Quick Strikes: Erik Cernak and the best moment of his life
It’s like a Harry Potter story!
Tampa Bay Lightning defensive prospect Erik Cernak made his NHL debut Tuesday night. Like most young players in his position, he found it pretty much a dream come true.
“That was the best feeling of my life stepping into my first NHL game.”#TBLvsBUF | Erik Cernak: pic.twitter.com/6sZMWQrDqP— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) November 14, 2018
Should the Lightning trade for William Nylander? Alan thinks so! We swear! He totally does!
Martin St. Louis is in the Hall of Fame, so of course it’s now time to ask who will be the “next” player like him to make it. Can we say Yanni Gourde? Yes, yes we can. Speaking of Marty, Justin transcribed St. Louis’ acceptance speech for accessibility.
Joe Smith is having a live Q&A this afternoon.
LIVE Q&A: Reporter @JoeSmithTB will be here tomorrow from 1-2 p.m. ET to take all of your @TBLightning questions.— The Athletic (@TheAthleticTB) November 14, 2018
Send them in now! https://t.co/Ky0VYJXxhm pic.twitter.com/og7LoIHIRA
Are you local to the Tampa region? Don’t forget about this today!
Come out to the Lucky Dill Deli (W Boy Scout Blvd location) tomorrow for #TBLvsPIT!— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) November 14, 2018
Party starts at 6pm with $4 20oz @budlight draft specials. ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/lNM2j22HqI
In other organizational news, the Syracuse Crunch honored a local hockey player and veteran last night in a sweet ceremony prior to the game.
I'm not crying you are.— Niko Tamurian (@NikoTamurian) November 15, 2018
95-year old Marsh Webster honored by the @SyracuseCrunch tonight. He drops the puck, gets a surprise special jersey.
Marsh started his career during the Great Depression, the only interruption in his career?
His 16-month deployment in World War 2. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/plMM4C3C4c
The team also gave an official look at the final touches to their new video board.
The Orlando Solar Bears apparently do a thing called Wine Down Wednesday and I want the Syracuse Crunch to copy them, except they need to do Wine Down Friday or Saturday. (I’m old and can’t do Wednesday night games anymore.)
We're officially one week away from our first Wine Down Wednesday of the season!— Orlando Solar Bears (@OrlandoHockey) November 14, 2018
Get $10 tickets NOW! https://t.co/4X4YYvHjsX pic.twitter.com/q6eFpbE087
Former Lightning forward and current Minnesota Wild player JT Brown gave a tour of his home, including a peak-in at his baby girl and her room.
Minnesotan. Hockey player. Husband. Dad.— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) November 14, 2018
📹 @JTBrown23 takes you into his home for the latest #BecomingWild pres. by @DriveToyota → https://t.co/5EGa4UCEZi pic.twitter.com/txx0cEcaYF
Former Crunch captain and Lightning forward Erik Condra has been named an alternate captain with AHL Texas.
Tuesday night was a milestone evening for Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo.
Roberto Luongo (39 years, 223 days) became the fourth goaltender in NHL history, aged 39 or older, to start a season 4-0-0 through his first four personal decisions. #NHLStats #FLAvsPHI pic.twitter.com/oTyRUfEpNl— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) November 14, 2018
Antti Niemi is confusing, and fans of the Montreal Canadiens would like for him not to be.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have extend general manager Jim Rutherford through the 2021-22 season.
Penguins goalie prospect Tristan Jarry scored a goal yesterday with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
🚨GOALIE GOAL ALERT🚨— AHL (@TheAHL) November 14, 2018
Tristan Jarry gets a goal for the @WBSPenguins, the first goalie goal in WBS history! pic.twitter.com/cvMwvFqP61
TFW you score the first goalie goal in @WBSPenguins history. 🚨— AHL (@TheAHL) November 14, 2018
📸: Kelly Shea, China Wong, Danny Baxter pic.twitter.com/2S9mdsYRts
The Washington Captials had to utilize an EBUG last night, and the internets kind of loved it.
The Caps emergency goalie is also on Twitter. And followed by @ZachBoychuk. pic.twitter.com/MjrgQiEqRs— Ted Starkey (@TedStarkey) November 15, 2018
Here's the hockeydb page for Gavin McHale, the Capitals' emergency backup tonight. He's the goalie coach for the University of Manitoba women's team. https://t.co/uQ9CuhDg4P— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) November 15, 2018
Your Gavin McHale throwback photo: pic.twitter.com/YUUTo5Gd3p— Ted Starkey (@TedStarkey) November 15, 2018
And judging by all those leather straps he’s got an old set of Connor Hellebuyck’s pads on 😂— InGoal Magazine (@InGoalMedia) November 15, 2018
Bears? No, B’ars!
Before they were the @TheHersheyBears, they were the B'ars.— Good Day PA (@GoodDayPA) November 14, 2018
Sports Director @greggmace shares a new look at the history of the team. @hersheyhistory https://t.co/JAsgHOoj5B
Oh, God. Soon it’s CBA discussion time again. This time, it’s the players and their needs who may just take center stage.
Featuring a link dump inside of a link dump? It’s link dumpcetion! There were so many good stories for Women’s Hockey Wednesday, we just couldn’t decide on one or two, so we’re including them all.
The 2018 Four Nations Cup has come to an end, so it’s time for the NWHL to get back to work. There’s plenty for each of their teams to work on, and Mike Murphy breaks it down over at The Ice Garden. While the teams worry about those things, the league is going to be hosting a goaltending development camp in Estero, where ECHL Florida plays.
The Maine Mariners of the ECHL are awkward, and proud of it.
Mariners Hockey Ops wants to get you ready for Thanksgiving with tonight's Awkward Autographed Items of the Game! Get your tickets now and these could be yours! #Awkward https://t.co/evUTKLKGpD pic.twitter.com/BcbBVaLuNB— Maine Mariners Hockey (@MarinersOfMaine) November 14, 2018
CapFriendly continues to be innovative in giving hockey fans things to obsess over.
With the announcement of #Penguins GM Jim Rutherford signing a new 3 year extension with the club, we thought this would be a great time to give you all a sneak peek of a new feature we're currently working on and that should be ready to launch soon 😉 pic.twitter.com/bx2E5xwLl0— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) November 14, 2018
Speaking of things to watch for, I’m going to recommend you keep an eye out for this, especially if you’re an AHL fan. Just trust me.
Features. News. Rankings. Discussion. Scouting reports. Long reads. Columns. Analytics. Tournament coverage. Live reporting. Ask me Anything-sessions. Mailbags. Let's just say: the future looks bright... #comingsoon #eprinkside #eliteprospects pic.twitter.com/B8b5khRrHw— Eliteprospects (@eliteprospects) November 14, 2018