Quick Strikes: “Turnover heaven”
Jon Cooper’s assessment of his team’s play Thursday.
The Tampa Bay Lightning/Syracuse Crunch
Count ‘em — 13 turnovers for the Bolts in their overtime loss to the Maple Leafs on Thursday night. But it was the second night they crawled back from a two-goal deficit to force overtime. [Tampa Bay Times]
Recap: The Leafs forecheck was good, too good, and pressured the Bolts back into their own zone. But at least everyone stayed healthy! [Raw Charge]
Without Brayden Point, the man advantage goes flat.
Special teams... Lightning 0-for-5 on the PP, Leafs get the PP game-winner in OT. You take the point, but two were there all night.— Matt Sammon (@SammonSez) December 30, 2016
Will you be at the Jan. 13 game where Marty St. Louis will be become the first Lightning number to be retired? [TampaBayLightning.com]
The story of a weird Lightning/Leafs trade back when the Lightning had close to zero stability. [Pension Plan Puppets]
Brian Boyle gets some love from a former teammate.
Brian Boyle is one of the more underrated best bang for your buck players in the NHL not on an entry level deal. Great teammate too.— Patrick O'Sullivan (@realPOSULLIVAN) December 30, 2016
Listen to Crunch assistant coach Trent Cull talk about the team’s success. [WTLA]
The Senators sent No. 11 to the rafters. The best, indeed.
This is the best. #Celebrate11 pic.twitter.com/iKAaf0sDhJ— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) December 30, 2016
The NHL’s worst moments of 2016 were by its own undoing. [SBNation]
Why Claude Julien shouldn’t be fired: “It would be a move motivated by panic. And panic never got anyone anywhere good. Panicking got Tyler Seguin traded. Panicking got Dougie Hamilton traded.” [Stanley Cup of Chowder]
The 92-year-old grandma of Wings goalie Jared Coreau talking about seeing her grandson play for the first time ever is the cutest.
For grandma, @Rozi3B1rd. #LGRW #DETvsOTT pic.twitter.com/74Mkg6Z22M— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) December 30, 2016
The soap opera that is the Penguins’ goaltending situation has taken another turn: Matt Murray is week to week. [Pensburgh]
The league needs to make the Winter Classic relevant again. [Vice Sports]
Wild won. Blue Jackets won. One will lose on NYE.
New Year's Eve in St. Paul, #mnwild and #cbj will mark 1st time 2 NHL teams meet with winning streaks of 7+ games, per @EliasSports— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) December 30, 2016
So THIS is what you have to do to get ESPN to cover your sport.
#CBJ captain Nick Foligno was a few minutes late to do a group interview. He was doing a live hit on ESPN Sports Center— Tom Reed (@treed1919) December 30, 2016
Lightning prospect Taylor Raddysh’s four goals set a Canadian record as Team Canada dismantled Latvia 10-2. This sets up a nice New Year’s Eve showdown with the Americans, who edged Russia 3-2. Team Canada and Team USA are now tied atop Group B, having won all their games. [Canadian Press]
.@Raddy1998 gets his hat-trick goal. 🎩🎩🎩 #WorldJuniors #CANvsLAT pic.twitter.com/sDAsIfWxhn— #WorldJuniors (@HC_WJC) December 30, 2016
Another Lightning prospect, Mitchell Stephens, did not play after getting injured in the last game. So he made one fan’s dream come true.
Mitch Stephens presents a jersey to Ryan with @Childrens_wish, recognizing him as an honourary member of Team Canada. Welcome to the squad! pic.twitter.com/58AQXyEKJH— Hockey Canada (@HockeyCanada) December 30, 2016
Okay but seriously, how much money do you think Wiz Khalifa is making off Team Canada in the #WJC2017? We've heard We Them Boys 20x now— Mandy Kovacs (@MandyVKovacs) December 30, 2016