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Quick Strikes for Tuesday, October 21

In this edition of Quick Strikes: Gamers from the 3-2 loss in Edmonton, thoughts from Battle of California on domestic violence, Tuukka Rask is also a drummer, a venue for Raw Charge readers to get to know each other, and more.

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  • "The Lightning's first period struggles set the tone for their entire evening. They were listless. There was no urgency. There was no energy." Michael Stuart's latest on the 3-2 loss to Edmonton. [Hockey Buzz]
  • For the opposition view, there's a recap from Ryan Garner, who covers the Oilers. [Hockey Buzz]
  • Or, "The Nugemas Miracle" if you prefer, at our SBN counterpart. [Copper and Blue]
  • The Edmonton Oilers have set an exceedingly low bar for themselves if a regular season win over a non-conference opponent leads to this:
  • In light of the recent events surrounding Slava Voynov, Battle of California sheds its humorous facade  and  shares some thoughts on the issue of domestic violence. [Battle of California]
  • The Syracuse Crunch's game at the Carrier Dome on Nov. 22 will break the record for the largest attendance at an indoor AHL game. Crunch owner Howard Dolgon said ticket sales already exceed 21,000. [Syracuse.com]
  • Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask is apparently multi-talented. He recently sat in for the drummer of The Mustn'ts, a local band in Buffalo, for one song. [The Buffalo News]
  • The Buffalo Sabres announced they will retire the number of Hall of Fame goaltender Dominik Hasek prior to their home game against the Detroit Red Wings on January 13, 2015. [NHL]
  • Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens will wear a series of masks in support of mental health awareness. [The Hockey News]
    • Raw Charge is a community for hockey fans, no matter where you are from. We welcome you to comment on articles and get to know one another. Here is the perfect venue to do so. Come say hello and introduce yourself. [Raw Charge]