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Quick Strikes for Sunday, May 24

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Another marathon Anaheim Ducks-Chicago Blackhawks game and news from around the NHL for Sunday's links.

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  • A solid feature on Alex Killorn, who continues to impress in a top-6 role with the Tampa Bay Lightning. [ESPN]
  • Dave Lozo argues the Lightning need Ben Bishop to bounce back from consecutive bad games the same way Henrik Lundqvist did in the New York Rangers Game 4 win. [Bleacher Report]
  • Joe Smith makes basically the same argument. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • A recap of the double OT loss by the Anaheim Ducks to the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. Both series are now knotted up. [Anaheim Calling]
  • Antoine Vermette goes from healthy scratch to the hero in 2OT, scoring the game-winning goal in Game 4 for the Hawks after sitting in the press box for Game 3. [Second City Hockey]
  • Puck Daddy predicts Steve Yzerman to win the GM of the Year award. [Puck Daddy]
  • Might this summer be another one to pillage the cap-strapped contenders in Chicago? Some folks think so. [Oilers Nation]
  • Edmonton Oilers interim head coach Todd Nelson has been told he is free to look elsewhere for work. The Oilers hired Todd McLellan, of course, rather than keeping Nelson on long-term as a head coach. [Edmonton Journal]
  • The NHL coaching carousel continues to spin, but there are only a few destinations left. A look at high-profile coaching free agent Dan Bylsma. [Die by the Blade]