Quick Strikes: Rookies make a point

The news kids on the block edition features Brayden Point, Mitch Marner, Mathew Barzal and Artturi Lehkonen

The Bolts

  • Grant Point had bought tickets to Thursday’s season opener without knowing whether his son, Brayden, would make the team. That gamble paid off. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Some familiar faces delighted fans at the game./

The game

  • What a rookie mistake: Mathew Barzal of the Islanders was penalized for playing the puck while standing inside the penalty box. [NBC Sports]
  • Watch Canadiens rookie Artturi Lehkonen net his first NHL goal. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]
  • Another rookie, Mitch Marner, scored his first NHL goal... but his mother missed it because she was in the bathroom. [NHL.com]
  • The Devils may have lost to the Lightning, but Travis Zajac is close to a team record. /
  • Has former Bolt Richard Panik solidified his spot with the Blackhawks after his hat trick? Yes, a thousand times yes. [Second City Hockey]
  • The Ducks are keeping Clayton Stoner, but he’s waiting for his shot to actually get in the game. [Orange County Register]
  • Jack Eichel discusses his injury. [Die by the Blade]
  • The Rangers suffered a blow to their blueline: Dan Girardi’s injury may be more than day to day. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • When James Van Riemsdyk got a call from Brendan Shanahan./