Oh, sure, I could kick things off with an article about the Leafs, but really, they're not yesterday's big news. Hopefully, everyone was able to fit in a little bit of playoff action last night, because there were some good games on. The Pens and Lighting, as well as the Rangers and Capitals, went to double OT, the Coyotes were swept, and Anaheim pulled away from what was a tight game to win 6-3.
To change things up a bit, I've included all the recaps from each team's SBN page, rather than those of the Globe, Star, or National Post. If you find that you don't read them, let me know, because it's double the number of links to make, and if it's not worth it, I won't bother anymore.
Of course, there are plenty of other links that aren't recaps from all the usual suspects, so join me after the jump for some hockey talk.
The summertime wish list for the Maple Leafs? Calling Andrew Ladd
The latest from Michael Langlois.
Toronto Maple Leafs Legends: Sid Smith
Joe Pelletier with the writeup.
SBN Game Recaps:
Recap: Rangers Collapse on 3-0 Lead, Lose in Double OT
Postgame recap of the Rangers 4-3 Double OT loss over at Blueshirt Banter.
ECQF Game 4 recap - Raw Charge
Meredith Quails with the story.
ECQF Game 4: Ryan Miller brilliant again
Broad St. Hockey laments the loss and the refereeing.
Red Wings Sweep the Coyotes--Red Wings 6, Coyotes 3
From Winging It In Motown.
Recap: Caps 4, Rangers 3 (OT)
Japer's Rink has a writeup with plenty of analysis and comments. Careful though, this thread has plenty of .gifs and may take a while to load.
The Red Wings Dash the Coyotes Postseason Hopes Again
Game recap from Carl Putnam, over at Five For Howling. Show some support for these fans that have been through the worst.
Ducks 6, Predators 3: Oof
Chris Burton with his take on the loss over at On The Forecheck.
Open Gameday Recap Thread Ducks @ Predators
Anaheim Calling doesn't have much in the way of analysis of this game, but I'm including this one for the sake of consistency.
Other Hockey Links:
Bettman: NHL remains committed to Phoenix
NHL commissioner expresses hope Coyotes deal can still get done. James Mirtle with the story.
Gillis, Yzerman, Poile named finalists for NHL GM award
Vancouver's Mike Gillis, Nashville's David Poile and Tampa Bay's Steve Yzerman are the three finalists for the 2010-11 NHL General Manager of the Year Award.
Was Corey Perry more valuable in 2010-11 than Previous Seasons?
David Johnson over at Hockey Analysis takes a look at a few numbers.
Anybody know where the Faceoff Dot is?
Hawerchuk has noticed some strange discrepancies around the league.
Offensive zone entries: a new stat to track
User Eric T. from Broad Street Hockey talks a bit about his study at Behind the Net.
QMJHL fines Patrick Roy
Remparts head coach and GM fined for saying rival GM has ‘brain the size of a pea’. Always the consummate professional.
Campbell explains ruling on no Torres discipline
"This hit meets none of the criteria that would subject Torres to supplemental discipline, including an application of Rule 48: He did not charge his opponent or leave his feet to deliver this check. He did not deliver an elbow or extended forearm and this hit was not 'late'."
The NHL's Goal Horns, In Order
Not much to explain, here. Put together by Victoria Johnson at The Awl.