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Quick Strikes: Vladdy Namestnikov’s revenge game against the Lightning

The Crunch swept the Monsters over the weekend

Tampa Bay Lightning v Ottawa Senators Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images

The Bolts

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

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.

The Lightning opened a street hockey rink in Oldsmar, Florida.

The Prospects

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.

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.

The Game

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.

This is how hockey advertisements looked in 1969.