Gabriel Fortier travels an adventurous path to make his NHL debut with Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning answer the message with a rookie hat trick and high level play from the vets

TAMPA –  Coming out of a loss to Nashville there were two direct messages the Tampa Bay Lightning coaching staff had for the group scheduled to suit up for Friday's game against Carolina. The message, of course, was not just for the group heading to play against the Hurricanes but for the whole group of players to receive.
And if the message was relayed in postgame comments to the media, safe to surmise that it was delivered more poignantly in the locker room and before practice on Saturday when going over game film. 
Message delivered. Message received. 
The level of compete - and simply just...


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