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Quick Strikes: Glass half empty or half full?

Assessing the Lightning’s situation.

NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at Edmonton Oilers Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

The Bolts

There are two sides to every story. Even the story of this season’s Lightning. [Lightning Insider]

Ben Bishop sums up the Lightning’s penalty kill, which was 26th in the league heading into Sunday, with one word: embarrassing. [Tampa Bay Times]

The League

Artemi Panarin’s bobblehead comes with a loaf of bread. For those hungry times. [Second City Hockey]

John Tortorella gets career win No. 500 — against the team that fired him. [Yahoo Sports]

And he’s the first American coach to do so.

Two-year-old Mason adorably steals the spotlight at the Red Wings game. [Winging It in Motown]

Go home, Metropolitan Divison, you’re drunk. [Hockey Wilderness]

The Penguins’ Cup ring finds a home at the Hockey Hall of Fame. [Penburgh]