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Quick Strikes: The Lightning and their affiliates all lost overtime games on Saturday night

Read the whole article and get pup photos at the end!

Nashville Predators v Tampa Bay Lightning Photo by Mark LoMoglio/NHLI via Getty Images

The Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning played probably one of their best games of the season last night against the Nashville Predators, but small mistakes and not very confident play on the penalty kill led to an overtime loss. [Raw Charge]

This was a game that Tampa Bay shouldn’t have lost if we’re being honest. They outplayed Nashville at 5v5, and didn’t allow them to penetrate the slot all evening. That’s a sound gameplan, but poor special teams play will always doom teams in close games, and it did yet again for Tampa Bay this evening.

Jon Cooper thinks the team deserved more in this game but even with the loss, they are right where you want to be in the standings.

Curtis McElhinney played a decent game, but still blamed himself for allowing the goal in overtime.

The team dedicated last night’s game to those who’s fighting with Alzheimer disease .

The Prospects

The Syracuse Crunch played a wild game against the Rochester Americans. They scored six goals but still were defeated in the overtime. Gemel Smith had a solid game, scored two goals and added an assist on Ben Thomas’ goal. [Raw Charge]

Despite another “good week of practice,” the Crunch fell into some of their bad habits (turnovers) and paid for it with goals allowed. This may be a case of too much practice and not enough actual game action, but Syracuse needs to figure out their defensive issues quickly or they risk falling out of the race early in the season.

It wasn’t a good day for the Tampa Bay Lightning organization. Just likethe Bolts and the Crunch, the Orlando Solar Bears game also headed to overtime and ended with a shootout loss to the Florida Everblades.

The Kelowna Rockets captain Nolan Foote expressed his desire to win the Memorial Cup this year.

The Syracuse Crunch are hosting a Military Appreciation Night on November, 8.

After Friday’s win, the Solar Bears presented their own Player Choice award.

The Game

The Calgary Flames and the Winnipeg Jets played an outdoor game yesterday at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan. The Jets earned an overtime victory thanks to a Bryan Little goal.

The Philadelphia Flyers completed a comeback against the Columbus Blue Jackets, scoring five goals in the last ten minutes of the third period.

According to Elliotte Friedman, the NHL is making plans for women’s hockey league.

David Pastrnak scored his 11th goal of the season and leads the whole league in this category.

While Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko are struggling at the pro level, Cale Makar already has 10 points in 11 games and is probably a frontrunner for the Calder Trophy so far.

The Pup

If you are disappointed at your favourite team’s loss, here’s something to comfort you.