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Strong Lightning lineup highlights preseason opener

The Bolts will dress a handful of established veterans and a few top-level prospects competing for a spot on the roster

by Bryan Burns /

When the Tampa Bay Lightning open the preseason slate tonight against the Carolina Hurricanes, the lineup the Bolts put on the AMALIE Arena ice won't be exactly the same as the one they'll use for Opening Night.

But it'll be close.

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How to listen and live stream Lightning vs. Hurricanes

Plenty of NHL regulars will be in the lineup tonight as the Bolts host the Hurricanes in the preseason opener

by Jacob Lynn /

Fans will see some familiar faces in Lightning sweaters tonight as the Bolts kick off the preseason at Amalie Arena vs. the Carolina Hurricanes.

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Lightning to live stream six preseason games

Bolts open preseason tomorrow night at Amalie Arena against Carolina

by Press Release /

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning will live stream six of their preseason games at, the team announced today. The stream will be free to the public. Below is a list of the games that will be available on the Lightning website. The lone game not available, the Lightning versus the Florida Panthers on September 27 at Amway Center in Orlando, will be broadcast on FOX Sports Sun.

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FOX Sports Sun announces Lightning television schedule for 2018-19 season

Programming features 70 regular season games that can be streamed live on the FOX Sports App

by Press Release /

TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 17, 2018)- FOX Sports Sun, the local television home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, announced today the network will produce and televise 70 regular season Lightning games, and one preseason game, as part of the 2018-19 National Hockey League season.

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Erne ready to build off last season's success, put injury behind him

After a lower-body injury kept him from contributing to last year's playoff run, Erne is working to once again secure a roster spot

by Bryan Burns /

After years of struggling to make it to the National Hockey League, Tampa Bay Lightning forward Adam Erne was finally starting to find his place during the second half of the 2017-18 season.

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In their own words: Girardi's Journal

The veteran defenseman talks about a hard-working start to the Lightning's 2018 Training Camp

by Dan Girardi /

Throughout Tampa Bay Lightning training camp, Bolts defenseman Dan Girardi has been kind enough to chronicle his thoughts in what we're calling: In Their Own Words - Girardi's Journal.

Periodically, we'll be checking in with Girardi to get his thoughts on how training camp is progressing or provide a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in the locker room when the players are hanging out.

In his first installment, as told to beat writer Bryan Burns, Girardi explains how fatiguing the opening couple days of camp can be, talks about the two scrimmages the team has played and offers his views on the excitement of bringing pretty much the same team back for the 2018-19 season.

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Bolts experiment with line combinations during first on-ice practice

For rookies like Raddysh and Katchouk, the session was a chance to showcase their skills with NHL linemates

by Bryan Burns /

The early days of training camp are a perfect time for experimenting with line combinations and defensive pairings to familiarize players with teammates they wouldn't normally skate with and see if any instant chemistry materializes.

So when the Tampa Bay Lightning held their first on-ice session of camp at the Ice Sports Forum on Friday, there were a number of different looks, particularly among the forward groups.

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Photo Gallery: The Bolts hit the ice

Team photographer Scott Audette was there as the Lightning took the ice at the Ice Sports Forum for the first practice of Training Camp

by Scott Audette /

The first official practice of the Lightning's 2018 Traning Camp took place at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon on Friday. Team photographer Scott Audette was on hand as the Bolts reconvened for the first practice of the season. 

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Past playoff exits motivate Bolts heading into 2018-19 season

With three conference final appearances in the last five seasons, Tampa Bay opens training camp hoping this is the year they take the next step

by Bryan Burns /

Ryan Callahan stood in front of a handful of reporters inside an auxiliary locker room at AMALIE Arena on the opening day of training camp for the 2018-19 season, discussed the progression of his offseason shoulder surgery - he started shooting two weeks ago and is still on pace to return in early November - and talked about "unfinished business" for he and his teammates.

Defending Norris Trophy winner Victor Hedman said the Bolts are a "hungry team" after reaching the Eastern Conference Final in three of the past four seasons but unable to reach their ultimate goal.

Lightning captain Steven Stamkos spoke of the "empty feeling" of going deep in the playoffs but not winning the Stanley Cup.

Clearly, the memory of last season's Game 7 loss to the Washington Capitals in the conference final hasn't faded for the Tampa Bay Lightning despite nearly four months of distance.

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Photo Gallery: Behind the scenes at Lightning Media Day

Team photographer Scott Audette was on hand as the Bolts reported for the first day of training camp

by Scott Audette /

2018 Media Day

Sights n' Sounds from Media Day

Check out the sights n' sounds from Thursday's Media Day

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The start of training camp always means medical testing and promotion shoots for Lightning players. Team photographer Scott Audette takes you behind the scenes as the Bolts reported for the first official day of the 2018-19 season. 

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