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Bolts working to find the right mix on the back end

The Lightning experimented with different defensive pairs at Monday's practice

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

As the Tampa Bay Lightning continue to search for consistency in their game and the right lineup combination that will produce the best results, the Bolts switched up their D-pairings during Monday's practice session at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

For most of practice, Victor Hedman was partnered with Erik Cernak, a duo we have yet to see as Cernak has played pretty much his entire NHL career with Ryan McDonagh.

Kevin Shattenkirk spent his practice time with McDonagh on Monday, and Braydon Coburn and Mikhail Sergachev a familiar combination, made up the third pair for the Bolts

After the training session, Lightning head coach Jon Cooper said not to read too much into these revamped defensive pairings.

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Nuts & Bolts: A chance to rebound vs. the Canadiens

The Lightning look to bounce back in Montreal after last Saturday's loss

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

The Lightning and Canadiens meet for the first time this season on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal. 

Tampa Bay will be looking for a bounce back performance after falling 4-2 in Ottawa on Saturday. On the other side, Montreal will aim to build off a 6-3 win over St. Louis in their last game. 

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How to watch, listen, live stream Lightning at Canadiens

Find out when and how to watch Tampa Bay's game against the Montreal Canadiens on TV and streaming online

by Jacob Lynn / TampaBayLightning.com

The Lightning wrap up their three-game swing through Canada on Thursday night in Montreal. 

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Player of the Week: Steven Stamkos

The captain registered four points in two games last week

by Jacob Lynn / TampaBayLightning.com

Steven Stamkos took full advantage of Brayden Point's return to the lineup last week. 

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Burns: 3 Things we learned from a lethargic loss in Ottawa

Beat writer Bryan Burns recaps Tampa Bay's 4-2 loss to Ottawa

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

For as much good as the Lightning did in Thursday's 7-3 rout of Toronto, two nights later in Ottawa those positive vibes were nowhere to be found.

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Mishkin's Extra Shift: Senators 4, Lightning 2

Radio broadcaster Dave Mishkin recaps the Lightning's 4-2 loss to the Senators on Saturday

by Dave Mishkin / TampaBayLightning.com

Unfortunately, the Lightning weren't able to replicate their performance from Thursday against Toronto. Here are the key takeaways from Saturday's loss to Ottawa.

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Late goal sinks Bolts on Saturday

The Senators scored the game-winning goal late in regulation to hand the Bolts a 4-2 loss in Ottawa

by Jacob Lynn / TampaBayLightning.com

Vladislav Namestnikov scored the game-winning goal with three minutes remaining in regulation to hand the Lightning a 4-2 loss to the Senators in Ottawa on Saturday evening.

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Bolts drop the puck on the Oldsmar Lightning Made Street Hockey Rink

Outdoor rink presented by Heritage Insurance becomes the second of 10 being opened by the organization across the Tampa Bay community

by Press Release / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning and the City of Oldsmar today held a Grand Opening and dropped the first puck on the Oldsmar Lightning Made Street Hockey Rink, presented by Heritage Insurance. The ceremony was immediately followed by several youth street hockey clinics, conducted by Lightning alumni. The rink is the second of 10 being built in the Tampa Bay community as part of the Lightning's Build the Thunder 2.0 and Connect the Thunder initiatives.

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The story of how Yanni Gourde ended up colliding with Mathieu Joseph

Bolts lucky both players avoided injury after second period collision

by Bryan Burns / TampaBayLightning.com

Despite the positives from Tampa Bay's 7-3 thrashing of the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena Thursday, one scary moment occurred early in the second period when forwards Yanni Gourde and Mathieu Joseph collided going for a puck along the wall.

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Pepsi celebrating new Bolts & Amalie Arena partnership with free concert

Country music duo LOCASH to perform after the Lightning host the Avalanche on Oct. 19

by Press Release / TampaBayLightning.com

WHAT: Last week, PepsiCo Beverages North America announced that it joined the Tampa Bay Lightning and AMALIE Arena as a championship partner. The partnership further amplifies Pepsi's long-standing relationship with the NHL and nearly half of the NHL's teams, having recently signed a 5-year partnership extension with the League. In celebration of the newly-announced partnership and to celebrate Tampa Bay Lightning fans, Pepsi & the Tampa Bay Lightning will throw an epic post-game concert featuring a series of interactive games, ice-cold Pepsi Zero Sugar and special guests. Country music duo LOCASH will be there to celebrate with a mainstage performance singing hits like One Big Country Song" off their latest album "Brothers," and chart-toppers, "I Love This Life" and "I Know Somebody."

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