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Quick Strikes for Sunday, October 26

In this edition of Quick Strikes: Injuries galore for the Tampa Bay Lightning, the first South Florida native appeared in an NHL game, a showing of solidarity among three Canadian NHL teams, and more.

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  • The Tampa Bay Lightning will be glad to get back home after this road trip. An injury to Brett Connolly is the latest bit of adversity for the Bolts. He is considered "week-to-week." [Rotowire]
  • Brian Boyle trains hard during the off-season. He recently put Lightning reporter Michelle Gingras to the test when she joined him in the Bolts' training room. [The Hockey News]
  • The Syracuse Crunch dropped a tough one to the Portland Pirates last night and saw their three-game winning streak come to an end. [Syracuse.com]
  • The first south Florida native appeared in an NHL game last night when Shayne Gostisbehere suited up for the Philadelphia Flyers. The Pembroke Pines native was a 2012 third round draft pick. [Miami Herald]
  • Vincent Lecavalier returned to skating in practice for the first time since his October 11 injury. He hopes to be playing when the Flyers come to Tampa on October 30. [Courier-Post]
  • Twitter has been crucial in bringing together fans from all over during NHL games. [Toronto Sun]
  • A weakening Canadian dollar could mean less revenue for Canadian NHL teams, which can mean trouble paying contracts and remaining solvent. [Montreal Gazette]
  • There was an impressive showing of solidarity last night among the Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Montreal Canadiens. In this video, sure to give you goosebumps, the three teams coordinated the singing of "O, Canada" before their respective games: