Are y’all ready for an onslaught of holiday cheer from the Tampa Bay Lightning? Good. They’ve been off since defeating the Minnesota Wild on December 23, and won’t be back until Thursday’s game against Jonathan Drouin & the Montreal Canadiens. The nice long break means they had time to do good for others and spend some time with family.
Tampa Bay Lightning stars Nikita Kucherov, Steven Stamkos compete for top spot. "Just when Lightning fans thought things couldn’t possibly get any better for the team in the scoring department, here comes a healthy Steven Stamkos and his linemate Nikita Kucherov." [Bolts by the Bay]
Merry Christmas everyone! Joyeux Noël tout le monde!— Yanni Gourde (@YanniGourde) December 25, 2017
Lightning host party for Children’s Cancer Center families. “The Tampa Bay Lightning hosted a holiday party for Children's Cancer Center patients and their families.” Video. [Fox Sports]
Merry Christmas everyone! pic.twitter.com/oUdhKEDdNf— Nikita Kucherov (@86Kucherov) December 26, 2017
ICYMI, our lovely translator Extragalactic spent some time not only translating but transcribing a video of Nikita Kucherov from Russian for us. Check it out here. “Everyone here is a professional and treats everything seriously. Every game is important. There are no outsiders: all teams are strong, and every game is like a battle.” [Raw Charge]
Hockey in Tampa on Christmas Day.... Merry Christmas Bolts Nation!! pic.twitter.com/c2GXDL3Nzg— Frantz Jean-PTG-TBL (@Protekgoalie) December 25, 2017
Lightning journal: Andrei Vasilevskiy deflects credit for fourth shutout of season. "We know we have the offense in here, but it’s not going to happen every night," captain Steven Stamkos said. "You’re going to have teams that play well defensively. You’re going to run into a hot goalie. It’s nice to have ‘Vasy’ back there. He’s played extremely well. It’s great to get him the shutout. We wanted to really shut it down the last minute and get it for him. He’s a big reason we won." [Tampa Bay Times]
This is what Christmas is all about!!! Having the little man meet his 101 yr old Great Grandma. Merry Christmas!! pic.twitter.com/b6IHxiudRG— Ryan Callahan (@TheRealCally24) December 25, 2017
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Woke up to a 31 year old father in a onesie hitting every word of an Oakridge boys Christmas record. Merry Christmas everybody— Connor Ingram (@CBIngram1) December 25, 2017
Wishing all of our @SyracuseCrunch fans and hockey fans everywhere a Holiday season filled with peace, love and happiness.— Howard Dolgon (@HowardDolgon) December 24, 2017
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