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Quick Strikes for Sunday, October 19

In this edition of Quick Strikes: A great start to Jonathan Drouin’s two-week conditioning stint in Syracuse, no surprises from the Tampa Bay Lightning this year, and a cool addition to Cam Talbot’s Ghostbusters-themed goalie mask.

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  • Jonathan Drouin has looked impressive in his first two games in a Syracuse Crunch uniform. Last night, he notched two assists in a 4-2 Crunch win over the Binghamton Senators. [Syracuse.com]
  • Also during the game, Kristers Gudlevskis made 43 saves. Coach Rob Zettler hopes that he and Andrei Vasilevskiy will continue to push each other for the No. 1 spot. [Syracuse.com]
  • Check out some quotes following the Crunch win over the Springfield Falcons on Friday night, including audio from Rob Zettler and Jonathan Drouin. [SoundCloud]
  • With an upgraded defense and Jonathan Drouin waiting in the wings, the Tampa Bay Lightning are not surprising anyone this season. [Sports Talk Florida]
  • The Lightning donated a jersey to their former CHL affiliate, the Brampton Beast, for the team's Fan Fest:

  • Sami Salo has reportedly had wrist surgery, which might mean retirement for the 40-year-old veteran. [Sportsnet]
  • Cam Talbot's Ghostbusters goalie mask got an awesome addition at the hands of actor Bill Murray. [SNY Rangers]
  • Charles Wang, former owner of the New York Islanders, got just under $500 million for his sale of the franchise to Jonathan Ledecky and Scott Malkin. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Canucks Army has their recap of last nights 4-2 Lightning win if you want a view from the other side. [Canucks Army]