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Quick Strikes for Friday, April 17: Mrazek'd Edition

The Tampa Bay Lightning dropped Game 1 of their first round playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night after a stellar effort in net from Petr Mrazek.

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  • Plenty of recaps, analysis and editorial to chew through following the Game 1 defeat at the hands of the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night. From the Detroit perspective, first. [Winging it in Motown
  • Some Tampa Bay Lightning franchise records set in the defeat. [Tampa Tribune]
  • Thomas Fernandez says special teams are to blame. Tampa Bay was 0/7 on their power play in Game 1, scored a shorthanded goal, and allowed one. [Sports Talk Florida]
  • The challenge for the Lightning now is to forget the result and stick to the process. [Hockey Buzz]
  • Former Raw Charge writer Clare Austin provided a preview of the goaltending in the Detroit-Tampa Bay series, which seems especially relevant after Game 1. [In Goal]
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning are in the midst of their playoff run while their AHL affiliate struggles to find consistency as their own playoff run is set to begin. []
  • This summer is likely to be a tumultuous one as teams swap players, coaches, and GMs. Odds on who lands where. [Kuklas Korner]
  • James Mirtle on the potential impact Saturday's draft lottery could have on the fate of an NHL franchise sure to land a generational talent. [The Globe and Mail]