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Quick Strikes for Tuesday, May 10

postmortem for the Isles, ticket sales schedule for the Eastern Conference Finals, Guy Boucher speaks! Plus other news and reads for Tuesday....

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  • New York Islanders wing Matt Martin had a frustration to deal with out on the ice during the series with the Bolts: Victor Hedman. The wing talks about the challenge of dealing with #77. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • Five reasons why the Tampa Bay Lightning are back in the Eastern Conference Finals. [USA Today]
  • If you're planning to attend games 3, 4 and (if necessary) game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals at Amalie Arena, ticket sales get underway on Thursday, May 12th. [Tampa Bay Lightning]
  • Life without Steven Stamkos has proven to be passable for the Lightning, writes James Mirtle. (That's on the ice, indeed. It's not like Stamkos is out of contact with the team, though. Jus' saying...).[The Globe and Mail]
  • In fact, the team makes note of how the injuries to Stamkos, Anton Stralman and others have been overcome to get this far. [Tampa Bay Lightning]
  • As the dust begins to settle for the Islanders, the question is asked -€” what do they need to be better? What kind of changes will make them elite? [Islanders Insight]
  • The Dallas Stars won last night, forcing their series with the St. Louis Blues to game 7. [Defending Big D]
  • What to watch for with the Nashville Predators / San Jose Sharks game 6... The Preds are on the brink and the Sharks on the verge... Can Nashville push the series to game 7? [On the Forecheck]
  • What kind of change it will lead to is unclear for sure, but the Detroit Red Wings have parted ways with goalie coach Jim Bedard, who has overseen Detroit netminders for quite a while... [InGoal Magazine]
  • Bruce Boudreau has landed in Minnesota after his dismissal in Anaheim; our old friend Guy Boucher is now in charge of the Ottawa Senators. Both signed enticing contracts with cash payouts and... and... And RMNB thinks Barry Trotz deserves a better payday. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]
  • Speaking of the Senators and Guy Boucher, Boucher was on the radio talking things related to the Senators and the road ahead. [The 6th Sens]
  • The Florida Panthers re-signed defenseman Eric Gudbranson to a one-year contract extension. [Litter Box Cats]
  • Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins was injured during play at the IIHF World Championships on Monday. [Big Bad Blog]
  • With the Portland Pirates of the AHL relocating from Portland to Springfield, Massachusetts, a market's loss is potential another minor league's gain. []
  • The wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta have ravaged the forest area and the city itself... Case in point: The ravaging of a hockey collectors treasure. [Global News]