Gasparilla celebration collides with NHL’s All-Star Weekend in downtown Tampa

Gather the NHL’s best players for a couple days of fun in the sun and you’re bound to get plenty of laughs.

Tampa Bay’s All-Star Weekend was full of special memories, from the Stanley Cup crashing Gasparilla to Lightning star Nikita Kucherov showing off his dazzling skills to his home crowd.

The NHL season has reached its break and this afternoon is the NHL All-Star Game.

“You know, I tried to do my best to lead by example”, Ovechkin dead-panned.

Then again, according to Sidney Crosby, the only reason the league was even talking about goalie interference was because the controversial challenges involved high-profile players from high-profile teams.

Bettman also announced plans for next season’s global games. Great teammate. When he’s on the ice, he just does all these little things that helps teams win.

Declan and Lauren went to Boston Children’s Hospital to see doctors Wednesday, and Boyle planned to join them after the Devils played the Nashville Predators in Newark on Thursday. Despite being the favorite to win the Vezina Trophy, Andrei Vasilevskiy still has a Goals Against Average (GAA) of 2.18.

Mike Green had two goals for the Atlantic, one off both Fleury and Smith in the final. “The 3-on-3 allows them to bring out the best attributes in their game”. This new program will provide youngsters from diverse backgrounds throughout the community an opportunity to play hockey while instilling core values of the game including teamwork, respect, dedication and inclusion.

Boeser leads all rookies 24 goals and 43 points for the Vancouver Canucks, while Eichel has 20 goals and 49 points for the Buffalo Sabres.

He credited everyone he came into contact with in the Tampa Bay area from restaurants, players, teammates, PR Department, upper-management, and Jeff Vinik for making his time in Tampa so enjoyable.

The game may be long gone come Monday, but at least one celebrity might come back before long.

If the Minnesota Wild, now sitting on the outside of the Western Conference playoff picture, end up missing the postseason they can probably point the finger at their bad record away from the Xcel Energy Center. Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports Pacific Division forward Johnny Gaudreau (13) of the Calgary Flames competes in the puck control relay of the 2018 NHL All Star Game skills competition at Amalie Arena.

This is odd, because the conventional wisdom about National Hockey League teams is that they are more likely to play a simpler game on the road than they are at home because there isn’t as much pressure to “put on a show” for the home crowd.

“It just goes to show you the skill, and just how ready these 18-, 19-year-old kids are right away to step into this league, where 10, 15 years ago it was unheard of to do that”.

“They’re proud obviously of just me going to the game and stuff like that”, he said.

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