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Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman tries to reshape roster

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When the smoke had cleared, Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman wouldn’t say his team was in better shape for the future. Just that it’s in position to be. Yzerman moved the third player off of his roster Wednesday, shipping forward Valtteri Filppula at the trade deadline in an effort to get out of his contract. Yzerman sent Filppula to Philadelphia along with a fourth- and a seventh-round draft pick for Mark Streit. The Bolts then traded Streit to Pittsburgh…

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Tampa Bay Lightning trades goaltender Ben Bishop to Kings

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The Tampa Bay Lightning traded away the best goaltender in their history Sunday night. Now, the question is whether the team can make the playoffs without him. The Bolts swapped Ben Bishop, who has won 128 regular season games over past three-plus seasons, to the Los Angeles Kings for goaltender Peter Budaj, defensive prospect Erik Cernak and two draft picks. It is a trade that will free up salary cap space for the Bolts, but it hurts them in this…

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Lightning’s Ben Bishop remains hot as Bolts get points again

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Well, look who might be getting warm. The Tampa Bay Lightning, which has spent most of the season as just another team, beat Winnipeg 4-1 Saturday night to earn at least a point in four consecutive games. The Lightning has three wins and a shootout loss in the games. The Bolts are now in sixth place in the Atlantic Division with 57 points, five points out of third. It is the kind of effort that Lightning fans have waited most of…

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Lightning wins its second in a row to show it still has life

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Despite all of the evidence to the contrary, there might be life to the Tampa Bay Lightning, after all. And if so, nights such as Tuesday night give fans a reason to believe. The Lightning won a 5-0 game that should serve as the team’s blueprint for the rest of their playoff run. They got good goaltending, they got goals from their speediest skaters, and their penalty kill was strong in a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings. It…

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Tampa Bay Lightning finally win, beating Anaheim 3-2 in shootout

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They won? Finally? The Tampa Bay Lightning finally put up a winning scoreboard Saturday night, beating the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 in a shootout. The Lightning had lost six of its previous seven games (two in overtime), including two straight at home in which it managed only 21 shots per game in losses to Boston and Ottawa. This time, the Lightning outshot Anaheim by 21 shots (37-16). The Bolts scored three goals in the shootout. Brayden Point started the scoring, Nikita…

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Lightning struggles again in disappointing loss to Boston

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This is the way it’s going for the Tampa Bay Lightning: Badly. This is the way it’s going: The Bolts finally get a game with three goals … and goaltender Ben Bishop gives up four. This is the way it’s going: The Lightning finally gets a breakaway in the third period of Thursday night’s game…and Tyler Johnson passes the puck backward instead of taking a shot. This is the way it’s going: Tampa Bay defenseman Anton Stralman is hit from…

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Lightning beats Kings, 2-1, with solid game by Ben Bishop

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Is it too late for the Tampa Bay Lightning? The Lightning certainly hopes not. And Monday in Los Angeles, for once, the Lightning didn’t play like it. They ground out a 2-1 victory over the Kings that once again put them on the right side of .500 at 21-20-4. The Kings scored first on a goal by Kyle Clifford. But the Bolts charged back with goals by Tyler Johnson and by Brian Boyle. The goal by Johnson was particularly nifty,…

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