Everything you need to know as Lightning preseason wraps up (Lightning Links)

Ben Bishop tries to recover during a scrimmage at 2014 Tampa Bay Lightning Fan Fest. Photo by Charles Schelle

Ben Bishop tries to recover during a scrimmage at 2014 Tampa Bay Lightning Fan Fest. Photo by Charles Schelle

The pre-season finale is upon the Tampa Bay Lightning Saturday as they renew acquaintances with the Florida Panthers in Amalie Arena.

For what was supposed to be a straight-forward pre-season, dozens of story lines unfolded, especially with Jonathan Drouin’s injury changing the focus of the coverage as everyone guesses which forward will get the opportunity to stick around. And what other forwards will be shuffled into other slots to make room for the best lines. I haven’t seen this much pre-season line shuffling in a long time and for a team that made the playoff the year before.

You probably know that the Lightning won 3-0 against the Panthers in Sunrise on Thursday with Evgeni Nabokov earning the shutout (and Stamkos mixing it up, too). So here’s everything else you need to know to get you caught up on the Lightning’s preseason as well as the preseason of our Bygone Bolts.

Vinik Vision

Everything is turning up Vinik this week, so much so that I had to devote an entire subheading for him.

Bygone Bolts

Sunshine State ECHL

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