TAMPA – The glamor and spectacle of opening night is upon the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The glitz and lights will shine down on the ice as the full staff and roster is introduced to the crowd for the first time. There will be roars of cheers, the loudest of which will be reserved when Steven Stamkos emerges from the tunnel and steps back on the ice for his first NHL game since Nov. 15.
But the next loudest ovation should be reserved for No. 77, Victor Hedman.
Coming off a season in which the Hedman finished third in the Norris Trophy voting as the league’s top defenseman and led all defensemen with...
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