Quick Strikes: Can Kucherov be stopped?

Kucherov maintains his ridiculous play, Crunch take crucial divisional matchup, and GMs consider goal challenge rule changes all in today’s Quick Strikes.

The Bolts and The Crunch

Nikita Kucherov continues to be a stud.  [Raw Charge]

Binghamton Senators End Seven Game Losing Streak to Crunch. [Silver Seven Sens]

And in case you missed this weekend madness...

Syracuse Crunch take down Binghampton in big division game 4-1. Recapped by our own Brandon Curtis. [Raw Charge]

Back to Believing - Why the Tampa Bay Lightning can still make the playoffs. A very hopeful fanpost. [Raw Charge]

Kucherov stepping up for Lightning when they need him most. "When the league hands out its “Three stars of the week’’ on Monday, Kucherov is almost certain to have his name on that list. In four games last week, Kucherov registered five goals and nine points as Tampa Bay went 3-1 to keep playoff hopes alive." [Lightning Insider, subscription]

The Leagues

Les Canadiennes win the 2017 Clarkson Cup. Marie-Philip Poulin scored the game-winning goal in the CWHL championship. [HEOTP]

Offsides rule and goal challenge will be discussed this week at the annual GM meeting in Boca Raton, FL. [USA Today]

NHL GMs to talk bye-week, offside rule during meetings. "The maiden season of the bye-week has mostly led to mixed results. The players love it because it gives them a mini vacation in the middle of the season. The general managers and coaches seem to dislike it because it has condensed the schedule and lessened practice time." [Puck Daddy]

Vegas officially becomes a franchise and Coyotes continue to eye a potential new home. [The Buffalo News]

A look at conference standings and routes bubble teams will need to take in order to make the playoffs... or tank successfully. [Puck Daddy]

Kris Letang has been out for a week no with an undisclosed injury. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

The Capitals just keep on winnning, this time at home against the visiting Flyers. [NHL.com]