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Thursday Sharks Links: McLellan likely headed to Edmonton

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  • Former Sharks head coach Todd McLellan is likely to take over that position with the Edmonton Oilers following his current stint with Team Canada in Prague barring a "major collapse" in negotiations, according to Elliotte Friedman. [Cult Of Hockey]
  • Derek Stepan scored in overtime of Game 7 to complete the Rangers' comeback from 3-1 down in their second round series against the Capitals and send them to the Eastern Conference Final versus Tampa Bay. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • Braden Holtby had one of the best postseason runs ever for Washington but, in the end, even that wasn't enough. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]
  • Here's the full Conference Final broadcast schedule, which begins with weekend morning and afternoon games. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Sharks prospect Rourke Chartier scored a goal and added an assist as Kelowna completed its sweep of the Brandon Wheat Kings in the WHL Final. They move on to compete for the Memorial Cup. [WHL]
  • Defensemen have been playing a larger and larger role in their teams' attack across the NHL over the past decade. [Hockey Graphs]
  • Team USA currently leads Team Switzerland 2-1 in their quarterfinal matchup at the Worlds. After the Swiss opened the scoring, Sharks forward Ben Smith tied it up for the Americans: