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The Joy Of Victory - Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Here are some links for your morning. This time I promise there are links.

Last Night's Action

Game 3 Recap: Epic Douchebaggery leads the Wild to Victory
Semyon Varlamov was outstanding as Minnesota wins in the first OT after being giant assholes all game.

Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche: POST GAME PAAAAAR-TAAAAY
Wild win 1-0 in OT. Make sure to do a wellness check on being alive after that one.

Game 3 Recap: Third period rally pushes Pens past Jackets
The Pittsburgh Penguins were down, but not quite out. They find a way to dig deep and score three third period goals in a 2:13 flurry to take Game 3 from the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Blue Jackets vs. Penguins Game 3 Recap - 2:13 Of Pure Hell
Columbus returned to Nationwide with a tenuous hold on home-ice advantage, and staked themselves to a very early 2-0 lead. But, three goals in a 2:13 span in the third period sealed their fate as the Penguins wrested back the series lead.

Game 3 Recap: Brutal Loss(es) In Dallas
Ducks not only suffered a shut out loss in Dallas, but more importantly, suffered the loss of D-man Stephane Robidas.

Kari Lehtonen Shuts Out Anaheim Ducks for Dallas Stars' First Win
It's Kari Lehtonen's first ever playoff win, and boy was it a good one.

Recap: Blues Fall to Hawks 2-0 in Game 3
Tonight was a familiar feeling for many a Blues fan. Game Threes just are not the Blues thing. They lost to the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 tonight but still lead the series 2-1.

Blackhawks Hold Off Blues To Get Back Into The Series
Corey Crawford keeps the Blues off the board and gets his team the must needed victory.

Everything Else

When the British brought cricket to Argentina
Football may be the dominant sport in Argentina today but it wasn't the first sport the British took there

Kings’ Disappointing Playoff Run Surprises Advanced Stats
A look at the historic success of strong Fenwick Close teams.

NHL man-games lost and CHIP analysis - end of season wrap
Lots of approaches to measuring the impact of man-games lost but they all so injuries aren't an excuse for the Leafs.

NHL Teams By Size/Height
A neat graphical representation. Also, the Leafs aren't that young anymore.

Calder Cup 2014 Possession Preview
The Marlies take on the Milwaukee Admirals

Thinking, Fast and Slow
A discussion of all of the biases that hinder our ability to evaluate anything.

#FireCarlyle, #HireWho?
The most ridiculous argument against firing Carlyle is that there are possible replacements. Here are some.

Here's why young pitchers don't get better as they age
The numbers don't lie: As pitchers age, they don't throw as hard, strike out fewer batters and are generally less effective. Maybe that's not surprising, but what is shocking is just how young the downturn can start. Hug your favorite pitcher while you still can.

The 15 best hockey fights from the 2013-14 regular season
The Punch Corsi is off the charts in these scraps

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