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Quick Strikes: Yanni Gourde makes NHL history

The Lightning win again in Sweden.

2019 NHL Global Series - Sweden - Buffalo Sabres v Tampa Bay Lightning Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images

The Lightning

-The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Buffalo Sabres their second game in the NHL Global Series by a 5-3 final. This trip may have just been a nice remedy for whatever has been ailing the Bolts.

It was a strong night all-around as the Lightning put up 40 shots and controlled 60% of the expected goals. They won the quality over quantity battle and came away with a commanding victory. The team now flies back home to Florida before playing the New York Rangers at home on Thursday night.

-The trip was an especially memorable one for Lightning forward Yanni Gourde, who made NHL history with his duo of game-winning goals.

-The Bolts and the Sabres together also tied an existing NHL record.

-Lots of memories were made during this excursion, that’s for sure!

With Hedman back in the fold, the Lightning have all the components of their power play at their disposal, and they’ve used them to their advantage.

”I think it was a little emotional for him to come out and play here and play as well as he did,” Stamkos said. “It was nice to see him get the goal tonight. For all the Swedish players on both teams, it was special. But Heddy kind of stole the show.”

-Lightning owner Jeff Vinik was also on hand to give $50,000 to the Stockholm Ice Federation.

-“Ummm, Vasy as a pirate with a cat on his shoulder.” - Justin

The Crunch

-Old Dominion paid a visit to the Onondaga County War Memorial for a live show, and the Crunch welcomed them in style.

The Game

-Here’s your feel-good story to chase away those Sunday Scaries, courtesy of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

-The New York Rangers released some bad news yesterday regarding Marc Staal.

-Puppy! Puppy and Artemiy Panarin!