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Quick Strikes for Friday, May 29 -- Game 7 Gameday Edition

News and notes from around the NHL as the Tampa Bay Lightning prepare for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals vs. the New York Rangers.

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  • Point/counterpoint between our Managing Editor John Fontanta and New York Rangers blog; reviewing the Eastern Conference Finals so far and previewing Game 7. []
  • Frozen on Ice all over again! More scheduling conflicts at Amalie Arena are possible should the Lightning do the thing tonight. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Tampa Bay's forecheck will be key if they are to prevail in Game 7. [Intelligent Hockey]
  • The Lightning are unfazed by New York's recent Game 7/elimination game record of late; just another challenge to overcome on the way to the ultimate goal. [Fox Sports Florida]
  • Though, folks seem to be conveniently overlooking a key stat -- Tampa Bay's record at Madison Square Garden this year. [Lightning Shout]
  • Hey, look, another "Ben Bishop shaky" article. /fartnoise [New York Post]
  • Oilers Nation takes a look at the Bolts' cap situation and who might be available in a trade as soon as this summer. [Oilers Nation]
  • The Buffalo Sabres hired Dan Bylsma as their head coach, which sends a compensatory draft pick to the Pittsburgh Penguins (who fired him). [Pensburgh]
  • Original AHL realignment plan didn't have all the New York teams together. Syracuse Crunch owner Howard Dolgon had a big hand in that development. []
  • The St. Johns IceCaps unveil a new logo. [IceCaps]