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Quick Strikes for Monday, April 4

Major milestones, personal feats and the end of an era are some of the themes in this edition of Quick Strikes for Monday, April 4.

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  • Anton Stralman met with the media a few days ago, walking into the Lightning dressing room in a boot with crutches to help him walk. After a fractured fibula shut him down likely for the next several weeks, though, Stralman is remaining largely positive about the situation. [Tampa Tribune]
  • In these tough times for the Tampa Bay Lightning, local writer Alexis Boucher reminds us to believe. Despite the injury bug hitting the locker room, there are many things to be proud of this season. [LightningShout]
  • Last week, we got a taste of how dominant the Florida Panthers have been this season. That dominance of late has been carried by Aleksander Barkov, Jaromir Jagr and Jonathan Huberdeau. [The Sunshine Skate]
  • Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville reached a big milestone on Sunday, winning his 800th career NHL game. Congratulations, Coach Q! [Second City Hockey]
  • Patrick Kane reached the 100-point mark on the season with a hat trick goal in the win against the Boston Bruins on Sunday. [The Hockey News]
  • Though it admittedly isn't as monumental as Quenneville's feat, John Scott - MVP of the 2016 NHL All-Star Game - has been called up to the Montreal Canadiens. If you recall, he was traded to the Canadiens and sent down to the AHL in a reported attempt to keep him from playing in the All-Star Game. [Today's Slapshot]
  • The Worcester Railers HC is the newest team to the ECHL. The club unveiled its new name and logo on Sunday at a public event. [ECHL]
  • Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby is one win away from tying Martin Brodeur's record of 48 wins in a single season. He is only one of three in the history of the NHL to win 47 games in a single season. [Sportsnet]
  • The Edmonton Oilers are reflecting on the end of an era at Rexall Place. Their final game in the arena will be on April 6. []
  • For many in Edmonton, some incredible memories were made at Rexall Place. Now, with the impending move to a new arena, new memories will be made. [Sportsnet]
  • Finally, for fans of the Oilers, there were many highs and lows (more recently, the lows). Now, players and fans alike will look to create new and hopefully better memories next season. [TSN]
  • By the time the end of the 2015-16 NHL season rolls around, we may very well have seen Pavel Datsyuk play his last game in a Detroit Red Wings uniform. There are reports out there that the two-time Stanley Cup winner is eyeing a move to Russia for family reasons going forward. [Wings Nation]