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• The Lightning used Sunday to clear their heads and focus on taking back the series advantage against the Islanders Monday night. []

• With Game 5 Monday at AMALIE Arena, the Islanders will host a watch party at Nassau Coliseum. [NY Hockey Now]

Robin Lehner on the pre-game chatter about Peter DeBoer making a goalie change: “I got here two hours early so I could watch you guys talk s— on Twitter to motivate me.” [Sportsnet]

• “By the end Montreal seemed completely gassed. The defence was pulled out of position and unable to get back, leaving Price alone to try to stop the barrage of shots.” [Habs Eyes on the Prize]

• It’s the off-season for some teams, which means another summer of Oliver Ekman-Larsson trade rumors. [Five for Howling]

[NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2021 schedule, TV info]

• It sounds like Rick Tocchet is the frontrunner for the open Seattle Kraken head coaching job. [The Score]

Brad Treliving looks like he wants his Flames roster to be younger next season. [Flames Nation]

• Will Adam Gaudette be worth the gamble for the Blackhawks? [Second City Hockey]

• Why Dougie Hamilton, Blake Coleman, and Zach Hyman are three players the Flyers should pursue in free agency. [The Hockey Writers]

• Speaking of Coleman, he might be a better fit back home in Texas. [Defending Big D]

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