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Quick Strikes for Monday, October 13

A lot of news about the Syracuse Crunch (who opened their season over the weekend), plus analysis of the Florida Panthers power play and a feature on Dustin Tokarski make up our Quick Strikes for October 13.

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  • Slater Koekkoek and Andrei Vasilevskiy made their AHL debuts on Sunday at the War Memorial for the Syracuse Crunch. Koekkoek posted an assist and Vasilevskiy made 23 saves in the 4-3 overtime loss to the Hartford Wolf Pack. [Syracuse.com]
  • New overtime rules for the AHL were a contributing factor in the Syracuse Crunch's loss on Sunday. [Syracuse.com]
  • Crunch play-by-play commentator Dan D'Uva spoke with Cedric Paquette, who was the first star of the game against the Hartford Wolfpack on Sunday. [SoundCloud]
  • When the Crunch participates in the much-anticipated "Frozen Dome" game at the Carrier Dome  against the Utica Comets on November 22, pieces of history from the Hockey Hall of Fame will be displayed.[Syracuse.com]
  • When NHL officials decided to incorporate the "dry scrape" before starting overtime, they had good intentions. But George Malik says the new rule has gotten off to a rough start, including taking longer to scrape the ice than some expected. [Kukla's Korner]
  • During Thursday's game versus the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Florida Panthers only managed two shots on goal during two power plays and went 0-2. Litter Box Cats did a fantastic job analyzing what went wrong. [Litter Box Cats]
  • After being traded by the Lightning to the Montreal Canadiens during the 2012-13 season, goalie Dustin Tokarski is getting his chance at the NHL level as backup to Carey Price. And it looks like the Habs organization has a lot of faith in him. [Montreal Canadiens]