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Quick Strikes for Tuesday, April 28

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Lots of opinions on the Niklas Kronwall hit on Nikita Kucherov + more from the Tampa Bay Lightning's 5-2 win in Game 6 in your Tuesday links.

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  • "Damnit Tyler Johnson. He's like Brad Marchand, but not dirty and better offensively." [Winging it in Motown]
  • Dave Mishkin's column ("Extra Shift") doesn't get linked in this space nearly enough. His thoughts following the win in Game 6 are a good read. [Tampa Bay Lightning]
  • The Detroit Red Wings had, up until this point, played a very clean and mistake-free game. Not so on Monday night. [Detroit News]
  • The Bolts have benefited from last year's early playoff exit. One game series starts Wednesday to avoid another one. [Yahoo]
  • 66% of respondents in this poll think Niklas Kronwall will not be suspended by the NHL. [theScore]
  • Some notes on good performances from Tyler Johnson and Matt Carle in the latest edition of Statistically Speaking. [TSN]
  • The NHL playoffs are getting ugly, says one neutral observer. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • Stephen Burtch places Anton Stralman amongst his Norris Trophy candidates. [Sportsnet]