The Tampa Bay Lightning won their Saturday evening contest against Colorado 7-1, and assistant coach Jeff Halpern had a lot of positives to point out from his team’s performance.
Obviously it’s only December, so projections tell very little, but Lightning fans have to be happy with this little graph.
Point projections over the past fortnight.— Micah Blake McCurdy (@IneffectiveMath) December 9, 2018
Leafs now most likely to finish /second/ instead of /first/, so I expect much wailing and gnashing of teeth. pic.twitter.com/kYGQzyXDvs
Do you have a burning question for Dave Andreychuk? Get those tweetin’ fingers ready!
Got any questions for @Andy2525? He’ll again be answering some of your Twitter questions tomorrow on air during the @TGHCares Morning Skate Show.— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) December 9, 2018
Use #AskAndy to submit yours and selected fans will win a #TBLightning Holiday Elf!
Lightning forward Steven Stamkos has a dream. What kind of dream? A dream team!
How many players do you think would put Stammer on *their* dream team?— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) December 9, 2018
Here's the Captain on assembling his all-time squad: pic.twitter.com/0E8vDmKsE2
Syracuse Crunch head coach Ben Groulx was happy that his team kept pressing Saturday night against a very talented Rochester Americans team. Syracuse lost the game 4-3, a result that halted their points streak at 13.
Rochester now leads the season series 3-0, but Syracuse still has nine more chances to get wins against their North Division foe. Forward Taylor Raddysh knows what the team needs to do - play a full sixty minutes.
“We’re both very skilled teams and fast teams. I feel like we just need to play a full 60 minutes against them.”— Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) December 9, 2018
Taylor Raddysh on how we’re going to match up against Rochester this season. #ROCvsSYR pic.twitter.com/UKMxVLaANN
If you paid attention to yesterday’s Quick Strikes, you would have noticed that it’s teddy toss season around the AHL. Here’s some photo highlights from one of my favorite times of year featuring the Crunch, the Colorado Eagles (Colorado Avalanche), the Springfield Thunderbirds (Florida Panthers), and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (Philadelphia Phantoms).
In a continuation of the seasonal theme, Crunchman was also making the rounds yesterday.
Crunchman had a great time at the Advocates Holiday Party Celebration today! pic.twitter.com/g4k1r5ioOC— Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) December 9, 2018
Otto Somppi was loaned to the Orlando Solar Bears to help get him back into playing shape. It seems like it’s working:
Can someone do a welfare check on Calgary? I’m a little worried about them.
After recalling Alan Quine & Rinat Valiev from Stockton yesterday afternoon, the Calgary #Flames now have only $6,808 in projected cap space remaining.— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) December 9, 2018
The Flames also have 4 players currently on injured reserve with a combined cap hit of $14,044,166 (or 17.7% of the cap). pic.twitter.com/IfLWPMYhkk
Elsewhere in the hockey world, Northern Michigan goalie Atte Tolvanen scored the first goalie goal in program history. Love goalie goals!