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Quick Strikes: Tampa Bay Lightning were not the only Atlantic team to lose last night

And the Syracuse Crunch call it a comeback.

Tampa Bay Lightning v New Jersey Devils
Mirco Mueller #25 of the New Jersey Devils knoncks the puck away against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period
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The Bolts

Good morning, the Tampa Bay Lightning lost 4-1 to the Anaheim Ducks. If you want to go back to bed, I won’t blame you, It’s only Sunday after all. “John Gibson was a highly touted goaltending prospect not too long ago. He was expected to a a legitimate goaltender in the NHL, and tonight (and this season) Gibson has shown it.” [Raw Charge]

Steven Stamkos earned one of the three stars of the week honors here at Raw Charge. “While Stamkos struggled in the final game, allowing a shorthanded tally, he got it back. His third period power play goal broke a 1-1 tie and gave the Lightning momentum.” [Raw Charge]

11-year-old cancer patient Weston Hermann joined the Lightning for their morning skate yesterday. Weston was invited by Coach Cooper, who he met at Cooper’s annual charity fishing trip "Coop's Catch for the Kids.” [NHL dot com]

Little known fact, that is Brayden Point’s actual equipment.

Tatiyana Rich has been honored as a “Lightning Community Hero of Tomorrow” for her selfless work volunteering at “Starting Right, Now” to help homesless youth, like herself when she was 17. Tatiyana is the third recipient of the award this season. [NHL dot com]

Mikhail Sergachev makes the Lightning better today in a year where they could hoist the Stanley Cup. “Not only has Sergachev stuck around for 10 games, he’s already thriving. His nine points entering play on Thursday trailed only Arizona’s Clayton Keller among all rookies. His four goals had him tied with the BluesAlex Pietrangelo for most among all defensemen — rookies or vets.” [FanRagSports]

The Prospects

The Syracuse Crunch came back from a 2-1 deficit in the third period to win the game 3-2 in regulation over the Rochester Americans. “With just 1:03 remaining in the game, the Crunch finally took the lead. Matt Peca controlled the puck out of a scrum behind the net and threw a centering feed for Lynch to one-time from between the circles.” [Syracuse]

Oleg Sosunov scores again (6-0-6) and Brett Howden (9-9-18) has yet another multi-point night, this time a two goal game as part of Moose Jaw’s 9-1 walloping of Medicine Hat. Taylor Raddysh (4-14-18) and Christopher Paquette (4-2-6) also had points in their respective games last night, as well. [Bolt Prospects]

The Game

Atlantic Division Saturday update:

Toronto lost to Philadelphia

Boston lost in OT to the Kings

Detroit beats Florida in a shootout

Florida loses to Detroit in a shootout

Buffalo lost to San Jose

Montreal beat NY Rangers

Ottawa did not play

The NHL should extend 3v3 overtime to 10 minutes so we didn’t have to review Tyler Toffoli’s buzzer-beater OT winner over the Boston Bruins. Anze Kopitar took the faceoff at 0:00.9 left and once Toffoli’s shot made it past Tuukka Rask with only 0.4 seconds left on the clock. “The call from Alex Faust and Jim Fox is an absolute delight. Faust lets his surprise and excitement creep into the tone of his call, while Fox simply lets loose: ‘OH MY GOD, NO WAY!’” [Jewels from the Crown] [Reddit]

After being sent down to the AHL Chicago Wolves, Vadim Shipachyov was told to report to the team and play for them last night. But then this tweet happened.

“Perhaps he is already in Vegas with his family. He’s been given permission to find a trade with his agent, so perhaps he’s doing that. Whatever it is, the Wolves have been left at least partially in the dark. With him skipping town instead of playing a game tonight, nobody knows whether to expect him back.” [Knights on Ice]

Highlight of the Night: Evgeny Kuznetsov walks around Taylor Hall Adam Larsson with ease before threading the needle through Cam Talbot for one of the slicker goals of last night. [Reddit]