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Quick Strikes for Monday, December 7th

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Hockey news and links from around the different leagues.

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  • The Tampa Bay Lightning dressing room isn't stressing over the Steven Stamkos situation. [The Tampa Tribune]
  • Lightning goalie Ben Bishop had quite the scare this past Saturday night, but is thankfully okay. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Sunday marked the Lightning's 25th birthday. [Tampa Bay Lightning]
  • The Syracuse Crunch won their game this past Friday against Binghamton mostly in part to significant contributions from Adam Erne, who returned from a month-long hiatus due to injury. [Syracuse.com]
  • Syracuse lost their game this past Saturday after a late collapse versus the Utica Comets. [Bolt Prospects]
  • The Lightning reassigned forward Henri Ikonen to Crunch on Sunday, but he didn't make it in time for the Crunch's game at Albany, which Syracuse lost. The Crunch still only has 12 forwards on roster, even with the addition of Ikonen.  [Syracuse Crunch]
  • The Crunch is getting ready for their annual Tired Teddy Toss this upcoming Saturday. [Syracuse Crunch]
  • It isn't too late to contribute to the Crunch's Change for Change fundraising initiative. [Go Fund Me]
  • Someone might want to teach "Apology 101" to certain hockey players in the NHL. [Canucks Army]
  • The Arizona Coyotes claimed Viktor Tikhonov off waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks Sunday. [Second City Hockey]
  • The Carolina Hurricanes will be sellers in the early part of 2016. Who might be on the block? [Canes & Coffee]
  • 1995 was a tough year to be a Montreal Canadiens fan. [Spector's Hockey]
  • New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault may have fudged things in his recent claim regarding his team and stats. [The New York Post]
  • The Toronto Marlies signed a Zamboni driver as their backup goalie this past Friday. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • The NWHL is already developing a tradition of philanthropic efforts and establishing a tradition of giving back to those who are less fortunate and/or in need of a helping hand. [Today's Slapshot]