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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop earned the victory Tuesday against Vancouver. | 01/20/2015 10:16 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop earned the victory Tuesday against Vancouver.
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Impact
Bishop stopped 27-of-28 shots on goal, and is now a solid 24-7-2 on the season. He is one of the top options in net.
Lightning center Valtteri Filppula posted two points during Tuesday's win against the Canucks. | 01/20/2015 10:13 PM
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Lightning center Valtteri Filppula posted two points during Tuesday's win against the Canucks.
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Impact
He also had two shots on goal and a plus-two rating on the night. Filppula now has nine goals and 33 points through 48 games this season.
Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman posted two points on Saturday night. | 01/17/2015 10:21 PM
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Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman posted two points on Saturday night.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, but was also minus-one on the night. Stralman should be owned everywhere, as he has 22 points and a plus-13 rating through 47 games.
Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman postsed two points on Saturday night. | 01/17/2015 10:18 PM
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Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman postsed two points on Saturday night.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, but was also minus-one on the night. Stralman should be owned everywhere, as he has 22 points and a plus-13 rating through 47 games.
Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan scored a goal during Saturday's shootout win over the Avalanche. | 01/17/2015 10:17 PM
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Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan scored a goal during Saturday's shootout win over the Avalanche.
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Impact
Callahan has had a solid season, and now has 15 goals and 34 points, along with a plus-seven rating overall.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop won his 22nd game of the season on Thursday. | 01/15/2015 10:08 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop won his 22nd game of the season on Thursday.
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Impact
Bishop led the Lightning to a, 3-2, victory over the Oilers. Bishop is 22-7-2 this season and came into Thursday's game with a 2.41 GAA and .909 save percentage.
Lighting winger Ondrej Palat, along with the rest of Tampa Bay's second line, lit up the scoreboard again on Thursday. | 01/15/2015 10:05 PM
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Lighting winger Ondrej Palat, along with the rest of Tampa Bay's second line, lit up the scoreboard again on Thursday.
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Impact
Palat scored twice, and linemate Tyler Johnson had assists on both scores. Palat's other linemate, Nikita Kucherov, had an assist on Palat's first goal. Palat has 11 goals and 25 assists with a plus-23 rating in 42 games this season.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored two goals during Tuesday's loss to the Bruins. | 01/13/2015 9:40 PM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored two goals during Tuesday's loss to the Bruins.
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Impact
He has now scored three goals over the last two nights. Stamkos also had four shots on goal and a plus-two rating.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored a goal during Monday's loss against the Flyers. | 01/12/2015 9:38 PM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored a goal during Monday's loss against the Flyers.
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Impact
He also was minus-one on the night. Stamkos is one the top options, as he now has 23 goals and 41 points through 44 games.
Lightning netminder Evgeni Nabokov looks likely to start Monday's contest versus Philadelphia. | 01/12/2015 4:23 PM
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Lightning netminder Evgeni Nabokov looks likely to start Monday's contest versus Philadelphia.
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Impact
He was the first goalie off of the ice this morning, putting him in like to start. Nabakov could be a solid daily play.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop allowed one goal during Friday's victory against the Sabres. | 01/09/2015 10:16 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop allowed one goal during Friday's victory against the Sabres.
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Impact
He faced 21 shots on goal, and improved his record to 21-6-2.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored a goal on Friday night. | 01/09/2015 10:14 PM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored a goal on Friday night.
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Impact
He also had five shots and a plus-one rating. Stamkos now has 22 goals and 40 points through 43 games.
Lightning center Nikita Kucherov assisted both of his team's power-play goals in the second period. | 01/06/2015 10:12 PM
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Lightning center Nikita Kucherov assisted both of his team's power-play goals in the second period.
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Impact
Tampa Bay fell behind, 2-0, to Montreal on Tuesday, but the Lightning answered with four straight goals in the second period. The Lightning's second power-play line scored both of the man advantage goals. Kucherov has 17 goals and 24 assists with a plus-26 rating in 42 games this season.
Lightning center Tyler Johnson scored a pair of power-play goals on Tuesday. | 01/06/2015 10:10 PM
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Lightning center Tyler Johnson scored a pair of power-play goals on Tuesday.
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Impact
Tampa Bay's second power-play line was really clicking as Nikita Kucherov and Ondrej Palat set up both of Johnson's goals on the man advantage. Johnson has 17 goals and 28 assists with a plus-26 rating in 41 games this season. He is on pace for a 90-point season.
Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas had arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday and is expected to miss the next four months, according to a Tampa Tribune report. | 01/06/2015 1:38 PM
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Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas had arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday and is expected to miss the next four months, according to a Tampa Tribune report.
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Impact
Gudas had only posted five points this season with 34 PIM, so this likely won't change many fantasy lineups. He did have 22 points and 152 PIM last season and low-end fantasy value.
Lightning center Tyler Johnson scored two goals during Sunday's win over the Senators. | 01/04/2015 9:42 PM
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Lightning center Tyler Johnson scored two goals during Sunday's win over the Senators.
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Impact
He also had six shots on goal, and now has 15 goals, 43 points, and a plus-26 rating though 40 games. It is a clear breakout season for Johnson.
Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman recorded a goal and an assist on Friday against the Penguins. | 01/02/2015 9:44 PM
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Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman recorded a goal and an assist on Friday against the Penguins.
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Impact
Hedman scored in the second period and assisted Alex Killorn's goal in the third period. Both goals brought the Lightning within a score, but they were not able to get the tying goal.
Lightning center Nikita Kucherov had a massive game on Wednesday night. | 01/01/2015 11:49 AM
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Lightning center Nikita Kucherov had a massive game on Wednesday night.
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Impact
He had two goals, one assist, five shots on goal, and a plus-four rating. Kucherov has been fantastic this season, and now has 17 goals, 37 points, and a plus-25 rating through 39 games.
Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan scored a goal and an assist on Monday against the Senators. | 12/29/2014 10:28 PM
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Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan scored a goal and an assist on Monday against the Senators.
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Impact
Callahan also finished the game plus-two. He has 12 goals and 18 assists in 33 games this season.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop was stellar again in his second game returning for a lower-body injury. | 12/29/2014 10:25 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop was stellar again in his second game returning for a lower-body injury.
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Impact
Bishop stopped 25-of-26 shots on Saturday and followed that with 21 more saves on 23 shots Monday. Tampa Bay won, 3-2, as Bishop captured his 18th victory of the season.
Lightning winger Alex Killorn scored his eighth goal of the season early in the second period on Saturday, which turned out to be the game-winner. | 12/27/2014 9:46 PM
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Lightning winger Alex Killorn scored his eighth goal of the season early in the second period on Saturday, which turned out to be the game-winner.
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Impact
Killorn scored at the 4:53 mark on passes from Ryan Callahan and Valtteri Filppula. Killorn has seven assists and a plus-five rating to go with his eight goals.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop won his 17th game of the season on Saturday. | 12/27/2014 9:42 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop won his 17th game of the season on Saturday.
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Impact
Bishop stopped 25-of-26 shots against the Hurricanes to lead Tampa Bay over Carolina, 2-1. Bishop is 17-6-2 this season.
Lighting winger Ondrej Palat had three assists in Tuesday's, 4-3, victory. | 12/23/2014 10:48 PM
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Lighting winger Ondrej Palat had three assists in Tuesday's, 4-3, victory.
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Impact
Palat assisted all of Tyler Johnson's goals as Johnson finished with a hat trick. Palat was plus-three on the night as well. Palat has eight goals with 14 assists and a plus-18 rating in 32 games this season.
Lightning center Tyler Johnson recorded his second career hat trick on Tuesday. | 12/23/2014 10:44 PM
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Lightning center Tyler Johnson recorded his second career hat trick on Tuesday.
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Impact
Johnson scored the first two goals of the game, and then a third goal to extend the Tampa Bay lead to, 4-0, over Pittsburgh. The Penguins came storming back, but Tampa Bay held on, 4-3. Johnson has been a pleasant surprise this season with 13 goals and 24 assists and a plus-23 rating in 35 games.
Lightning goalie Andre Vasilevskiy took the loss Saturday against the Islanders. | 12/20/2014 9:32 PM
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Lightning goalie Andre Vasilevskiy took the loss Saturday against the Islanders.
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Impact
After earning his first victory on Tuesday, he was unable to follow it up with another. Vasilevskiy stopped 45-of-47 shots, and will be the backup in Tampa with Ben Bishop sidelined.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored a goal on Friday night. | 12/19/2014 9:47 PM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored a goal on Friday night.
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Impact
It was his 19th goal of the season, and he also had four shots on goal. Stamkos now has 36 points through 34 games, as he continues to be one of the best players in the game.
Lightning center Tyler Johnson recorded two points on Tuesday. | 12/16/2014 9:47 PM
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Lightning center Tyler Johnson recorded two points on Tuesday.
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Impact
Johnson scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and then assisted Valtteri Filppula's empty-net goal as Tampa Bay beat Philadelphia, 3-1. Johnson has 10 goals, 23 assists and a plus-19 rating in 33 games this season.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored his 18th goal of the season on Tuesday. | 12/16/2014 9:42 PM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored his 18th goal of the season on Tuesday.
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Impact
The goal evened the score at one at the beginning of the second period. Tampa Bay added another goal in the period and an empty-netter to win, 3-1. Along with his 18 goals, Stamkos has 17 assists with a plus-one rating.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop left Monday's game due to a lower-body injury and is unlikely to play Tuesday. | 12/16/2014 12:02 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop left Monday's game due to a lower-body injury and is unlikely to play Tuesday.
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Impact
While the team waits for a timetable for return they have called up Andrei Vasilevskiy to back up Evgeni Nabokov.
Lightning center Nikita Kucherov recorded two points during Monday's loss to the Penguins. | 12/15/2014 9:40 PM
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Lightning center Nikita Kucherov recorded two points during Monday's loss to the Penguins.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, along with a plus-one rating. Kucherov now has 12 goals, 28 points, and a plus-17 rating though 32 games. The breakout season is on.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos had an assist and was even on Saturday. | 12/13/2014 10:20 PM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos had an assist and was even on Saturday.
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Impact
Not a great game for Stamkos but considering his most of his teammates were minus-one, minus-two or even minus-three in the, 4-2, loss, owners will take Stamkos' stats versus the Capitals. He has 17 goals and 16 assists this season.
Lightning netminder Evgeni Nabokov stopped 29-of-30 shots on goal during Thursday's win versus Carolina. | 12/11/2014 10:07 PM
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Lightning netminder Evgeni Nabokov stopped 29-of-30 shots on goal during Thursday's win versus Carolina.
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Impact
He played very well and improved his record to 3-3-1. Nabokov is still the backup behinf Ben Bishop.
Lightning center Nikita Kucherov scored two huge goals during Thursday's 2-1 victory against the Hurricanes. | 12/11/2014 10:05 PM
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Lightning center Nikita Kucherov scored two huge goals during Thursday's 2-1 victory against the Hurricanes.
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Impact
Both goals came in the third period, including the game-winner with 31 seconds left. Kucherov now has 11 goals and 25 points through 30 games. He should be in all lineups.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored a goal but finished minus-three in Tuesday's loss. | 12/09/2014 10:14 PM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored a goal but finished minus-three in Tuesday's loss.
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Impact
Stamkos has 17 goals and 16 assists in 29 goals, but his plus/minus dropped to plus-two.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop took the loss Saturday against Columbus. | 12/06/2014 9:36 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop took the loss Saturday against Columbus.
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Impact
He stopped 17-of-20 shots on goal, but still has a solid record at 16-4-2 on the season.
Lighting winger Ondrej Palat scored the team's lone goal in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jackets. | 12/06/2014 9:35 PM
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Lighting winger Ondrej Palat scored the team's lone goal in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jackets.
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Impact
Palat now has eight goals and 19 points on the season, along with an impressive plus-15 rating. He is a top-85 option.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop recorded his first shutout of the season on Thursday against the Sabres. | 12/04/2014 10:23 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop recorded his first shutout of the season on Thursday against the Sabres.
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Impact
Bishop only faced 13 shots and stopped all of them. He is 16-3-2 this season.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored a goal and added two assists on Thursday against the Sabres. | 12/04/2014 10:22 PM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored a goal and added two assists on Thursday against the Sabres.
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Impact
Tampa Bay beat Buffalo, 5-0. Stamkos scored his goal towards the beginning of the second period. Then, he picked up the assists about half way through the second and on the power play late in the third period. Stamkos has 16 goals and 16 assists this season.
Lighting winger Ondrej Palat scored the team's lone goal in Tuesday's shootout loss to the Sabres. | 12/02/2014 10:22 PM
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Lighting winger Ondrej Palat scored the team's lone goal in Tuesday's shootout loss to the Sabres.
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Impact
He was also plus-one on the night, and Palat now has 18 points and a plus-15 rating on the season.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop picked up another victory on Monday, against the Rangers. | 12/01/2014 9:54 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop picked up another victory on Monday, against the Rangers.
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Impact
He made 32 saves on 35 shots on goal. Bishop has been one of the top goalies in fantasy, with a 15-3-2 record on the season.
Lightning center Tyler Johnson recorded three points during Monday's win against the Rangers. | 12/01/2014 9:51 PM
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Lightning center Tyler Johnson recorded three points during Monday's win against the Rangers.
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Impact
He had two goals and one assist, along with five shots on goal and an impressive +4 rating on the night. Johnson has been a solid option, with 26 points through 25 games.
Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan scored a goal and an assist on Saturday against the Senators. | 11/29/2014 10:43 PM
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Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan scored a goal and an assist on Saturday against the Senators.
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Impact
Callahan also finished the game plus-two. He has 11 goals and 10 assists in 19 games played this season.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped every shot but one as Tampa Bay beat Ottawa, 4-1, on Saturday. | 11/29/2014 10:39 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped every shot but one as Tampa Bay beat Ottawa, 4-1, on Saturday.
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Impact
Bishop made 26 saves on 27 shots. In his last five starts, he has a .912 save percentage and finished November with eight victories and a .918 save percentage.
Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan had a big night against his former team on Wednesday. | 11/26/2014 10:16 PM
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Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan had a big night against his former team on Wednesday.
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Impact
He had two goals and an assist, along with five shots on goal. Callahan now has 19 points in 18 games overall. Steven Stamkos also added a goal and two assists in the team's win over the Rangers.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop played well in Saturday's victory against the Wild. | 11/22/2014 9:45 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop played well in Saturday's victory against the Wild.
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Impact
He stopped 30-0f-31 shots on goal and improved his record to 12-3-2 on the season. Bishop now has a 2.30 GAA and .917 save percentage.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored a goal in Saturday's win over the Wild. | 11/22/2014 9:43 PM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored a goal in Saturday's win over the Wild.
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Impact
He was also +1 on the night, and now has 24 points through 22 games overall. Stamkos is line for another monster season.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored late in the third period but Tampa Bay still lost to Toronto, 5-2. | 11/20/2014 10:19 PM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored late in the third period but Tampa Bay still lost to Toronto, 5-2.
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Impact
Stamkos led Tampa Bay with five shots on net. He has 13 goals and 10 assists this season.
Lighting winger Ondrej Palat scored his fifth goal of the season during Tuesday's loss to the Islanders. | 11/18/2014 9:29 PM
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Lighting winger Ondrej Palat scored his fifth goal of the season during Tuesday's loss to the Islanders.
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Impact
Palat has played very well this season, and now has 15 points and is +11 overall.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop earned an easy victory Monday against the Rangers. | 11/17/2014 9:39 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop earned an easy victory Monday against the Rangers.
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Impact
He faced only 16 shots, and stopped 15 of them. Bishop is now 11-2-2 overall, and should be started every time out.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos recorded three points in Monday's win versus the Rangers. | 11/17/2014 9:35 PM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos recorded three points in Monday's win versus the Rangers.
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Impact
Stamkos had one goal and two assists, along with three shots on goal, two penalty minutes, and a +2 rating. He is just mowing along, with 12 goals and 22 points, through only 19 games.
Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan scored two goals in Monday's win over the Rangers. | 11/17/2014 9:33 PM
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Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan scored two goals in Monday's win over the Rangers.
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Impact
He also had four shots on goal and a +2 rating on the night. Callahan has played well this season and now has eight goals and 15 points overall.
Lightning winger Brett Connolly is expected back next week from a lower-body injury that has kept him sidelined since Oct. 24. | 11/17/2014 1:28 PM
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Lightning winger Brett Connolly is expected back next week from a lower-body injury that has kept him sidelined since Oct. 24.
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Impact
Connolly has no fantasy value.
Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman is one month into his 4-6 week timetable and all is progressing about as planned. | 11/17/2014 1:26 PM
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Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman is one month into his 4-6 week timetable and all is progressing about as planned.
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Impact
Hedman's broken hand had the cast removed and he's been working on his skating conditioning, according to a Tampa Tribune report. He's still about two weeks away which would put him at the six-week mark of the timetable. Hedman had started strong with seven points in the first five games after posting a career-high 55 points last season.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop allowed two goals on 27 shots against the Islanders on Saturday. | 11/15/2014 10:30 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop allowed two goals on 27 shots against the Islanders on Saturday.
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Impact
Bishop made 25 saves to record his 10th victory of the season. He is 10-2-2.
Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan scored another goal and assist against the Islanders. | 11/15/2014 10:25 PM
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Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan scored another goal and assist against the Islanders.
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Impact
Callahan also had a plus-two rating on the night as Tampa Bay won, 5-2. Callahan has six goals and seven assists this season with a plus-six rating and six penalty minutes.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop played well in Thursday's loss to San Jose. | 11/13/2014 10:10 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop played well in Thursday's loss to San Jose.
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Impact
He made 37 saves on 39 shots, but it was not enough as Tampa Bay fell 2-1. Bishop still has a great record, at 9-2-2.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored Tampa Bay's lone goal on Thursday. | 11/13/2014 10:07 PM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored Tampa Bay's lone goal on Thursday.
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Impact
Just another season for Stamkos, who now has 18 points in 17 games.
Lightning center Tyler Johnson left Tuesday's game against the Blackhawks after taking a cross-check from Brent Seabrook. | 11/12/2014 1:31 PM
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Lightning center Tyler Johnson left Tuesday's game against the Blackhawks after taking a cross-check from Brent Seabrook.
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Impact
Johnson did not return. The Tampa Bribune reports he will be evaulated on Wednesday.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped 37-of-39 shots on Tuesday but lost to the Blackhawks, 3-2. | 11/12/2014 10:33 AM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped 37-of-39 shots on Tuesday but lost to the Blackhawks, 3-2.
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Impact
Bishop's effort helped Tampa Bay pick up a point, but the Chicago won in a shootout, 3-2. Bishop allowed just one goal in the shootout to Patrick Kane, but his team did not score on their three attempts.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped 37-of-39 shots on Tuesday but lost to the Blackhawks, 3-2. | 11/12/2014 10:05 AM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped 37-of-39 shots on Tuesday but lost to the Blackhawks, 3-2.
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Impact
Bishop's effort helped Tampa Bay pick up a point, but the Chicago won in a shootout, 3-2. Bishop allowed just one goal in the shootout to Patrick Kane, but his team did not score on their three attempts.
Lightning center/winger Alex Killorn is questionable for Tuesday's game against Chicago due to an upper body injury. | 11/10/2014 3:19 PM
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Lightning center/winger Alex Killorn is questionable for Tuesday's game against Chicago due to an upper body injury.
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Impact
He was seen skating Friday with a contact jersey. He has four points in eight games this season after 41 last season.
Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan continued his strong start to the season. | 11/09/2014 10:32 AM
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Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan continued his strong start to the season.
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Impact
He had three points (one goal, two assists) on Saturday, along with four shots on goal and a +2 rating. Callahan now has nine points in nine games, and is +4 on the season.
Tampa Bay center Tyler Johnson scored two goals in Saturday's win over Columbus. | 11/08/2014 9:44 PM
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Tampa Bay center Tyler Johnson scored two goals in Saturday's win over Columbus.
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Impact
He also had six shots on goal, and is off to a fine start this season, with 17 total points.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop won his eighth game of the season on Thursday. | 11/06/2014 10:19 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop won his eighth game of the season on Thursday.
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Impact
Tampa Bay beat Calgary, 5-2. Bishop stopped 29-of-31 shots versus the Flames to improve to 8-1-1 on the season.
Lightning center Cedric Paquette scored his first-career NHL goal against the Flames. | 11/06/2014 10:15 PM
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Lightning center Cedric Paquette scored his first-career NHL goal against the Flames.
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Impact
Paquette waited 21 years to score his first NHL goal, but his second-career score came just a period after his first. He scored again in the first two minutes of the second peiod. Paquette has two points in five career NHL games.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop picked up his league-leading seventh win of the season. | 11/01/2014 10:51 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop picked up his league-leading seventh win of the season.
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Impact
Bishop made 35 saves and allowed three goals against the Capitals on Saturday. He is tied with Carey Price, Ryan Miller, Frederik Andersen, and Marc-Andre Fleury for the most wins in the league this season.
Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan scored in his return to the ice on Saturday against the Capitals. | 11/01/2014 10:46 PM
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Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan scored in his return to the ice on Saturday against the Capitals.
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Impact
Callahan last played on Oct. 20 but did not look rusty. He scored the first goal of the game, his fourth of the season, at the 6:06 mark of the first period. Callahan had three shots on goal and a plus-two rating.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos had a big game against Philadelphia. | 10/30/2014 10:05 PM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos had a big game against Philadelphia.
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Impact
He had two goals, one assist, a +1 rating, and seven shots on goal. Stamkos is clearly on of the best players in the NHL.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop picked up his sixth win of the season. | 10/30/2014 10:04 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop picked up his sixth win of the season.
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Impact
He is now 6-1-1 after stopping 24-of-27 shots against the Flyers. Bishop will continue to be a solid option in net.
Lightning center Nikita Kucherov had a hat trick on Tuesday versus the Coyotes. | 10/28/2014 10:33 PM
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Lightning center Nikita Kucherov had a hat trick on Tuesday versus the Coyotes.
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Impact
Kucherov scored once per period and finished with a plus-two rating on the night. He scored all the game at even strength. Kucherov has four goals this season.
Lightning netminder Evgeni Nabokov started, but was pulled in the first period, Saturday against Minnesota. | 10/25/2014 10:35 PM
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Lightning netminder Evgeni Nabokov started, but was pulled in the first period, Saturday against Minnesota.
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Impact
He let up four goals on only eight shots, before Ben Bishop took over. Bishop was not much better, as he turned away 11 shots on 14 chances. Bishop will remain the starter, moving forward.
Lighting winger Ondrej Palat had a goal and an assist on Friday against the Jets. | 10/24/2014 10:54 PM
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Lighting winger Ondrej Palat had a goal and an assist on Friday against the Jets.
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Impact
It was Palat's second multi-point game of the season, but first with a goal and an assist. Palat was originally given credit for two goals, but his shot on the power play was tipped into the net by Vladislav Namestnikov. He finished plus-one.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored his sixth goal of the season on Friday. | 10/24/2014 10:47 PM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored his sixth goal of the season on Friday.
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Impact
The score came on a passes from Jonathan Drouin and Valtteri Filppula. It was the first goal of the game, and Tampa Bay defeated Winnipeg. 4-2. Stamkos is third in the league in goals.
Lightning winger Jonathan Drouin had his first goal of the season in the Lightning victory over the Jets, 4-2.. | 10/24/2014 10:41 PM
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Lightning winger Jonathan Drouin had his first goal of the season in the Lightning victory over the Jets, 4-2..
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Impact
Drouin first had an assist on Steven Stamkos' goal in the first period, and then scored his first goal at the start of the second as Tampa Bay took a 2-0 lead. The Jets scored the next goal before the Lightning added two more goals to make it 4-1 at the end of the second. With Drouin playing with Stamkos, he has tremendous upside.
Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas is hoping to return from his lower-body injury as early as Friday according to the Tampa Bay Times. | 10/23/2014 5:49 PM
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Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas is hoping to return from his lower-body injury as early as Friday according to the Tampa Bay Times.
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Impact
Gudas has missed the past four games with the injury.
Lightning netminder Evgeni Nabokov earned his first win as a member of the team. | 10/22/2014 11:12 AM
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Lightning netminder Evgeni Nabokov earned his first win as a member of the team.
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Impact
He defeated Calgary 2-1, while stopping 21-of-22 shots on goal. Nabokov is firmly entrenched as the backup behind Ben Bishop, making him an irrelevant fantasy option.
Lighting winger Ondrej Palat scored the overtime winner Tuesday versus Calgary. | 10/22/2014 10:00 AM
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Lighting winger Ondrej Palat scored the overtime winner Tuesday versus Calgary.
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Impact
It was his second goal of the season, and he now has four points overall. Palat is fine fantasy option, as he should push for 60 points. Valtteri Filppula scored Tampa Bay's other goal, his first this season.
Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman is expected to miss 4-6 weeks due to a broken hand, according to Bob McKenzie. He was injured blocking a shot in the game against Vancouver on Saturday. | 10/20/2014 12:09 PM
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Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman is expected to miss 4-6 weeks due to a broken hand, according to Bob McKenzie. He was injured blocking a shot in the game against Vancouver on Saturday.
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Impact
Hedman normally is paired with Anton Stralman, but Matthew Carle will likely take that spot. His points production (seven in five games, including five on the power play) will be missed by fantasy owners.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist on Saturday against the Canucks. | 10/19/2014 10:20 AM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist on Saturday against the Canucks.
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Impact
Stamkos set the tone with a goal in the first minute of the game. Vancouver answered, but Stamkos responded right back with his second goal about a minute after the Canucks tied the game at one. Stamkos is second in the league with five goals.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop will start in goal on Saturday night against the Canucks. | 10/18/2014 11:36 AM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop will start in goal on Saturday night against the Canucks.
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Impact
No shocker here, as Bishop is 2-0-1 with a 1.61 GAA. Start him with confidence.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop earned an easy win Monday against Montreal. | 10/13/2014 10:27 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop earned an easy win Monday against Montreal.
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Impact
He had 16 saves on only 17 shots, and was not tested much in Tampa Bay's 7-1 victory. Nevertheless, owners get the win, along with a .941 save percentage on the night.
Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman notched four points in a win over the Canadiens. | 10/13/2014 10:25 PM
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Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman notched four points in a win over the Canadiens.
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Impact
He had one goal and three assists in Monday's blowout, along with +1 rating and four shots on goal. Hedman now has seven points on the young season.
Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan posted two points in Monday's victory. | 10/13/2014 10:24 PM
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Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan posted two points in Monday's victory.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, along with a +2 rating and four shots on goal. Callahan will continue to be a solid fantasy option moving forward.
Center Steven Stamkos came to life on Monday night. | 10/13/2014 10:23 PM
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Center Steven Stamkos came to life on Monday night.
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Impact
After going goalless in the first two games of the season, Stamkos recorded a hat trick before the end of the second period. He also had a +1 rating and a ridiculous 12 shots on goal, in Tampa Bay's route over Montreal.
Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan is a must-start on Saturday. | 10/11/2014 11:25 AM
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Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan is a must-start on Saturday.
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Impact
Callahan was skating alongside Steven Stamkos and Ondrej Palat, taking the place of Tyler Johnson on the top line. Johnson was paired with Valteri Filppula and Alex Killorn. If Callahan skates with Stamkos and Palat in the game against the Senators on Saturday, then he must be in the lineup.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped 19-of-21 shots and had the game-winning assist against the Panthers on opening night. | 10/09/2014 10:27 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped 19-of-21 shots and had the game-winning assist against the Panthers on opening night.
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Impact
Bishop came out of the crease on a Panthers clear and passed the puck up ice to defenseman Victor Hedman. He had a wide open lane because the Panthers were in a line change, and Hedman scored to win the game. Bishop looked great in his first real action since early April. Bishop missed the playoffs with an injury.
Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman scored a game-winning, power-play goal in overtime against the Panthers Thursday. | 10/09/2014 10:23 PM
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Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman scored a game-winning, power-play goal in overtime against the Panthers Thursday.
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Impact
The Panthers had just cleared the puck but Lightning goal Ben Bishop came out of the crease and passed the puck up ice while Florida was in a line change. Hedman quickly gained the zone and snapped a shot passed Roberto Luongo to win, 3-2. Hedman also had an assist in the game.
Lightning winger Jonathan Drouin is expected to make team once he returns from a thumb injury, which won't be in time for the season opener. | 10/07/2014 1:43 PM
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Lightning winger Jonathan Drouin is expected to make team once he returns from a thumb injury, which won't be in time for the season opener.
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Impact
The third overall pick of the 2013 draft is dealing with fracture, which should keep him sidelined for another 1-2 weeks. As of now Drouin is penciled in, as the left wing on Tampa's top line. If he is able to stay there, Drouin holds major sleeper potential.
Lighting winger Ondrej Palat is line to for a 60-point season in 2014-15. | 09/27/2014 5:12 PM
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Lighting winger Ondrej Palat is line to for a 60-point season in 2014-15.
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Impact
He had 59 points in his first full NHL season, and at 23-years-old, should continue to improve. Palat should be on all owners' sleeper lists.
Lightning center Valtteri Filppula looks to build off a strong 2013-14 season. | 09/27/2014 5:09 PM
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Lightning center Valtteri Filppula looks to build off a strong 2013-14 season.
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Impact
In his first season in Tampa Bay, Filppula produced 25 goals and 33 assists. He should be able to at least duplicate those numbers, and as a result should be taken starting around the 15th round of your drafts.
Lightning center/winger Alex Killorn will start the season on Tampa Bay's second line. | 09/27/2014 5:06 PM
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Lightning center/winger Alex Killorn will start the season on Tampa Bay's second line.
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Impact
He is expected to start at left wing this year, and after coming off a 41-point season, will have a chance to improve upon those numbers. However, Killorn holds nothing more, than sleeper potential.
Tampa Bay right-wing Ryan Callahan will start the season playing next to Steven Stamkos, on the top line. | 09/27/2014 5:03 PM
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Tampa Bay right-wing Ryan Callahan will start the season playing next to Steven Stamkos, on the top line.
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Impact
His career high in points is 54 (2011-12 season). Callahan will have a chance to top that this season, but is not a recommended pick, until later in drafts.
Center Steven Stamkos debuted Friday night againstthe Stars. | 09/27/2014 5:00 PM
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Center Steven Stamkos debuted Friday night againstthe Stars.
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Impact
He managed an assist in a 6-3 win, and seems to completely healthy, after suffering a broken leg last season. Assuming Stamkos stays on the ice, he should be looking at another 50-goal, 90-point season. Stamkos should go later than the third overall pick in drafts.
Lightning winger Jonathan Drouin is expected to make team once he returns from a thumb injury. | 09/27/2014 4:54 PM
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Lightning winger Jonathan Drouin is expected to make team once he returns from a thumb injury.
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Impact
The third overall pick of the 2013 draft is dealing with fracture, which should keep him sidelined for another 2-3 weeks. As of now Drouin is penciled in, as the left wing on Tampa's top line. If he is able to stay there, Drouin holds major sleeper potential.
Tampa Bay re-signs Richard Panik | 07/11/2014 4:30 PM
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Richard Panik has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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Impact
Panik has three goals and 13 points in 50 games last season. He also had three goals and 11 points in 13 AHL games.
Philippe Paradis agrees to terms with TBL | 07/11/2014 11:57 AM
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Philippe Paradis has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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Impact
Paradis had 15 points and 118 penalty minutes in 56 games in 2013-14. He was originally taken by the Carolina Hurricanes with the 27th overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Tampa Bay signs Brenden Morrow to 1-year deal | 07/11/2014 10:08 AM
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The Tampa Bay Lightning have inked Brenden Morrow to a one-year deal.
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Impact
Morrow give the Lightning another veteran leader and a bit more grit, but he's no longer a noteworthy fantasy option in standard leagues. He had 25 points and 76 penalty minutes in 71 games with the St. Louis Blues last season.
Brett Connolly inks a two-way contract | 07/10/2014 5:09 PM
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Brett Connolly has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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Impact
Connolly excelled in the minors last season with 21 goals and 57 points in 66 games. He only logged 11 contests with Tampa Bay though and averaged 12:01 minutes in those games. He's had a hard time living up to the strong start he had to his career, but he's still young and has plenty of upside. This deal offers him a chance to prove that and potentially get a more lucrative contract next summer.
Jerome Samson signs one-year, two-way deal | 07/10/2014 2:53 PM
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Jerome Samson has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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Impact
Samson had 27 goals and 56 points in 68 NHL games in 2013-14. He might enjoy a stint or two with the Lightning over the course of the season, but he isn't expected to secure a regular spot with the team.
Adam Erne will have wrist surgery | 07/10/2014 9:56 AM
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Adam Erne is scheduled to have wrist surgery on Thursday.
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Impact
Erne is tentatively expected to need eight weeks to recover, but that timetable could be altered if the damage is revealed to be more significant than thought. If he is fully recovered in eight weeks, then he might still participate in the rookie tournament in September.

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