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Quick Strikes for Friday, October 9

The 2015-16 season begins in earnest for the Tampa Bay Lightning and plenty of other teams around the NHL.

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  • Jason Garrison gets his name in the history books for scoring the NHL's first ever 3-on-3 overtime game winner. [Sports Talk Florida]
  • No prospects in the lineup for opening night, but still good observations here nonetheless following the 3-2 overtime win over the Philadelphia Flyers. [Bolt Prospects]
  • The Flyers certainly gave the Bolts a game and seem to be, for one night at least, a much improved team under new head coach Dave Hakstol. The Lightning are going to get every team's best shot this season, so it could end up being even more of a grind than usual. [Broad Street Hockey]
  • The Flyers sent out 33-year old rookie defenseman Evgeny Medvedev against the Lightning on Thursday night and he was quite good. ESPN had a feature on him that also had some quotes from teammate Radko Gudas, who was a healthy scratch in the opener. [ESPN]
  • The Buffalo Sabres have a new coach, some new players, and a new goal song to top things off. [SB Nation]
  • Jack Eichel got his first NHL goal, but the Buffalo Sabres still fell in their opener 3-1 to the Ottawa Senators. [Die by the Blade]
  • Connor McDavid's debut didn't go much better for the Edmonton Oilers. [Copper and Blue]
  • Too early for an incredible comeback? Nope. The Minnesota Wild charge back from down 4-1 to beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-4. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Raffi Torres "accepts" his 41-game suspension. [Fear the Fin]
  • ESPY award winner and former NFLer Devon Sill will take part in the Syracuse Crunch's opening ceremony next weekend. [Syracuse Crunch]
  • Construction on a Pasco County ice complex has hit a snag. [TBO.com]