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Quick Strikes: Gemel Smith scored three goals over the weekend for Syracuse Crunch

The Crunch earned their first home win of the season.

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The Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning beat writer Bryan Burns reviewed the last game against the Nashville Predators and pointed out on some weakness of the Lightning play, including getting too many penalties [NHL.com]

Two of the Lightning’s five penalties, including the one in overtime, were too many men on the ice calls. Tyler Johnson said after the game he couldn’t remember a time seeing multiple too many men calls made on the same team in the same game.

”We’ve got to be smarter,” Stamkos added. “We took some offensive zone penalties, some too many men penalties, those are just easy, easy fixes. We believe in our group. We just have to dig deep a little bit and pay attention a little more to the details, and we’ll improve in those areas.”

The Lightning twitter account asked if some members of the Distant Thunder club are joining them in Sweden in one week.

Mikhail Sergachev will answer some questions from the Athletic subscribers. You can still send your question.

The Lightning Foundation hosted an annual Bolts Run on a Sunday’s morning.

Tampa Bay Lightning announcer Paul Porter presented his look for the last home game before Helloween.

The Prospects

The Syracuse Crunch defeated the Toronto Marlies on Sunday night, thanks to a Gemel Smith overtime goal. It was his third goal in two games. Cal Foote, Ross Colton and Taylor Raddysh are the other players who posted a goal.

It was also the 600th game in the AHL for defenceman Cameron Gaunce.

Cory Conacher joined the Shootout Show after an overtime loss on Saturday.

Boris Katchouk, Colton Ross and Cal Foote with their Halloween costumes.

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The Pup

Look who’s also participated in Bolts Run.

The Game

The Blainville-Boisbriand Armada’s Yaroslav Likhachev scored a beautiful lacrosse goal in a QMJHL game.

The New York Islanders extended their winning streak to seven games after beating the Philadelphia Flyers. It’s the first time they’ve won seven games in a row since the 1989-90 season. The Lightning face them on Friday.

The Bolts’ next Lightning opponent, the New York Rangers, have been outclassed by the Boston Bruins 7-4. The first line of the Bruins shined as usual: David Pastrnak recorded five assists, Patrice Bergeron scored hat trick, Brad Marchand scored twice and added three assists.

The Vegas Golden Knights Nicolas Roy scored his first NHL goal in his first career game and helped his team to earn a victory over the Anaheim Ducks.

The San Jose Sharks have been defeated by the Ottawa Senators. It was a harsh night for former Senator Erik Karlsson who was on the ice for all five opponents goals.