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Behind a Gourd-ey Howe hat trick, Tampa Bay Lightning answer another challenge

by Erik Erlendsson | @Erik_Erlendsson | Like us on Facebook
January 7, 2018

All the makings of the “scheduled loss’’ were in place for the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday.

End of a five-game road trip. Back-to-back situation. Blowout loss the night before. Backup goaltender making his first start. Division rival looking to make it a physical game.

As it turned out, the Lightning were also up against the officiating as well on Sunday while also witnessing a teammate leave the ice after a scary situation.

Tampa Bay brushed all that aside to come home with a 5-2 victory against the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena.

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