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The Senators unsuccessfully fought to get Steven Stamkos’ goal disallowed. What exactly do the rules entail?

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The Bolts

  • The Senators challenged offsides on Steven Stamkos’ second-period goal. [NHL]
  • Erik Karlsson was held off the scoresheet, but he’s not all about offense anymore. His overall game has been coming together under former Bolts coach Guy Boucher. [Silver Seven Sens]
  • It was only six short years ago that Jeff Vinik inherited a mess of an organization in the Lightning. He’s since engineered a culture change that’s led the Bolts to be THE best franchise in all of sports. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • New tunes to add to your playlist, courtesy of the Lightning.
  • Isn’t it time NBCSN added Canadian teams to their national coverage? Of course it is. [The Comeback]
  • The mothership provides a detailed breakdown of the Blackhawks’ penalty killing woes. They’ve allowed 11 (!!!) power play goals in the first five games. [SB Nation]
  • The Jets alumni, led by Teemu Selanne, prevailed over the Oilers alumni in the Heritage Classic alumni game. The Finnish Flash, who looked like he hasn’t missed a step despite being out of the game for two years, scored two goals, including the game winner, and added three assists. [CBC Sports]
  • Try not to get dizzy as you get the view from Selanne.
  • The Great One was miraculously held off the scoresheet of the alumni game, and gave this frank assessment of his play:
  • Will this be how the Islanders leave Brooklyn? According to Chris Botta, the Barclays Center’s floor piping system does not meet NHL standards. No one looked at that... I don’t know... before they started playing there? [The Score]
  • Martin Brodeur was back in New Jersey as the Devils unveiled a statue of him. We forgot he’s now with the Blues... [Associated Press]
  • Classy move by the Stars, who honor their play-by-play man, the great Dave Strader, who’s fighting cancer.
  • Through the first four games of the season, Ryan McDonagh is the one holding it together for the Rangers. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • Goaltending issues. The Kings have them. Jeff Zatkoff went down during the morning skate, and it’s not looking good. [Jewels from the Crown]
  • Good to see Jack Eichel hasn’t lost his Halloween spirit, injury and crutches and all.

The Game

  • In today’s must-watch video: The Toledo Walleye anthem singer’s rendition of the national anthem... and you’ll never believe what happens next!
  • Like father like son: As Ontario Reign (Kings affiliate) goaltender Jonah Imoo made his first pro start, the team’s goaltending coach will serve as his backup — Jonah’s father Dusty. [LA Kings Insider]