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Diana C. Nearhos - Lightning Reporter

Lightning Reporter

I’ve only ever been employed as a professional people-watcher: a lifeguard and a journalist. I am an incessant questioner who just wants to find and share a story. I enjoy getting to know the people involved with a game and sharing them with the reader. My life in sports started at Boston College’s Alumni Stadium at age 2, or it started at birth when my dad put a stuffed basketball in my crib for easy identification. Covering the Lightning is the obvious combination of those two loves, sports and telling stories.

  1. Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jan Rutta (44) confers with forward Alex Barre-Boulet (60) before a face-off during the first period of the preseason game on Tuesday against Carolina.
    Tampa Bay also trims training camp roster by 14, assigning most to the AHL.
  2. The Lightning assigned Louis Domingue to the AHL on Saturday.
    The team has a logjam at goalie and Domingue is the odd man out, even after revitalizing his career.
  3. Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Alexander Volkov (79) before an NHL preseason hockey game against the Nashville Predators Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Tampa, Fla.
    The 22-year-old forward prospect sends the Lightning to a 3-1 win over the Predators.
  4. Victor Hedman will play in the Lightning's preseason game against Nashville.
    Victor Hedman, Nikita Kucherov and other NHL regulars will play against Nashville
  5. The Lightning put goalie Louis Domingue on waivers Friday.
    Tampa Bay plans to send both goalies to the AHL if they clear waivers
  6. Former Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi announced his retirement on Friday.
    The 35-year-old played 13 seasons total, making the playoffs 12 of those.
  7. Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev (98) waits his turn during drills on the first day on the ice at the beginning of training camp at the Ice Sports Forum.
    Tampa Bay doesn’t have many roster spots available, but the positions within the lineup are still taking shape.
  8. Tampa Bay Lightning's Cory Conacher (89) looks to pass the puck with Carolina Hurricanes' Clark Bishop (64) reaching in during the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game, in Raleigh, N.C, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019.
    Tampa Bay falls into the same penalty trap as first game: way too many. Preseason isn’t off to an ideal start.
  9. Tampa Bay Lightning players on the first day on the ice at the beginning of training camp at the Ice Sports Forum on September 13, 2019 in Brandon, FL.
    Tampa Bay’s training camp roster is reduced by six.
  10. Cal Foote (left) and his brother Nolan will play for the Lightning in a preseason game tonight. It's a moment they've long anticipated.
    The brothers will play together as Nolan gets his first preseason game on Wednesday.