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Quick Strikes for Monday, June 13

The Penguins lift Lord Stanley's chalice, the Lake Erie Monsters win the Calder Cup, some reflection on Gordie Howe's life and legacy and much more in Today's Quick Strikes.

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  • If you missed Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks last night, you missed one for the ages. It was a tight contest, but the Penguins came out on top, 3-1, to win the Stanley Cup. [Pens Labyrinth]
  • Just like that, the Sharks' magical run is over. But they certainly have nothing to be ashamed of, earning their first Stanley Cup Final berth in franchise history. [Fear the Fin]
  • Before the game last night, the Penguins and the Sharks paid tribute to "Mr. Hockey," Gordie Howe. Howe passed away Friday at the age of 88. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Gordie Howe left a legacy on the hockey world that will never be forgotten. Here are three moments that helped define Mr. Hockey's legacy. [Wings Nation]
  • While the Penguins celebrated their Stanley Cup win, the Lake Erie Monsters cemented their own place in history. The Monsters brought home Cleveland, Ohio's first professional sports championship since 1964 with their Calder Cup win over the Hershey Bears. It was not without excitement, as the Monsters won 1-0 in overtime. [The Cannon]
  • Columbus Blue Jackets forward Scott Hartnell has reportedly waived his no-trade clause. That will allow the Blue Jackets to clear up much-needed cap space. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Among all the rumors of expansion and relocation among NHL teams, an unexpected name popped up over the weekend. Hockey analyst Elliotte Friedman floated the Ottawa Senators in his '30 Thoughts' piece. [The 6th Sens]
  • Best of the Bay 2016 is just getting started. Creative Loafing Tampa Bay is looking for nominations for the annual awards. [Creative Loafing Tampa Bay]