Lightning Ends 2011-2012 Season’s Last Home Game On High Note For Roloson

Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

There has been no official word on whether Dwayne Roloson, Tampa Bay Lightning goalie, intends on retiring after 17 seasons in the NHL. But Roloson, who will become a UFA at the end of the season, may have just played his last game on home ice. And a great last game it was, as the Lightning won 4-2.

It seems fitting that Roloson started in net tonight, as the Lightning took on the Capitals. He came out tonight and played his heart out. He showed us why the Lightning re-signed him June 2011 for another season.

Tonight he faced 33 shots on goal, and made 31 saves. Which almost seems like nothing compared to the game against the San Jose Sharks in February, when he saved 45 shots out of 50 shots on goal.

Whatever his decision happens to be, at least we know that Roloson came out and played his hardest. Over the last season, he had made some phenomenal saves and has helped us pull out some great wins over and over.

If he does decide to retire, at least we know that his last home game was a success.

Topics: Dwayne Roloson

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  • HulaDoll

    It was so wonderful to hear the crowd chanting ROLI! ROLI! ROLI! at the end of the game, and him getting the #1 star. It was very emotional for me as one of his biggest fans, I know it was extremely emotional for him, too. I’m SO glad that his “assumed”  last home Tampa game was so wonderful.