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    JDRF is walking for a cure. Their goal is to create a world without type 1 diabetes. To help raise awareness and funds, they are holding a 5k walk on April 11th at Amalie Arena. Nicole Johnson and Tim Rivers stopped by to fill us in and to share their stories of living with diabetes. More>>

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    The Morgan Auto Group Charity Polo Classic took place on the 21st. The ladies put on their big hats and the men donned their bowties, and we raised a lot of money for Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Children's Cancer Center. This recap is brought to you by Marco's Pizza, who graciously donated $2,000 during the event. More>>

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    Every year, Morgan Auto Group hosts their annual Charity Polo Classic. It's an event unlike any other in this area.This year, it is taking place on March 21st and benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and Children's Cancer Center. More>>

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    We are celebrating kids who rock with Music Education Spirit Week! Lorri Naylor, a Lowry Elementary School teacher and a part of the Hillsborough County Elementary Music Educators Council, fills us in on the festivities.
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    Sunday, December 29th (All times Eastern)

    New York Rangers (18-19-2) at Tampa Bay Lightning (23-11-4), 7 p.m.

    (SportsNetwork.com) - Following a disappointing homestand, the New York Rangers did not get their five-game road trip off to the best of starts.

    The Blueshirts seek to rebound on Sunday night as they visit the Tampa Bay Lightning.

    New York went 3-4-2 over the longest residency in team history, then began its current trek with a 3-2 loss at the Washington Capitals on Friday. Carl Hagelin and Benoit Pouliot both scored to erase one-goal deficits, but the Caps' Eric Fehr had the winner with 5:09 left in the game.

    Cam Talbot made 31 saves in his third straight start following wins over Minnesota and Toronto.

    "It was definitely a hard-fought game by both teams," said New York head coach Alain Vigneault. "I thought five-on-five, I really liked the way we competed tonight."

    Pouliot ran his career-high point streak to six straight games, notching three goals and three assists over the run to account for half of his 12 points this season.

    However, New York did lose defenseman Anton Stralman to an undisclosed injury in the first period and he is day-to-day. Rookie blueliner Conor Allen was recalled from the American Hockey League.

    The Rangers do appear close to getting defenseman Marc Staal back from a concussion that has sidelined him for the past nine games. He took part in morning skate on Friday, is expected to start practicing with the club and may be back on this road trip.

    Forwards Derek Stepan and Mats Zuccarello both missed practice on Saturday due to the flu.

    After giving way to Talbot for the past three games, Henrik Lundqvist is expected to start tonight. He has gone 1-4-2 in his last seven starts, giving up at least three goals in each game.

    The veteran is 16-8-6 with a 2.17 goals against average in his career versus the Lightning, but took a loss on Nov. 25 in Tampa after yielding four goals on 22 shots through two periods.

    Martin St. Louis and Teddy Purcell scored twice for the Lightning and Ben Bishop made 37 saves as the Bolts opened their season series versus the Rangers with a win after dropping all three meetings last season.

    Tampa Bay has won nine of its last 14 at home versus New York.

    The Lightning had a season-high five-game winning streak snapped on Saturday night, but did record a point for the 10th time in their last 11 games with a 2-1 shootout setback to the Montreal Canadiens.

    Martin St. Louis had a goal in regulation, but the offense failed to light the lamp in the tiebreaker. Bishop was bested once in the shootout after stopping 20 shots through overtime.

    The Lightning entered the third period tied with the Habs despite having just nine shots in the game. They got on track with 14 shots in the third period.

    "We played a great third period, but had a couple of chances that just missed," said Bishop. "This game could have went either way tonight."

    Tampa Bay moved to 7-1-3 in its last 11 games thanks in part to St. Louis, who has 38 points in 38 games this season, including four goals and four assists on a current six-game point streak.

    The Bolts played without defensemen Eric Brewer (arm) and Sami Salo (upper body) due to injury.

    Bishop is 4-0-0 with a 0.89 GAA and two shutouts in four career games (3 starts) versus the Rangers. Backup Anders Lindback is 0-1-0 against them with a 2.69 GAA in one start and one relief appearance.

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    Welcome to Great38 Tampa Bay WTTA-TV/DT - WFLA News Channel 8

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      Exclusive look inside newly renovated Al Lang Stadium Video included

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      Great 38 News Now got an exclusive look at the newly renovated Al Lang Stadium while it was still under construction. More>>

      • Great Stuff

      PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament Video included

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      Updated:

      PARC is a local non-profit organization whose goal is to turn disabilities into capabilities. They provide opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest.  More>>

      Trio talks about 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

      Updated:

      You may remember these familiar faces. Mallory Lykes Dimmitt and Joe Guthrie stopped by Great 38 News Now in January before they set off on their 900 mile trek across the state of Florida. More>>

      News Now: JDRF is walking for a cure Video included

      Updated:

      JDRF is walking for a cure. Their goal is to create a world without type 1 diabetes. To help raise awareness and funds, they are holding a 5k walk on April 11th at Amalie Arena. Nicole Johnson and Tim Rivers stopped by to fill us in and to share their stories of living with diabetes. More>>

      News Now: Morgan Auto Group Charity Polo Classic Video included

      Updated:

      The Morgan Auto Group Charity Polo Classic took place on the 21st. The ladies put on their big hats and the men donned their bowties, and we raised a lot of money for Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Children's Cancer Center. This recap is brought to you by Marco's Pizza, who graciously donated $2,000 during the event. More>>

      News Now: Charity Polo Classic Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, Morgan Auto Group hosts their annual Charity Polo Classic. It's an event unlike any other in this area.This year, it is taking place on March 21st and benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and Children's Cancer Center. More>>

      Celebrating Music Education Spirit Week

      Updated:

      We are celebrating kids who rock with Music Education Spirit Week! Lorri Naylor, a Lowry Elementary School teacher and a part of the Hillsborough County Elementary Music Educators Council, fills us in on the festivities.
      More>>

      USF 'Young Innovator' creates anti-bully band Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, USF holds their Young Innovator Competition, encouraging kids between kindergarten and 8th grade to invent something new or improve upon something that already exists. Meet Alexis Martin, this year's winner. The Anti-Bully Band she invented is her plan to stop bullying. More>>

      Out and About
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      • Hot and breezy in Tampa Bay

        Hot and breezy in Tampa Bay

        Saturday, April 25 2015 11:40 AM EDT2015-04-25 15:40:46 GMT
        Saturday is shaping up nicely!
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      • Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Wednesday, March 18 2015 11:05 AM EDT2015-03-18 15:05:08 GMT
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
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