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“(Thursday) night brought back a lot of memories for the guys,” Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman said. “You kind of relive that moment. (Friday), the date has turned, and you get ready for (Saturday).”
Thursday night’s ring ceremony closed the book on last season. Now, Tampa Bay is looking forward to playing better hockey.
The forward spent a week and a half with Seattle before his former team claimed him off waivers.
The team’s 2020-21 championship rings feature 338 diamonds and 52 sapphires set in 14-karat white gold.
Finding power-play success without the playmaking forward isn’t as simple as looking to last season.

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  1. “(Thursday) night brought back a lot of memories for the guys,” Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman said. “You kind of relive that moment. (Friday), the date has turned, and you get ready for (Saturday).”
  2. The Lightning claimed forward Alex Barre-Boulet off waivers Friday, after he had spent a week and a half with Seattle.
  3. The Lightning's 2020-21 Stanley Cup championship ring features 338 diamonds and 52 sapphires.
  4. Lightning center Brayden Point (21) works to control the puck against Florida Panthers right wing Owen Tippett (74) during the first period of Tuesday's game at Amalie Arena.
  5. Lightning defensemen Victor Hedman, left, and Ryan McDonagh, second from left, pose with Nashville defensemen Roman Josi, second from right, and Mattias Ekholm, right, Wednesday at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.
  6. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy gets beat as the Panthers go up 3-1 during the third period at Amalie Arena on Tuesday.
  7. The Lightning placed Nikita Kucherov on long-term injured reserve, meaning he can't return before Nov. 13 and he also may be out longer than that.
  8. Panthers center Carter Verhaeghe (23) competes against the Lightning during a first-round playoff game last season.
  9. The Lightning tested Corey Perry, pictured, on the top line with Ondrej Palat and Brayden Point at Monday's practice.
  10. The NHL has suspended Evander Kane for 21 games for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card. Kane will not be eligible to play until Nov. 30 at New Jersey.
  11. Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov makes his way to the bench after he was injured during the third period of a game against the Capitals on Saturday night.
  12. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy turned away all seven shots he faced on the penalty kill Saturday night against the Capitals.
  13. Nikita Kucherov makes his way to the bench after he was injured during the third period against the Capitals on Saturday night.
  14. Lightning captain Steven Stamkos celebrates his winning goal in overtime against the Capitals on Saturday night.
  15. Lightning forward Boris Katchouk, seen here during the preseason, "gets himself engaged, he can win puck battles, he’s good around the net," according to coach Jon Cooper.
  16. Lightning center Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, middle, battles between Penguins center Danton Heinen (43), left, and center Brian Boyle (11) in the season opener Tuesday at Amalie Arena.
  17. Red Wings center Dylan Larkin (71) and Lightning right wing Mathieu Joseph (7) argue in the second period of Thursday's game in Detroit.
  18. Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat celebrates his goal against the Red Wings in overtime Thursday night in Detroit.
  19. Lightning defenseman Zach Bogosian is expected to miss four to six weeks with a lower body injury.
  20. Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) skates off as the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrate their fourth goal of Tuesday's game at Amalie Arena.
  21. The Pittsburgh Penguins' Brian Boyle (11), left, celebrates his second-period goal Tueday at Amalie Arena.
  22. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) looks up after the Pittsburgh Penguins scored the first goal of the game in the second period Tuesday at Amalie Arena.
  23. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) looks on along with defenseman Erik Cernak (81) as Pittsburgh Penguins center Danton Heinen (43) celebrates his second-period goal Tuesday at Amalie Arena.
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