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Raw Charge Apr 22, 2017
Quick Strikes: Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman is a Norris Trophy finalist

Quick Strikes: Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman is a Norris Trophy finalist

Hedman ranks among the top three defensemen in the NHL, the Crunch lose their first game of the playoffs, and prospect highlights. The Bolts "The NHL has announced the three finalists for the Norris Trophy: the San Jose Sharks’ Brent Burns, the Ottawa Senators’ Erik Karlsson, and the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Victor Hedman. Hedman finished the season with career highs of 16 goals, 56 assists, and 76 points." [Raw Charge] Finally. ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/nPB0DNxzbH— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) April 21, 2017 "Victor Hedman just completed the finest season ever for a Tampa...
FOX Sports Apr 21, 2017
Lightning's Victor Hedman named finalist for Norris Trophy

Lightning's Victor Hedman named finalist for Norris Trophy

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman is up for the James Norris Memorial Trophy.
Raw Charge Apr 21, 2017
Victor Hedman named Norris Trophy finalist with Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson

Victor Hedman named Norris Trophy finalist with Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson

I broke down a few stats to see who might win. The NHL has announced the three finalists for the Norris Trophy: the San Jose Sharks’ Brent Burns, the Ottawa Senators’ Erik Karlsson, and the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Victor Hedman. Hedman finished the season with career highs of 16 goals, 56 assists, and 76 points. Among defensemen, he was tied for fifth in goals, first in assists, and second in points. In addition, he set Lightning franchise records for defensemen in a season for assists and points. He tied for third-best in a season by a Lightning defenseman in goals. Hedman previously...
Raw Charge Apr 18, 2017
Quick Strikes: Anton Stralman to play for Sweden at IIHF World Championship

Quick Strikes: Anton Stralman to play for Sweden at IIHF World Championship

The Tampa Bay Lightning SweDefense will be reunited at Worlds, Vinik invests in USF, and the Syracuse Crunch gear up for the playoffs. The Bolts It looks like the SweDefense will be reunited at this year's IIHF World Championship as Anton Stralman joins Victor Hedman on Sweden's roster. [Swedish Ice Hockey Association, article in Swedish] Vinik continues his quest to be one of the most powerful (and beloved) residents of Tampa. "USF Athletics announced a 10-year multimedia partnership with Tampa Bay Entertainment Properties today, guaranteeing the Bulls at least $29 million in revenue...
Raw Charge Apr 15, 2017
Quick Strikes: Victor Hedman to play for Sweden at IIHF World Championship

Quick Strikes: Victor Hedman to play for Sweden at IIHF World Championship

Victor Hedman suits up for Sweden, Tampa will host USA Hockey Women's National Team Selection Camp, and Witkowski surprises the boys in Syracuse. The Bolts Team Sweden confirms that Victor Hedman will play in the IIHF World Championship. Anton Stralman has also been invited, but is awaiting medical clearance. [Swedish Ice Hockey Association, article in Swedish] “Forty-two players have been invited to the 2017 U.S. Women's National Team Selection Camp from April 30-May 4 at Florida Hospital Center Ice in the Tampa suburb of Wesley Chapel... USA Hockey will unveil the players selected to...
Raw Charge Apr 12, 2017
Exit Interview: Steven Stamkos, Hedman “one of the best defensemen in the world”

Exit Interview: Steven Stamkos, Hedman “one of the best defensemen in the world”

Transcribed for accessibility. Steven Stamkos talks about the core of the Tampa Bay Lightning, his frustrating history with injuries, and the leadership of Victor Hedman. In the final days of the regular season, the Tampa Bay Lightning players reflect on the ups and downs of a very tumultuous year. For the sake of clarity and fluency, I have omitted extraneous uses of the phrases “you know,” “obviously,” “and,” “so,” and “but.” Steven Stamkos: Yeah, well I mean, it’s going to be an interesting summer regardless, I think. We need to and would love to re-sign the guys...
Raw Charge Apr 11, 2017
Exit Interview: Victor Hedman, “You can’t fall too far behind”

Exit Interview: Victor Hedman, “You can’t fall too far behind”

Transcribed for accessibility. Victor Hedman talks about coming up short this season, the contributions of young players, and his belief in this team moving forward. In the final days of the season, the Tampa Bay Lightning players reflect on the ups and downs of a very tumultuous season. Relevant quotes from the recent interviews are transcribed below. For the sake of clarity and fluency, I have omitted extraneous uses of the phrases “you know,” “obviously,” “and,” “so,” and “but.” Pregame Press Conference - April 9, 2017 Victor Hedman : We played some real good hockey...
Raw Charge Apr 10, 2017
Quick Strikes: Hedman picks up his 300th (and 301st) career points

Quick Strikes: Hedman picks up his 300th (and 301st) career points

The Bolts win their final game of the year, Hedman hits yet another milestone in his phenomenal season, and the Crunch are officially heading to the playoffs. The Bolts The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 in the final game of the season. [Raw Charge] With another multi-point game (1G, 1A) Victor Hedman continues his race up the Tampa Bay Lightning record books with a total of 301 career points, passing Brian Bradley for sixth all-time among Lightning players (not just defenseman, 6th among all players). Reminder: He’ll be in Tampa for (at least) eight more years. Point...
Gary Shelton Sports Apr 10, 2017

Lightning closes its season with a meaningless win

Monday, 1 a.m. The Tampa Bay Lightning barely missed the playoffs. In some ways, that makes it more difficult. The Lightning wrapped up their regular season Sunday evening, beating the Buffalo Sabres 4-2. That left the team with 94 points, one behind both Toronto and Boston. Brayden Point scored two goals in the finale. Defensemen Victor Hedman and Braydon Coburn also scored […]
Canadiens vs Lightning Game Thread, rosters, lineups, and how to watch

Canadiens vs Lightning Game Thread, rosters, lineups, and how to watch

The Habs look to spoil Tampa Bay’s playoff hopes With the NHL season winding down, there are still teams jostling for playoff positions, and the race is tighter than ever. Tampa Bay is coming off a 4-1 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs, and can’t afford another loss. They are tied with the Islanders with 90 points, and trail the Leafs by only 3 points. Tampa Bay is playing desperate hockey right now, and players like Nikita Kucherov and Victor Hedman are leading the way for the Bolts. Meanwhile, the Habs, after clinching the Atlantic Division, are simply looking to play spoiler now....
Raw Charge Apr 7, 2017
Quick Strikes: Victor Hedman is the first Lightning defenseman to hit the 70-point mark

Quick Strikes: Victor Hedman is the first Lightning defenseman to hit the 70-point mark

The Bolts defeat the Leafs, Hedman sets another franchise record, and Stamkos is unlikely to return this season. The Bolts The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 to keep the post-season dream alive. "It was set up to be a night of disappointment for the Lightning, but as the case has been during the second half of the season Tampa Bay found a way to stay in the playoff race." [Raw Charge] In last night’s game, Matt Hunwick interfered with Nikita Kucherov. When no penalty was called, Kucherov laid a clean hit on Jake Gardiner. Chaos ensued. Steven Stamkos...
Raw Charge Apr 5, 2017
Quick Strikes: Victor Hedman is

Quick Strikes: Victor Hedman is "extremely, extremely disappointed" NHL is skipping the Olympics

The Bolts were shutout by the Bruins, Lightning players share their thoughts on the Olympics, and Ingram gets a contract. The Bolts The Tampa Bay Lightning lost 4-0 to the Boston Bruins. “In a game that was Tampa Bay’s biggest of the season, the Lightning laid an inexcusable egg. There was no visible desperation from the Bolts and they were consistently outskated and outfought by a Bruins team that was clearly hungry. Although the Lightning isn't mathematically eliminated yet (there is still a slim chance they make the post season) losing this game almost solidifies their early...
Raw Charge Apr 1, 2017
91 Days of Stamkos: Day 90, Stamkos and Hedman announce plans for “Stedman’s Bar and Grill”

91 Days of Stamkos: Day 90, Stamkos and Hedman announce plans for “Stedman’s Bar and Grill”

Stamkos and Hedman announce plans to open Stedman’s Bar and Grill in Channelside Plaza. With their contracts firmly in place, and both set to earn many millions of dollars over the coming years, Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman have decided to go into business together. The duo have announced plans to open Stedman’s Bar and Grill in the Channelside Plaza. Many athletes that sign big contracts seek to flex their financial muscles and go into business. It continues the flow of income into their bank accounts and can also provide a source of on-going income after they retire. For example,...
Raw Charge Mar 31, 2017
Quick Strikes: Andrej Sustr’s goal song is “Oops... I Did It Again”

Quick Strikes: Andrej Sustr’s goal song is “Oops... I Did It Again”

The Bolts beat the Wings, Sustr gets a goal song, and Hedman sets another franchise record The Bolts For the first time in franchise history, the Tampa Bay Lightning completed a regular season sweep against the Detroit Red Wings. [RECAP - Raw Charge] It appears that Andrej Sustr has a new goal song - “Oops... I Did It Again” by Britney Spears. Do whatever makes you happy (and helps you score goals!) Sustr on his goal song tonight ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/WlSbSuJIfm— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) March 31, 2017 Victor Hedman tallied an assist last night, bringing his total...
Raw Charge Mar 30, 2017
Victor Hedman takes franchise lead in single-season points by a defenseman

Victor Hedman takes franchise lead in single-season points by a defenseman

Hedman passes Roman Hamrlik's 65 points in a single season with tonight's assist. At 18:04 of the second period of tonight’s game against the Detroit Red Wings, Jonathan Drouin sent a wrister past goaltender Petr Mrazek, giving Victor Hedman his 66th point. It was kind of a no-brainer of an assist for Hedman. Bolts were given a power play when Danny Dekeyser broke his stick across the back of Ondrej Palat. Jonathan Drouin took the face-off, won it, and the Bolt who picked up the draw sent it to Hedman. Hedman snagged the puck and circled behind Andrei Vasilevskiy's net to give the...

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