Monday, June 18, 2018
Tampa Bay Lightning

Nuts and bolts

5 questions LW Ryan Malone

What's your favorite movie?

I'm going to go with one you haven't heard of, Peaceful Warrior.

Why is that special?

It's about living in the moment, a life-changing movie.

Your favorite music performer?

Kid Rock.

Best meal you can make?

I like doing the breaded chicken and rice.

Favorite nickname other than Bugsy?

In college I was Pony. I had long hair, dyed it and shaved it. They called me Ponyboy from The Outsiders. Had a little TV show called The Maloney Pony Show.

Hard feelings

Sharks and former Lightning D Dan Boyle was in town last week for San Jose's game against his former team, and as usual took his shots at former Tampa Bay owners Oren Koules and Len Barrie.

"What they came in and did speaks for itself," Boyle said. "What did they last, a year and a half? It was going downhill from the day they took over and that's why they're gone."

Boyle has a particular issue with Barrie, who in June 2008 apparently was the driving force in the decision to trade him to the Sharks.

Asked if he took pleasure in Barrie's financial and legal problems, Boyle said, "Isn't he in jail yet? … You get what you deserve I guess is all I can say in a sort of nice roundabout way."

Record-setting

When the Red Wings won their league-record 21st consecutive home game, some believed the mark deserved an asterisk because four wins were in either overtime of a shootout.

By contrast, the 1929-30 Bruins and 1975-76 Flyers, holders of the former record of 20, won their games in regulation because there was no overtime. Ties ended that way.

Even so, Lightning television analyst Bobby "The Chief" Taylor, who played for the '75-76 Flyers, said the Wings deserve their recognition.

"It doesn't take anything away from what they did," he said of the overtime wins. "To win in this league that many times in this day and age is really hard."

Still, he added, "To me, if you can do it 20 straight in 60 minutes, that's pretty impressive."

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