It’s always important to reset and see what there is. Welcome to the fifth week of Crunch hockey here at Raw Charge. With 10 weeks left in this very condensed schedule we’re already a third of the way through the season in terms of days, though it’s only games #8 and #9 of 32 this week.
At the start of the 2010s, the Tampa Bay Lightning were a franchise mired with poor asset management. In recent years, a series of trades that were meant to shed veteran players for younger prospects backfired, leaving the team with a weak prospect pool and a lack of on-the-ice talent.
Will Andreas Borgman finally make a debut for the Lightning in his absence? During the last game against the Carolina Hurricanes, the Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak left the ice early in the second period after blocking a shot on the penalty kill and didn’t return for the rest of the game.
The Tampa Bay Lightning went through an offseason of celebration. The organization had just won its first Stanley Cup since 2004, and star talents like Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman finally were able to hoist the trophy many dream about ever since they were little kids.
and the Crunch lose another forward. Before a 4-3 overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils, the last place Buffalo Sabres announced that they were healthy scratching star winger Jeff Skinner for a third straight game.
The Central Division battle for first place continues to heat up. Tampa’s second straight win over Carolina has them in a tie for second place, with each team just one point behind first place Florida.
Let the speculation begin! There is a coaching vacancy in Montreal (see link below). That means there will be rampant speculation as to who the next full-time, non-interim head coach of the Canadiens will be.
This one was never in question Three games in a row against the Carolina Hurricanes, two wins for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tampa Bay shut down Carolina this evening with a suffocating effort that saw the Hurricanes struggles to maintain offensive pressure until the game was well within hand for the Bolts.
The second rookie to make his debut in as many games gets on the scoreboard Ross Colton isn’t on this roster to score goals. Yet, here we are. On his second shift in the National Hockey League, and with the first shot he took in the NHL, he picked up his first career goal.
Feb. 24 will mark the one-year anniversary of the trade deadline deal that brought Barclay Goodrow to the Tampa Bay Lightning. General manager Julien BriseBois dealt Anthony Greco and a 2020 first-round pick to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Goodrow and a 2020 third-round pick.
Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos is among the latest names thave been added to the NHL’s COVID-19 Protocol list. He missed the Lightning’s last game with a lower body injury and was considered day to day.