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Quick Strikes for Saturday, January 10

He sprawled, he saved, he did headstands, and he might've dived a little, but Michal Neuvirth still didn't win last night's game for the Sabres. If you're in the mood for more feats of wonder, however, there actually will be a Bolts Family Carnival at Amalie! News of the Bolts, Crunch, the All-Star game, and more, in today's edition of Quick Strikes.

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  • In case you missed it, the Lightning eked out a victory over Sabres' goaltender Michal Neuvirth last night. He stood on his head to turn away record-breaking shots in a period, but the Bolts still won, 2-1. The score doesn't tell the story as thoroughly as our recap. [Raw Charge]
  • Also check out the recap from the other side. [Buffalo News]
  • And some interesting quotes from Steven Stamkos with regards to Buffalo's season so far and how a 1st overall pick isn't a cure-all. [Buffalo News]
  • For those who didn't get to see Sabres' famous #28, Zemgus Girgensons, in person last night, ESPN has an interview about this Latvian sensation. [ESPN]
  • Have you purchased your ticket to the Bolts Family Carnival, yet? I hear there will be a dunk tank. [Tampa Bay Lightning]
  • Yahoo Sports picked their mid-year predictions for various NHL awards. There are a few familiar Bolts names on several lists. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Three years ago, the Bolts moved their AHL affiliate from Norfolk to Syracuse. Now the Admirals are moving out of Norfolk, and some of the former-Admirals, present-Crunch remembered the old days. [Syracuse.com]
  • With Nikita Nesterov's call-up to the Bolts, Syracuse Crunch player Joey Mormina has stepped up to his increased blueline responsibility. [Syracuse.com]
  • Who's the fastest Crunch forward? Mike Angelidis and Jonathan Marchessault of the Crunch decided to find out. [Syracuse.com]
  • Let me tweet about this one. Social media users at sports events are twice as likely to consider buying something from the sponsor of the event, especially if there's free wi-fi in the bargain. [Bulldog Reporter]
  • What player wins for most-waived in the NHL? There's a good argument that it's Zach Boychuk. He's been waived seven times by three different teams, and has trod the path between Charlotte and Raleigh about three-dozen times. [Sportingnews]
  • Apparently the best way to build interest in youth hockey in non-traditional markets is with...flash mobs. Teemu Selane's son's junior hockey team (the Los Angeles Jr. Kings) played the Anaheim Jr. Ducks, and Fox Sports made sure that it felt just like a pro game. [CBS Sports]
  • Plenty of NHL coaches have been fired this season, but Sportsnet speculates that five more shouldn't be feeling very comfortable. [Sportsnet]
  • On the other hand, two coaches who aren't going anywhere, the Nashville Predators' Peter Laviolette and the LA Kings' Darryl Sutter, were chosen to lead the All-Star teams. [NHL]