Hedman scored an even-strength goal and added a power-play assist in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Blue Jackets. The blueliner opened the scoring early in the first period and then helped set up Ondrej Palat with just 14 seconds left before the first intermission, but it was the only offense the Lightning would generate. Hedman's goal was his first of the season, but he's still had a strong start with five points in four games.
Hedman dished out a pair of power-play helpers to go with three shots and four blocks in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Blackhawks. Hedman assisted on power-play goals by Ondrej Palat and Steven Stamkos, as Tampa Bay's top extra-man unit got along just fine without Nikita Kucherov (hip). The reigning Conn Smythe Trophy winner routinely dominates the game in all three zones, so there was nothing out of the ordinary about this stat-stuffing performance to open the season.
Hedman had an assist with two shots, two PIM and two blocks in Monday's 2-0 win over Dallas in Game 6. Hedman drew an assist on Brayden Point's power-play goal in the first period and went on to log a team-leading 25:01 of ice time. The veteran defenseman was named the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as playoff MVP, beating out Point, after collecting 10 goals and 22 points with a plus-13 rating and 82 shots in his 25 games.
Hedman recorded a power-play assist, four shots on goal, four hits and a minus-3 rating in Friday's 5-4 overtime win over the Stars. Hedman had a rough night defensively, a rarity for the Swedish superstar. He made up for it by assisting on Kevin Shattenkirk's power-play tally in overtime, which put the Lightning ahead 3-1 in the Stanley Cup Final. Hedman has picked up a goal and five assists in the last three games, all of which were wins for the Lightning. He's up to 21 points (nine on the power play), 75 shots, 32 hits and 41 blocked shots through 23 contests.
Hedman scored the game-winning goal and added two assists with four shots in Wednesday's 5-2 win over Dallas in Game 3. Hedman scored what proved to be the game-winner when he buried a wrister from the high slot in the opening minute of the first period, giving Tampa Bay a 3-0 lead. It was Hedman's 10th goal of the playoffs, which leads all defensemen. He also added assists on goals by Steven Stamkos and Brayden Point. With 20 points and a plus-17 rating in 22 games, Hedman is firmly in the Conn Smythe Trophy conversation as playoff MVP.
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