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Quick Strikes for Monday, October 26

Goalies, goalies and more goalies! Also, some scary stories from around the NHL and much more in our Quick Strikes.

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  • The Lightning dropped a tough one Saturday in the Windy City on the second half of a back-to-back. While they made it all the way to overtime having kept the game scoreless, Jonathan Toews scored early in the 3-on-3 play. [Second City Hockey]
  • However, as I alluded to above, backup goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis had one hell of a game. Called up for his first game of the NHL season, Gudlevskis made 31 saves before Chicago finally scored in overtime. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Speaking of backup goalies, our friends at Blueshirt Banter look at the importance of these guys in some in-depth analysis. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • The Edmonton Oilers seem to have a goalie controversy brewing, as Anders Nilsson is pushing Cam Talbot for playing time. [Oilers Nation]
  • There was a sad-looking puppy at the game between the Minnesota Wild and Winnipeg Jets on Friday night. [SBNation NHL]
  • Are you ready for Halloween? These NHL teams are, with some horror stories of their own. [Spector's Hockey]
  • The Carolina Hurricanes, much like the Tampa Bay Lightning, have struggled on the penalty kill this season. Do they have a need for speed? [Canes and Coffee]
  • "I got too excited about hockey and started a business." Read how one writer is helping others report on women's hockey with a crowdfunding website she started called The Victory Press. [Keysmash]