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Quick Strikes: No, Brayden Point hasn’t been signed

JT Brown participated in the Fortnite World Cup

NHL: APR 01 Lightning at Senators Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Lightning

If you’re wondering who holds the Lightning record for the most shorthanded goals in a game or who is the franchise leader in points after turning 30, this article is for you [Raw Charge]

Who holds the record for the most multi-goal games on the road in Lightning History?

Stamkos with 26, followed by St. Louis with 22, and Lecavalier with 17. Tyler Johnson enters the fray at 4th with 11 games while Kucherov and Modin are tied for 5th with 10 games. Dan Boyle leads defensemen with three and is the only Lightning defenseman to have done it more than once with 15 players in total having done so.

The Tampa Bay Times tried to explain why it’s okay that Brayden Point hasn’t signed a deal yet [The Tampa Bay Times]

Reports said the Canadiens inquired about submitting an offer sheet to Point before they instead gave one to the HurricanesSebastian Aho, another Johannson client. (Carolina matched the offer sheet.) If Point or his agent indicated he wouldn’t sign an offer sheet with another team, it means he wants to stay here.

The Seattle franchise doesn’t even have a name yet but they’re already trying to steal the Lightning fans

Many things happened since the end of the regular season but it’s time to remember that the Lightning had the best special teams units [NBC Sports]

The Lightning made history last season, and their special teams dominance stood as a big reason why. Not only was their power play deadly (74 PPG), it also took very little off the table, as Tampa Bay only allowed three shorthanded goals, behind only three other NHL teams. Remarkably, they tied the Devils for third-fewest power-play goals allowed with 40, and scored an impressive 12 shorthanded goals. The Bolts have the talent to be strong in this area once again in 2019-20, but we may not see many seasons like this one again anytime soon.

The Prospects

During development camp, Oleg Sosunov was mic’d up

It’s only 70 days until AHL opening night and 85 days until the first home game for the Syracuse Crunch.

The Game

Chandler Stephenson signed a one-year extension with the Washington Capitals

The New York Rangers re-signed forward Pavel Buchnevich to a two-year deal

The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Edmonton Oilers made a small trade

JT Brown took part in the final Fortnite Pro Am game at the Fortnite World Cup

Meanwhile, William Nylander made a hairstyle change

Did the Maple Leafs just invent the NHL luxury tax with the David Clarkson trade? [Yahoo]

Marcel asks: “Did Dubas just invent the NHL luxury tax with that David Clarkson business?”

I mean, not really. I think he just did something the Leafs should have been doing for years: Using their financial clout to their advantage. I’m not sure why the Leafs and other truly rich teams (Montreal, the Rangers, etc.) wouldn’t be actively seeking out these contracts if they’re not worried about having to pay rookie or 35-plus bonuses. It just gives you more wiggle room.