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Big Win For The Tampa Bay Lightning

from Kristina Rutherford of Sportsnet,

Almost nobody who saw Victor Hedman’s first goal of these NHL playoffs live and in person cheered or applauded or waved their towel, when the towering Tampa Bay Lightning defender one-timed the puck into a near-open net in the capital on Tuesday night.

Hedman didn’t seem to mind the silence, though.

The 27-year-old Swede did a bunch of cheering himself here at Capital One Arena, while the sea of fans in red looked on, silently and sadly, and then he dropped his six-foot-six frame into a low fist pump.

Finally, a goal for Hedman in this post-season. And finally, a win for the Tampa Bay Lightning in this Eastern Conference Final.

As Hedman put it, “It’s huge.”


Watch the game highlights below.

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