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Bolts lose 4-3 in the Shootout to Phoenix

The Bolts dropped to 2-1-2 for the preseason with a shootout loss to the Coyotes on Wednesday night from Loveland, Colorado. There were penalty kill failures, power play failures and the Bolts were again outshot (29-18 )... The Bolts play the Edmonton Oilers in Winnipeg, Manitoba tonight and will scrimmage against the Norfolk Admirals on Friday night in Norfolk, Virginia before heading to Atlanta to play on Sunday.

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Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Phoenix Coyotes, from Loveland, Co game thread

Lightning and Coyotes dance the dance of Exhibition once again, this time in Loveland Colorado. It's the NHL pre-season and this is an open game thread!

Lightning ownership situation back in spotlight

The merry-go-round continues to spin regarding Bolts ownership and a new report suggests Oren Koules is letting Len Barrie continue his quest to buy him out, just as Koules prepares his own buyout of Barrie.

Interview with former T-Birds' goaltender Riku Helenius

Lightning goaltending prospect Riku Helenius has a connection to the Northwest, having played for the Seattle Thunderbirds of the WHL during the 2007-08 season. That being said, our friend Su Ring with TV station King5 in Seattle talked with Riku for a few minutes on Tuesday and asked about transitioning to the North American game as well as his time in Seattle.

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Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Phoenix Coyotes at Everett, Wa. Game Thread

The second part of back-to-back-to-back-to-back games for the Lightnign thsi week. This time they're in Everett, Washington and facing off against the Coyotes.

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Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Ottawa Senators at Regina, Sk. Game Thread

The Exhibition Gauntlet is being run by the Lightning this week. Game one is versus the Ottawa Senators in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Victor Hedman: Is so much ice time so early a good thing?

The Tampa Bay Lightning's rookie defenseman, Victor Hedman, has played a lot of minutes in his first two preseason NHL games. But is that a good thing?

Goaltender Dustin Tokarski takes in the scene during Friday's exhibition game against the Atlanta...

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Goaltender Dustin Tokarski takes in the scene during Friday's exhibition game against the Atlanta Thrashers. Photo taken by JDWeakland. View the full album from here.

Updated Lightning pre-season roster

There are 41 players left on the Tampa Bay Lightning preseason roster going into week two of the preseason. We list them here.

Tampa Bay Lightning reassigns right wing Richard Panik Junios

After two preseason games and a taste of the National Hockey League, Richard Panik has been re-assigned to his Ontario Hockey League team, the Windsor Spitfires. There's been a ton of hype surrounding Panik after his introduction to North American hockey in exhibition games in the OHL -- that amazing between-the-legs goal! -- and it looks like he has an exciting future in the NHL... But the fact remains he's 18 and only just learning the North American game. He'll compete this season in the CHL (junior hockey) and will be back with the Bolts soon enough.

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