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Quick Strikes for Sunday, November 8

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Crunch updates, line shuffling, and Brayden Point doing good things are just a few of the items in today's Quick Strikes.

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  • In the case of the Lightning lately, combinations are not providing the desired results. Players are moved around to find some chemistry and spark better play. [The Tampa Tribune]
  • Talking with Braydon Coburn about this and that, Steven Stamkos on 'Snow Day', and Victor Hedman on television shows. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Barring something unforeseen, Nikita Nesterov will likely be the one returning to Tampa Bay to fill the seventh and final blueliner's spot there and other takeaways from the game against the Albany Devils. [Syracuse]
  • Crunch win! Syracuse took an early lead and buckled down on defense, leading to a 2-1 victory over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. [Bolt Prospects]
  • Moose Jaw Warriors forward and reigning WHL Player of the Month Brayden Point will represent Team WHL at the Canada Russia Series for a second straight year and is excited for the opportunity. [WHL]
  • Saturday night, an angry Canadiens player fired a slapshot at the Bruins' bench after taking a penalty. [SB Nation]
  • The Lightning aren't the only team having problems right now. Here's a quick statistical look at the New York Islanders, who are struggling on multiple fronts. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • Here's a mental image no one needed - Mike Babcock, head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, underwear model? Things we can't unsee. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • The New Jersey Devils honored 175 New Jersey high school Hockey captains during first intermission of Friday night's game against the Chicago Blackhawks at Prudential Center to kick off the state high school hockey season. [NJ]
  • David Backes is the leader the St Louis Blues deserve right now and the one they need first in line. [St. Louis Game Time]
  • On Saturday, "Fire on Ice," a charity hockey game to benefit the Burn Foundation of Central New York occured. The event, now in its third year, is put on by John and Kyle Stephens - a father-son firefighting duo from Ilion - and a firefighter from Washington, D.C., Greg Smith. [CNY Central]
  • Stan Fischler's dynamic duo: Hockey and the subway. He can be found in the broadcast booth for the Islanders, commenting on current and past hockey plays and games. [Newsday]