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Quick Strikes for Tuesday, November 4

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In this edition of Quick Strikes: Drouin’s drop in ice time is part of the plan, an interesting strategy by a goalie for getting out of a 2-on-0, “Oberging” in Toronto, and more.

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  • Alex Killorn is questionable for Thursday's game against Calgary. If he cannot play, Mike Blunden or Cedric Paquette could be called up. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • You may have noticed Jonathan Drouin's pretty drastic drop in ice time recently. Alexis Boucher says the Lightning is right to be patient with the young forward. [Lightning Shout]
  • Off the subject of hockey specifically, Lightning owner Jeff Vinik has hired a new person for his redevelopment team that is tasked with revitalizing Channelside Bay Plaza. The focus here is on events in Channelside and at the outdoor mall. [Tampa  Bay  Business Journal]
  • Hilary Knight and Anne Schleper enjoyed their time while practicing with the Anaheim Ducks and Tampa Bay Lightning, but both say they want more. [International Ice Hockey Federation]
  • Incredibly sad news to report this morning, as an 8-year-old fan in France has died of injuries sustained after being struck by a puck during a French league game. [Puck Daddy]
  • Bridgeport Sound Tigers goalie David Leggio had an interesting strategy when faced with a 2-on-0 - he knocked the net right off its moorings. [YouTube]
  • The Detroit Red Wings had a goal disallowed in overtime against the Buffalo Sabres for "standing in the crease." These calls have plagued the NHL recently. Will anything change? [Kukla's Korner]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs' AHL affiliate, the Marlies, is right around the corner. They are taking "Oberging" to a whole new level to manage their salary cap situation. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • Vladimir Tarasenko scored a pretty insane goal last night. As the video within says, this one will be on the highlight reel for a while. [CBC]