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Quick Strikes: Tyler Johnson is afraid of heights

And prospect Sammy Walker is living life in Minnesota.

Tampa Bay Lightning v New Jersey Devils
NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 30: Tyler Johnson #9 of the Tampa Bay Lightning is congratulated after scoring the game winning goal in overtime against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on October 30, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. The Lightning defeated the Devils 7-6.
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The Bolts

By God, the arena the Tampa Bay Lightning and Buffalo Sabres will be playing in at the end of this week is gorgeous.

The boys kick off practice and it’s lots of fun!

Hockey is sport safely played on the ground, or ice. So, what happens when you take a hockey player and dangle their skates from a very high building?

Ondrej Palat was named the team’s player of the week! Two goals, four points, nine shots. Not bad for three games of work. [NHL dot com]

After being held off the scoresheet in Tuesday’s loss to the Rangers, Palat put together his finest performance of the season in a wild 7-6 overtime win over the Devils. Palat finished the game with a +4 rating after scoring twice and adding an assist on Tyler Johnson’s OT winner. It was Palat’s first three-point game since 2017.

The Prospects

Sammy Walker Celly!

Mark your calendars for Friday November 8th.

The Game

Not hockey, but this radio call is awesome.

Don’t forget, the Buffalo Sabres are also in Sweden this week! Check out the news surrounding them. [NHL dot com]

“We’re proud to be ambassadors for the National Hockey League in Europe for that week,” coach Ralph Krueger said. “It’s a break from all club games in Europe. It’s only national teams playing. So, we will definitely be the focal point. That’s a role that we’re embracing.”

Which is your favourite hockey moustache? Please don’t say the Steven Stamkos.