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Colorado Avalanche left wing J.T. Compher, left, flies into Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Curtis McElhinney while pursuing the puck in the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Denver. The Lightning won 4-3 in overtime. [DAVID ZALUBOWSKI  |  AP]
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  1. Colorado Avalanche left wing J.T. Compher, left, flies into Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Curtis McElhinney while pursuing the puck in the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Denver. The Lightning won 4-3 in overtime. [DAVID ZALUBOWSKI  |  AP]
  2. Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov, right, drives past Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon to score the winning goal in overtime of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Denver. The Lightning won 4-3. [DAVID ZALUBOWSKI  |  AP]
  3. New Jersey Devils center Blake Coleman during the second period of a Feb. 8 game in Newark, N.J. [BILL KOSTROUN  |  AP]
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  5. New Jersey Devils center Blake Coleman (20) during warmups before a recent hockey game against the Dallas Stars in Newark, N.J. [NOAH K. MURRAY  |  AP]
  6. Distant Thunder fan Eva Cervenkova fist bumps Nikita Kucherov before the Lightning's game against the Flyers on Saturday. [KEIR MAGOULAS  |  Courtesy of Visit Tampa Bay]
  7. Members of the men's ice hockey team from the United States pose in front of the Olympic rings during the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. [BEN JARY  |  AP]
  8. New Jersey Devils' Blake Coleman (20) brings the puck up the ice against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C., on Friday. [KARL B DEBLAKER  |  AP]
  9. It was that kind of game Saturday night. Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Robert Hagg (8) collides with Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) as defenseman Luke Schenn (2) comes to help out during the third period of Tampa Bay's 5-3 victory. JASON BEHNKEN | AP Photo [JASON BEHNKEN  |  AP]
  10. Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) handles the puck against Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Travis Sanheim (6) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. [JASON BEHNKEN  |  AP]
  11. February 13, 2020: Edmonton Oilers Right Wing Zack Kassian (44) and Tampa Bay Lightning Defenseman Eric Cernak (81)during the NHL game between the Edmonton Oilers and Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. Brian McWalters/CSM(Credit Image: © Brian Mcwalters/CSM via ZUMA Wire) [BRIAN MCWALTERS  |  ZUMAPRESS.com]
  12. Tampa Bay Lightning's Pat Maroon, center, is congratulated by teammates, from left, Luke Schenn, Braydon Coburn, Mitchell Stephens and Cameron Gaunce after scoring against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. [MIKE CARLSON  |  AP]
  13. Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, of Russia, makes a save against Edmonton Oilers' Zack Kassian during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning won 3-1. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson) [MIKE CARLSON  |  AP]
  14. Tampa Bay Lightning's Yanni Gourde, center is congratulated on his goal by teammates Mikhail Sergachev (98), of Russia, and Cedric Paquette (13), as Edmonton Oilers' Oscar Klefbom, of Sweden, skated away during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. [MIKE CARLSON  |  AP]
  15. Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak (81) [CHRIS O'MEARA  |  AP]
  16. Tampa Bay Lightning forward Anthony Cirelli is seen against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday. [PAUL VERNON  |  AP]
  17. Tampa Bay Lightning's Mitchell Stephens (67) is upended by Pittsburgh Penguins' Bryan Rust (17) during the overtime period of Tampa Bay's 2-1 victory Tuesday in Pittsburgh. [GENE J. PUSKAR  |  AP]
  18. Blues defenseman Vince Dunn wipes his face and Ducks defenseman Josh Manson kneels on the ice while players wait as St. Louis defenseman Jay Bouwmeester is worked on by medical personnel during the first period. [MARK J. TERRILL  |  AP]
  19. Tampa Bay Lightning's Yanni Gourde (37) celebrates with teammates after getting the game-winning goal past Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) during the overtime period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. The Lightning won in overtime 2-1. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) [GENE J. PUSKAR  |  AP]
  20. Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev (98) shoots and scores the first goal of the game beating Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) during first period action at Amalie Arena on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 in Tampa. [DIRK SHADD  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  21. Pittsburgh Penguins' Brandon Tanev (13) is defended by Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov (86) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. [GENE J. PUSKAR  |  AP]
  22. The last time Lightning center Steven Stamkos faced Pittsburgh, this goal put Tampa Bay up 2-0 during first-period action at Amalie Arena on Feb. 6. He won't be in the lineup against the Penguins tonight. [DIRK SHADD  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  23. A screenshot from Reddit of a celebratory drawing, part of a trend among Lightning fans. [Reddit.com]
  24. Columbus Blue Jackets forward Pierre-Luc Dubois, left, reaches for the puck against Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman, of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. [PAUL VERNON  |  AP]
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