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Tweeting live from The Scope tonight (Lightning @ Admirals scrimmage )

The Lightning are playing again tonight in a non-official exhibition contest (or simply a scrimmage). This time, against the Norfolk Admirals, the team's AHL Affiliate. Our very own Cassie McClellan will be at the game tonight and (barring any technical problems) will be tweeting during events at the game on our official Twitter account (@rawcharge).

Lightning hold off Oilers in overtime, 4-3

Winnipeg played host to another game by the Lightning where they were outshot by their opponents. This time, the Bolts scored in overtime to win and improve their record to 3-1-2 for the pre season. For those who would liek to watch the entirety of the game and see just what happened, you can find a video replay of the entire game on TSN's web site. (Hat tip Dustin Keene)

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.

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.

Report(?): Tukonen returns to Finland

BoltProspects.com reported via Twitter this morning that (through a very rough translation on Google) it appears right wing Lauri Tukonen has left Lightning camp and returned to his native Finland. This is all open speculation at this time and we're trying to confirm with the team.

Lightning preseason games all over the radio dial

Of the eight pre-season games scheduled for the Bolts in the coming days (starting tomorrow night in Dallas, Texas), seven will be broadcast on local radio. The exception being the Lightning against the Norfolk Admirals at the Scope in Norfolk, Virginia. That means five of the six games in seven nights will be available to listeners in the Tampa Bay market.

Lightning training camp schedule and information

The roster and practice schedule in full (subject to change).

Goaltender Mike McKenna invited to Devils' training camp as a tryout

It would seem former Lightning goaltendeer Mike McKenna has found a potential suitor... Maybe...

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