Diana C. Nearhos - Lightning Reporter

Lightning Reporter

I’ve only ever been employed as a professional people-watcher: a lifeguard and a journalist. I am an incessant questioner who just wants to find and share a story. I enjoy getting to know the people involved with a game and sharing them with the reader. My life in sports started at Boston College’s Alumni Stadium at age 2, or it started at birth when my dad put a stuffed basketball in my crib for easy identification. Covering the Lightning is the obvious combination of those two loves, sports and telling stories.

  1. The Stockholm City Library turned out to be the perfect place to get engaged.
    Stockholm City Library has a beautiful round hall that turned out to be the perfect place to get engaged
  2. Patrick Maroon of Tampa Bay Lightning against Buffalo on Nov. 9 in Stockholm.
    The team got practice, a reset and bonding from the week in Stockholm.
  3. Members of the Tampa Bay Lightning look on during the 2019 NHL Global Series Sweden, at the Ericsson Globe on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden.
    Plus, a challenge to the NHL Challenge system, Tyler Johnson’s Sweden highlights and a Jon Cooper question. | Diana C. Nearhos
  4. A full-color model of the Vasa sits in front of the 391-year-old reconstructed Swedish warship at the Vasa Museum in Stockholm.
    Swedish travels continue with two of the most popular attractions in Stockholm.
  5. Tampa celebrates after Victor Hedman, left, scored, during a NHL Global Series hockey match between the Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning at the Globen Arena, in Stockholm Sweden, Saturday.
    Yanni Gourde scored twice and Pat Maroon once as Tampa Bay swept the Globe Series back-to-back against the Sabres
  6. Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) of the Tampa Bay Lightning tends goal during practice at Ericsson Globe on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden.
    Ondrej Palat, Erik Cernak, Andrei Vasilevskiy and others get to play nearer to home.
  7. Stockholm Ice Hockey Federation project leader, Simon Stigenberg, was recognized with some local children as the Community Hero alongside Lightning owner Jeff Vinik during the first period of Saturday's game in Stockholm.
    Tampa Bay recognizes Stockholm Ice Hockey Federation for its effort to make hockey accessible to immigrants.
  8. Buffalo Sabres' Vladimir Sobotka (17) works the puck as Tampa Bay Lightning's Ryan McDonagh (27) and goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy defend during an NHL hockey game in Globen Arena, Stockholm Sweden. Friday. Nov. 8, 2019.
    Victor Hedman felt the emotions strongly, playing in his home country
  9. Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) prepares to leave the locker room and head down the tunnel for warmups before taking on the Pittsburgh Penguins at Amalie Arena Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 in Tampa.
    With names like Peter Forsberg and Daniel and Henrik Sedin preceding Hedman to the NHL, Örnsköldsvik has a strong hockey history
  10. Braydon Coburn (55) of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Pat Maroon (14) of the Tampa Bay Lightning battle for the puck at practice during the 2019 NHL Global Series Sweden, at the Ericsson Globe on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images/TNS)
    The Bolts have enjoyed their week in Stockholm, but after a lot of talk, the games are finally imminent - and important