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Quick Strikes: It’s a Pointapalooza

Can you handle it?

Florida Panthers v Tampa Bay Lightning Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images

The Lightning

  • Brayden Point’s first career NHL goal. Here’s to many more! [Raw Charge]
  • Point, who was no short on opportunities before the game, finally cashes in. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • The boys on the bench are happy for the rookie. Ryan Callahan is WAY happy for the rookie.
  • Point says the lack of scoring wore on him. Aww. [Lightning.NHL.com]
  • Cooper says no one deserved the goal more than his rookie.

The League

  • The hit that opened the floodgates in the Leafs-Canucks game. Warning: The end is not for the faint of heart.
  • Hockey Fights has you covered for all the fights in the game. If you’re still into that sort of thing. [Hockey Fights]
  • Can you blame them? Living on a Prayer never gets old as a singalong or karaoke song.
  • And Bon Jovi’s still on both their minds after the game.
  • Moving on... we respectfully disagree with the notion that a girl not wanting a hug from someone is sassy. Instead we give major props to Alex Pietrangelo for — what we think — is him giving the girl (Jay Bouwmeester’s daughter, it turns out) the choice to receive said hug in the first place. That’s respect.
  • And the season’s first save of year gold star goes to... [SB Nation]
  • The Senators had Craig Anderson for their #HockeyFightsCancer night, but they lost 2-1 to the Robin Lehner (see bullet point above) led Sabres. [Silver Seven Sens]
  • Before the Maple Leafs took to the ice on Saturday, Mike Babcock opened up about losing his mother to cancer in 1991. [Sportsnet]
  • A great Twitter account for an inside look into the Penguins locker room both at home and away.
  • Injuries are mounting for the Dallas Stars. The latest victim is Jason Spezza in their 3-2 loss. [Defending the Big D]
  • The Rangers keep rolling. Their special teams certainly are helping the cause, as they got two shorthanded goals against the Bruins. [NHL.com]
  • Well isn’t this just oozing with cuteness and love!
  • Think Al Montoya had the worst game the other night as the Habs were throttled? Think again. [Today’s Slapshot]

The Game

  • Congrats to Team USA for coming from behind and winning the Four Nations Cup! [The Ice Garden]