Dundon,adidas Jakub Voracek jersey, is the former CEO of Santander Consumer USA, 46,adidas Mario Lemieux jersey, a Dallas-based lending firm. He’s also an investor in the Top Golf chain of golf and entertainment facilities and a key financier of a new golf course in Dallas.

Karmanos had been publicly seeking a local buyer for at least three years. He acknowledged over the summer that he and a group led by former Texas Rangers CEO Chuck Greenberg had agreed to a term sheet but did not come to terms on a purchase agreement. He also said he was looking for a sale price of about $500 million.

Karmanos bought the Hartford Whalers in 1994 and moved the team south three years later.

Reports about another possible relocation have plagued the Hurricanes even as team officials and even Bettman have persistently and repeatedly denied them. Bettman said at the All-Star game in January that “the club is not moving” and NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly echoed that sentiment by saying the league is committed to Raleigh in the same manner it has stuck with the Phoenix area during years of struggles for the Coyotes.

Karmanos in 2015 said “we’d have to be idiots to move from here,” largely because of the team’s PNC Arena lease,adidas Evgeni Malkin jersey, which extends through 2024 and is considered one of the most team-friendly in the league.

In its most recent franchise valuations, Forbes magazine ranked the Hurricanes last in the NHL at $230 million. Bill Foley paid a $500 million expansion fee to the league to bring the Golden Knights to Las Vegas.

The Hurricanes have not made the playoffs since 2009 — the longest active drought in the NHL — and entered Thursday night’s game at Washington one point out of a playoff spot and tied for sixth in the Metropolitan Division.

Co-captain Justin Faulk,adidas Joe Pavelski jersey, one of several team leaders who has regular communication with the front office, expects more interaction with Dundon now that the deal is complete. He’s hoping

“Tom’s been around a few times and he’s talked to some players and we’ve gotten to know him a little bit, all the right things have been said,adidas Sidney Crosby jersey,” Faulk said Thursday in Washington. “Obviously, and I think usually they are for the most part unless it’s maybe the Marlins.

“I don’t know if it’s a sense of relief. Maybe a relief that we don’t have to field questions on it for years to come without actually knowing any answers.”

The NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning will be looking to rebound from a rare loss when they visit the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday.

The Lightning (29-8-3) are coming off a 2-1 shootout loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday,adidas Sidney Crosby jersey, just their third loss in their past 15 games (12-2-1).

The Lightning earned their point against the Canadiens on the back of goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, who made 37 saves and improved his record to a league-best 26-5-2.

Tampa coach Jon Cooper said the Lightning will have to tighten things up against the Senators after an uncharacteristic defensive performance against Montreal.

“When we gave up the 3-on-1 in the first 20 seconds in the game, it just kind of showed the mindset in how this was going to go, and then we turned the puck over right after that,” Cooper told tampabay.com. “I can’t be too hard on our guys. They’ve played outstanding defense for a long period of time. We just didn’t .

“I don’t know what our mental thought was coming into (the) game, but it clearly was not playing the right way. If it wasn’t for Vasy, who knows if it even goes to overtime?”

Vasilevskiy has allowed two goals in his past six appearances, going 4-0-1 with a 0.38 goals-againast average, .986 save percentage and three shutouts.

Lightning forward Tyler Johnson told Tampabay.com: “We can’t give up what we gave up (Thursday) and expect to win many games.”

The Senators will be playing the second of back-to-back games and are coming off a 6-5 come-from-behind win over the San Jose Sharks at home Friday. The Senators trailed 5-2 in the third period, but rallied on goals by Derick Brassard, Matt Duchene and Mike Hoffman to tie it and Duchene scored seven seconds into overtime for the win.

Duchene’s goal is a franchise record for fastest goal from the start of overtime. The previous record was 28 seconds by Radek Bonk against the Boston Bruins March 11, 2003.

“We’ve got to build momentum off of this, but our focus has to shift to the best team in the league in Tampa Bay and we know we have our work cut out for us,” Stone said. “We can’t have a lapse. We can celebrate the game for the next few minutes, but it looked like the guys really stuck to the plan and got it done.”

Duchene had his first multi-goal game in 25 games for the Senators since being acquired in a trade with the Colorado Avalanche Nov. 5.

“I think we finally got rewarded for the things we’ve been doing, but we’ve been doing a lot of good things for a while and it hasn’t been going in. It’s nice to see that happen tonight,” Duchene said. “We’ve had some tough stretches defensively and offensively, we had a lot of guys step up for us.

Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper called it one of the scariest moments he’s witnessed at any level of hockey. Detroit Red Wings forward Martin Frk sent a hard shot that caught Dan Girardi up high – maybe somewhere in the face,Authentic Jakub Voracek jersey, or the shoulder,Authentic Mario Lemieux jersey, or a little of both – causing Girardi to collapse to the ice.

It was difficult not to fear the worst, but he was able to leave the rink with some help,Authentic Evgeni Malkin jersey, already a positive sign considering how scary that moment was (you can watch it in the video above).

Monday brought great news, then: the Lightning announced that Girardi is merely considered day-to-day and that all tests came back negative. Phew.

With the fear of the worst behind us, it’s interesting to take a look at some of the reactions to Frk’s shot.

Brad Richards told The Athletic’s Craig Custance (sub required) that Frk might hesitate when unleashing the puck in the future.

“I think it’s definitely going to weigh in his mind,Authentic Phil Kessel jersey,” Richards said. “I can’t speak for him but it’s got to be a little — you have to be shaken a little bit when you take a shot and someone is laying on the ice.”

Johnson had three goals, Jake Dotchin scored a tiebreaking goal midway through the third period,Authentic Sidney Crosby jersey, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-4 on Tuesday night.

NHL-leading Tampa Bay also got a goal from Victor Hedman, and Brayden Point had three assists. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 28 saves.

"It's tough," Faulk said. "They're at the top of the standings for a reason. When they get those leads,Authentic Sidney Crosby jersey, they do a pretty job of either building on them or keeping them."

Aho was in the lineup three days after leaving Saturday's 7-1 loss at Boston following a scary looking leg injury.

The Hurricanes may have to lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night, but Carolina fans got a tasty consolation prize out of the defeat.

While the Lightning's Tyler Johnson scored three times for a good ol' fashioned hat trick in the contest, the Hurricanes had a perfect storm of events that led to fans cashing in on three separate food promotions -- a "fat trick," as it has since been dubbed by the internet.