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Quick Strikes for Thursday, May 12

The face of the NWHL says goodbye, Brian Boyle antics, and more in today's Quick Strikes.

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  • Lightning vs. Penguins preview. Game 1 will be at CONSOL Energy Center Friday, May 13th at 8 p.m. Just realized the game is on Friday the 13th... [ESPN]
  • Anton Stralman may return to the lineup against the Pens this series. [NBC Sports]
  • Our friend Erik Erlendsson will be contributing to Pittsburgh Tribune Sports. Give‘em a follow for some takes from the others side. [Pittsburgh Tribune Sports]
  • Could Steven Stamkos return to action during the Eastern Conference Finals? Steve Yzerman won't say eithe rway but there is a possibility... [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Some Boston College alumni have a likely chance of hoisting the cup this year. We can only hope its Brian Boyle. [BC Interruption]
  • More about Brian Boyle and his upbringing. And I know Boiler is a pretty good nickname, but could we have #BoystertheOyster catch on too? No? Just me? [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Phil Kessel a surprising hero in the Penguins second series win. [New York Times]
  • Fans say goodbye to NWHL New York Riveter's goaltender Jenny Scrivens as she plans to retire. [Puck Daddy // Blueshirt Banter]
  • As vicious as it gets. Dan Kelly will likely see some time off with his hit to the head of Andreas Johnson. [The Hockey News]
  • Former Lightning player and Stanley Cup winner Dan Boyle sees his age may be catching up to him. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • This was just too cute not to share. [O'Fallon Police Department]
  • Very accurate account of how fans deal with controversies in the NHL playoffs. [Down Goes Brown]
  • Islanders head coach Jack Capuano will return for his seventh year. He did just help them win their first series in over 20 years. I'd keep him too. [NBC Sports]
  • The Capitals found themselves with another early playoff exit. Blame could be put on Captain Alex Ovechkin but his numbers suggest a great playoff performance. So who is really at fault? [The Score]
  • Vancouver Canuck Linden Vey looks for closure as his family is involved in small town scandal. [The Province]