Detroit Red Wings defeat Tampa Bay 3-2

Jonas Gustavsson stopped 26 shots and the Detroit Red Wings picked up a big victory thanks to a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday.

Tampa Bay beats NY Islanders 3-2

Sami Salo scored the winner in the 13th round of the shootout as the Tampa Bay Lightning took a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday.

NHL: Tampa Bay 5, Florida 4

Steven Stamkos scored his first two points since returning from a broken leg to help the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-4 win over the Florida Panthers.

NHL: Tampa Bay 3, Minnesota 1

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Steven Stamkos scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:04 to go in regulation Thursday and the Tampa Bay Lightning went on to defeat Minnesota 3-1.

NHL: Montreal 4, Tampa Bay 3

TAMPA, Fla., March 9 (UPI) -- Brendan Gallagher finished off a third-period rally with a go-ahead goal Saturday and the Montreal Canadiens pulled out a 4-3 win over Tampa Bay.

NHL: Montreal 4, Tampa Bay 3 (SO)

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- David Desharnais scored the only goal of a shootout Tuesday, handing the Montreal Canadiens a 4-3 win over Tampa Bay following a furious Lightning comeback.

NHL: Vancouver 5, Dallas 2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 31 (UPI) -- Sami Salo began a barrage of four unanswered goals Friday that sent the Vancouver Canucks storming past Dallas 5-2.

NHL: Vancouver 5, Edmonton 2

EDMONTON, Alberta, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Vancouver's Daniel and Henrik Sedin each logged a goal and an assist Sunday and the Canucks handled Edmonton 5-2 for their fourth straight win.

NHL: Vancouver 4, Montreal 3 (SO)

MONTREAL, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Cody Hodgson completed a Vancouver comeback Thursday by scoring the only shootout goal that gave the Canucks a 4-3 win over Montreal.

NHL: Vancouver 5, Phoenix 0

GLENDALE, Ariz., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Cory Schneider had to make just 21 saves for his second consecutive shutout Friday, boosting the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-0 drubbing of Phoenix.

NHL: Vancouver 3, Los Angeles 2

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Sami Salo and Andrew Ebbett scored on the power play during a three-goal first period Thursday and the Vancouver Canucks then fought off Los Angeles 3-2.

NHL: Vancouver 3, Minnesota 2 (OT)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Sami Salo's power-play goal late in overtime Saturday boosted the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 victory over Minnesota.

NHL: Vancouver 4, Edmonton 3

EDMONTON, Alberta, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Sami Salo scored a tiebreaking goal in the third period Saturday to bring Vancouver a 4-3 decision over Edmonton.

NHL: Vancouver 4, San Jose 2

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 22 (UPI) -- Sami Salo scored two second-period, power-play goals Sunday and Vancouver took a commanding Western Conference Finals lead with a 4-2 victory over San Jose.

NHL: Vancouver 5, San Jose 4 (SO)

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 11 (UPI) -- Alex Burrows scored the only goal in the shootout Thursday to help the Vancouver Canucks beat San Jose 5-4.
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Sami Salo
Vancouver Canucks Sami Salo of Finland (L) upends St. Louis Blues Martin Rucinsky in the first period at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on November 23, 2007. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Sami Salo (born September 2, 1974) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman with the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He began his professional career with TPS of the SM-liiga before being selected by the Ottawa Senators with their last pick in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. He joined the Senators in 1998–99 and was selected to the NHL All-Rookie Team. In the 2002 off-season, he was traded to the Canucks with whom he has recorded three 30-point campaigns. Due to the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Salo played overseas with Frölunda HC of the Swedish Elite League and helped the club capture the Le Mat Trophy as league champions. Internationally, Salo has competed for Finland, appearing in two World Championships, three Winter Olympics and one World Cup. He won silver medals at the 2001 World Championships and the 2006 Winter Olympics, as well as a bronze medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Throughout his career, Salo has become infamous for being injury prone, having suffered over 40 career injuries. He is known as a two-way defenceman with a powerful slapshot.

After developing his skills with the junior club of his hometown, Turku, Finland, Salo turned professional with TPS Turku of the SM-Liiga in 1994–95. He appeared in seven games, recording a goal and two assists in his first season in the SM-Liiga. The following campaign, he recorded a Finnish career-high 14 assists and 21 points over 47 games. In the off-season, Salo was selected by the Ottawa Senators with their last selection in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, 239th overall in the ninth round. He remained in Finland for two more seasons upon being drafted. He improved from seven goals to nine in 1996–97. The following season, he transferred from TPS to Jokerit. In his lone season with the Helsinki-based team, he tallied three goals and eight points over 35 games.

Following a four-year career in Finland, Salo signed with the Senators in July 1998. He was initially assigned to the Detroit Vipers, Ottawa's International Hockey League (IHL) affiliate, but was recalled on November 18, 1998. Twenty-seven games into his rookie campaign, he scored his first NHL goal against Boston Bruins goaltender Byron Dafoe, a game-winner, in a 3-1 win on January 21, 1999. Completing the 1998–99 season with seven goals and 19 points, he was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team. The following season, Salo notched a hat trick in a 6–4 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 30, 1999. His campaign was shortened, however, to 37 games due to injury and he was limited to 14 points. In 2000, he missed two games as he suffered from a snakebite.

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