This game sucked. The Lightning didn’t play particularly badly. They’ve certainly played worse including in their absurd win over the Devils on Wednesday. They just never seemed to threaten the Isles. They looked harmless. And for a team with this much talent, that’s tough to watch.
The Lightning have also traded goalie Louis Domingue, who started this season with the Syracuse Crunch, to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft. Domingue will report directly to the Binghamton Devils and can play tonight against the Crunch [Raw Charge]
For the Lightning organization, this resolves the logjam in net and makes Scott Wedgewood the clear starter in Syracuse. For Domingue, this gives him a chance to be the starter in the AHL with a better chance to get back to the NHL. When the Lightning originally acquired him, he went on a tear in Syracuse, eventually got recalled to the Lightning, and remained the backup for more than a full season. He’ll be looking to replicate that in his move to New Jersey.
We have acquired a conditional 2021 seventh-round draft pick from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for Louis Domingue. https://t.co/6xaMQxCBg7— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) November 1, 2019
One of the biggest problem for the Tampa Bay Lightning at the start of the season has been taking too many penalties and a mediocre penalty kill. In his article, Alan breaks down how serious this problem is [Raw Charge]
To no one’s surprise, Luke Witkowski has been the biggest offender. He’s taking nearly two penalties more than he draws per sixty minutes. When we did our ten game report earlier this week, he was the worst player in terms of impact on expected goals. This is another metric that doesn’t flatter him.
Earlier this week, Mikhail Sergachev answered some questions for the Athletic subscribers and also shared his thoughts on the start of the season for the Bolts [The Athletic, paid content]
Hey, Sergy. How do you feel about the team’s start to the year? What do you think the team needs to work on the most? – John S.
Obviously, it’s not going for us right now. When we have the chance, we need to shoot the puck. We have to be better on special teams, for sure. That’s one area we have to improve. There is time for that. Other than that, our battle level and compete level is really high, I think. We don’t spend too much time in our D-zone. We’ve just got to keep doing that and be better on special teams.
Starting with this season, Caley Chelios is a color commentator during road games for the Lightning. Read a story about her path to a new position.
When Caley Chelios was in school, she wasn't sure what the path was to be a broadcast analyst. She didn't see many women in the role. Now, she's one of the examples for others. https://t.co/KpDp8mZCVW— Diana C. Nearhos (@dianacnearhos) November 1, 2019
Our reporter Matthew has been invited to the Blueshirt Breakway podcast after the last game against the New York Rangers.
This week's BSB OT is now up on @TheAthleticNYC! We break down everything from Tuesday's @NYRangers win over the @TBLightning with good friend and @RawCharge's own @mattestevesSBN https://t.co/9CswWmajHc— Blueshirts Breakaway (@BlueshirtsBreak) November 1, 2019
Sharing with you another podcast about the Bolts.
I had a lot of fun chatting with @mattdonders about the New Jersey Devils, a club seemingly headed for greater things but struggling to find its way.— John Maynard Canes (@mikegallimore) November 1, 2019
Spotify: https://t.co/NVE04tB7No https://t.co/ONJLHrnZCF
New wallpapers for your phone and desktop with a new schedule.
Unlike the Lightning, the Syracuse Crunch offense was very good yesterday, scoring five goals against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers [Raw Charge]
Scott Wedgewood made his first start as the undisputed number one goaltender for the Syracuse Crunch a solid one as he stopped fifteen of sixteen shots to backstop the Crunch to victory over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers with a 5-1 score. The Crunch exploded for three goals in less than a minute in the third period to secure the victory.
After trading Louis Domingue, the Crunch recalled Spencer Martin as a backup and signed Daniel Jones to an ATO.
The @TBLightning have traded goaltender Louis Domingue to the @NJDevils for a conditional 2021 seventh round draft pick.— Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) November 1, 2019
The #SyrCrunch have also signed goaltender Daniel Jones to an ATO.
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New wallpapers also for the Crunch fans.
New month, new lock screen.— Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) November 1, 2019
Update those phones with our November calendar. pic.twitter.com/CND9mx7tl9
It’s Hockey Fights Cancer month and the Syracuse Crunch are joining in on the initiative.
1-in-9 men will be affected by prostate cancer in their lifetime.— Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) November 1, 2019
We’re doing our part in raising awareness and funds for the Prostate Cancer Care and Research Fund at @UpstateNews during tonight’s Movember game. pic.twitter.com/LfJYt5ins1
Just a regular night when Sammy Walker’s scoring another goal.
O CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN!— Minnesota Men’s Hockey (@GopherHockey) November 2, 2019
Sammy Walker is pure magic. pic.twitter.com/Nuf4psY0QR
Since yesterday, new rules applies to Waivers claims.
Reminder with regards to Waivers claims.— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) November 1, 2019
November 1st sees the 'waivers claim priority' change from last seasons final standings to the current seasons active standings, with priority awarded to the club with the lowest point percentage at the time of the claim. pic.twitter.com/lNpDs0UuT6
Every November, the hockey community tries to draw attention for cancer treatment.
This November we will be raising money to support Dale Hawerchuk and stomach cancer research. Our goal is to raise $5000! Please share this and donate to help us reach our goal!— Barrie Colts (@OHLBarrieColts) November 1, 2019
Click the link below to donate:https://t.co/ouJxXFsMSb pic.twitter.com/K1j1YXnLsm
A story about Eddie Olczyk who is still fighting against the terrible disease.
Eddie Olczyk never knew he was this tough until battling and beating colon cancer: https://t.co/ICyMv1sLWE— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) November 1, 2019
Hockey dentists seem inconspicuous but their part for every hockey team is huge [ESPN]
As a member of the gnarliest and most peculiar fraternity in sports, Rivera has seen it all during his 17 years practicing dentistry in the NHL: a Tooth Fairy teammate delivering goalie Ben Bishop’s incisors to the bench for safekeeping; winger Ondrej Palat holding up half his bottom teeth with his tongue after getting lightsabered by an overeager rookie in practice; veterans, like Tomas Tatar, whom Rivera calls “Humpty Dumpties” because they have lost the same three front teeth on four separate occasions; marquee talent in need of work (and a bit of courage) hiding from him at the arena; and a notorious tough guy silently sweating through his clothes during an especially tough bicuspid extraction that Rivera compares to King Arthur pulling Excalibur out of the stone.
A new young star has appeared in Women’s hockey.
BC freshman Hannah Bilka is on fire https://t.co/aF8ZTNvoB8— Mike Murphy (@DigDeepBSB) November 1, 2019
Regarding fashion, the Leafs are doing better than in hockey.