Quick Strikes: At least the dads had fun in Nashville

The Bolts lose to the Preds, the dads are awesome, and the Vegas hockey team will finally tell us its name.


Recap: Bolts lose a messy game, 3-1 to Predators

And freeze: Lightning dads do the Mannequin Challenge

Kalamazoo Wings Trade For Adam Brace

CrunchCast #3

Revisionist History: How split conference awards would impact Lightning history

The Bolts

There is no real history of animosity between the Lightning and the Predators. Well, at least there was no history until last night’s game. [Puck Daddy]

Planning on shopping at the International Plaza on Black Friday? Add the new Tampa Bay Sports store to your list of stops. [Tampa Bay Times]

Erik Condra earned his call-up to Tampa. "He's the consummate pro," Cooper said. He didn't hang his head, he went down there and was a big part of why Syracuse has been on a roll. We're glad to have him back." [Tampa Bay Times]

The Bolts just finished up their annual dads trip. On their last stop in Nashville, they graced us with their own version of the Mannequin Challenge. I’m still trying to figure out which dad is holding the beer at the end, because that dad is pretty cool.

The Game

Joe Thornton scored his 900th point as a member of the San Jose Sharks. He seems pretty happy about it.

The NHL is implementing a “John Scott Rule” in an attempt to regulate fan voting for the All-Star game. Strong emphasis on the word attempt. [SB Nation]

Has the Eastern Conference finally become stronger than the Western Conference? Yes. Yes, it has. “And this year, early as it may be, there's really no comparison. The East has been the far better conference.” [Sportsnet]

Las Vegas is expected to announce their team name today. Spoiler alert: It will be the Las Vegas [Nobody Really Cares Anymore Because This Has Taken So Long That It Is Now Just Annoying] Knights. Either that or the Las Vegas Desert Knights.