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Daily Links for Tuesday, May 17

Tampa Bay and Boston face off in Game Two tonight, will you be watching? You can read about each team after the break.

A Change To The Defense - Hockey Rhetoric
It’s interesting; this off-season has been built up for months. Not looming, as it perhaps had been in past years, but refreshingly open and promising.

Vulgar Statistics: The Impact Of Back To Back Games - Black & Blue & Gold
A study of back-to-back games with surprising results.

Rules, equipment change fighting's impact on NHL - Yahoo! Sports
An article on fighting in the NHL with some quotes from Rob Ray.

Does Tampa Bay Lightning's passive-aggressive approach to Bruins stop, ignite enforcer debate? - Lightning Strikes
So, does the Lightning need an enforcer? It is a long-standing debate but one that perhaps should get another airing given the way the Eastern Conference final has begun.

Bruins won’t find many easy fixes for breakdowns - The Boston Globe
Clearly, this isn’t Montreal. And sure as a slap shot it’s not the Flyers.

Sharks downplay blown leads in the third period - Puck Daddy
San Jose Sharks Coach Todd McLellan was asked about it after Monday's off-day practice in Vancouver and … well, it doesn't seem like he's sounding any alarms.

Wholesale transformation makes Lightning winners -
After years of struggling, a wholesale transformation throughout the Lightning organization has them more than half way to a championship.