Tampa Bay Lightning finally break the curse in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The last time the Tampa Bay Lightning win a game in Minnesota, head coach Jon Cooper was a rookie bench boss in Norfolk.

The Curse of Dan Cloutier has prevented the Lightning from enjoying any sort of success at Xcel Energy Center. Heading into Thursday, the Lightning had played 16 games all-time in Minnesota with just two wins and six points earned in those 16 games.

Tampa Bay's last victory against the Wild at Xcel Energy Center came on April 2, 2011, in a 3-1 victory. Dwayne Roloson was in net for Tampa Bay that night and the goal scorers were Ryan Malone, Steve Dow...


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