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Quick Strikes: Braydon Coburn’s 900th NHL game was one to remember

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Second time’s the charm for those third jerseys!

NHL: New Jersey Devils at Tampa Bay Lightning Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Bolts

The Tampa Bay Lightning finally broke out of their scoring slump last night with a with a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins, though that was probably not as big of a story as the game went on:

It was a rather chippy game after the opening period with two fights breaking out and more than a few scrums after the play. Some would call it playoff atmosphere, I would call it “one team actively going out of their way to start nonsense instead of playing hockey”. [Raw Charge]

Braydon Coburn played in his 900th NHL game! His family came to watch him play:

Coburn spoke earlier at morning skate about what the milestone meant for him:

And to top it all off, he received a video tribute from the Lightning:

Anthony Cirelli is the new shorthanded king:

Victor Hedman joined some pretty elite company last night after notching his 400th career point:

Former NFL coach Tony Dungy and family were at the game:

And to wrap up this section, a Lightning fan’s kids named their new doggo after the team. An excellent choice. 10/10 rating.

The Prospects

The Syracuse Crunch shut-out Hartford 6-0 on Friday, which was their 116th in franchise history:

The Orlando Solar Bears teamed up with Relay for Life:

Bolts prospect and Minnesota Golden Gopher Sammy Walker scored a nice goal last night:

The Game

We got a somewhat minor trade between Philadelphia and Montreal:

Toronto and Montreal played each other last night in frigidly ‘Canadian’ temperatures:

Former Flyers coach Dave Hakstol landed in Sweden for an ‘exchange’, if you will:

San Diego’s head coach Dallas Eakins made some AHL history:

50 years ago yesterday, Phil Esposito did a thing to a referee:

Elite Prospects looked at how NHL trades have been affecting the AHL:

Did you know Ariana Grande rode an NHL zamboni in 1998? But the reason may surprise you:

And finally, Kendall Coyne Schofield showed off her incredible speed again, this time at the NWHL All-Star skills competition last night: