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Quick Strikes for Sunday, November 23

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Stamkos on McDavid, the Frozen Dome, and Don Cherry pops off.

The wrath of Cherry was unleashed in the general direction of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Buy a poppy.
The wrath of Cherry was unleashed in the general direction of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Buy a poppy.
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  • Thirty-thousand, seven hundred and fifteen. That was the attendance Saturday night at Carrier Dome. [AHLcom]
  • Oh, there was a game too, not just an event. That happened to be a Syracuse Crunch victory over Utica. [Bolt Prospects]
  • That being said, I'm not going to rob you of the chance to see a Jackass being a jackass during intermission at the game. [Syracuse.com]
  • A recap from the other side of the fence from last night's game at the Amalie. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Steven Stamkos on Connor McDavid's injury from fighting: "(McDavid is) an emotional person and very passionate about the game, and that's the game of hockey. At the end of the day, it was bad luck. The thing is, if he fights and is okay, I think the media takes a completely different look and says, 'What a guy he is, sticking up for himself. He's not afraid to go and do that,' and they'd play it off like that." [Tampabay.com]
  • Two-time gold medalist Shannon Szabados got her first win in the SPHL when the Columbus Cottonmouths defeated the Fayetteville FireAntz 5-4 in overtime. The game also featured female referees. [NHL.com]
  • Move over, Matthew Perry. This time around, it's your "Friends" co-star Matt LeBlanc that gets the hockey limelight as a fan of the game. [The Hockey News]
  • A FanPost Friday talked about the Maple Leafs fans and media taking offense to the lack of post-game salute after their win against the Bolts on Thursday night. Don Cherry in usual Cherry fashion caps off the amplified over-reaction. [NHL.com]