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Lightning fall 3-2 to Carolina in preseason opener

Brayden Point and Boko Imama score goals in loss to Hurricanes

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos scored his first goal of the World Cup of Hockey during Team Canada's victory over Team Europe Tuesday in the first game of a best-of-three final.

Turns out, the Lightning could have used Stamkos' scoring punch at AMALIE Arena.

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Bolts open preseason tonight vs. Carolina

Lightning coach Jon Cooper will coach the Bolts after returning from the World Cup of Hockey today

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper said he had planned to miss a large portion of Bolts' training camp while assisting with Team North America at the World Cup of Hockey.

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Gudlevskis, Wilcox ready to shine in preseason

The pair of Syracuse Crunch goalies will star in the preseason after Bishop, Vasilevskiy participate in World Cup of Hockey

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

When the Tampa Bay Lightning begin the preseason schedule Tuesday at AMALIE Arena against the Carolina Hurricanes (7:30 p.m. puck drop on 970 WFLA), the Bolts will be without starting goaltender Ben Bishop and backup netminder Andrei Vasilevskiy.

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Lightning re-sign Nesterov to one-year contract

Defenseman signs one-year NHL contract worth $725,000

by Press Release / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Nikita Nesterov to a one-year, NHL contract worth $725,000, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

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Lightning to welcome Vinny Lecavalier home on Oct. 18

The former Tampa Bay captain will be honored during the team's game against Florida.

by Press Release / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning today announced that the team would welcome home former captain Vincent Lecavalier on October 18, 2016 during the team's game against the Florida Panthers at AMALIE Arena. Lecavalier, who played 14 seasons in Tampa Bay after being chosen first overall by the club in the 1998 National Hockey League Entry Draft, retired from professional hockey after playing the 2016-17 season with the Philadelphia Flyers and the Los Angeles Kings. He and his family have since returned to live in Tampa Bay. 

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Kucherov scores, Canada cruises past Russia in semi

Nikita Kucherov scored a goal and an assist in Canada's 5-3 win over Russia on Saturday night.

NHL.com

Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov scored a goal and registered an assist, but it wasn't enough as Steven Stamkos' Team Canada secured a spot in the World Cup of Hockey final. 

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Slater Koekkoek ready to build on playoff performance

Defenseman played 10 games during the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs for the Bolts

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Slater Koekkoek had a lot of great stories to tell friends and family this offseason following a postseason run that saw the 22 year old make his playoff debut in Game 2 of a Second Round series against the New York Islanders and go on to start the Bolts' next nine playoff games, including all seven contests in the Eastern Conference Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Nikita Kucherov, Team Russia advance to semifinals

Ben Bishop, Team USA head home after finishing winless in the tournament.

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

Lightning beat writer Bryan Burns will recap each day how the Bolts players did in each game of the World Cup of Hockey 2016 being held in Toronto. Tampa Bay has an NHL-high 12 players playing in the tournament and Lightning coach Jon Cooper is an assistant coach on Team North America.

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Media day marks the start of Lightning training camp

The Bolts commence camp without several marquee names, but expectations remain the same.

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

One look around the Tampa Bay Lightning locker room confirms this training camp will be unlike any other in recent memory.

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Lightning announce Fan Fest details for Sunday

The annual event will include scrimmages, player autographs and selfie stations.

by Press Release / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have announced a detailed schedule for Fan Fest, presented by Florida Blue, on Sunday, September 25 beginning at 8 a.m. at AMALIE Arena. Bolts fans attending this free event will have the chance to meet some of their favorite players, enjoy giveaways and have the chance to watch live hockey for the first time since last spring.

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