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Quick Strikes for Friday, May 8

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News and notes from the 6-2 defeat at the hands of the Montreal Canadiens in Game 4 on Thursday night + more from around the NHL in Friday's links.

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  • This one might be a tough read for Lightning fans; the opposition recap of the 6-2 beatdown in Game 4, as the Habs beat the Lightning for the first time in the last 9 tries. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]
  • It's an uphill battle, no doubt, but if the Lightning think the Habs aren't going to fight they're sorely mistaken. [Sportsnet]
  • Tyler Johnson is among the presumptive Conn Smythe Trophy favorites, should the Lightning go the distance. [Puck Daddy]
  • "A 3-0 series lead isn't what it used to be..." This is now appropriate in reverse; the Habs, who held a 3-0 lead and advanced, faced that deficit themselves and have won the first of the four they need. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]
  • What exactly happened in that final, frantic minute of play in Game 3 that saw the Lightning win on a Tyler Johnson buzzer beater? [theScore]
  • Don't bring guns to arenas. It's sad that this is a thing that needs to be said. [CTV]
  • Is Tampa Bay Lightning forward Tyler Johnson the best Syracuse Crunch alum of all time? [Syracuse.com]
  • Travis Yost on why scoring in the playoffs is down. [TSN]
  • Barry Trotz has everything working for the Caps in the other Eastern Conference semifinal. [The Washington Post]
  • Amelia L is stepping down as managing editor of the Ottawa Senators SBN hockey blog. [Silver Seven]
  • The latest on the NHL-to-Seattle; it's looking more likely by the day. When, not if. [Sonics Arena]