The Lightning allowed a season-high 44 shots against in last night’s loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. [Tampa Bay Lightning]
To add insult to injury - or I guess, in this case to add injury to injury - two Lightning forwards were hurt during last night’s game. There is no official word from the organization about who was injured, but Cedric Paquette and J.T. Brown are the likely candidates.
BriseBois, who is at Crunch game, confirmed that both Bournival and Condra will/have been recalled. Said 2 TB forwards hurt today— Syracuse Hockey (@syrhockey) January 8, 2017
Steve Yzerman has not made a trade yet this season, but it’s not for lack of trying. "If there was something I could have done to this point that would make our team better, I would have done it," Yzerman said. "We'll keep trying." [Tampa Bay Times]
Meanwhile, the Syracuse Crunch continue to generate points despite a completely depleted roster. Condra and Bournival were recalled in advance of last night’s game, leaving the Crunch with just 17 skaters. They still managed to pick up a point in an overtime loss. [Syracuse.com]
The Kalamazoo Wings offer a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to hit the road with a hockey team.
Winnipeg Jets superstar rookie Patrik Laine took a very hard hit in yesterday’s match-up against the Sabres. The Jets have offered no updates on his status. [SB Nation]
The AHL hosted its outdoor classic on an ice rink that looked more like a swimming pool. [SB Nation]