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Quick Strikes: Winning cures all

The injuries are mounting, but the Bolts keep finding a way to win.

Tampa Bay Lightning v Detroit Red Wings Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The Bolts

The Lightning showed up for an early game and shut out the Flyers. Good news: Obviously the win, the shutout but also going 4-0 on the road trip. Bad news: All. the. injuries. [Raw Charge]

Examining the game from the Flyers side. [Broad Street Hockey]

That Wells Fargo ice though. Pretty fire.

Tyler Johnson’s stick flew into the stands during the game — right to the guy who was wearing a Johnson shirt.

In his playing days, general manager Steve Yzerman had the same injury that Steven Stamkos currently has. The difference? Yzerman's meniscus couldn't be repaired, so all the cartilage had to be removed. That knee is what ailed him through the rest of his career — and even to this day. [Tampa Bay Times]

A look inside the NHL war room, and when Jonathan Drouin was knocked out of the game by a hit delivered by Calvin de Haan: “By the time de Haan had served his five-minute major penalty for interference, the hit had already been flagged, clipped and emailed to 13 people in the department.” [Tampa Bay Times]

The League

The Edmonton Oilers ended their five-losing streak in a big way: A Connor McDavid hat trick. But it wasn’t just that. The team was better overall. [Edmonton Journal]

Linesman Greg Devorski was honored before the game between the Buffalo Sabres and and the Pittsburgh Penguins for reaching a milestone.

If Tomas Hertl needs hand surgery, that’d be a huge loss for the Sharks. [CSN Bay Area]

The Game

The captain of the Texas Roadrunners, Craig Cunningham collapsed during Friday night’s game, and the game against the Manitoba Moose was canceled. [Arizona Daily Star]

Cunningham’s former teammates sent their well-wishes on Twitter.

Tatiana Rafter of the New York Riveters writes about how the survival of pro women’s hockey hangs in the balance. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]

NWHL vs. players: An avoidable situation turned ugly [Yahoo Sports]