Quick Strikes: Hedman on his new Bolt-shaped scar, “I look like Harry Potter”

Updates on the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Stanley Cup winning roster, the players celebrate Mother’s Day, and Victor Hedman is a Potterhead.

The Bolts

Where are they now? Updating the 2004 Stanley Cup Tampa Bay Lightning. “With no member of the 2004 Stanley Cup team in the NHL during the 2016-17 we took a look to see if anyone was still playing professionally.” [Raw Charge]

Basement GM time: Which of these six prospects would you rather draft? “We’ve written about six prospects that the Tampa Bay Lightning may take in the NHL entry draft. Time to vote for your favorite so far.” [Raw Charge]

It's your turn to decide the best play of the 2016-17 Lightning season. “Voting for the first group in the Best of the Bolts Round of 16 starts at noon on Friday, May 12 and ends at noon on Monday, May 15. Each matchup is listed below and you can vote as many times as you'd like for your favorite play in each matchup.” [Tampa Bay Lightning]

Several Bolts players, both past and present, took to social media to thank the women in their life on Mother’s Day.

Happy Mother's Day!! From your son #simplejack

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Probably wouldn't make it down those stairs without her. #MothersDay

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The Worlds

With ten members of the Tampa Bay Lightning participating across four teams at the IIHF World Championship, we'll be keeping a close eye on Canada (Jon Cooper, Alex Killorn, and Brayden Point), Russia (Nikita Kucherov, Vladislav Namestnikov, Andrei Vasilevskiy, and prospect Nikita Gusev), Sweden (Victor Hedman and Anton Stralman), and Switzerland (Tanner Richard).

Sweden defeats Denmark 4-2.

Hedman and Stralman were both held off the score sheet in the victory. The pairing continues to be carry the majority of minutes for Sweden’s blue line with Stralman getting 25:49 of ice time and Hedman playing for 22:42.

A few days ago, Victor Hedman got a nasty cut below his left eye that required four stitches. He also got a new Lightning bolt shaped scar above his left eye too. Reddit user /u/elgrandeslimbo was kind enough to provide a translation of a brief article from the Swedish site Aftonbladet.se.

If you use this translation in any context, please credit the translator.

“Victor Potter”

In the game against Italy, Victor Hedman was in the neutral zone when his visor cracked and cut him under the [left] eye.

Now, two days later, it appears that Hedman has a small scar above his eye too. The scar reminds me of Harry Potter’s lightning-shaped scar on his forehead.

“I look like Harry Potter,” said Hedman.

How does it feel?

“Haha. It’s fun, I love Harry Potter.”

Switzerland lost 3-2 in overtime to Finland.

Richard picked up an assist for the Swiss team. Former Bolt Valtteri Filppula scored the game winning goal for Finland.

Team Russia took their group photo yesterday.

The Prospects

The Syracuse Crunch take on the Toronto Marlies for Game 6 of the North Division Finals today at 7:00 PM in Toronto. The Crunch lead the series 3-2.

Jake Dotchin will return to the lineup after being suspended three games for an illegal hit to Marlies forward Frederik Gauthier.

The Game

The Anaheim Ducks defeated the Nashville Predators 5-3. The Western Conference Finals series is tied at 1-1.

For many goalies, masks are an artful identity. “Goaltenders are a breed unto themselves, and so are the artists who pain the painstakingly detailed masks the goalies wear... This season Marsolais and Mathys introduced masks for Boston’s Anton Khudobin and Tampa Bay’s Andrei Vasilevskiy that change color and design when squirted with water, thanks to a special white paint.” [New York Times]