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Quick Strikes: Good and bad prospect news as the Crunch lose but Nolan Foote shines for the CHL squad

The Crunch lost to the Comets.

Kelowna Rockets Announce Nolan Foote as New Captain Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images

The Bolts

Thursday’s game against the New York Rangers was very fun to watch. The Lightning scored nine times and three of them happened during a one minute span. But Justin found out that this not even a franchise record [Raw Charge]

The record for the fastest three goals in Lightning history belongs to the 2007-08 squad that accomplished the feat in just 42 seconds. Vincent Lecavalier kicked off the scoring with his third goal of the game at the 17:43 mark of the third period. Michel Oullet followed with his 14th at 18:15. Jason Ward wrapped up the trifecta of goals ten seconds later with his 8th. All three goals came against Rick DiPietro and were at even strength. They turned a relatively close game into an 8-4 win for the Lightning.

Another fact for the lovers of hockey history: yesterday it was already 17 years since Dave Andreychuk became the first player to score 250 power play goals in the NHL

The last game was also a Military Appreciation night. The Lightning invited US army veteran Mr. Robert McClintock to sing the US national anthem with Sonya Bryson-Kirksey

The Tampa Bay Lightning hosted a STEM Field Day on Friday at Amalie Arena.

The Prospects

Last night’s Crunch recap from Justin:

Reid Boucher returned to the Utica line-up with aplomb as his hat trick fueled the Comets to a 5-2 win over the Syracuse Crunch in a penalty-filled game. The two teams each recorded two power play goals, but it was Utica’s three goal outburst in the second period that was the difference.

Boucher had not played since November 1st as he dealt with an injury. His return sparked a Comets offense that had only scored seven goals in their previous six games. Outside of their power play, Syracuse offered little offense at even strength in the defeat. Alex Barre-Boulet and Boris Katchouk had the goals for the Crunch as Spencer Martin stopped 17 of 21 shots in the first two periods while Scott Wedgewood stopped all seven shots he faced in relief.

Syracuse looks to end their two-game losing streak on Saturday as they take on the Cleveland Monsters at 7:00pm.

The highlight:

Boris Katchouk finished off a nifty pass from Ross Colton

Our prospect writer Lauren did a great job, breaking down Nolan Foote’s game against Team Russia during the 2019 Canada-Russia series [Raw Charge]

Hockey Canada will announce their selection camp roster on December 2nd, so it will be something to keep an eye on. With the performance Foote had at the World Junior Summer Showcase in August, his solid start to the season with Kelowna, and standout game at the Canada-Russia series, I’m sure he’ll be in the running to make Canada’s team next month.

Tonight is the Hockey Fights Cancer night at the The Oncenter War Memorial Arena

The Game

NHL players were asked about some unknown facts about them. Victor Hedman likes hiking!

The Tampa Bay Lightning’s Atlantic Division rival beat the top team in the league Washington Capitals.

Alex Ovechkin’s response to his hit on former Lightning player Jonathan Drouin.

Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Samuel Poulin scored a very beautiful goal in the QMJHL.

Most recent news from the AHL in a weekly column from Patrick Williams.

Also some news from Russian Women’s Hockey League.

The Pup

The Lightning pup had a great time on Thursday night too.