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

Second time’s the charm for those third jerseys!

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: