The Tampa Bay Lightning were defeated by the Ottawa Senators on Saturday afternoon. Former Lightning player Vladislav Namestnikov scored twice, added an assist on Jean-Gabriel Pageau’s goal, and was named the Performer of the Game by the Senators [Raw Charge]
The Carolina game was a flashpoint because of how dominant the Canes were. But this was almost as bad for Tampa Bay. The Senators are not a good team but they looked better than the Lightning all night. Through five games, this makes two no shows for the Bolts, which isn’t a great ratio.
Luke Witkowski scored his first goal for the Lightning
ALL TIED UP!!— FOX Sports Florida & Sun (@FOXSportsFL) October 12, 2019
Luke Witkowski nabs his 1st goal of the season off a Pat Maroon pass.#GoBolts
Catch the @TBLightning action on FOX Sports Sun or FOX Sports Go: https://t.co/0G7x9sbVjQ pic.twitter.com/bBcCbrPoMJ
Jon Cooper was a little bit disappointed in the post-game interview
Before the start of the season, members of the Tampa Bay Lightning organization paid a visit to some of their supporters across Tampa Bay community.
Ahead of the start of the season, our entire organization – from the front office to the players to our alumni and broadcasters – spent a day across our Tampa Bay community giving back to the people who support us no matter what.— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) October 12, 2019
Take a look at #StrikesOfKindness. pic.twitter.com/OMvT22iU5a
The Lightning opened a street hockey rink in Oldsmar, Florida.
#Boltsmar is officially open for business! ⚡️— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) October 12, 2019
With help from @heritagepci and the city of @oldsmar, the Oldsmar Lightning Made Street Hockey Rink is the second of 10 being built across the Tampa Bay community through our @lightningmade initiatives.
: https://t.co/vAyEdQ1R8q pic.twitter.com/HoXBOYnOun
The Syracuse Crunch continued their winning streak with a win over the Cleveland Monsters on Saturday night. Louis Domingue earned his first win of the season. Nolan Valleau, Dennis Yan and Otto Somppi scored their first goals.
Daniel Walcott is still recovering from his left shoulder injury, but yesterday he represented the Crunch at the screening of “Miracle, Baby” (2019) at the Syracuse International Film Festival.
Tonight, @WallyD19 represented the #SyrCrunch for the screening of “Miracle, Baby” (2019) at the Syracuse International Film Festival.— Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) October 13, 2019
The film documents @conhockey19 and his journey towards pro hockey while managing Type 1 diabetes. pic.twitter.com/xBzCOSdRIz
Unfortunately, the Orlando Solar Bears lost their home opener against the Stingrays.
Sammy Walker had an eventful game for the Minnesota Men’s Hockey team, scoring his first of the season but also receiving a game misconduct for contact to the head.
Kaapo Kakko scored his first goal in the NHL for the New York Rangers.
His goal couldn’t help the Rangers to defeat the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers left Madison Square Garden with their fifth win of the season and a lead in the standings in the Western Conference. Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl lead the league in points.
Phil Kessel played his 1000th game in the NHL.
The Ottawa Senators have stopped looking for a President of Hockey Operations at least until the end of the season.
Headlines, plus one additional update: OTT has officially shut down its President of Hockey Operations search until at least the end of the season. Maybe it resumes, maybe it doesn't, but it is off now -- https://t.co/ns1hznnhX5— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) October 13, 2019
This is how hockey advertisements looked in 1969.
While CCM Tackaberry skates are the standard for professional hockey players, the Bauer company is attempted to make inroads in that market with their new top-of-the-line “Supreme” line. Bobby Orr endorses the product: pic.twitter.com/V1uVE2Sypo— 1969 Hockey Tweets (@1969hockeynews) October 12, 2019