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Find out how the in-game magic happens at Amalie Arena, see the Panthers new jersey design, catch up some free agency previews and check out the latest episode of the Bolt Prospects podcast in today's morning links.

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  • According to Stadium Journey, the Lightning have the 5th best arena experience in the NHL. See their full 30 venue ranking here. [Stadium Journey]
  • Meet the wizards who make the magic happen for the Lighting to create that 5th best arena experience. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Check the latest episode of the Bolt Prospects podcast. [Bolt Prospects]
  • The officials were mic'd up during the conference finals including games between the Lightning and Penguins. The video is posted over at Pensburgh. [Pensburgh]
  • Mike Darnay breaks down how a set faceoff play led to Conor Sheary's overtime game winner in game two of the Stanley Cup Final. [Pensburgh]
  • Unfortunately for Sharks' fans, their team is 0-10 when falling behind 2-0 in a playoff series. [The Mercury News]
  • The Islanders re-signed Casey Cizikas for five years and $16.75 million. The reactions to the signing were mixed at best. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • The Panthers unveiled new logos late yesterday. [SB Nation]
  • Vadim Shipachyov will remain in the KHL next year much to the disappointment of several NHL tams including the Montreal Canadiens. [Eyes on the Prize]
  • HockeyStatMiner has an in depth analysis of Rick Nash's trade value and some potential options theRangers could pursue if they want to move him. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • Tyson Barrie is one of the most interesting names reportedly available via trade this summer. See how the folks that watched him all year graded his performance. [Mile High Hockey]
  • The Red Wings are reportedly interested in signing KHL forward Alexander Radulov to a one year deal in the $4 million to $5 million range. [Wingin' it in Motown]
  • On the Forecheck previews Kyle Okposo's upcoming free agency. [On the Forecheck]
  • The Panthers are looking for help naming their AHL affiliate.  Given the internet's history with naming things, Catty McCatface seems like a lock to win. [Litter Box Cats]
  • The QMJHL will host its annual draft on Sunday in Charlottestown, Prince Edward Island. [CBC News]
  • Hockey Winnipeg further eliminates bodychecking at lower level youth hockey. [Winnipeg Sun]