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Roger Mooney

Roger Mooney has been a sports writer since 1987, covering everything from bumper bowling to the 2008 World Series. He has covered three Super Bowls, including the Buccaneers championship, six national championship college football games and the 2004 Stanley Cup final. He has covered the Rays since the 1998 inaugural season. He is a three-time winner of the Shelby Strother Award as the top writer in his circulation category in the state of Florida.

  1. Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) battles along the glass against New Jersey Devils center Brian Boyle (11) during third period action of game one of the first round of the NHL playoffs at Amalie Arena in Tampa Thursday evening. (Dirk Shadd, Times)
  2. Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) celebrates his goal as the Lightning go up to 0 during fist period action of game one of the first round of the NHL playoffs at Amalie Arena in Tampa Thursday evening (04/12/18). sp_416171_shad_13_sp_lite041318.jpg
  3. DIRK SHADD   |   Times   Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde (37) shoots and scores beating Buffalo Sabres goaltender Chad Johnson (31) for the Lightning's third goal during first period action at Amalie Arena in Tampa (04/06/18). That's 25 goals for Gourde this season, most goals by a rookie in Tampa Bay Lightning history.
  4. DIRK SHADD   |   Times   Roger Mooney, Times sports writer, pictured in the Times Studio (03/05/18).
  5. Feb. 18, 2018• Lightning
    Lightning center Yanni Gourde (37), left, challenges New Jersey Devils goaltender Eddie Lack (31) with New Jersey Devils defenseman John Moore (2) defending during the first period of Saturday's  game. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times]
  6. DIRK SHADD   |   Times   Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) celebrates beating Vancouver Canucks goaltender Anders Nilsson (31) to score the first goal of the game during first period action at Amalie Arena in Tampa Thursday evening (02/08/18).
  7. Feb. 2, 2018• Sports
    WESLEY CHAPEL, FL - JANUARY 16:  Cayla Barnes #3 of the United States Women's Hockey Team poses for a portrait on January 16, 2018 in Wesley Chapel, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) 775104557
  8. Tampa Bay Lightning's Alex Killorn, left, checks Calgary Flames' Brett Kulak during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) JMC108
  9. Winnipeg Jets' Bryan Little (18) fires the puck past Tampa Bay Lightning's goaltender Louis Domingue (70) with Yanni Gourde (37) trying to check him during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP) WPGT119
  10. DIRK SHADD   |   Times   Atlantic Division All-Stars Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) skates to the bench and talks with Lightning Victor Hedman, who is working as an equipment manager on the bench, during the final NHL All-Star Game at Amalie Arena in Tampa Sunday (01/28/18).
  11. Winnipeg Jets' Bryan Little (18) fires the puck past Tampa Bay Lightning's goaltender Louis Domingue (70) with Yanni Gourde (37) trying to check him during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP) WPGT119
  12. SCOTT KEELER   |   Times  1. Photo of Roger Mooney for Times Sports.
  13. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman (6) defends with Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during the second period of Saturdayâ\u0088\u009A¢â\u0080\u009A\u0082 \u0308â\u0080\u009A\u0084¢s (12/23/17) game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Minnesota Wild at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
  14. DIRK SHADD   |   Times  J.T. Brown thanks the Lightning organization and fans in a social media post. "This is a world-class organization, and I loved playing here," he wrote.
  15. Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi (23) throwing the first inning of the game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. (Times)
  16. LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper watches action during the first period of an NHL game between the Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017.
  17. Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi (5) lies on the ice after being hit by a puck against the Detroit Red Wings in the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Detroit. Girardi was helped off the ice. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) MIPS112
  18. Dec. 31, 2017• Bucs
    Cleveland Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman (19) sits on the field after allowing a pass from quarterback DeShone Kizer to go through his hands for an incompletion during the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) PAGP147
  19. DIRK SHADD   |   Times   Lightning fans hold a sign saying "I'll never let go, Jo" and "Come back!" with a picture of Montreal Canadiens Jonathan Drouin as Drouin skates by during the pregame warm up before taking on his former team at Amalie Arena in Tampa Thursday evening (12/28/17).
  20. DIRK SHADD   |   Times   Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Jonathan Drouin (27) celebrates with his team on the bench after beating Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling (33) to score his second goal of the period and to tie the score at 4 to 4 during second period action at the Amalie Arena in Tampa on March 27, 2017.