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Quick Strikes for Thursday, October 29, 2015

Hockey Fights Cancer night, will the Lightning ever score again, and checking in with the Syracuse Crunch!

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  • The Tampa Bay Lightning will host their Hockey Fights Cancer night tonight during the game against the Colorado Avalanche. [Tampa Bay Lightning]
  • Steven Stamkos doesn't believe there is any reason to panic about the Lightning's goal drought. 'We showed last year leading the league in goals, if we don't score for a couple games, everyone from the outside is thinking the world is crashing. For this group, I have full confidence in our ability to put the puck in the net. It's going to come.' [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Looking for goals on the home stance - but according to Jon Cooper scoring is the least of their worries. [The Tampa Tribune]
  • Rookie defenseman Anthony DeAngelo has been contributing offense for Crunch. He scored his first professional goal during the third period on Sunday in Rochester - sending the game to overtime and securing a point. [Bolt Prospects]
  • Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy made his regular-season debut last night for the Syracuse Crunch, making 29 saves in a 3-1 win over the Toronto Marlies. He's there on a conditioning assignment and can be with Syracuse for three games or six days. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Syracuse Crunch goalie Kevin Poulin: 'I want to play, I want to win games'. [Syracuse.com]
  • Compromising with the NHL: 'There are times when, as a woman, it's tough to be an NHL fan.' [Victory Press]
  • Hockey Night In Canada.....Then and Now. Money may have won Sportsnet an NHL broadcast monopoly in Canada, but no amount of money can fix their absolutely brutal game presentation, especially the pre-game and intermission segments. [Hockey Spy]
  • The NHL is an acquired taste for those who grew up in the South. Here's why expansion hasn't worked as well as it could - and what can be done to help it along. [Litter Box Cats]
  • Daniel Briere was honored for his contributions to hockey on Tuesday night during the Philadelphia Flyers and Buffalo Sabres game. [The Buffalo News]
  • Halloween is just a couple days away - make sure you check out the Maple Leafs' costumes! [Pension Plan Puppets]