Kraken center Morgan Geekie gets stopped by Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy during second-period action at Amalie Arena on Friday.
He shuts out the expansion Kraken on an emotional night for Tampa Bay.
Timmy McClain takes the Bulls from the USF 11-yard line to the red zone, but USF can’t finish off its conference rival.
The return is 21-year-old minor-league infielder Ronny Simon and the flexibility of an open roster spot.
It was the Bulls’ second victory over a top-10 opponent this week and the third in program history.


  1. Both defenses were strong, but Sebring just edges Clearwater for a 13-12 victory in a Class 5A region final Friday night.
  2. Berkeley Prep is heading to the Class 3A state semifinals after a 36-22 victory over Clearwater Central Catholic. The teams also faced each other in the season opener.
  3. Tampa Bay Tech senior running back Ronald Sims breaks away for a 32-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter in the Class 7A, Region 3 final vs. Wharton on Friday night.
  4. Jesuit  notches a 42-0 victory against Hillsborough on Friday night to claim the Class 6A, Region 3 title.
  5. USF quarterback Timmy McClain (9) is sacked by UCF defensive lineman Tre'mon Morris-Brash (33) to end the War on I-4 Friday in Orlando. The Knights were credited with five sacks.
  6. Tampa Bay Tech quarterback Xavione Washington looks toward the sideline before a snap against Wharton during Friday night's Class 7A region final.
  7. Kraken center Morgan Geekie gets stopped by Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy during second-period action at Amalie Arena on Friday.
  8. Jordan Luplow (25) is congratulated in the Rays dugout after hitting a grand slam home run in the first inning against the Boston Red Sox in Game 2 of the ALDS on Oct. 8.
  9. Bucs receiver Mike Evans (13), celebrating with quarterback Tom Brady (12) after the pair connected for a third-quarter touchdown pass Monday night, practiced for the first time this week on Friday. Evans' back tightened up late in Monday's 30-10 romp over the Giants.
  10. USF guard Sydni Harvey (3), pictured during a game against UCF in March, scored 15 points, including a 3-pointer with 2.8 seconds remaining, in the Bulls' victory over No. 7 Stanford Friday in Nassau, Bahamas.
  11. Bucs cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting (23) knocks the ball away from New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton (86) during Monday's game at Raymond James Stadium.
  12. Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) runs for a 23-yard touchdown after catching a Carson Wentz pass during the first quarter of last Sunday's 41-15 rout of the Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y.
  13. Louisiana Tech and coach Skip Holtz are parting ways after nine seasons that included seven straight bowl appearances for the Bulldogs, athletic director Eric Woods announced Friday.
  14. Rays leftfielder Randy Arozarena, left, and shortstop Wander Franco, right, celebrate Arozarena’s solo home run in the fifth inning of Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox in October at Tropicana Field.
  15. Rowdies fans celebrate after defeating the Louisville City FC in overtime during the USL Championship’s Eastern Conference final last Saturday.
  16. Wander Franco never has a reason to worry about money again. For that matter, neither do his descendants. A guaranteed $185 million deal may eventually turn out to be a bargain for the Rays, but there is still risk involved.
  17. Florida State coach Mike Norvell and his Seminoles have made steady progress throughout the season.
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    Florida State's Sammie Puisis, right, seen in a game last season, leads No. 17 Florida State with 16 points in a 61-54 loss to BYU on Thursday in the St. Pete Showcase.
  19. Darry Jackson, center, discusses a new Stingray paddleboard with his staff, at right, during a visit with the paddleboard's creator, Rich Allen, left, during a staff meeting at Bill Jackson's Shop for Adventure.
  20. Bucs quarterback Tom Brady has a good track record against Sunday's opponent, the Colts. Of course, all those meetings came while he was with the Patriots in the AFC.
  21. It might be odd for Lightning fans to see Yanni Gourde return to Amalie Arena in a Kraken jersey on Friday night.
  22. Dr. Bob Tiller, a USF professor, prepares for the Tampa Bay Turkey Trot 5K race Thursday morning in Clearwater. Tiller, a graduate of Clearwater High, wears a hat with pins from the last 29 years of Turkey Trots.
  23. Bucs inside linebacker Devin White, right, tries to corral Giants running back Saquon Barkley during Monday night's Tampa Bay win.