Quick Strikes for Tuesday, October 28

The Lightning hopes to bring back chemistry from their recent road trip, Boston Globe writer Amalie Benjamin finally gets to see her name in lights in Tampa, a wild finish between the New York Rangers and Minnesota Wild, and more.

  • The Lightning are hoping to bring back the chemistry it found on the road for the upcoming four-game homestand, beginning tonight against the Coyotes. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • In a unique twist of fate, Amalie Benjamin, writer for the Boston Globe, got the opportunity to travel to Tampa and see her name in lights at Amalie Arena. [Boston Globe]
  • This website reviewed the newly released hockey sweaters of this past summer. The Lightning? Their new black alternate didn't fare so well with the reviewer. [Hockey by Design]
  • The recent sales of the Coyotes and the New York Islanders for $305 million and $485 million, respectively, may have caused (potential) NHL expansion fees to soar. [Seattle Times]
  • Last night's New York Rangers and Minnesota Wild game got a little nasty, with two Rangers being ejected from the game for illegal checks. [SB Nation]
  • The Rangers did end up winning in a wild finish, scoring five goals in the third period to edge the Wild 5-4. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • It was announced yesterday that Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta has a tumor that could potentially be "low-grade thyroid cancer." He is having surgery next week to remove it. [SB Nation]

For Tampa Bay area amateur hockey players: Which local ice facility do you like best?

Clearwater Ice Arena12
Brandon Ice Sports Forum130
Ellenton Ice37
Tampa Bay Skating Academy (25
Xtra Ice131
Unhappy with local facilities at current26