Quick Strikes: Lightning Dominate Islanders

The Bolts end their road trip on a high note, Koekkoek shines in his season debut, and Drouin suffers an upper body injury after taking a hard hit.

The Bolts

After three consecutive losses, the Bolts were looking to make a statement with a big win in Brooklyn. It’s safe to say they proved their point as they routed the Islanders 6-1. [Raw Charge]

The power play was key to last night’s victory. Here’s how Todd Richards revitalized the unit to create a dangerous, effective attack. [Bolts Jolts]

In a scene all too familiar to Bolts fans, an Isles player laid a hard hit on Jonathan Drouin. Unfortunately, Drouin left the game with an upper body injury. [SB Nation]

The Lightning will host their Hockey Fights Cancer night this Thursday. Expect to see  lavender everywhere from Cooper’s tie to the players’ warm-up jerseys. The Moffitt Cancer center will receive $5,000.00 from the NHL and cancer survivors will be honored throughout the game. [Fox Sports]

Fans living in St. Petersburg can take a ferry to games - at least for the next six months. [WUSF News]

The Game

Have you ever wanted to watch a particular player’s highlights? Maybe you want to search for a spectacular assist or a phenomenal goal? Corsica’s new highlight feature does all of that, and more. [Corsica]

Montreal, Washington, and Edmonton lead the TSN Power Rankings. The Bolts tumble from #4 to #15 after losing 3 consecutive road games. [TSN]

Former Lightning forward Jonathan Marchessault was named the NHL’s third star for the month of October. Connor McDavid was awarded the first star and Shea Weber received the second star. [NHL]

Lundqvist earned his 60th career shutout, gaining sole possession of 17th on the all-time NHL shutout list. He was previously tied with former Bolts netminder Evgeni Nabokov. [Blueshirt Banter]

A dynamic Maple Leafs center played a crucial role in defeating Connor McDavid and the Oilers, but it’s not the Leafs center you’re thinking of. [Pension Plan Puppets]