Brayden Point and Cedric Paquette missed the first game of the season and won’t be ready for the second game against the Florida Panthers today. Per Jon Coope,r Paquette needs another two weeks to get ready but Point is could return on an upcoming Canadian trip, which starts next Friday in Toronto.
Cooper said Brayden Point could return on Canadian leg of upcoming road trip. Cedric Paquette will be another 2 weeks before a return. #Bolts— Bryan Burns (@BBurnsNHL) October 4, 2019
If you missed the first game, here’s an introduction the 2019-20 Tampa Bay Lightning
And a touching video about Anton Stralman who signed a deal with the Panthers during free acgency after playing five seasons for the Lightning.
Carter Verhaeghe made his NHL debut on Thursday night. Geo adds some context on what we can expect from him during the season [Raw Charge]
Now, with the NHL season just beginning, the question becomes what to expect from him. We know he’s a smart player. He was able to take advantage of AHLers that didn’t have his hockey IQ and that assisted him in being elite offensively. His skating has also improved since joining the organization, making him faster and more agile. He’s got good hands and puck skills. He’s got a decent shot by NHL standards. He’s also got flexibility to play at center or wing as needed for the Lightning.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are popular not only among humans.
The Syracuse Crunch also played their opening game of the season but were defeated 3-2 by the Rochester Americans in overtime Check out Justin’s recap. [Raw Charge]
The game started as a bit of a track meet in the first period as both times rushed up and down the ice before settling into more of a punch, counterpunch affair for the final two thirds. Rochester did an excellent job bottling up the Crunch in the neutral zone for most of the game, and when Syracuse did manage to break through, goaltender Andrew Hammond made the save.
Danick Martel scored his first goal for the Crunch.
Peter Abbandonato made his debut in professional hockey.
Crunchman visited McNamara Elementary School for the Positivity Project assembly.
More changes have been made to the Orlando Solar Bears schedule.
⚠️SCHEDULE ALERT⚠️— Orlando Solar Bears (@OrlandoHockey) October 4, 2019
The following changes have been made to three Solar Bears games:
Friday, 11/15 at Jacksonville is now Wednesday, 11/13 at Florida
Tuesday, 2/4 vs. Jacksonville is now Monday, 1/27
Friday, 3/13 vs. South Carolina is now Friday, 2/7https://t.co/TdKkwGFae7
The Solar Bears defeated the Florida Everblades in their first preseason game.
The Solar Bears are hosting a Meet the Team event on the next Wednesday.
Sammy Walker joins the Gophers Pregame Show tonight.
We've got a whole lot of Edina coming your way tomorrow as Ben Brinkman, Tyler Nanne and Sammy Walker join fellow cake-eater @jgkfan on the @KFAN1003 #Gophers Pregame Show at 12:50.— Minnesota Men’s Hockey (@GopherHockey) October 5, 2019
Stop by and watch live in front of 3M Arena at Mariucci!
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Jon Lee-Olsen has become the first professional player in Danish hockey to come out publicly as gay.
I’m gay!— Copenhagen 2021 (@Cph2021) October 4, 2019
Ice Hockey player and #Danish Champion Jon Lee-Olsen came out publicly as gay as the first professional in Danish #Hockey. A historic step for all LGBTQ-persons in sports and a way to fight homophobia and discrimination #YouAreIncluded #LGBTQ #Copenhagen2021 pic.twitter.com/DNnWZS39JV
Our colleague from the Eyes on the Prize Andrew Zadarnowski led a huge effort to collect previews for every AHL team for the 2019-20 season.
This fun project was brilliantly organized by @AZadarski. Previews for *every AHL team* around the league in full depth and analysis can be found here.— Captain Jace Tavares (@HardevLad) October 4, 2019
Find me another network that can do this, I'll wait. https://t.co/F55QRt97pb
Meanwhile in the NHL, Blake Coleman might have scored the best goal of the season
Travis Konecny scored two goals, including this backhand beauty.
Brayden Schenn signed an eight-year extension with the St Louis Blues.
Brayden Schenn #Blues— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) October 4, 2019
8 years x 6.5M AAV
Most comparable contracts:
Player (Signing team)
1. Kyle Turris (NSH)
2. Logan Couture (SJS)
3. Brock Nelson (NYI)
4. Kevin Hayes (PHI)https://t.co/4YAAhGhHTC pic.twitter.com/094ubHZ8KM
Brilliant work on who had the biggest drop in GAR last season.
No player saw a bigger drop in than year to year GAR than Derick Brassard last year.— Shayna (@hayyyshayyy) October 4, 2019
What contributed to his down year in 2018-19, and can he come back from it with the #Isles? I wrote about it at @TheAthleticNYC https://t.co/mFfM00m9NG pic.twitter.com/WD4jUAJoZq
Former Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Nikita Gusev scored his first goal in the NHL.
Ryan Merkeley scored his first goal for the London Knights.
RWtH Live Podcast: Season Premiere
RWtH Live Podcast: Season Premiere https://t.co/VSOD09j3b8— RunningWiththeHerd (@RWtHLive) October 4, 2019
Nick Niedert is 100 days sober. Congrats to him!
Nick Niedert, the @ECHL's most well-known EBUG, was struggling with alcoholism when his 37-save performance for the @ReadingRoyals last season went viral. Today, he's more than 100 days sober. "I'm clean. I'm living a great life right now." https://t.co/UXdmcGSrmJ— Jason Guarente (@JasonGuarente) October 4, 2019
The Bolts pup showed his support for the Tampa Bay Rays who unfortunately lost their first game in the Division Series.