Quick Strikes: Lightning players make memes, Steve Yzerman approves of his bobblehead
And the Crunch have made franchise history.
-During the Bolts Family Game Night, Tampa Bay Lightning players were asked to make memes out of pictures featuring their teammates. The results were classic!
In all honesty, why haven't we asked the boys to do this sooner? 😂#BoltsFamilyGameNight | Make A Meme: pic.twitter.com/qMNKa6xkxE— x - Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) March 17, 2019
“I (Alex Killorn) used to play this at Harvard!” - Brayden Point
-It was Steve Yzerman bobblehead night during the Syracuse Crunch game on Saturday, and the man himself stopped by to check out the Lightning’s AHL club and to give his bobble official approval.
Thanks for stopping by the #SyrCrunch offices for your bobble head giveaway night! #19 #TampaCuse 💙⚡️ pic.twitter.com/2kilNs4GV9— KRISTEN DENICK (@Kris10Denick) March 17, 2019
19 approved. ☑️ pic.twitter.com/29U13lCTej— Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) March 17, 2019
(Nice coat, Stevie Y. I like it!)
-This year’s Lightning team and the players on it have broken a lot of NHL and team records. How does it feel to be aware that you’re making history?
On breaking records and being aware of it: "It's great, to be honest, breaking those records, but it really doesn't mean much. We really want to just keep improving so we can put ourselves in the best spot in the playoffs."#WSHvsTBL | Alex Killorn: pic.twitter.com/J57MC2FTXG— x - Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) March 17, 2019
-Anton Stralman didn’t get to wear his St. Patrick’s Day jersey this past weekend, but here’s what it looked like:
Didn’t get to see this beauty in action last night, but still had to share it with the world. 💰#StPatricksDay | #GoBolts pic.twitter.com/th8mlICWGw— x - Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) March 17, 2019
-I see you, Killorn - Anthony Cirelli - J.T. Miller. I see you.
Here's the best line combos with >100 mins together.— Sean Tierney (@ChartingHockey) March 17, 2019
STL has four (?!) entries.
VGK has two of the top four (both with Stastny on them).
MTL's top-six is here.
Kreider-Zucc-Zibanejad were great in a lost season for NYR. pic.twitter.com/dcoff1mTsD
-There’s been a programming change for those in the Tampa area for the Lightning’s game against the Phoenix Coyotes tonight:
PROGRAMMING ALERT: Be advised the @TBLightning game vs. the Coyotes on March 18 will be made available on the FOX Sports Sun alternate channel for select TV providers. Click here for more information:https://t.co/6HLEvgDCMm#GoBolts #NHL— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) March 17, 2019
-Local Lightning fans can catch a watch party Wednesday night for their game against the Washington Capitals!
Join us, @andy2525, and the #TBLightning Girls at @bigstormbrewing’s Clearwater location for #TBLvsWSH on Wednesday!— x - Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) March 17, 2019
Party starts at 6:30pm. ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/iDXLP7gm2s
-Maybe the Syracuse Crunch’s identity comes down to the tenacity the team as whole shows, even when they’re screwing up?
“We find a way to win. Even when we’re not at our best – we’re taking penalties, we’re undisciplined – we keep finding ways to get points.”— Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) March 17, 2019
Carter Verhaeghe on this group’s tenacity. #BNGvsSYR pic.twitter.com/1Z29p6cOan
-This season’s Crunch has already proven that they’ll be remembered in the team’s history books, regardless of what comes next.
It’s the seventh 40-win season in franchise history and the fourth in seven seasons as the @TBLightning @TheAHL affiliate. Second time they’ve had back-to-back 40-win seasons (2007-08 and 2008-09). #SyrCrunch https://t.co/lddWWI92tT— Lukas Favale (@LukasFavale) March 17, 2019
The #SyrCrunch needed 63 games to reach 40 wins. It's the fastest they've reached 40 wins in franchise history. Their previous best was in 66 games in 2014-15 and 2017-18.— Lukas Favale (@LukasFavale) March 17, 2019
-Mike McKenna, who is currently with AHL Lehigh Valley, is too cool for school.
Almost 30 years of playing goalie...this was a first... https://t.co/LCirFfH9ev— Mike McKenna (@MikeMcKenna56) March 17, 2019
The way he just accepts and folds his hands at the end is just...priceless.
-The Adirondack Thunder wore Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtle-themed jerseys during their game Saturday night. Turtle power!
Adirondack Thunder vs. Newfoundland Growlers 3/16/19 #ECHL https://t.co/McbAAzII9H— Tracey Lake (@trace_1114) March 17, 2019