The Lightning are having a three days stretch between games. The next game is this Monday and it’s also a Pride Night. Harrison Browne, the first openly transgender athlete in professional sports, will be hosting an LGBTQ+ hockey clinic in the afternoon before the game.
#BoltsPrideNight is this Monday during #LAKvsTBL and we’ve got a full slate of activities planned!— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) February 23, 2019
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Tyler Johnson revealed his dream team
Johnny's dream team? All legends. pic.twitter.com/6XSZ56q0Ek— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) February 23, 2019
Vice President of Marketing for the Tampa Bay Lightning, Eric Blankenship talked to the Lightning Power Play radio show about the long-awaited 3rd jerseys.
Meet the mastermind behind the 3rd jerseys, @eblankenship, on a new episode of On the Bench with @SethKush, coming up next, on @TBLPowerPlay & https://t.co/EnH7Gn9xZH! pic.twitter.com/rI63NRMy4I— Lightning Power Play (@TBLPowerPlay) February 23, 2019
Scotty Bowman and Jimmy Devellano shared their thoughts on this season’s Tampa Bay Lightning.
“I’d like to see the Lightning play that Detroit team,” said Devellano. “They’re very similar. All kinds of talent, goals coming from different places, a stud on defense, a good goaltender. Oh yeah, the Lightning could have played with Detroit.” [Tampa Bay Times]
You’ve probably heard that the Tampa Bay Lightning are really good this season, but here is another reminder. Micah Blake McCurdy made animated shot maps and The Lightning’s look both terrific and frightening.
Although if consistent action in the slot is your thing, Tampa are really the team of the season. pic.twitter.com/3c3kYN2CYn— Micah Blake McCurdy (@IneffectiveMath) February 23, 2019
NBC Sports wrote an article about Nikita Kucherov’s 100th point.
What makes this one so special for Kucherov is that he only needed 62 games to reach it, an unprecedented accomplishment in this era of the NHL. You have to go all the way back to the 1995-96 season to find the last time a player hit the 100-point mark this quickly when it was done by Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr for the Pittsburgh Penguins. [NBC Sports]
Both the Syracuse Crunch and the Orlando Solar Bears are having Hockey Fights Cancer Weekend.
We have pink mystery pucks available on the concourse tonight for our Pink in the Rink night presented by @UpstateCancer.— Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) February 23, 2019
Pucks are $10 and all proceeds benefit She Matters, an initiative that aims to increase mammography screening for underserved women. pic.twitter.com/NBPaeBcG0g
Who do you fight for? Join the fight tonight!— Orlando Solar Bears (@OrlandoHockey) February 23, 2019
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The Philadelphia Flyers played a Stadium Series game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Of course, Gritty was there too.
Nothing says Philly without a crazy stunt from @GrittyNHL. #StadiumSeries pic.twitter.com/Vw7IlNtwRQ— NHL (@NHL) February 24, 2019
And later, of course he was naked.
You’ll never unsee it. @GrittyNHL goes streaking! #StadiumSeries pic.twitter.com/efY9YKqy4t— NHL (@NHL) February 24, 2019
Dan Craig, the NHL’s vice president of facilities operations, believes that NHL can organize an outdoor games almost anywhere. Maybe even in Tampa?
After staging outdoor games in a deep freeze (Edmonton) and summerlike warmth (Los Angeles), the NHL seems capable of taking hockey outside just about anywhere in the U.S. and Canada knowing the ice will be almost as good as the sheets found inside. [AP News]
The NHL Trade Deadline is tomorrow and our writer Hardev wrote an article about rumors from the Central Division.
Do the Blackhawks still see themselves as buyers and able to contend for a Cup? They might as well while they’re paying Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews $21 million combined on the cap and Brent Seabrook is refusing to waive his no-trade clause.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are probably preparing for Artemi Panarin and Sergey Bobrovsky leaving. After acquiring Matt Duchene from the Ottawa Senators, they’ve also landed Ryan Dzingel
CLB/OTT deal is Dzingel and Calgary7th (OTT owns) in 2019 for 2 2nds and Anthony Duclair— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) February 24, 2019
The Dallas Stars are also very active. They’ve acquired defenseman Ben Lovejoy from the New Jersey Devils
The Dallas Stars have acquired defenseman Ben Lovejoy from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for defenseman Connor Carrick and a third-round selection in the 2019 NHL Draft.— Mark Stepneski (@StarsInsideEdge) February 23, 2019
And later Mats Zuccarello from the New York Rangers.
Zuccarello off to DAL, pending trade call, in exchange for 2nd round pick in 2019 and third round pick in 2020. The 2nd rounder becomes a first if DAL wins two playoff rounds. The 3rd becomes a first if DAL re-signs Zuccarello. https://t.co/umLH9n0IIQ— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 24, 2019
And now for something completely different: the head coach of Rapid City Daniel Tetrault has been suspended for three games
Not often you see a head coach get a three-game suspension, but that happened for Rush HC Daniel Tetrault. https://t.co/fgLUwfGtx8— Matthew Harding (@SinBinThunder) February 23, 2019
Jessica Koizumi has been added to Connecticut Whale roster.
#NWHL: Original Whale Captain Jessica Koizumi among five additions to the Connecticut roster. https://t.co/bxyquCXxwY pic.twitter.com/KwWFeBOvu7— Erica L. Ayala (@elindsay08) February 23, 2019