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Tampa Bay's Victor Hedman is stepping up on hockey's biggest stage

Tampa Bay's Victor Hedman is stepping up on hockey's biggest stage

Tampa Bay Coach Jon Cooper called defenseman Victor Hedman's emergence as a force in the Stanley Cup Final a coming-out party, but Hedman's teammates aren't surprised the 6-foot-6 Swede has excelled during his first experience on hockey's biggest stage. "We've got to see it and witness it for most of this season," forward Brenden Morrow said. "The rest of y'all are getting to see it now." The hockey world has seen Hedman take on a heavy workload and take over a game at both ends of the ice. His precise passes set up the Lightning's first and third goals in a 3-2 comeback victory over the Blackhawks on Monday, but his team-leading...

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