On Victor Hedman’s special night, Tampa Bay Lightning and Andrei Vasilevskiy respond

TAMPA - The Tampa Bay Lightning played a numbers game on Monday in a return to home ice.

Tampa Bay sought to straighten out a couple of crooked numbers while honoring a significant numerical milestone for a franchise pillar.

It all added up to one memorable night.

Tampa Bay entered Monday on a season-long four-game losing streak.

In their last outing, the Lightning allowed eight goals to the Dallas Stars.

So as they hit the ice on Monday, they looked for a bounce-back on a night that No. 77 was set to appear in Game No. 1,000.

Following an emotional pregame ceremony to honor...


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