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SAFETY NETS

A moment of silence was observed before Wednesday's game for 13-year-old Brittanie Cecil, who died Monday after being struck in the head by a puck at a Blue Jackets game.

Lightning defenseman Pavel Kubina suggested hanging nets behind the goals.

"I've seen this in Europe," said Kubina, a native of the Czech Republic. "They have the nets all the way up, almost to the ceiling. It would be good, especially during warmups."

CLYMER'S HIT OKAY: The NHL's hockey operations department reviewed Ben Clymer's hit on Philadelphia's Jeremy Roenick and said it will take no action.

The hip check during the second period Monday slammed into Roenick's right knee, causing tears in the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments. Roenick is expected to be out about a month.

NEW ADDITION: Rookie Jimmie Olvestad's girlfriend, Frida Bergmark, gave birth Tuesday to the couple's first child, an 8-pound, 7-ounce boy named Lucas.

"It's the happiest day of my life," said Olvestad, who got three hours of sleep. "I can't compare it to anything else."

STREAKING: Right wing Sheldon Keefe has goals in a career-high three consecutive games and eight points in 11 games since returning from a knee injury. Brad Richards' league-leading 10-game scoring streak ended.

ONE-TIMERS: General manager Jay Feaster will chat at 6:30 p.m. today at www.tampabaylightning.com. Defenseman Grant Ledyard was a healthy scratch for the eighth game in a row.

_ JOANNE KORTH, DAMIAN CRISTODERO

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