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Quick Strikes for Monday, October 19

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An article on how the Lightning organization is trying to grow the sport of hockey in Florida, a piece on Connor McDavid’s early struggles and much, much more in Today’s Quick Strikes.

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  • The Tampa Bay Lightning is doing its part to make sure hockey comes to the forefront among other high school sports in Florida. The organization recently created the Lightning High School Hockey League (LHSHL) in an effort to "grow the game," according to Jay Feaster. [Tampa Tribune]
  • The Syracuse Crunch defeated the Binghamton Senators in its home opener on Saturday. Jeff Tambellini scored twice, including just 16 seconds into the game to lead the team to a score of 2-1. [Bolt Prospects]
  • Shane O'Donnell is saying goodbye to Litter Box Cats. Best of luck to you, Shane, in your future endeavors over at The Rat Trick. [Litter Box Cats]
  • In yesterday's Quick Strikes, we posted part one of Hilary Knight's interview with Today's Slapshot. Here is part two of that interview, where she talks more about making the jump to the NWHL. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Another professional women's league recently started its season (albeit it's eighth season). Here is a preview of what to expect when following the league. [Puck Daddy]
  • Connor McDavid's early struggles are perhaps magnified by being a highly touted first overall draft playing for a market that really loves its hockey. [Spector's Hockey]
  • This piece takes a look at the teams around the NHL that have been lucky, as well as those that have been good, through the first five or so games of the season. [Today's Slapshot]
  • The New Jersey Devils, however, have been neither lucky nor good in the first few games of the season. [All About the Jersey]
  • Puck Daddy sat down with NHL veteran and Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan and talked about his 20 seasons in the league, whether he can see himself playing much longer and his legacy. [Puck Daddy]
  • Jake Visser, equipment manager for the U.S. National Team Development Program U-17 squad, is attempting to raise money through an auction for No Marine Stands Alone, a charity that helps parents attend their son or daughter's graduation from boot camp for the Marine Corps. Information on how you may be able to help is within. [Hometown Life]On the Forecheck