Quick Strikes for Sunday, September 18

World Cup wrap-up: Stamkos assists Crosby’s goal in 6-0 rout over Palat-Sustr’s Czech Republic, USA lays a rotten egg

The Bolts

  • The baby Bolts prove that the third time’s a charm: They came back from being down three times to win 7-6 against the baby Capitals in the rookie tournament’s opening game at the Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs. [Tampa Bay Lightning]
  • Ryan Callahan was on the NHL Network providing analysis during last night’s World Cup games. Everybody’s lovin’ it./

The game

  • After requesting for a trade and then rescinding it just days after being eliminated by the Bolts, Travis Hamonic is happy he stayed with the Islanders. [Newsday]
  • Tyler Seguin’s injury is more clear: He has a heel fracture. [CBC Sports]
  • Theo Fleury’s escape after hockey: his country band, the Death Valley Rebels. [Sports Illustrated]
  • Alex Ovechkin wishes himself a happy birthday! /

31!! Happy b'day to me✌🏽😄

A photo posted by Alexander Ovechkin (@aleksandrovechkinofficial) on

  • Alexander Nylander, this year’s eighth overall pick, wants to prove he can play — and stay — with the Sabres. [Buffalo News]
  • How Sidney Crosby and his trainer worked their way to the Stanley Cup. [Sportsnet]
  • Examining the Coyotes’ blueline and how they’re improving on the right side. [Five for Howling]
  • Darren Dreger had nothing new to add to the Evander Kane situation... so he said something insulting instead. [Pension Plan Puppets]/

World Cup

  • Team Canada erases doubt, drama. [NHL.com]
  • What happened to Team USA’s offense in the World Cup? Other than being nonexistent, of course. [Yahoo]
  • Among the #ESPNfails during the World Cup:/
  • Before the game, coach Ralph Kruger said Team Europe is ready to look the Americans in the eye. They didn’t blink. [New York Post]
  • The friendship of Sidney Crosby and Patrice Bergeron, and the fact that “We Dem Boyz” is Canada’s goal song. [CBC Sports]
  • Someone don’t tell Team USA:/