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Quick Strikes for Tuesday, Aug. 23

Best of the Bolts is down to the Elite Eight: Cast your vote

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New York Islanders v Tampa Bay Lightning- Game Two

The Bolts

  • The Best of the Bolts competition is in the Elite Eight. Cast your vote for “Vladdy with the hatty” or “Stopping an Avalanche.” [Lightning.NHL.com]

The NHL

  • The Islanders TV crew lost longtime play-by-play guy Howie Rose. Meet the guy who’s replacing him, Brendan Burke. He’s wanted to be a broadcaster since he was 9. [New York Post]
  • Carey Price is back to his old self. Which is bad news for everyone not on the Canadiens. [InGoal Magazine]
  • Are the new Leafs the same as the old Leafs? [Globe and Mail]
  • The Jimmy Vesey Watch is thankfully over. Final thoughts from a fan base that was let down as he chose to go to Manhattan. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]
  • The latest look at the Red Wings 25 under 25: Adam Marsh edition. [Winging It in Motown]
  • Today’s Best Headline of the Day: Fiancé of Hockey Wives star invited to Leafs camp. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • The Leafs were busy. They got their backup goaltender (Jonas Enroth) and named another assistant general manager (Mark Hunter). [Toronto Sun]
  • Examining the low shot assist rates of the Devils. [All About the Jersey]
  • Bruce Boudreau’s toughest task as the Wild’s new coach? Consistency. [Hockey Wilderness]

The World Cup

  • Check out the full World Cup practice schedule. Team USA, North America and Canada will hit the ice and start skating on Labor Day. [NHL.com]
  • Team North America has a quiet confidence, according to Connor McDavid. [NHL.com]
  • Team Finland named its captain: