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Quick Strikes for Tuesday, February 9th

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Hockey links, news, and more (plus coffee!) in this edition of Quick Strikes.

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  • Tampa Bay Lightning forward Tyler Johnson is, thank goodness, once again good at the hockey. [The Tampa Tribune]
  • Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos has been used more on the penalty kill lately, and the results are favorable. [The Tampa Tribune]
  • Lightning forward Erik Condra had a homecoming of sorts during last night's game at Ottawa. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • The Lightning must, whether it wants to or not, make a decision on who is the long-term starter. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • The roller-coaster continues for the Syracuse Crunch, who are down three in this week's AHL Power Rankings. [Chirps from Center Ice]
  • Syracuse has signed forward Andrew Yogan to another professional try-out contract. Yogan played with Syracuse before the All-Star break, scoring one goal in the one game he played with the Crunch. [Syracuse Crunch]
  • The Crunch's Change for Change initiative, created by Crunch captain Mike Angelidis and his teammates, aims to raise money for pediatric cancer research at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital and help improve the odds for children with cancer. [Go Fund Me]
  • Is it still possible for any team to run away with the NHL's Atlantic Division? [The Sports Quotient]
  • Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals has become the third player ever to begin his career With 11-straight 30-goal seasons. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]
  • Boston Bruins prospect goaltender Malcolm Subban fractured his larynx in practice this past Saturday. Ow. Ow. OW. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Multiple sources have confirmed that the St. Louis Blues could host the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2017 Winter Classic. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
  • Lyle Richardson has a few thoughts on the free-falling Montreal Canadiens. [Spector's Hockey]
  • The New York Islanders were good for an 8-1 "slaughter" of the Edmonton Oilers this past weekend. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • Is the spirit of giving the newest fad for hockey players trying to break a scoring slump? [The 6th Sens]
  • Amanda Kessel's return to the Gophers puts her professional aspirations back on track, and her deciding who to play for next year will greatly impact the direction of Women's Hockey in North America. [Hockey Wilderness]
Allokago's coffee recommendation of the day: Fool's Cremera
The battle of Vanilla, Caramel and Cream. Will Vanilla battle its way to your taste buds or will Caramel and Cream trip him from behind for the glory?