Jeff Vinik sat inside the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver three weeks after buying the Tampa Bay Lightning, sipping a beer with Tod Leiweke , then the chief executive of the National Football League’s Seattle Seahawks.
Ryan Malone scored one minute, 58 seconds into overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 4-3 victory over the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers, who had their three-game winning streak ended.
The Boston Bruins called off their hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Ivy League postponed its fencing championships at Harvard University and Rutgers University delayed its men’s and women’s lacrosse openers as heavy snow hit the East Coast.
Tampa Bay Lightning All-Star center Steven Stamkos, who is tied for the National Hockey League lead in goals and points scored, will have surgery today to repair a broken bone in his right leg and is out indefinitely.
Tampa Bay Lightning center Vincent Lecavalier will become an unrestricted free agent after the National Hockey League team said it will buy out the $30 million and seven years left on the four-time All-Star’s contract.