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Photo gallery: Lightning and Bucs players shine on all-star weekend

The NHL and NFL showcased their brightest stars this past weekend during their annual all-star celebrations.

Some fans tuned in for the action, others the pageantry.

But for many, the appeal lay in watching their hometown heroes compete on a national stage.

It was in that spirit that this gallery was built.

So, though he scored a goal and staged a fight, you won't find Blackhawks forward and NHL scoring leader Patrick Kane in these 25 photos. Or the Ducks' Corey Perry, who netted the winning goal. Or, for that matter, fan favorite and game MVP John Scott.

Nor will you find Pro Bowl Offensive and Defensive MVPs Russell Wilson and Michael Bennett of the Seahawks.

This gallery is for Tampa Bay fans. Exclusively.

Lightning captain Steven Stamkos and goaltender Ben Bishop were key parts of the Atlantic Division team that advanced to the final of the first-ever 3-on-3 tournament at the NHL All-Star Game.

Bishop picked up an assist in the Atlantic's 4-3 semifinal win over the Metropolitan Division and preserved the win by stopping the Penguins' Kris Letang on a breakaway in the final minute. He allowed just a single goal in the final, which the Atlantic dropped to Scott's Pacific squad, 1-0.

Meanwhile, in the Pro Bowl, Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston passed for two touchdowns and running back Doug Martin scored the only rushing touchdown as Team Irvin beat Team Rice, 49-27.

Bucs linebacker Lavonte David made five tackles, including four solo stops, in his first Pro Bowl appearance. And defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and guard Logan Mankins represented the Bucs as well.

So, without further delay, here is a gallery of photos from this weekend's festivities of Tampa Bay players.

And only Tampa Bay players.

Photo gallery: Lightning and Bucs players shine on all-star weekend 02/01/16 [Last modified: Monday, February 1, 2016 5:31pm]
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