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Quick Strikes for Friday, October 16

Nikita Nesterov suspension?, plus more news and notes from the 5-3 Tampa Bay Lightning loss to the Dallas Stars and updates from around the NHL.

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  • Nikita Nesterov might be facing supplemental discipline for this hit from last night's loss. [Eye on Hockey]
  • Much of the talk will be about the injury to Curtis McKenzie, but the reality on the ice was the Lightning struggled to defend, struggled on the penalty kill, and got handed pretty well by a team with some good firepower up front. There are certainly issues that must be addressed. [Dallas News]
  • And again, while rough stuff will likely be the focus as we talk about yesterday's game today, we should also note how well Dallas Stars netminder Kari Lehtonen played in net. [Defending Big D]
  • Sportsnet has a poll about whether or not Nesterov should be suspended. At time of writing, "Yes, 3+ games" was winning in a landslide. [Sportsnet]
  • Forwards and fans love the new 3-on-3. Goalies -- notably, Lightning netminder Ben Bishop -- not so much. [CBS Boston]
  • Can the Syracuse Crunch learn a lesson from last season's flop? []
  • A Q&A with Tampa Bay Lightning prospect and Syracuse Crunch goaltender Adam Wilcox. [THW]
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins are struggling out of the gate, and another injury to Beau Bennett doesn't help any. [Pensburgh]
  • Logan Couture got injured in practice. [Fear the Fin]
  • Hockey isn't just for guys. [ESPN]
  • Tampa Bay Lightning prospect and Moose Jaw Warriors forward Brayden Point was named the WHL player of the week. [WHL]
  • An update on Jeff Vinik's redevelopment of the land around Amalie Arena: "We're building half a city". [Herald Tribune]