Short shift with G Kristers Gudlevskis
Favorite off-ice activity: I'd say watching movies, go to the cinema.
Favorite movie? I like Rocky. Except (Rocky V), when he was the coach. Not good. Never should have happened.
Best meal you can make: Omelet
Next-best sport: I like probably soccer, Champions League. I'll watch that. Real Madrid (favorite team).
Go-to music: I listen to absolutely everything. Can listen to rock, pop, reggae, classical or anything.
Better singer or dancer? That's a tough question because I (stink) at both of them. Probably dancer, but it's hard to say that. Both pretty bad.
Trick or treat
With Halloween on Saturday, several Lightning players were asked what their favorite costume has been. C Tyler Johnson was a ninja as a kid. LW Alex Killorn has been Lloyd Christmas, Jim Carey's character from Dumb and Dumber. D Victor Hedman was the big bad wolf last year, fitting for the 6-foot-6 Swede. G Ben Bishop was Cookie Monster once, a dalmatian last year, an Oompa Loompa from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps.
Sunday fun day
With the Lightning having an off day Sunday in St. Louis, most of the team attended the Rams-Browns game at the Edward Jones Dome, won by the Rams 24-6. It served as a fun bonding moment. "Not the most entertaining game, but it was good for all the guys to come out," captain Steven Stamkos said. "There's not very many chances you have that opportunity on the road."
Though the Lightning has had its way with Canadiens G Carey Price, beating him nine out of 11 meetings last season (including playoffs), the rest of the league hasn't been so fortunate. Price, the reigning league MVP and Vezina Trophy winner as the NHL's top goalie, holds the kind of "psychological" edge over teams that Hall of Famer Dominik Hasek used to, Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said: "(Price is) in people's heads. There's too much talk about him. It's approaching Hasek status. And it's not good for the league, because you're already down 1-0, 2-zip before you even play the game. Someone has to figure out a plan."
From the fans
QUESTION: For players from other countries, what's your favorite American tradition/holiday?
D Anton Stralman, Sweden: I guess I have to say Thanksgiving. That's more or less the only one we've really done. Just us with the family, cater turkey from somewhere. One year I was invited to my agent's (house) in Boston. That was fun. I got to do the real deal.
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