Quick Strikes: Alex Killorn of the Tampa Bay Lightning says the team is using last year as a reality check

We have reached our third day in a row talking about goalie equipment #IsItOctoberYet

The Bolts

Tampa Bay Lightning winger Alex Killorn joined the NHL Network to talk about the reality check that was last season, the strong core the Lightning have been able to keep together, and “Hockey God” Steve Yzerman.


The One and Done Lightning

#2: Chris Kontos played with 18 teams in 16 years. In his last year he played for the Tampa Bay Lightning who were in their first year. “Kontos continued to provide solid offense to the expansion Lightning, scoring 27 goals and 54 points over 66 games in the team’s inaugural season. His one season with the Lightning, however, would be his last in the NHL.” [Raw Charge]

#3: Mark Recchi showed up to the 2007-08 Tampa Bay Lightning amidst a lot of changes. “The team used four goaltenders, 18 defensemen, and 21 forwards throughout the season. Despite the turnover on the roster and with the coaching staff, Recchi put up 13 goals and 45 points in 62 games for the Lightning.” [Raw Charge]

#4: Kurtis Foster. "Prior to joining the Lightning, Foster’s career high in assists was 20 with the Minnesota Wild in 2006-07, and his career high in points was 28 with the Wild in 2005-06. He broke through both of those career highs with 34 assists and 42 points for the Lightning." [Raw Charge]

The Crunch/Prospects

Brett Howden and Taylor Raddysh were unfortunately very quiet in Canada’s 7-4 win over Sweden on friday. But this goal by Predators prospect David Farrance for the USA was pretty good!

The Syracuse Crunch Media Ball Hockey game is this morning!

The Game

I think I have a thing for goalie equipment

The Vancouver Canucks will be taking part in Vancouver’s Pride Parade. “[Alex] Gudbranson will join teammate Troy Stecher, mascot Finn, and an expected 30 staff members from the Canucks marching at the 39th annual Vancouver Pride Parade on Sunday. [NHL.com]