New York. None of the local NHL stars were left in Tampa when violent storm Ian moved to Florida last night.
They and their families were evacuated in time before their home village began to experience winds of 230 kilometers per hour.
Thinking of all those affected during this terrible hurricane, I salute Swedish backcountry icon Victor Hedman from a hotel room in Nashville.
In fact Tampa Bay Lightning They played a practice game against the Carolina Hurricanes at home at the Amalie Arena overnight, but it was already called off when it was clear earlier this week that Hurricane Ian would hit Tampa Bay.
A few days later, warnings came that it would also be one of the worst storms West Florida had ever seen, then club management chose to evacuate the entire team to Tennessee.
So when Ian tormented during yesterday and yesterday evening the Sunshine State with 230kph winds and dangerous tsunamis from the Gulf of Mexico, the former champions were at a safe distance.
– The entire team with families and pets is in Nashville and everyone is safe, regards Victor Hedman in a text message.
I think of all those affected during this terrible hurricane.
When the team returns to Tampa is yet to be determined, it will only be determined when more is known about the extent of the devastation in downtown Tampa. The next night, Lightning will play a practice game against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena.
Backwards Simon Edvinson observed his first spot on North American ice last night.
He and Elmer Soderblum helped score one of Adam Ernie’s goals in a training game between Detroit and Chicago – and it was Elmer’s older brother Adam who guarded the Black Hawks’ chest on the occasion.
The Red Wings also had Pontus Anderson, Albert Johansson, Lucas Raymond and Gustav Lindstrom on the ice.
Chicago won the match 4-2.
It was a real celebration of a goal when Vegas hosted Colorado for another training game at the T-Mobile Arena.
The Golden Knights won 7-1, after a goal and a pass from William Carlson.
However, it should be noted that the defending champion hardly had one ordinary player on the ice.
Isac Lundestrom continues to produce Anaheim. He scored another goal in a game against Arizona last night.
Emil Pemstrom scored the first goal in pre-season as Columbus beat Buffalo 4-1 at home, while William Nylander and Marcus Johansson provided assists in the Toronto and Washington victories.
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