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Quick Strikes: Tampa Bay Lightning players share holiday wishes

And seriously that’s about all the news there was.

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The Bolts

Are y’all ready for an onslaught of holiday cheer from the Tampa Bay Lightning? Good. They’ve been off since defeating the Minnesota Wild on December 23, and won’t be back until Thursday’s game against Jonathan Drouin & the Montreal Canadiens. The nice long break means they had time to do good for others and spend some time with family.

Tampa Bay Lightning stars Nikita Kucherov, Steven Stamkos compete for top spot. "Just when Lightning fans thought things couldn’t possibly get any better for the team in the scoring department, here comes a healthy Steven Stamkos and his linemate Nikita Kucherov." [Bolts by the Bay]

Lightning host party for Children’s Cancer Center families. “The Tampa Bay Lightning hosted a holiday party for Children's Cancer Center patients and their families.” Video. [Fox Sports]

ICYMI, our lovely translator Extragalactic spent some time not only translating but transcribing a video of Nikita Kucherov from Russian for us. Check it out here. “Everyone here is a professional and treats everything seriously. Every game is important. There are no outsiders: all teams are strong, and every game is like a battle.” [Raw Charge]

Lightning journal: Andrei Vasilevskiy deflects credit for fourth shutout of season. "We know we have the offense in here, but it’s not going to happen every night," captain Steven Stamkos said. "You’re going to have teams that play well defensively. You’re going to run into a hot goalie. It’s nice to have ‘Vasy’ back there. He’s played extremely well. It’s great to get him the shutout. We wanted to really shut it down the last minute and get it for him. He’s a big reason we won." [Tampa Bay Times]

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The Prospects

And that’s all the internet has to offer today.

How was your Christmas, Bolts fans?