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Quick Strikes for Monday, May 30

Pittsburgh and San Jose embark on a best-of-seven journey tonight, the Hershey Bears move on to the Calder Cup Final, an important 2016 offseason and much more in today's Quick Strikes.

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  • Today begins the Stanley Cup Final between the San Jose Sharks and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Lyle Richardson has the San Jose Sharks winning it all in this final seven game series. [Spector's Hockey]
  • No matter who wins the final round, San Jose goaltender Martin Jones and Pittsburgh goaltender Matt Murray will have made some incredible memories. [Not Your Average Hockey Blog]
  • As the Stanley Cup Final begins, so too does the AHL Calder Cup Final. The Hershey Bears advanced, eliminating the Toronto Marlies. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]
  • The recap of the elimination game from the Marlies' perspective is right here. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • A big part of Toronto's elimination was the goaltending. Read about that here. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • And finally, the Mastercard Memorial Cup has come to an end, with the London Knights winning it all. [Mastercard Memorial Cup]
  • There were some pretty big names left off the World Cup rosters this year - including Lightning forward Tyler Johnson. [Today's Slapshot]
  • There is a growing list, though, for potential general managers of a new NHL franchise in Las Vegas. [Sin Bin]
  • Could their be a potential fire sale by the New York Rangers this offseason? According to WingsNation, there could be, and the Detroit Red Wings could stand to benefit from it. [WingsNation]
  • The 2016 offseason will also make or break the Montreal Canadiens. Many fans and pundits around the league are saying that it may seal the fate of General Manager Marc Bergevin and company if they don't perform well going forward. [All Habs]
  • Finally, a request of a more personal nature. May is National NF Awareness Month. Site Manager John Fontana has had a campaign, called Deke the Deuce going for the last little while to raise funds and awareness for neurofibromatosis. Please take some time to read over his campaign, donate what you can and share on social media. It only takes a few minutes. Thank you! [Deke the Deuce GoFundMe]