YouTube Tuesday is a weekly feature where we feature a video that has to do with the Lightning or a Lightning player when they were with another team. We may occasionally feature important moments in the world of hockey.
This week’s YouTube Tuesday features a group of Former Bolts. On ice for this goal is Ryan Malone (12), Nate Thompson (44), B.J. Crombeen (19), Matt Carle (25) and Radko Gudas (7). The goal came on a 2-on-1 with Thompson setting up Malone past a laid out defenseman after getting the puck from Crombeen.
Malone was bought out after the 2013-14 season after running into some trouble with the law and diminished performance. Thompson was traded to Anaheim after the 2013-14 season with his place and role on the roster being taken over by Brian Boyle shortly there after. Crombeen was also traded after the 2013-14 season as part of a salary dump that saw Teddy Purcell going to Edmonton for Sam Gagner who was then traded with Crombeen to Arizona. Gudas played 31 games in 2014-15 before being sidelined with a knee injury and was involved in a trade with Philadelphia at the deadline that brought in Braydon Coburn. Matt Carle was bought out this summer.
Some players left fans with fond memories. Some *cough*Carle*cough* not so much. And each contributed to the Lightning in their own way and were part of the lead up to the current iteration of the Lightning. And so, we leave you with this Malone goal.