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ST. Brandon Thomas Jersey . PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild centre Mikael Granlund likely will return to action for the playoffs, after a hit to the head kept him out for the last six games of the regular season. Coach Mike Yeo said after practice Tuesday that Granlund "looks good and feels good" after missing the last two weeks. The Wild play at Colorado on Thursday in Game 1 of their first-round series. Granlund would return to the second line, between Matt Moulson and Jason Pominville. The 22-year-old had a breakout season with eight goals and 33 assists in 63 games. Goalie Darcy Kuemper practiced with the team Tuesday for the first time since he suffered an upper-body injury in the pregame skate March 31 at Los Angeles, the same day Granlund was hurt. Kuemper would back up Ilya Bryzgalov. Jarrad Davis Jersey . Next up is another showdown with Michigan. Payne scored 18 points, Branden Dawson had 14 and No. 22 Michigan State beat No. 12 Wisconsin 83-75 on Saturday to reach the Big Ten tournament championship. Nevin Lawson Jersey . -- Arkansas didnt need a spectacular dunk to beat No.TAMPA, Fla. - Ben Bishop made the needed saves and also set up the game-winning goal.Victor Hedman scored on a power play off a feed from the goalie 1:11 into overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 in their season opener Thursday night.I thought he was in command of his game, Lightning coach Jon Cooper said of Bishop.Hedman took Bishops pass at the offensive blue line, skated in all alone during a Panthers line change and beat Roberto Luongo from the left circle.I tried to shoot high and fortunately it got in, Hedman said. I dont think we played our best, but good teams find a way to win and thats what we did.Bishop stopped 19 shots in his first regular-season game since dislocating his elbow late last season. He also had a wrist injury in the second half of last season that impacted his stick-handling.Its nice, Bishop said about his assist. I was looking for an odd-man rush.Tampa Bay also got goals from Tyler Johnson and Ryan Callahan. Valtteri Filppula had two assists.The Lightning went 3 for 7 on the power play, while Florida failed to score on two chances.Unfortunately, the power plays cost us, said Luongo, who made 29 saves. Weve just got to be more disciplined there.Erik Gudbranson and Jonathan Huberdeau scored for Florida in Gerard Gallants first game as Panthers coach.Callahan scored on a rebound of Filppulas shot during a 5-on-3 power play, putting Tampa Bay up 2-1 at 7:17 of the third.Florida pulled even at 2 when Huberdeau put a shot past Bishop during a delayyed penalty call at 9:16 of the third. Paul Worrilow Jersey. Tampa Bay had six of the seven power-play chances up to that point.After Gudbranson opened the scoring at 5:03 of the second, Johnson tied it at 1 when he beat Luongo from the low right circle during a power play 2:09 later.Luongo stopped Ondrej Palats breakaway backhander with 9 minutes left in the second. He also stopped Johnson during a 2-on-1 early in the third.Floridas Scottie Upshall was briefly shaken up in the second after a questionable hit by Tampa Bays Radko Gudas. No penalty was called on the play.He got hit in the head and nobody (saw) it, so what can you do? Gallant said. Its disappointing, but nobody (saw) the call.Tampa Bay won all four games between the teams last season. The Lightning also took a pair of preseason games this year, outscoring the Panthers 7-1.NOTES: Bishop has won all five of his games against Florida. ... Tampa Bay D Eric Brewer (965 NHL games) was a healthy scratch. Its their decision, the 35-year-old Brewer said. I dont like it. Its not easy. ... Lightning rookie F Jonathan Drouin (broken right thumb) is practicing with the team and nearing his NHL debut. ... Florida D Aaron Ekblad, selected first overall in the 2014 draft, had an assist in his NHL debut. ... Luongo needs one victory to tie John Vanbiesbrouck (374) for 13th place on the career list. ... Tampa Bay lost RW Richard Panik on waivers to Toronto. ... U.S. womens team player Anne Schleper will skate with the Lightning in practice Monday. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ChinaCheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '




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