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Lightning Round: JJ is Tampa Bay’s Player of the October

Jonas Johansson in a blue jersey taking the ice at Amway Center in Orlando.
Courtesy of the Tampa Bay Lightning via Twitter

The Tampa Bay Lightning named Jonas Johansson as the team’s Player of the Month for October after consecutive shutouts and a .922 save percentage in the month. He leads the NHL in shutouts and saves. At a time when the roster in front of him isn’t up to their standard, he’s kept them in games and winning games.

And here are some of JJ’s best saves.

Justin recapped the first 10 games for the Bolts. Talking about the skaters, JJ, and what might be expected over the next 72 games. It’s a long season.

Dave Mishkin also recapped where the Lightning sit after the first month of games and where they need to be to get into the playoffs.

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A true buzzer beater, even if the clock was broken on the broadcast (oh, AHL).

Western University in Canada’s women’s hockey team is demanding to be heard by their school officials after allegations of misconduct by the head coach. More from Rick Westhead at TSN.

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