The Tampa Bay Lightning embarked on a special journey this afternoon. After a few days off, the Lightning made their way to the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden to kick off a back-to-back weekend series against the Buffalo Sabres as part of the 2019 NHL Global Series.
Before the puck dropped this afternoon, the Lightning received some rather good news. It was announced that Swedish defenseman Victor Hedman would be making his return to the Lightning lineup in his native land. Needless to say, the Lightning’s defense received a bit of a boost ahead of the international action.