Stamkos: “In a funny way, I think this is what our team needed... We became tighter as a group on this trip and you saw it on the ice.” #NHLGlobalSeries— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) November 9, 2019
It was a strong night all-around as the Lightning put up 40 shots and controlled 60% of the expected goals. They won the quality over quantity battle and came away with a commanding victory. The team now flies back home to Florida before playing the New York Rangers at home on Thursday night.
-The trip was an especially memorable one for Lightning forward Yanni Gourde, who made NHL history with his duo of game-winning goals.
-The Bolts and the Sabres together also tied an existing NHL record.
The @TBLightning and @BuffaloSabres matched the NHL record for most combined goals by two teams competing in a regular-season game outside North America. #NHLStats #NHLGlobalSeries pic.twitter.com/HXEhDQvfGe— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) November 9, 2019
-Lots of memories were made during this excursion, that’s for sure!
With Hedman back in the fold, the Lightning have all the components of their power play at their disposal, and they’ve used them to their advantage.
”I think it was a little emotional for him to come out and play here and play as well as he did,” Stamkos said. “It was nice to see him get the goal tonight. For all the Swedish players on both teams, it was special. But Heddy kind of stole the show.”
-Lightning owner Jeff Vinik was also on hand to give $50,000 to the Stockholm Ice Federation.
-“Ummm, Vasy as a pirate with a cat on his shoulder.” - Justin
-Old Dominion paid a visit to the Onondaga County War Memorial for a live show, and the Crunch welcomed them in style.
-Here’s your feel-good story to chase away those Sunday Scaries, courtesy of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Remember the 11-year-old from Newfoundland who had a birthday party but nobody showed up? The Leafs have Kade Foster and his family here today for the game. He’s meeting some of the Leafs players now as we speak. pic.twitter.com/jsrynNGgdf— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) November 9, 2019
-The New York Rangers released some bad news yesterday regarding Marc Staal.
UPDATE: Marc Staal underwent a surgical procedure for an infection in his ankle and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) November 9, 2019
-Puppy! Puppy and Artemiy Panarin!