Mari Faiello, Tampa Bay Times

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Tampa Bay Times

Tampa, FL, United States

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Past articles by Mari:

4 best places to find shortcake in Tampa Bay during strawberry season

One staffer visited local spots from Plant City to Wimauma, all worth your time and your money. → Read More

3 Christmas cookies to add to your holiday dessert table

Pizzelle, spritz cookies and seven-layer bars are a few of our favorites to bake this time of year. Get the recipes. → Read More

After more than three years, Oldsmar BMX track reopens to hungry riders

The track, which closed in April 2019 for the reconstruction of both starting hills, reopened Friday to an excited bicycle motocross crowd. → Read More

Lightning select forward Isaac Howard in first round of NHL draft

The left wing played in the U.S. National Team Development Program, leading the under-18 team with 82 points in 60 games. → Read More

Lightning’s Ryan McDonagh traded to Nashville for cap relief

Former Predators forward Grant Mismash and defenseman Philippe Myers come to Tampa Bay in the exchange. → Read More

Lightning exploring a trade fit for Ryan McDonagh: report

The Tampa Bay defenseman has four years left on his deal that carries a salary-cap hit of $6.75 million. → Read More

Lightning announce 2022 preseason schedule

Tampa Bay will play two games each against the Panthers, Hurricanes and Predators beginning on Sept. 27. → Read More

Remember these? Lightning’s top 15 moments from the past three seasons

Two Stanley Cup championships and three unforgettable playoff runs created some great memories. → Read More

‘Should we revisit this decision in say 40 days?’: Twitter reacts to Rob Gronkowski’s NFL retirement

The tight end spent two years with the Bucs — helping them to a Super Bowl 55 win — after nine seasons with the Patriots. → Read More

Lightning’s Jon Cooper not ruling out Nikita Kucherov for Game 4 vs. Avalanche

Brayden Point, who missed Monday’s Game 3 win, is “highly doubtful” for Wednesday. → Read More

Lightning bounce back, claim first win vs. Avalanche in Cup final

Ten Lightning players find the scoresheet in the 6-2 victory in Game 3 against Colorado. → Read More

Lightning’s Brayden Point a game-time decision for Game 3 vs. Avalanche

The star center missed 10 games with a lower-body injury before returning for the first game of the Stanley Cup final. → Read More

‘Hoping for a third date, eh?’: Twitter reacts to Lightning’s Stanley Cup final berth

With its Game 6 win over the Rangers, Tampa Bay advances to a third consecutive Cup final. → Read More

Lightning’s Jon Cooper: ‘Extremely probable’ Brayden Point plays in Cup final

The All-Star center hasn’t seen game action since suffering a lower-body injury in final game of the opening round. → Read More

Lightning’s Zach Bogosian shows off moves on opening goal vs. Rangers

Notes | Also, New York, feeling a bit thin at center, is happy to be heading back to home ice. → Read More

Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov reaches 50 postseason goals

The right wing, who notched the team’s opening goal of Game 3, becomes the first franchise player to hit the milestone. → Read More

Rangers fans stand out at Amalie Arena’s Lightning watch party

For the first time this postseason, fans (even the opposing ones) got to experience a game inside the home arena while the team is on the road. → Read More

Panthers’ Carter Verhaeghe listed as ‘a game-time decision’ for Game 2

The former Lightning forward compiled 12 points in the opening-round series against the Capitals. → Read More

Lightning’s Brayden Point officially ruled out for Game 1 vs. Panthers

Tampa Bay’s star center will miss his first game of the 2022 postseason tonight in Sunrise. → Read More

Lightning’s Victor Hedman named a Norris Trophy finalist

The defenseman is nominated, along with Nashville’s Roman Josi and Colorado’s Cale Makar, for a sixth consecutive season. → Read More