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Quick Strikes for Wednesday, November 19

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The recap of last night’s Lightning loss from the other side, the “dry scrape” is no more, huge news for the Arizona State Sun Devils hockey team and more.

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  • The Lightning struggled for most of the game against the New York Islanders last night. Here is the recap from the other side. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • A new study has been released that suggests teams may be losing out on NHL talent because of high tax rates. Of course, neither the Lightning nor the Panthers have to worry about that, as Florida does not have a state income tax. [CBC]
  • Just two months into the regular season, the NHL is scrapping the "dry scrape" before overtime because of delays that officials deemed too long. [TSN]
  • Mother Nature got in between Patrick Kaleta and the Buffalo Sabres last night. The bruising forward was a healthy scratch because he was snowed in at home. [Puck Daddy]
  • At age 42, veteran goalie Martin Brodeur hasn't given up hope that he will eventually be signed by an NHL club. He and the New Jersey Devils parted ways after 21 years. [Puck Daddy]
  • The NHL Department of Player Safety has evolved drastically during the past few years. [The Star Tribune]
  • Commissioner Gary Bettman shot down expansion talks again, saying there has been "no effort crying out for immediate expansion." [National Post]
  • It is a huge day for Arizona State's hockey team. The Sun Devils hockey team will be elevated to NCAA Division I status by 2017. [Fox Sports]
  • Things went bump last night for the Toronto Maple Leafs. One big bump. Huge. A 9-goals-allowed bump. [On the Forecheck]