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Let become your destination for all the latest Lightning scoops. The Lightning Insider will be in the stands, in the locker room and on the road with the team throughout the 2007-08 season to provide you with a positive look at the Bolts as they pursue Lord Stanley’s hardware. Our resident snoop will post the latest following practices and morning skates, and he’ll make sure you’re the first to know when the Lightning are making news.  Have a question or comment for The Insider?  Send me an email at

Last night was certainly a fun one for both the fans and players, with the Bolts showing confidence and swagger throughout the game. Vinny Lecavalier was a force again, Jeff Halpern continues to impress and Nick Tarnasky capped the night off with a decisive victory against Rob Davison in a late-game bout. Putting up eight goals on the scoreboard never hurts either.

Congrats to John Tortorella for becoming the winningest U.S.-born coach in NHL history last night, passing Pittsburgh coaching legend Bob Johnson with number 235.

Short practice today followed by a flight to Boston. We'll arrive at the hotel in Copley Square around 6 p.m., and I'll hopefully be sitting at a table in the North End by 7:30!

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