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Nuts & Bolts

Lightning Nuts & Bolts

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RW Teddy Purcell

Food you cannot stand: Avocado. Just the texture.

Band you'd like to play with: I can't play any instrument, but if I could, I'd love to play with Pearl Jam.

Worst dresser on the team: Alex Killorn. He wears bad shoes.

Best Halloween costume you've worn: The Grim Reaper. My dad did all the face paint.

Celebrity crush growing up: Danielle Fishel (Topanga on Boy Meets World)

Minus never a plus

Lightning D Victor Hedman's minus-5 on Oct. 19 against the Bruins reminded former Lightning captain Dave Andreychuk of the night he was minus-5 and how, as he said, "I used it as motivation that, 'God, I don't want this to happen ever again.' "

Andreychuk was a rookie with the Sabres during the 1982-83 season in a 6-2 loss to the Red Wings that included, as Andreychuk recalled, two empty-net goals by Danny Gare.

"I took the game sheet and hung it in up in my (locker) stall and wrote on it with a Sharpie 'minus-5,' " Andreychuk said. "No one wants to be minus-5. It's tough to swallow. It definitely leaves a mark."

A new career?

Even though Lightning C Steven Stamkos said he had a fine time shooting his new, and funny, Coke Zero commercial, he added, "I think I'll stick to hockey."

"It's something that is fun but it takes a lot of work," he said of the nine hours it took to create the two-minute spot. "You have a new-found respect for actors and stuff like that, the actual time they're there."

Though the commercial was well-received for its wit and charm, Stamkos said, "It's definitely getting a little more press than I'd like. The camera crews were pretty good at editing out all my mistakes, so it was fun."

You can view the commercial at

"The whole team and how we really were together. A lot of guys stepped in. The star players played great. Obviously, the best memory was winning the last game at home."

Blackhawks and former Lightning G Nikolai Khabibulin, on his memories of Tampa Bay's 2004 Stanley Cup run

Number of the day

10 Regular-season overtime goals for Lightning RW Marty St. Louis, one of five players with at least 10 for their current teams. Also: New Jersey's Patrick Elias (15), Washington's Alex Ovechkin (12), Phoenix's Shane Doan (11) and Vancouver's Daniel Sedin (10).

Lightning Nuts & Bolts 10/26/13 [Last modified: Saturday, October 26, 2013 7:12pm]
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