Will the Nikita Nesterov trade be the start of more deals before …
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Point may return tonight as Lightning return after All-Star Break

January 31, 2017 - 12:20
                   
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Brayden Point not yet cleared to play

January 30, 2017 - 16:59
Lightning center Brayden Point was a full participant in Monday's practice, his first with contact since suffering a hand injury in late December.
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Jake Dotchin recalled by Lightning

January 30, 2017 - 11:45
The Lightning recalled defenseman Jake Dotchin Monday. With GM Steve Yzerman saying there's no other roster changes, that means that Slater Koekkoek will remain in AHL Syracuse. The Lightning recalled defenseman Jake Dotchin Monday.
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Vasilevskiy in net, Garrison returns as Lightning end road trip at Panthers

January 26, 2017 - 12:50
Andrei Vasilevskiy will be in net tonight for the second straight game when the Lightning play the Panthers at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla.
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Panthers feel Lightning's pain

January 25, 2017 - 15:18
When this season began, a late January matchup between the Lightning and Panthers was expected to be a battle for the top spot in the Atlantic Division title.
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Garrison, Brown game-time decisions for Lightning

January 24, 2017 - 14:22
The Lightning may be getting two regulars back tonight. Defenseman Jason Garrison (illness) skated today for the first time since Thursday and felt good, with coach Jon Cooper calling him a game-time decision against the Blackhawks. The Lightning may be getting two regulars back tonight.
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Illness spreading through Lightning room

January 23, 2017 - 16:22
First, it was defenseman Victor Hedman who missed three games with an illness.
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