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Quick Strikes: Lightning, Crunch bask in the glow of victory

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.

Speaking of victory, Syracuse’s power play is making headlines for the first time in quite a while.

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.

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!

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.

Sam Gagner was recalled by Vancouver yesterday:

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.

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:

This tweet is just the best. Can you imagine an NHL team handing a player a canoe in 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!

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