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Nick Kelly

Nick Kelly covered the Tampa Bay Lightning and general assignments for the Times.

  1. Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) is due for a big pay raise this summer. (DIRK SHADD | Times)
    He’s one of the league’s best scorers, and bargains. Here’s a look at the economics behind making Point’s production and value match.
  2. Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) sniffs a smelling salt caplet that he got from head athletic trainer Tom Mulligan just after the national anthem concludes before the opening face off as the Lightning take on the Columbus Blue Jackets at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Jan. 8. (DIRK SHADD | Times)
    A whiff of greatness? Perhaps, or the team’s smelling salts ritual is just that. Routine and steeped in superstition.