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Quick Strikes for Friday, May 15

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News and notes from around the NHL in Friday's links.

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  • Pierre Lebrun has a scouting report for the Tampa Bay Lightning heading into the Eastern Conference Finals against the New York Rangers. [ESPN]
  • You wouldn't expect an intersection of hockey and comedy and social media, but... Well done, Discovery Channel. Well done. [Broad Street Hockey]
  • Astronaut guy at Amalie Arena is kind of a big deal. (Sad that it's a stunt though.) [TBO]
  • The Rangers are built "to just get by". Of course that's easier to do with Henrik Lundqvist in net [Deadspin]
  • The list of referees and linesmen for the Conference Finals has been released. Brad Watson makes it through. Nobody tell Brandon Prust. [Scouting the Refs]
  • Tyler Johnson, leading Conn Smythe candidate at this point of the postseason? Maybe. [Tampa Bay Lightning]
  • Syracuse Crunch owner Howard Dolgon's dilemma with the Rangers and Lightning facing one another in the playoffs. [Syracuse.com]
  • Our fearless leader and Raw Charge's managing editor John Fontana previews NYR-TB. [DOINOW]