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Lightning coach Jon Cooper a Jack Adams Award finalist

May 6, 2014 - 11:08
Jon Cooper, who led the Lightning to 101 points (46-27-9) and a second place finish in the Atlantic Division was named a finalist for the Jack Adams Award as coach of the year.
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Sounds as if Vasilevskiy is coming to North America (updated)

May 1, 2014 - 10:40
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman repeatedly has said he was committed to signing goaltending prospect Andrey Vasilevskiy as soon as his KHL contract was done.
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Malone pleads not guilty to cocaine, DUI charges

April 30, 2014 - 20:35
Lightning left wing Ryan Malone has pleaded not guilty to DUI and cocaine possession charges stemming from an April 12 arrest in Tampa. That case is ongoing, but on Wednesday the state in Hillsborough County court dismissed a charge of driving with a suspended license connected to an April 8 traffic stop, also in Tampa.
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Ben Bishop has successful wrist surgery

April 29, 2014 - 16:13
Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop on Tuesday underwent what the team said was "successful" wrist surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Rehab is expected to be three to four months, and Bishop, a Vezina Trophy finalist, is expected to be ready for training camp.
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Lightning's Ben Bishop a Vezina Trophy finalist

April 25, 2014 - 10:21
Tampa Bay's Ben Bishop was named a finalist for the Vezina Trophy, awarded annually to the league's top goaltender as voted on by the league's general managers. Bishop established team records with 37 wins, a 2.23 goals-against average and .924 save percentage. He is the Lightning's first Vezina nominee since Daren Puppa in 1996.
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Bishop to have wrist surgery, expected to be ready for camp

April 24, 2014 - 11:24
Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop will have surgery on his injured right wrist next week to repair ligament damage that has bothered him since January. Bishop will have the surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. He said he will be in a cast for six weeks.
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Lightning's Johnson, Palat among Calder Trophy finalists

April 23, 2014 - 10:54
Lightning forwards Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat are among three finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy, which goes to the NHL's rookie of the year. Colorado's Nathan McKinnon is the other finalist.
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It's do or die for Lightning tonight in Game 4 against Montreal

April 22, 2014 - 13:17
The Lightning goes into Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal tonight against the Canadiens at the Bell Centre, actually feeling pretty good about where the team's game is headed.
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Video: Lightning coach Jon Cooper acting as a reporter

April 21, 2014 - 16:57

Lightning coach Jon Cooper (holding the water bottle as a faux microphone) sneaked into a media scrum with Steven Stamkos on Monday and then addressed reporters about being a reporter.

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Video: Ryan Callahan's disallowed Game 3 goal

April 21, 2014 - 16:41
Here is the controversial play that led to Ryan Callahan's disallowed goal in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal between the Lightning and Canadiens. The call, with 4:22 left in the second period, took away Tampa Bay's 2-1 lead. Montreal ultimately won the game 3-2 to take a three games to none lead in the series.
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Video: Tom Jones previews Lightning-Canadiens Game 4

April 21, 2014 - 14:25

Times sports columnist Tom Jones looks back at the Lightning's 3-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series on Sunday and previews Tuesday's Game 4 in this video report.

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Cooper on Game 2 vs. the Canadiens: 'This is one we need'

April 18, 2014 - 12:29
Toward the end of Friday's pregame meeting with reporters, someone asked Lightning coach Jon Cooper if tonight's Game 2 against the Canadiens in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals was a must win.
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Killorn and Barberio thrilled to face hometown Canadiens

April 15, 2014 - 15:54
For Lightning C Alex Killorn and D Mark Barberio, who grew up in bordering neighborhoods in Montreal's west island, facing the Canadiens in the playoffs is extra special.
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VIDEO: Tom Jones previews Lightning-Canadiens

April 15, 2014 - 15:20

Times sports columnist Tom Jones previews the first-round playoff matchup between the Lightning and Montreal Canadiens in this video feature.

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Palat, Filppula return to practice

April 15, 2014 - 11:45
The Lightning got some good news on the injury front Tuesday, as two of its top scorers, LW Ondrej Palat and C Valteri Filppula, returned to practice.
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Anders Lindback is NHL's first star of the week

April 14, 2014 - 11:43
Anders Lindback is the NHL's first star of the week ending Sunday. The Lightning goaltender was 3-0-0 with a 0.67 goals-against average, .975 save percentage and a shutout.
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Lightning-Canadiens playoff schedule (updated with TV)

April 13, 2014 - 19:21
Here is the schedule for the Lightning and Canadiens in the first round of the playoffs: April 16: at Tampa, 7 p.m., Sun Sports, CNBC Here is the schedule for the Lightning and Canadiens in the first round of the playoffs:
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Jon Cooper's novel approach to home-ice advantage

April 13, 2014 - 13:51
The Lightning's season finale Sunday at Washington will determine whether Tampa Bay gets home-ice advantage in its first-round playoff series with the Canadiens.
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Ryan Malone arrested on DUI, cocaine charges

April 12, 2014 - 06:57
Lightning left wing Ryan Malone was arrested Saturday morning on charges of driving under the influence and cocaine possession.
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Gudas in right place at right time

April 11, 2014 - 11:41
With G Anders Lindback down and out of position with 8:43 left in the third period of Thursday's 4-2 win against the Flyers, D Radko Gudas figured his place was on the goal line.
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