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Lightning GM Steve Yzerman talks Ben Bishop trade

Yzerman says the salary cap forced the decision to trade the veteran goaltender to the Kings

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

The Tampa Bay Lightning were prepared to lose goaltender Ben Bishop in the offseason, whether by way of the expansion draft or unrestricted free agency.

With Andrei Vasilevskiy re-signed to a three-year deal last summer, solidifying his status as the Lightning's goalie of the future, time was running out on Bishop's tenure in Tampa Bay.

Rather than letting Bishop walk away for nothing, the Lightning decided they'd rather get something in return, trading him on Sunday along with a fifth-round selection in the 2017 draft to the Los Angeles Kings, three days before the March 1 trade deadline.

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Bolts acquire Budaj, Cernak, and picks from Kings

Goalie Ben Bishop sent to Los Angeles as part of trade

by Press Release / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired goaltender Peter Budaj, defenseman Erik Cernak, a seventh-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft as well as a conditional pick in 2017 from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for goaltender Ben Bishop and a fifth-round selection in 2017, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced Sunday.

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How to live stream Lightning-Senators

Find out when and how to watch Tampa Bay's game against Ottawa on TV and streaming online.

by Jeff Odom / TampaBayLightning.com

The Lightning look to get back into the win column on Thursday when they host the Ottawa Senators at 7:30 p.m. Monday. 

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Lightning vs. Senators: Projected lines; injuries

Lightning take on Senators in critical Atlantic division matchup

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

The Lightning take on the Ottawa Senators in a critical Atlantic division matchup Monday night at AMALIE Arena. 

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Lightning acquire RW Stefan Fournier from Arizona

The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired right wing Stefan Fournier from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for right wing Jeremy Morin

by Press Release / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired right wing Stefan Fournier from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for right wing Jeremy Morin, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. 

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Feeling better, Bolts' Drouin returns to practice

The forward, who was sidelined in Thursday's loss to Calgary with the flu, was a full participant Saturday

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

The biggest (and best) news to come out of Tampa Bay's double practice session at AMALIE Arena on Saturday was the return of standout forward Jonathan Drouin.

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Lightning re-assign Cory Conacher to Syracuse

The forward has skated in eight games with the Bolts this season, posting a goal and two points

by Press Release / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned forward Cory Conacher to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced Friday.

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Mishkin: Flames 3, Lightning 2

Lightning broadcaster Dave Mishkin recaps the Bolts 3-2 loss to the Flames

by Dave Mishkin / TampaBayLightning.com

There were a couple of reasons why the Calgary Flames won this contest. 

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Burns: 3 Things we learned from a loss to Calgary

Lightning beat writer Bryan Burns recaps the Bolts' 3-2 loss to the Calgary Flames

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

The Tampa Bay Lightning were playing their fourth game in the last six days when they hosted the Calgary Flames at AMALIE Arena on Thursday.

Predictably, the Bolts looked lethargic in a 3-2 loss to Calgary, their point streak snapped at seven games.

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Nadine Smith honored as Lightning Community Hero

The Lightning honored Nadine Smith as the 27th Community Hero of the 2016-17 season

by Press Release / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Nadine Smith as the 27th Lightning Community Hero of the 2016-17 season during the first period of tonight's game versus the Calgary Flames. Through this evening's game, in total, the Lightning Foundation has granted $13 million to more than 300 different non-profits in the Greater Tampa Bay area. Smith, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Equality Florida Institute, Inc.

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