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Quick Strikes for Wednesday, January 21

News and notes from Tuesday night's 4-1 Tampa Bay Lightning victory over the Vancouver Canucks, hockey in Kenya?, Zac Rinaldo being a scumbag, and more in your Wednesday linkset.

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  • Syracuse Crunch -- now Tampa Bay Lightning -- defenseman Luke Witkowski might get a chance to visit Disney World after all following a solid debut in the NHL 7 years after joining the Lightning organization. [Syracuse Post-Standard]
  • Some of the credit for the 4-1 Tampa Bay Lightning win over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday goes to the Lightning penalty kill, but some of the blame also goes to the Vancouver power play. [Nucks Misconduct]
  • "The Canucks played over a minute-and-a-half at 5-on-3, and would have had even more time if a Radim Vrbata penalty hadn't taken them off their second two-man advantage, and they mustered just two shots on goal. Their power play was powerless and it powerbombed them." [Pass it to Bulis]
  • More post-game stats and notes from the other side. [Canucks Army]
  • Mike Stuart has a recap up of Tuesday night's action as well. [Hockey Buzz]
  • This ... this is just foul. Zac Rinaldo with a dirty hit and a worse attitude. [theScore]
  • Hockey doesn't work in warm climates, right? [Youtube]
  • On Corsi, shooting percentages, and coaching changes. [Hockey Analysis]
  • The Montreal Canadiens are nipping at the Tampa Bay Lightning's heels in the Atlantic division heading into the All-Star break. The Montreal Canadiens are also paper tigers being propped up by otherworldly goaltending from Carey Price. [TSN]