SportsQuest for the Cup


Savard is lone Lightning veteran without Stanley Cup ring

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Posted at 6:44 PM, Jul 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-07 18:44:26-04

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — David Savard is the only veteran player on the Tampa Bay Lightning without a Stanley Cup ring. Savard joined Tampa Bay at the trade deadline and has been a key part of a second consecutive run to the final. He has a big playoff beard to match by far his longest postseason appearance. Lightning players and coach Jon Cooper hope they can get Savard's name on the Cup along with theirs for a second time. Savard has been enjoying the ride, but is now doing so with a heavy heart after 24-year-old former Columbus Blue Jackets teammate Matiss Kivlenieks died Sunday in a fireworks accident.