Quick Strikes: Lightning, Crunch bask in the glow of victory
In other words: Nothing really happened yesterday.
Yesterday was a relatively quiet day in hockey land in general, for once. It seemed like both the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Syracuse Crunch were content to bask in the glow of their six goal victories from the day before.
Yesterday’s OT winfographic. ⚡️#TBLvsPHI | #GoBolts pic.twitter.com/pONM8j6mlg— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) November 18, 2018
A weekend full of winfographics. 👊 pic.twitter.com/N7jlJyFMEE— Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) November 18, 2018
Speaking of victory, Syracuse’s power play is making headlines for the first time in quite a while.
The #SyrCrunch power play is ranked first in @TheAHL at 29.9%. Before last Sunday, the Crunch had not scored four power-play goals in five years. Now they've done it twice in the last four games and are 11-for-22 in that span. https://t.co/iZ4yZozkX4— Lukas Favale (@LukasFavale) November 18, 2018
The #SyrCrunch have 11 power-play goals in the last four games (11-for-22), which is the most in a four-game span by the Crunch since Feb. 10-17, 2006 when they also had 11 power-play goals in four games (11-for-41).— Lukas Favale (@LukasFavale) November 18, 2018
The Lightning were host to the players’ fathers recently, and Mathieu Joseph posted this sweet memory from his first dads’ trip:
The Lightning did find yesterday a good time to release information about their 2018-19 Lightning Made Holiday Camp.
Starting off 2019 with @lightningmade sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) November 18, 2018
This year’s Holiday Camp runs from Jan. 3-5! 🙌
Info + sign up: https://t.co/9N1f8nUJ00 pic.twitter.com/6kr8RxK18s
The Crunch wanted to remind those local to the area that they are looking for children between five and 10 years old to serve as Junior Reporters this season. Also, don’t forget that Hubert Labrie, Alex Volkov and Mitchell Stephens will be at the Cicero Tully’s tomorrow for an autograph signing!
Join Hubert Labrie, Alex Volkov and @Stephens2727 at @TullysGoodTimes in Cicero for an autograph signing tomorrow. 🖋 pic.twitter.com/wyfdNmY8ew— Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) November 18, 2018
Photo albums from Syracuse’s games against Binghamton and Utica are up on Facebook.
Drake Berehowsky, head coach of the Orlando Solar Bears, got his 100th win yesterday.
Congratulations Coach Berehowsky on 100 Solar Bears wins! pic.twitter.com/6E3SnKj8vb— Orlando Solar Bears (@OrlandoHockey) November 18, 2018
Sam Gagner was recalled by Vancouver yesterday:
#Canucks recall Sam Gagner from the Toronto Marlies. pic.twitter.com/uNplUXjCqR— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) November 18, 2018
Former Lightning defenseman Jake Dotchin was also on the transaction wire, getting his first recall since being released by Tampa and signed by the Anaheim Ducks last month.
ROSTER MOVES: We’ve recalled defensemen Josh Mahura (@joshmahura) and Jake Dotchin (@Dotch94), and goaltender Kevin Boyle (@Boyle33) from the @SDGullsAHL. https://t.co/xrCiFv5dlR— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) November 19, 2018
Over in Toronto, the Marlies are not having the season they probably figured on after winning the Calder Cup last season. Their recent game against the B-Devils pretty much sums up their struggles.
The Marlies played a well-coached game — they got their chances — but it was one of those unlucky nights where the only two mistakes the defense made ended up in the net, and the Marlies hit the post four times at the other.
Meeri Räisänen of the NWHL has quite a fan in her head coach:
Connecticut Whale head coach Ryan Equale beamed when I asked him what it means to the team to have @meeriraisanen in net. "She's not just one of the best goaltenders in the league, she's one of the best goaltenders on the planet." #NWHL— Mike Murphy (@DigDeepBSB) November 18, 2018
This tweet is just the best. Can you imagine an NHL team handing a player a canoe in 2018?
The Blues honoured Red Berenson for his recent 6-goal game before last night’s contest. Among the gifts he received were a brand new 1969 station wagon and a red canoe.— 1968 Hockey Tweets (@1968NHLtweets) November 18, 2018
Please, just do me a favor and take a second to picture Julien Brisebois handing over a red canoe to Brayden Point at center ice, and then giving him the keys to a brand new station wagon.
Have a great day!