Lightning All-Star Hedman suffers lower-body injury


Gaudreau is now riding a five-game point streak (he has 10 points during that stretch). It will be the fifth All-Star Game for the Canadiens' 30-year-old goalie.

Tampa Bay opens a five-day bye week Friday. Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper offered no update but said Hedman will undergo tests Friday. The 13-year veteran defenseman will be making his second All-Star appearance, his first since 2011, when he played for the Washington Capitals. "No reason to speculate".

Hedman was attempting a hit along the boards when Hathaway's right leg made contact with his left knee, causing it to turn awkwardly.

Jake Voracek, who leads the National Hockey League with 43 assists, and Sean Couturier were bypassed.

Jankowski and Tkachuk had third-period goals. His 14th goal stopped a 10-game goal drought.

NOTES: Gaudreau has 51 points in 43 games.

Mike Smith was sensational in Calgary's net for the first half of the game in his 33-save performance at Amalie Arena, including a penalty shot stop on Cedric Paquette. He led the Avs in scoring for the first time last season (2016-17) with 53 points (16g/37a) in 82 contests. As Erik Erlendsson (Twitter) of Lightning Insider points out, this is the Lightning's seventh game in the last 12 days, practice time has been limited, and it's only their 10th regulation loss of the season.