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Quick Strikes: Bolts sweep Brooklyn

Vasy drove the nail into the coffin of this season series.

NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Islanders Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports


Recap: Vasilevskiy stonewalls undisciplined Islanders for a 4-0 shut out victory

Transcript: Interview with Julien BriseBois, GM of the Syracuse Crunch

Luke Witkowski recalled to Tampa Bay, Adam Comrie recalled to Syracuse

Lightning prospects Imama and Joseph get hat tricks for Sea Dogs

Tampa Bay Lightning Weekly Report: Still Mediocre

The Bolts

'After sweeping the three-game season series with the Islanders in convincing fashion Monday, Lightning captain Steven Stamkos put it simply: "I'm sure they're happy to be done with us," he said.' [Tampa Bay Times]

Bad news about Stralman. "While Lightning D Anton Stralman is considered day to day with an upper body injury, coach Jon Cooper isn't sure if he'll return on a five-game road trip that began with Monday's win over the Islanders." [Tampa Bay Times]

The League

The first fired professional coach of the season was from Orlando. [Pension Plan Puppets]

"Last season, Steve Mason and Michal Neuvirth were arguably the strength of the team. Now, with the Flyers tied for 30th in the NHL in goals against, they're feeling the heat." [ESPN]

Jordan Sigalet had multiple sclerosis and gives hope to Bryan Bickell's situation. [Canes Country]

A woman talks about the power of sports broadcasting. "During my interview, they asked why I wanted the job? Why sports in Detroit? I responded, 'I want to be a good part of someone’s day.' I went on to explain how no matter what is going on in your life, if you’ve lost your job, lost your house or lost a loved one, there is one thing you can always turn to as an escape. Sports." [MSG Networks]

Why so few women in the Hockey Hall of Fame? "Since the inclusion of James and Granato, there have only been two other women inducted – Angela Ruggeiro and Geraldine Heaney. In that same time, we’ve seen 28 men inducted as both players and builders, far outpacing the inclusion of woman players and personnel." [The Blogger's Tribune]

"Into the Hockey Hall of Fame, after six times being passed over, goes Eric Lindros on Monday. Lindros was selected No. 1 overall 25 years ago, in 1991, and even now he remains one of the most improbable fusions of talent, size and toughness the sport has ever seen." [Sports Illustrated]

“The NHL and International Ice Hockey Federation will meet Wednesday in New York to discuss the NHL's participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea." [ESPN]

“Quarterback Russell Wilson announced Monday that he is joining an ownership group led by investor Chris Hansen that is working on building an NBA/NHL arena in Seattle's SODO neighborhood.” [ESPN]

Great news for the NWHL, and happy Tuesday: