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Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18), of the Czech Republic, scores past Calgary Flames goalie Karri Ramo (31), of Finland, during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, April 3, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. Lightning's Valtteri Filppula (51), of Finland, and Flames' Chris Butler (44) look on. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18), of the Czech Republic, scores past Calgary Flames goalie Karri Ramo (31), of Finland, during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, April 3, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. Lightning's Valtteri Filppula (51), of Finland, and Flames' Chris Butler (44) look on. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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