Quick Strikes: Glass half empty or half full?
Assessing the Lightning’s situation.
There are two sides to every story. Even the story of this season’s Lightning. [Lightning Insider]
Ben Bishop sums up the Lightning’s penalty kill, which was 26th in the league heading into Sunday, with one word: embarrassing. [Tampa Bay Times]
Artemi Panarin’s bobblehead comes with a loaf of bread. For those hungry times. [Second City Hockey]
John Tortorella gets career win No. 500 — against the team that fired him. [Yahoo Sports]
And he’s the first American coach to do so.
The first USA-born coach to ever win 500 @NHL games.— ColumbusBlueJackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) December 18, 2016
Congrats, Torts!#CBJ pic.twitter.com/yqGWkPPEtd
Two-year-old Mason adorably steals the spotlight at the Red Wings game. [Winging It in Motown]
Go home, Metropolitan Divison, you’re drunk. [Hockey Wilderness]
The Penguins’ Cup ring finds a home at the Hockey Hall of Fame. [Penburgh]