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Cooper: Plan, not performance, determines starting goalie

TampaBay.com Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy gets the start tonight against the Senators, his second of the season.
  • 3 days ago

Guy Boucher not seeking 'revenge' against Lightning

TampaBay.com 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.
  • 4 days ago
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Lightning ranked No. 1 franchise in sports by ESPN

TampaBay.com Since owner Jeff Vinik bought the Lightning in 2010, he's said his goal was to make it a "world class" organization.
  • 5 days ago

Slater Koekkoek reassigned to AHL Syracuse

TampaBay.com Defenseman Slater Koekkoek, a healthy scratch the first three games, was reassigned to AHL Syracuse Wednesday.
  • 6 days ago

Lightning Strikes! podcast: Interview with Brayden Point

TampaBay.com 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.
  • 6 days ago
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Brayden Point picks up another big 'first'

TampaBay.com With Tuesday's game on the line, the Lightning-Panthers showdown lasting until the sixth round of a shootout, coach Jon Cooper turned to rookie Brayden Point on the bench and told him it was his turn.
  • 6 days ago
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Lightning 'deflated' when Jonathan Marchessault picked Panthers

TampaBay.com When Jonathan Marchessault became an unrestricted free agent in July, the Lightning made a pitch to keep the forward.
  • 7 days ago
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Short shift Q&A with Lightning's Slater Koekkoek

TampaBay.com Lightning defenseman Slater Koekkoek had a blast doing a Q&A with fans on Twitter during training camp. So we thought we'd give it a shot, tackling several topics with the 22-year-old. Times: How did you get the name Slater? Koekkoek: My mom drove by "Slater Excavating," it was a gravel pit. She liked the name. Everyone …
  • 9 days ago

Nikita Kucherov feeling 'rusty' after holdout

TampaBay.com Nikita Kucherov didn't know what to expect after missing training camp due to a contract holdout.
  • 10 days ago

The split begins: Vasilevskiy starting tonight

TampaBay.com Coach Jon Cooper said he wanted to give backup goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy more of a split in net this season.
  • 10 days ago

Ryan Callahan cleared for contact, a 'big hurdle'

TampaBay.com Judging by the way Ryan Callahan is skating, and shooting, he looks ready to get back into game action. Take his "walk-off" shootout goal on goalie Ben Bishop near the end of Friday's practice. Judging by the way Ryan Callahan is skating, and shooting, he looks ready to get back into game action.
  • 11 days ago
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Lightning Strikes! podcast: Previewing the 2016-17 season

TampaBay.com After coming so close the past couple of seasons, is this the year the Lightning finally wins its second Stanley Cup? All of the major players are back, so the organization will be satisfied with nothing less than a championship. Times beat reporter Joe Smith and sports columnist Tom Jones preview the coming season with our latest Lightning …
  • 12 days ago
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Brayden Point pumped for NHL debut

TampaBay.com Lightning forward Brayden Point kept seeing on Twitter Wednesday night the details of the remarkable debut of Maple Leafs No. 1 pick Auston Matthews, who scored four goals in his first game.
  • 12 days ago
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Lightning hope for a 50-30 split with Bishop, Vasilevskiy

TampaBay.com As expected, goalie Ben Bishop will start tonight's season opener against the Red Wings. He's the team's unquestioned No. 1 goalie, and will get a lion's share of the starts. As expected, goalie Ben Bishop will start tonight's season opener against the Red Wings.
  • 12 days ago
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