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Quick Strikes: Steven Stamkos one away from 400 career goals

SIdney Crosby goes under the knife and a scary moment for TJ Brodie

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TAMPA, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 14: Steven Stamkos (#91) takes a shot during a game at Amalie Arena on November 14, 2019 in Tampa, Florida.
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The Bolts

The Tampa Bay Lightning destroyed their retirement home (the New York Rangers) 9-3. The highlight of the night was when Alex Killorn stole Steven Stamkos’ 400th career goal. Here is the recap from the game, as told by Matt. [Raw Charge]

There was a chant from the fans at Amalie of “We want 10!”, which, though humorous, was a bit much. The team seemed to lean into the chant as their play loosened up, which led to the aforementioned Chytil goal. They did buckle it down afterward and managed to finish the game by killing off another penalty (this one on Maroon for high sticking).

Dan Girardi and Ryan Callahan were both hanging around before and after the game, even getting some time to record a podcast that came out a couple days ago.

It was Military Appreciation Night in Amalie Arena last night. Here are some of the visual highlights:

A throwback!

Big Gourde... I mean Pat Maroon told the story of his first NHL goal. Check out the video below.

The Prospects

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Check our Cory Conacher’s documentary, telling the story of how he overcame diabetes to play in the NHL. [Times Colonist]

Tracey is here to review the week that was in the land of the Orlando Solar Bears. [Raw Charge]

On Monday, goaltender Zachary Fucale was recalled to Syracuse after Scott Wedgewood joined the Lightning in Sweden as a third goaltender. To replace Fucale on the roster, Kevin Entmaa was brought in from Macon of the SPHL to back up Clint Windsor. Additionally, rookie forward Jake Jackson, who had appeared in two games with one goal, was released.

Little Conacher, Shane Conacher, pens a story to the fans of Glen Falls for being his rock and supporting him through some major challenges in his life. [Adirondack Thunder]

Glens Falls has been my home away from home for almost three years and I will miss everything about it. Everything from the restaurants, the shops, the coaches, the players, the staff and, as I mentioned earlier, the fans. I hope you all keep giving the visiting team a hard time. I do ask one thing of you though - if those guys decide to ever play in Glens Falls, welcome them with open arms just as you did for me.

Hunter Miska got in the Yahoo! News with his bare-handed save. Crazy man. [Yahoo! Sports]

During an AHL game between the Colorado Eagles and San Antonio Rampage on Tuesday night, Eagles’ goaltender Hunter Miska stole the spotlight in a second-period scramble. After making a save on the initial point shot, a few Rampage forwards were buzzing around the 24-year-old’s crease and looking to pounce on the rebound.

The Game

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby is out for the next six weeks after having surgery for his sports hernia injury. If you want to know what that is, Pensburgh did a great write-up with input from real doctors. [Pensburgh]

It’s interesting this isn’t a true hernia (with a wretch-inducing definition of “when an organ pushes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place”) but rather in this case it’s the muscle actually pulling off a bone. That probably doesn’t make things a lot better, but just for clarity’s sake there.

Sports Illustrated did a feature on the Seattle NHL Franchise and their use of data and science to create a winning hockey team from scratch. [Sports Illustrated]

On a Friday morning in October, Alexandra Mandrycky, director of hockey strategy and research for the NHL expansion franchise in Seattle, posted a thread of tweets soliciting applications for three jobs in the hockey operations department, hoping for a few nibbles over the weekend. Instead, the interest was so overwhelming—the thread’s first message had 241 retweets and some 1,300 likes at last tally—that Mandrycky had to shut off her notifications.

There was a scary moment in Calgary when Flames defenseman T.J. Brodie suffered a seizure in the middle of practice and had to be taken to the hospital. He was later released. [Calgary Sun]

“Our good wishes go out to TJ and (his wife) Amber. He’s a great kid,” said Sportsnet’s Brian Burke, formerly the president of hockey operations in Calgary, during a Thursday afternoon appearance on Tim & Sid. “I’m hearing good things. I’m hearing he’s alert and he’s resting comfortably.