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Mishkin's Extra Shift: Ducks 5, Lightning 1

Radio broadcaster Dave Mishkin recaps Tampa Bay's loss to Anaheim on Friday

by Dave Mishkin @DaveMishkin / TampaBayLightning.com

The Anaheim Ducks entered this contest on a four-game losing skid. They were determined to turn their fortunes around and it showed. They dominated play over the first 28 minutes and built a 3-0 lead. The Lightning then did make a push, but Ducks goalie John Gibson turned aside multiple scoring chances. Anaheim's also penalty kill played a big role in the outcome. The Ducks went 7-7 on the PK, the last five of which came in the final 25 minutes. So the early deficit for the Lightning proved to be too steep to overcome.

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Nuts & Bolts: Quick turnaround for the Lightning in San Jose

The Bolts travel north to San Jose to face the Sharks in the second half of a back-to-back

by Bryan Burns @BBurnsNHL / TampaBayLightning.com

Everything you need to know about the Lightning's matchup against the Sharks on Saturday. 

When: Saturday, January 22 - 10:30 p.m. ET
Where: SAP Center - San Jose, CA
TV coverage: Bally Sports Sun (check local listings)
Radio coverage: 970 WFLA-AM, Lightning Power Play
Where to stream it: Bally Sports AppESPN+

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Winning streak ends with loss to Ducks

Tampa Bay falls 5-1 on Friday in the first half of a back-to-back set

by Jacob Lynn @TBLightning / TampaBayLightning.com

The Lightning's four-game winning streak came to an end on Friday night in Anaheim.

Led by a pair of Derek Grant goals and a tremendous night from John Gibson in goal, the Ducks cruised to a 5-1 win over Tampa Bay at the Honda Center.

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Bolts to dress six defensemen Friday versus Anaheim

Andrej Sustr and Fredrik Claesson will both draw into the lineup

by Bryan Burns @BBurnsNHL / TampaBayLightning.com

The Tampa Bay Lightning are still dealing with injuries on their blue line, but at least the Bolts will have six defensemen in the lineup when they take on the Anaheim Ducks tonight at Honda Center as they continue their three-game California swing.

After defeating the Los Angeles Kings 6-4 on Tuesday with just four healthy defensemen available and able to play due to salary cap constraints, the Lightning will bring Andrej Sustr and Fredrik Claesson into their lineup against the Ducks. Sustr has been skating with Tampa Bay's taxi squad since December 27. Claesson was recalled Thursday from the Bolts' American Hockey League affiliate in Syracuse.

Sustr and Claesson will play versus Anaheim because Erik Cernak and Jan Rutta remain out with lower-body injuries. Additionally, Zach Bogosian is in the first week of a lower-body injury that will force him to miss two to three weeks.

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Nuts & Bolts: Continuing the California trip in Anaheim

The Lightning begin a back-to-back on Friday night against the Ducks at the Honda Center

by Bryan Burns @BBurnsNHL / TampaBayLightning.com

Everything you need to know ahead of the Lightning's matchup against the Ducks on Friday. 

When: Friday, January 21 - 10 p.m. ET
Where: Honda Center - Anaheim, CA
TV coverage: Bally Sports Sun (check local listings)
Radio coverage: 970 WFLA-AM, Lightning Power Play
Where to stream it: Bally Sports AppESPN+

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Lightning recall D Fredrik Claesson from Syracuse

Claeson has skated in four games with the Bolts so far this season

by Press Release @TBLightning / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled defenseman Fredrik Claesson from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League to the taxi squad, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced.

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NHL announces Lightning schedule revisions

by Press Release @TBLightning / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The National Hockey League today announced the following revisions to the Tampa Bay Lightning Schedule.

Opponent Original Date New Date Start Time (local)
at Colorado Dec. 18 Feb. 10 7 p.m.
at Arizona Dec. 23 Feb. 11 7:30 p.m.
at New Jersey Jan. 10 Feb. 15 7 p.m.
at Columbus Apr. 29 Apr. 28 7 p.m.
at NY Islanders Apr. 28 Apr. 20 7:30 p.m.
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Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning 6, Kings 4

Radio broadcaster Dave Mishkin recaps Tampa Bay's win over the Kings on Tuesday

by Dave Mishkin @DaveMishkin / TampaBayLightning.com

The biggest storyline - at least from the Lightning's perspective - was that, due to injuries and cap constraints, they had to play the entire game with only four defensemen. Their ability to successfully manage that challenge was an important key to their victory.

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Burns: Three Things we learned from a shorthanded win in L.A.

Bryan Burns on the shorthanded blue line, Hedman's exciting opportunity and contributions from the other three defensemen

by Bryan Burns @BBurnsNHL / TampaBayLightning.com

Sometimes over the course of an 82-game regular season, a team needs a challenge to get its players' attention and keep them locked in on the task at hand.

The Tampa Bay Lightning certainly experienced a challenge unlike any other when they took on the Los Angeles Kings at Crypto.com Arena on Tuesday.

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