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Quick Strikes: Willie O'Ree dropped the puck for Bolts' MLK day win in LA

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And how ‘bout that Drouin?

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Jonathan Drouin scoring, maturing for Tampa Bay Lightning. “I’m definitely not a young guy anymore,” Drouin said. “You just get experience. You get used to the league. You feel more comfortable with your team year-in, year-out and this year I’m not the guy that talks in the room and stuff like that but on the ice I want to play like a veteran and help this team.” [Puck Daddy]

Watch Jonathan Drouin’s assist of the year candidate. "This is Drouin’s effort from today’s Lightning-Kings game at Staples, setting up Tyler Johnson to even the score at one late in the first period." [NBC]

Willie O'Ree, the NHL's 1st black player, dropped the puck in Los Angeles on MLK Day. "O'Ree made his NHL debut on Jan. 18, 1958 as a call-up for the Boston Bruins and became the first player to break the league’s color barrier. In two seasons and 45 games in the NHL, O’Ree had 14 points." [SBN]

Los Angeles Kings Fall to Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1. "The Kings outshot the Lightning 32-29. Los Angeles went 0 of 3 on the power play, while the Lightning went 0 for 2 on the power play." [Rink Royalty]

Ryan Callahan to miss approximately 4 weeks. "Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan is expected to miss approximately four weeks with a nagging lower-body injury, the team announced Sunday night." [NHL]

Burns: 3 Things we learned from a rare win in L.A. "Coming into Monday's matinee, Tampa Bay had lost four in a row in the City of Angels. The Lightning, in fact, hadn't defeated the Kings in L.A. since the 2008-09 season, when Mike Smith turned in a 29-save performance and Mark Recchi netted the game-winning goal late in the first period for the Bolts last win." [Tampa Bay Lightning]

Lightning, minus Hedman, opens critical road trip with win over Kings. "Top defenseman Victor Hedman, the one player the team could ill afford to lose, felt too sick during warmups to play against the Kings on Monday." [Tampa Bay Times]

The League

Watch two NHL players get ejected for incredibly dumb plays. "San Jose Sharks veteran center Joe Thornton also got sent to the showers early thanks to a spear to an opponent’s midsection." [Fox Sports]

NHL kills All-Star Breakaway Challenge, as fun is dead. “They’re getting rid of it in the skills competition. No sunglasses. No hats for Ovie. No Superman cape for Kane. No mini-sticks for Corey Perry,” [Nick Kypreos] said. [Puck Daddy]

Shane Doan would consider trade from Coyotes. "I heard about it," Doan said of the report. "People have texted and talked to me about it. I never said I wouldn't go anywhere. I've always wanted to stay here. If there was ever an opportunity, the Coyotes have always been incredible to me and respectful to me in every way." [NHL]