Quick Strikes: The turning point we’ve been waiting for?
The Lightning needed points. They got them in dramatic fashion.
Good to see the Lightning add another notch in the win column for this stat.
In case you were wondering, that's the 23rd time in 36 games the Lightning has allowed the first goal. Bolts 6-13-3 in that scenario.— Matt Sammon (@SammonSez) December 29, 2016
About the injuries though...
Cooper said both Namestnikov and Point, who didn't finish the game, will be evaluated tomorrow, but he's expecting another call up— Erik Erlendsson (@Erik_Erlendsson) December 29, 2016
And about the benching of Valtteri Filppula for missing a team meeting in the morning...
#tblightning Cooper on Filppula benching: "In the end, Val is an unreal pro. Admire everything he does. He made a mistake. That's it."— Joe Smith (@TBTimes_JSmith) December 29, 2016
Listen to Dave Mishkin’s highlights of the game. [Lightning Power Play]
All in all, a good night for the Lightning organization.
With tonight’s win, #SyrCrunch Head Coach Benoit Groulx has been named coach of the North Division at the 2017 #AHLAllStar Classic. pic.twitter.com/Yp7cw5TCkm— Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) December 29, 2016
What was Jon Cooper’s Christmas card this year? [Sports Illustrated]
Lacrosse runs deep in hockey. Jon Cooper, Gary Roberts, John Tavares and more discuss why. [Sports Illustrated]
Wait, is there a debate as to whether Daniel Alfredsson belongs in the Hall of Fame? [Ottawa Citizen]
The Blackhawks re-signed Artemi Panarin... which means more retooling of the team will be on the way. [Second City Hockey]
The Oilers and their league average goaltending. [Cooper & Blue]
Cool look inside how players’ equipment gets fixed up.
Two repair sewing machines - they come in handy when we need to fix the gear. pic.twitter.com/nSQjxXGodJ— Dana Heinze (@RealDanaHeinze) December 29, 2016
Lightning prospect Mitchell Stephens of Team Canada is questionable for tonight’s game against Latvia. Mitchell did not play in the third period of Tuesday’s game and officially has an undisclosed injury. [Toronto Sun]
After cruising past Slovakia on Wednesday, Team USA is tied with Canada in Group B play. [Canadian Press]
What a difference a year makes for Canada and defending champ Finland. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]