Quick Strikes for Tuesday, November 18

The Lightning had a dominant performance last night, the NHL General Managers meetings are today, Gary Bettman talked about two popular and controversial topics.

  • The Lightning got out to a 2-0 lead in the first period at Madison Square Garden and never looked back. Our friends over at Blueshirt Banter recap last night at The Garden. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • Joe Yerdon shares three things we learned during the NHL's feature (and only) match between Tampa Bay and the Rangers last night. [SB Nation]
  • Raw Charge's Kyle Alexander was featured in the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey podcast yesterday. [Keeping Karlsson]
  • The NHL General Manager Meetings are today and two topics expected to be on the agenda are the dry scrape before overtime and 3-on-3 during overtime. [USA Today]
  • After overcoming his demons and signing a two-way deal with the Chicago Blackhawks, goalie Scott Darling is hoping to make it in the NHL. [The Hockey News]
  • The World Cup of Hockey, set to make a return in 2016, could feature two all-star teams in addition to the "Big Six" national teams that have been the powerhouses of the NHL in recent years. [Puck Daddy]
  • With NHL expansion and ads on jerseys both popular topics recently, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman gave his thoughts. [The Globe and Mail]