The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 15, 2013.
By United Press International

Tampa Bay promotes Tocchet to head coach

TAMPA, Fla., May 11 (UPI) -- Rick Tocchet was promoted Monday to full-time head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning, the team announced.

NHL: Buffalo 4, Tampa Bay 2

BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Thomas Vanek produced the tying and go-ahead scores Wednesday, running his league-leading goal total to 22 and giving Buffalo a 4-2 win over Tampa Bay.

NHL: Tampa Bay 4, Nashville 1

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Two goals from Vincent Lecavalier Friday boosted the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-1 victory over Nashville.

NHL: Carolina 3, Tampa Bay 2 (SO)

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Tuomo Ruutu's shootout goal was the game-winner for Carolina Sunday in a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Coach Barry Melrose fired by Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay Lightning Coach Barry Melrose was fired Friday just 16 games into the 2008-09 NHL season.

NHL: Tampa Bay 3, Atlanta 2 (OT)

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Vinny Lecavalier's power-play goal 1:41 into overtime Tuesday brought Barry Melrose his first win as coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning -- 3-2 over Atlanta.

NHL: N.Y. Rangers 2, Tampa Bay 1

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Brandon Dubinsky's goal late in the third period gave the New York Rangers an NHL season-opening 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Prague.

Tampa Bay Lightning GM Feaster resigns

TAMPA, Fla., July 11 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager Jay Feaster announced his resignation Friday, saying it was "time to move on."

Lightning have new owners and coach

TAMPA, Fla., June 23 (UPI) -- The Tampa Bay Lightning got a new, eight-member ownership group Monday and will announce a new head coach Tuesday.

Barry Melrose (born July 15, 1956 in Kelvington, Saskatchewan) is a former player and head coach in the National Hockey League, as well as a current commentator and hockey analyst for ESPN.

Melrose began his hockey career as a defenceman in the WCHL with the Kamloops Chiefs in 1974, where he stayed for two years. He started the 1976–77 season with the Springfield Indians of the AHL, before moving mid-season to the Cincinnati Stingers of the WHA, where he stayed until 1979.

Following the demise of the WHA and its subsequent absorption into the NHL, Melrose joined the Winnipeg Jets for the 1979–80 season.

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