The Tampa Bay Lightning have finally revealed their Masterton Trophy nominee. It’s Ryan Callahan.
All heart. Always.@therealcally24 has been nominated by the Tampa Bay chapter of @thephwa for this year’s Bill Masterton Trophy.— p - Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) March 29, 2019
The award is given annually to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey. pic.twitter.com/u1Z7rn4DjD
At 34 years old, Ryan Callahan has been playing for the Lightning for six seasons. He was acquired from the New York Rangers at the 2014 NHL Trade Deadline in exchange for Martin St. Louis. For the last few seasons, he has been dealing with several injuries and lately, he’s been playing as the 13th forward.
But while his impact on the ice has diminished, he remains one of the most important players off it. And that’s why local media nominated him for the award.
Ryan Callahan on a Masterton nomination:
On his Masterton nomination: "It's quite an honor. There's so many guys in this room that do so much in the community and give back. To be the one who's nominated and recognized for what me and my wife have done with our charity is pretty special."— p - Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) March 29, 2019
Practice day | Ryan Callahan: pic.twitter.com/D454SlUmlf
You can check the other nominees here.
Tonight’s game against the Washington Capitals is the last regular season game at Amalie Arena. The Tampa Bay Lightning will host a Fan Appreciation Night, which is dedicated to their fans who have been following the team this season.
Jon Cooper speaks about his contract extension and what really matters.
"Nothing's ever really mattered except for the quest to win a Stanley Cup."— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) March 29, 2019
-@TBLightning coach Jon Cooper talks about his contract extension and the winning foundation the organization has built.#GoBolts #NHL pic.twitter.com/53sNJOzLdx
The Athletic took a look inside of the Tampa Bay Lightning team. [The Athletic, paid content]
“I don’t think we’ll realize how lucky we are right here until this season is over, until we look back at what we have accomplished,” Domingue said.
“We all know what the goal is here, and that is to win it all, and that is all that has been on my mind since we lost to Washington (in the 2018 Eastern Conference finals). It doesn’t matter what we say. When this next season starts in the playoffs, that is when things really matter.”
The Syracuse Crunch lost their game last night against the Providence Bruins.
The game shouldn’t have been that close at the end. If not for the play of Eddie Pasquale the Crunch could have easily been down four or five goals by the time the final horn sounded. The veteran made 24 saves in the first two periods to keep the Syracuse within striking distance, but the offense never came around to bail him out. [Raw Charge]
Here’s a clip about fan favorite Daniel Walcott who has returned recently after missing six months due to a shoulder injury.
“I do get a lot of chirps from teammates that I’m too loud, I’m too energetic, but it’s fine. It’s what I am and we have a good time.”— x - Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) March 29, 2019
Six months after his shoulder injury, @WallyD19 brought his energy back to the ice on March 23 in Part III of Road To Recovery. pic.twitter.com/hCxROAYpu9
Michael Bournival also returned to the practice, which is more good news for Syracuse as they get ready for the playoffs.
Bourny is back on the ice.— x - Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) March 29, 2019
This guy is a machine. pic.twitter.com/tt9D0ObLYP
The U.S. Army organized a Coach Symposium for local youth and high school coaches.
Thank you to the local youth and high school coaches that joined us for tonight’s Coaches Symposium presented by @USArmy.— x - Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) March 29, 2019
Stick taps to @OswegoMHockey Head Coach Ed Gosek for sharing your knowledge. pic.twitter.com/Mmf2GMKkQ5
It’s been just a three months since the Blues were in last place in the whole league.
Eric Duhatschek speaks about Joe Colborne, his injuries and his career [The Athletic, paid content]
Colborne left the Flames as a free agent following his most productive NHL season, a 19-goal, 44-point performance in 2015-16. At 26, he looked poised to enter the prime of his career.
But then midway through last year, Colborne vanished off the face of the hockey-playing earth and many people, including those who adored him inside the Flames’ organization, wondered why.
Chris Chelios’ son Jake made his NHL debut.
Jake Chelios is making his NHL debut with the Red Wings tonight.— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) March 29, 2019
He’s the 28-year-old son of Chris Chelios. pic.twitter.com/Wd3lLE85PI
His father was there too.
116 years in the NHL.— Peter Andrianopoulos (@peterandri) March 30, 2019
Chris Chelios had a good run. pic.twitter.com/jF6oQO4glB
Meanwhile, in the ECHL: