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Quick Strikes: Bolts not as hot as the Flames

Pride night and more in today’s Quick Strikes.

NHL: Calgary Flames at Tampa Bay Lightning Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

In the words of Saima: “Even after a tough loss, Brayden Point went out of his way to support the Girl Scouts.”

The Organization

The Crunch have produced a set of “triplets” bobbleheads. [Syracuse.com]

The AHL race to the playoffs is heating up. Look at whose in as well as bubble teams and the rest. [NHL.com]

Syracuse signs forwards Cory Ward and Kevin Morris to professional tryout contracts. [Syracuse.com]

Game recap: The streak ends at seven. “Overall this was a disappointing game to attend, the Lightning seemed to ease up after Namestnikov scored and once Calgary went ahead the Bolts seemed lethargic. Suddenly waking up in the last two minutes of the game isn’t going to win this team many games, especially with how important points are now.” [Raw Charge]

Lightning point streak ends with loss to Flames. "I'm pinning this game on us," coach Jon Cooper said. "A lot of things why we had success in the last month, we didn't do tonight. It's an 82-game season; that's going to happen. But the problem is, we already used up our gimmes. We don't have any more. That's why this one is tough. This game was ripe for the taking." [Tampa Bay Times]

Last night was PRIDE night at Amalie Arena, and here are a few pictures from the night.

The League

A quick roundup of the top prospects available in the 2017 NHL Draft. Also includes player highlights and more. [Detroit Free Press]

After getting diagnosed with multiple sclerosis last November, NHL forward Bryan Bickell is nearing his ability to play again. [TSN]

With the trade deadline looming, here are a few names throughout the league that could have new homes soon. [Bleacher Report]