WHAT HAPPENED: Nothing.
NEXT NEGOTIATING SESSION: None planned.
WHAT THE LIGHTNING WOULD BE DOING: The Lightning was to play its preseason opener tonight in Montreal.
THE LATEST: NHL commissioner Gary Bettman appeared on Canadian national television Tuesday (union chief Bob Goodenow appeared Wednesday) and said he had not spoken to Goodenow in more than a week and that the CBA talks were in a cooling-off period.
QUOTABLE: "It's not about blame. We don't begrudge the players the money they've made. But we can't continue this way." _ Bettman.