The winning team was in Newfoundland.

ICYMI

Down and Out in Columbus

Six Lightning prospects invited to Team Canada’s WJC U-20 Camp

Tampa Bay Lightning Bi-Weekly(ish) Report

The Kalamazoo Wings make a deal for the third best Kessel

The Bolts

“Matt Taormina and Jeremy Morin each scored twice as the Syracuse Crunch blew past the St. John’s IceCaps, 6-2, tonight at the Mile One Centre.” [SyracuseCrunch.com]

The Bolt Prospects Podcast, Episode 78, is out! It covers Brayden Point, the Predators game, and who’s stepping up in Stamkos’s absense. [Bolt Prospect]

“Tampa Bay Lightning center Valtteri Filppula scored his 150th career NHL goal in the Lightning’s 5-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.” [Bolts by the Bay]

Boyle is brutally honest in Bolts’ loss. “While he was critical of the team’s overall performance, there were two players Boyle was incredibly supportive of throughout all of this, Lightning goaltenders Ben Bishop and Andrei Vasilevskiy. Boyle goes on to say what great teammates they’ve been since the Lightning hit their unfortunate skid.” [Bolts by the Bay]

Did Tim Peel rob the team from a goal? Perhaps so. “The Tampa Bay Lightning finally start to show some offense against the Columbus Blue Jackets and suddenly everything is taken away by a ridiculous call.” [Bolts by the Bay]

William Karlsson line does damage against Lightning’s Andrei Vasilevskiy. “Before a game Friday at Tampa Bay, Lightning coach Jon Cooper said what makes the Blue Jackets a difficult opponent is the scoring balance throughout their lineup.” [Blue Jackets Xtra]

Blue Jackets Storm The Lightning. “On the heels of their Florida road trip, the Blue Jackets hosted Tampa Bay here in Columbus and quite simply dominated them, in no small part because of the line of Scott Hartnell, William Karlsson, and Josh Anderson, who accounted for three of the Blue Jackets’ goals in a 5-1 victory.” [Jackets Cannon]

“The Lightning got dominated by Columbus in a 5-1 defeat, stretching its losing streak to a season high-matching three games. Columbus outworked, outshot (38-27) and outhit the Lightning.” [Tampa Bay Times]

The League

Alex Ovechkin is on track to break Wayne Gretzky’s career goals record. [ESPN]

The U.S. Army might have an issue with the NHL’s newest franchise. [Washington Post]

Jack’s back: Eichel helps Sabres win in his season debut after a leg injury. [CSN Philly]


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