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McDonagh ready for psychological go back to Tampa with Predators
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NASHVILLE Ryan McDonagh and Jonas Johansson each will certainly be in strange area when the Nashville Predators and Tampa Bay Lightning start the 2023 24 period on Tuesday 5:30 p.m. ET; ESPN+, ESPN, SN, TVAS.McDonagh, a defenseman for the Killers, will play a normal season video game at Amalie Arena in Tampa fl for the very first time considering that he was traded to Nashville from Tampa Fl Bay on July 3, 2022. McDonagh played five periods for the Lightning and helped them win the Stanley Cup in 2020 and 2021. He was injured and incapable to play when Nashville played at Tampa fl Bay last period. He did play a preseason video game there Sept. 30." Undoubtedly it's a special location, " McDonagh claimed. "Excellent memories, terrific team of people that are still there and the coaching staff and whatnot. That's why I intended to go there for a preseason game, simply to get several of the feelings out. Obtain right into the going to space there so it's not as well international to me when I walk in there [Tuesday] I think it was excellent that we played them a pair of times throughout the preseason." At least I got the feelings of the first time being back in the structure and the homage video and things out of the way so I can simply concentrate on having fun. Clearly Roland McKeown Jersey, Tampa fl still holds an unique place in my heart with every one of the success and memories that we had. Yet at the end of the day, it's an excellent area to start for Game 1." Johansson likely will have various feelings. He'll make his normal period launching with the Lightning, changing Andrei Vasilevskiy, their No. 1 goalie that will certainly miss the first 2 months after having a microdiscectomy Sept. 28 to resolve a back disk herniation.Coach Jon Cooper verified Monday that Johansson will certainly start. The 28 years of age was 2 0 0 with a 2.10 objectives against ordinary and.932 save portion in three games with the Colorado Avalanche last period, and 14 9 2 with a 2.33 GAA and.920 save percent in 26 video games with Colorado's American Hockey League affiliate.Johansson has played 35 video games in four NHL periods with the Avalanche, Florida Panthers and Buffalo Sabres, however never ever even more than the 15 he played in 2020 21 with the Sabres and Avalanche.It's the initial time a goalkeeper aside from Vasilevskiy will start the period opener for the Lightning given that Ben Bishop started versus the Detroit Red Wings on Oct. 13, 2016." I'm stunned he hasn't played more in the NHL to this date, " Cooper stated of Johansson. "That being said, I do believe goalkeepers establish later on, so possibly this is his time and every little thing he's done prior to this is to obtain to this factor. Again Ryan O'Reilly Jersey, it's just preseason, so you can't review excessive right into it, however he absolutely is worthy of to be in the internet [Tuesday]" Forward Ryan O'' Reilly will make his launching with the Predators against the Lightning. O'Reilly authorized a 4 year, $18 million contract $4.5 million average annual worth with Nashville on July 1. He'll likely begin at center on a line with Filip Forsberg and Juuso Parssinen." I believe it's been really wonderful the past couple of days being down to our team and skating with each other and seeing what we have, " O'Reilly said. "I think there's enjoyment here. Especially breaking Tampa fl, a team that's established and understands their identity. I believe for us, this is an excellent examination for us to start. We have actually obtained a great deal of excellent pieces. We're prepared to start the period. I think individuals are all set to go and we're starving."

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