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Raw Charge Jun 10, 2015

Quick Strikes for Wednesday, June 10

Bishop, Hedman, Blushill, Chelios and... Cory Conacher. League business and executive anecdotes are also part of this morning's links post. Illusions and mind games; the Lightning are winning that strategic game of deception and misdirection with the Blackhawks. [en-Lightning] A hobbled Bishop was aided by where shots were taken from by the Blackhawks... And by his teammates in preventing shots from danger-zones. [Even Strength Heroes and Villains] Besides Ben Bishop, the man in the spotlight from the Lightning roster has been defenseman Victor Hedman. And while Tyler Johnson was the...

Lightning's Victor Hedman a breakout star on Stanley Cup Final stage

Speaking with reporters at his dressing-room stall before Game 3, his massive feet stuffed inside leg pads, Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman was asked about Saturday's National Day of Sweden.
Chicago Tribune Jun 9, 2015

Lightning's Victor Hedman a breakout star on Stanley Cup Final stage

Speaking with reporters at his dressing-room stall before Game 3, his massive feet stuffed inside leg pads, Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman was asked about Saturday's National Day of Sweden.
Second City Hockey Jun 8, 2015

Blackhawks vs. Lightning Game 3 recap: Chicago can't capitalize, falls 3-2

Chicago had plenty of chances in this one, but just couldn't get it done. The Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, 3-2, to take a 2-1 series lead. The Blackhawks probably should've had this one, but couldn't capitalize on The first period started out very similar to the previous two games of this series, with the Lightning getting out to a fast start and dominating the puck possession for a good bit of the opener. Eventually it paid off for them, as Victor Hedman sent a beautiful stretch pass to free up Ryan Callahan, who ripped a wicked slap...

Hedman, Shaw dodge Game 1 bite discussion

Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman isn’t interested in talking about the bite he believes he received from Chicago right wing Andrew Shaw in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Shaw also refused to speak directly about the first-period altercation, and both players seemed determined to forget about it before Game 2 on Saturday night. “I mean, it’s a hockey game,” Shaw said Friday when asked if he bit Hedman. Shaw and Hedman got tangled up on the boards Wednesday night behind the Tampa Bay net after Hedman pushed the Blackhawks’ After the scrum was broken up, Hedman was seen on the...

Lightning's Hedman no bark after Shaw 'bite'

TAMPA, Fla. — The talk was all bite. Victor Hedman was no bark.
Chicago Tribune Jun 5, 2015

Lightning's Hedman no bark after Shaw 'bite'

TAMPA, Fla. — The talk was all bite. Victor Hedman was no bark.
Tampa Bay Times Jun 5, 2015

Andrew Shaw won't say whether he bit Victor Hedman

The intrigue over whether Chicago forward Andrew Shaw bit Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman in Game 1 appears to be over.
Tampa Bay Times Jun 5, 2015

Victor Hedman done talking about bite, and more practice notes

A few quick notes from the Lightning's practice this morning at Amalie Arena:

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