Quick Strikes: It hurts.
And now we have three days to think about it.
The truth hurts.
Tampa Bay has allowed 6 or more goals in three of the past four games . . . let that sink in— Erik Erlendsson (@Erik_Erlendsson) January 9, 2017
Remember saying after 11/23 win how impressed I was with a 13-7-1 start despite Stamkos injury. Team has gone 6-13-2 in 21 games since then.— Matt Sammon (@SammonSez) January 9, 2017
Three things about the loss... because we just can’t get enough of it. [Lightning.nhl.com]
In injury updates and news: Stamkos is progressing, Brown on IR and Callahan rests on second of back-to-backs. [Tampa Bay Times]
The NHL.com staff rounded out the All-Star lineup and they have Nikita Kucherov and Victor Hedman representing the Lightning. [NHL.com]
The plane carrying the Dallas Stars had to make an emergency landing due to smoke in the cockpit. [Bellevue News-Democrat]
Johnny Boychuk hits 500 games in the NHL. [Eyes on Isles]
On the coaching side, Joel Quenneville also reaches 500 in games coached, but after you had 1,000.
Elite company. Congrats on the milestone, coach! pic.twitter.com/EiDNrXBYLk— NHL (@NHL) January 9, 2017
Mike Green, Detroit Red Wings trade bait. [Winging It in Motown]
The Jets need to fill Patrik Laine’s spot with a power-driving forward. [Arctic Ice Hockey]