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Lightning: Killorn knows Boston Strong

5 questions D Radko Gudas

What's the best thing you can cook? There's a lot of things I can cook. Goulash, probably.

Your mom's recipe? My mom's and my grandma's.

What's the key to a good goulash? As much beef as you have and lots of onions.

It's special because … ? It's like a piece of home.

Is there an appropriate dessert? Not really dessert. Goulash and beer is pretty good.

Boston strong

F Alex Killorn spent four years at Harvard, so when he heard about Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon, he quickly got in touch with friends and acquaintances.

Killorn knew several people running the race. One, he said, was near the finish line when the blasts occurred and sustained a "light burn." He was taken to a hospital and released.

"When you hear your friends were going to a bar that was right near there, it has an effect, because if I was at school, I might have been in the area," Killorn said. About the people in Boston, he said, "It's obviously a tragedy, but they're a strong, resilient group. I think they'll be fine."

Bright lights

Ben Bishop has this one to add to his list of weird things that can happen to a goalie: The April 13 game at Washington was delayed several minutes because of — not kidding — sun in Bishop's eyes.

"I looked at center ice, I was like, 'Whoa,' " Bishop said. "I was like, 'This isn't going to work.' "

It was all in the timing, really. The game's 5 p.m. start allowed sun to stream through a Verizon Center portal into the arena's lower bowl and right into Bishop's face.

It was an easy fix. Someone finally drew curtain.

Quote of the day

"Myself included, probably everyone on this team, we haven't played our best. We realize we have more to give, and that's a positive sign. Things are only going to get better, in our eyes."

C Steven Stamkos

Number of the day

12 Consecutive games in which C Steven Stamkos has at least one point against the Jets/Thrashers (12 goals, six assists).

Lightning: Killorn knows Boston Strong 04/20/13 [Last modified: Saturday, April 20, 2013 10:07pm]
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