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Quick Strikes: Bolts take a three-day breather

Time to heal up and wait for Vancouver.

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


Storm Front: Lightning fall in overtime to the Hurricanes 1-0

The Bolts (and friends)

Mooney’s gamer. “Back-to-back games. Make that back-to-back overtime games. That's a lot to ask for a team that's a bit worn from a rough early season schedule.” [Tampa Bay Times]

R&R: “The Lightning, road weary and a bit beaten up, this week has its first extended stretch without a game since before the start of the season. Three days to rest, get healthy and press the reset button before Vancouver comes to town Thursday.” [Tampa Bay Times]

Jon Cooper was upset about Di Giuseppe's OT goal. ''It was 100 percent goalie interference,'' Cooper said. ''The rule is in place for goalies to be able to make a save. Intention has nothing to do with it. (Bishop's) stick was kicked and he was unable to make a save. I'm blown away. I'm mystified. I don't get it.'' [Yahoo Sports]

The Washington Capitals site Russian Machine Never Breaks broke down Evgeny Kuznetsov's shootout goal on Bish. [RMNB]

The League

Phil! continues to be amazing at scoring goals. [Pensburgh]

In preparation for the Canucks to come calling, hockey humor site Battle of California wrote their own preview of the Canucks. [BoC]

The CBC reported on the Canucks shootout victory over the Leafs. [CBC]

"Here's a look at the ideal replacements for every NHL coach on the hot seat this season." Because every article should be a slideshow. (No, not really.) [Bleacher Report]

Down Goes Brown has a new podcast called Biscuits (along with Dave Lozo), and this week they discussed loser points, the expansion draft, and Gerard Gallant. [DGB]

"With Edmonton celebrating their inaugural season at the brand new state of the art Rogers Place, it’s time for the Oilers to get [an All Star Game] again." [THW]