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Quick Strikes for Friday, April 3

News and notes from the 2-1 OT loss to the Ottawa Senators + more from around the NHL in Friday's links.

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  • Check the recap from the other point of view, as the Ottawa Senators fight to stay in the playoff hunt. [Silver Seven]
  • Playoff tickets for the Lightning go on sale at 10 AM this morning... But only to Florida residents. []
  • Tyler Johnson is Tampa Bay's nominee for the Masterton Trophy. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • How are trade deadline acquisitions working out for their new teams (including Tampa Bay Lightning D Braydon Coburn)? [ESPN]
  • Why did the newest Bolts -- goaltender Adam Wilcox -- choose to sign with the team that drafted him instead of opting for free agency? []
  • Eric Neilson, last year's overall winner, is Syracuse's nominee for Man of the Year once again. [AHL]
  • On Kristers Gudlevskis, save percentage, and shot quality. [Puckology]
  • Brett Connolly returned from his broken finger, made his Boston Bruins debut, and remembered how to set up a goal rather than score one himself. He had a pair of assists. [Hockey Buzz]
  • Dustin Byfuglien has been suspended 4 games for his crossscheck to JT Miller's neck. That won't just take some money out of his pockey; it puts a serious damper on the Winnipeg Jets' postseason hopes. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • Tanner Pearson re-ups with the Los Angeles Kings for 2-years. [Jewels from the Crown]
  • The Hockey News argues it's time to kill the 'distinct kicking motion' rule. [The Hockey News]