Diana C. Nearhos, Lightning Reporter

Diana C. Nearhos

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.

Lightning prospects Cal and Nolan Foote share NHL experience

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. Tampa Bay Times
The brothers will play together as Nolan gets his first preseason game on Wednesday.

Lightning shut out for second time of the preseason

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. Karl B DeBlaker  |  AP
Tampa Bay falls into the same penalty trap as first game: way too many. Preseason isnít off to an ideal start.

Lightning make first round of cuts

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. DIRK SHADD  |  Times
Tampa Bayís training camp roster is reduced by six.

Lightning look like preseason in loss to Carolina

Tampa Bay Lightning center Mitchell Stephens (67) defends against Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Brett Pesce (22) who challenges in the Tampa Bay zone during the first period of the preseason game on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Carolina Hurricanes at Amalie Arena in Tampa. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Tampa Bay Times
There were flashes of promise, like good play from Mitchell Stephens, but not a great showing for Tampa Bay

Young Lightning fans get a chance to question the players

Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy signs the jersey of Piper Mattacchione, 7, during the Lightning Fan Fest which featured photo ops and autograph sessions on Sunday. LUIS SANTANA  |  Times
The team hosted a kids press conference and fans interacted with players at the annual Fan Fest.