Quick Strikes: Paging Alex Killorn... to score

The Lightning certainly will need some goals in this playoff push from others beyond Kucherov.

The Bolts

The Lightning need more than Nikita Kucherov to score. Hey, how about Alex Killorn, who hasn’t scored in 11 games, or any defenseman not named Victor Hedman? [Tampa Bay Times]

Soul of Ice filmmaker Damon Kwame Mason said this about his documentary on black athletes in hockey: “This is not just black history or hockey history or sports history. This is our history.” JT and Lexi Brown attended the film’s premiere on Tuesday. [NHL.com]

With the Lightning taking on the Wild tonight, take a listen to the latest podcast of Hockey Wilderness, the Wild’s SBN site. The episode is titles Of Mumps and Men. [Hockey Wilderness]

The League

If NHL teams don’t release the list of players they’re protecting for the expansion draft, well, we’ve got to agree that this is a bad idea. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Apparently the league hasn’t made a decision on whether the list is made public. Or they’ve conveniently backtracked. You decide.

DownGoesBrown’s 5 teams in NHL history that needed a deadline do-over. Spoiler alert: The Lightning are not on the list. Huzzah! [The Hockey News]

Up for another list? This one is about 10 teams in need of big offseason changes. Spoiler alert: The Lightning are not on this list either. [Bleacher Report]

A contingent of Swedish hockey officials flew all the way to Boca Raton, Florida, site of the GM meetings, to plead their case about keeping their prospects in Sweden longer. [Sportsnet]

People are pissy that Josh Ho-Sang wore #66? People are pissy Josh Ho-Sang wore #66. [SBNation]

Radim Vrbata will be honored tonight, his 1,000th game. His brother will be flying in from the Czech Republic, and his agent will be coming in from Vancouver. [NHL.com]

Checking in on Jordan Eberle: Gradually improving. [Cooper&Blue]