Quick Strikes for Sunday, November 9

A feature on Vlady Namestnikov, Columbus reacts to last night, the Syracuse Crunch’are involved in a thriller, and more in our Quick Strikes.

  • Vladislav Namestnikov has come a long way since being drafted by the Lightning in 2011. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Tampa Bay may have defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-4, but they definitely could have put forth a better effort says our counterparts. [The Cannon]
  • Tyler Johnson scored two goals in the win last night, including an empty netter in the waning moments. His line with Nikita Kucherov and Ondrej Palat has been another fine example of the Bolts depth. [The Hockey Writers]
  • We were talking goal songs for players in the recent past. Jonathan Drouin? He'd like "Fix You" by Coldplay. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Who was in the Amalie Thursday night or the LOightning vs. Flames match? Commissioner Gary Bettman, who had high praise for owner Jeff Vinik as well as some kid named Steven Stamkos. [Tampa Tribune]
  • The Syracuse Crunch rallied last night, defeating the rival Norfolk Admirals 5-4 in a thriller at War Memorial in Syracuse. [Syracuse.com]
  • Junior-A hockey player Riley Dunda suffered a stroke earlier this year, leading to the hockey community to come out in full support and raising thousands of dollars for stroke intervention research. [The Hockey News]
  • It is uncertain still whether or not the NHL will send its players to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, but Bob Nicholson, former head of Hockey Canada, believes it will happen. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • Dan Girardi was the victim of a skate blade cut across his neck, the most dangerous place to be cut. [SB Nation]
  • Can a loss be proof that a team is hot? The Carolina Hurricanes started the season dismally, but went on a four-game sinning streak that was snapped last night. It ws the flip-side of back-to-back games for the Canes, but the Washington Capitals needed overtime to eke out the win.[Canes Country]