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Leafs play musical goalies ahead of tonight's game

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So it's been a while since I've done one of these, huh? Happy Saturday, everyone. The Leafs take on the Kings tonight. Should be fun or something.

Leafs links

Toronto Marlies sign Ray Emery to PTO | Pension Plan Puppets

Five Teams That Need Randy Carlyle | Pension Plan Puppets

Andreas Johnson at 21: It's been a very good year | Pension Plan Puppets

Projected goaltending through January 1st, now with more Emery | Pension Plan Puppets

Last night's games

Who do you think I am? Species?

Sorry, you're stuck with my lazy ass today.

[Basement correspondent Species: Why am I up this early on Saturday? Here are last night's SB Nation game recaps!]

Down Go The Rangers: Jets Win 5-2 - Arctic Ice Hockey
And first liner Thorburn is breaking records!

Senators ice ideal lineup, get appropriate result - Silver Seven
The Senators finally dressed all of their best players on Friday night, and not surprisingly, it allowed them to skate to a 4-2 win over the Sharks.

Cap Comeback! Beat Bolts 5-3 - Japers' Rink
The Washington Capitals hosted the Tampa Bay Lightning in the final regular season meeting of the season between these two teams. The Caps spotted the Lightning a three-goal lead, then roared back with a big third period to sweep the season series.

Not a great night for Jeff Zatkoff, Pens lose 6-2 - PensBurgh
Penguins goalie Jeff Zakoff doesn't get a lot of help but has a rough night as the Penguins lose again, this time 6-2 at the hands of the Boston Bruins.

Wings steal a point from Canucks then drop the shootout in 4-3 loss - Winging It In Motown
The Wings welcomed the Canucks to town for a Friday night matchup at the Joe. The Canucks were playing the second of back-to-backs and the third in four and without Henrik Sedin.

Panthers 2, Hurricanes 0 - Cats Smother Canes' Attack - Canes Country
Once upon a time, the Panthers endured a 15-game winless skid over parts of five seasons against the Canes in Raleigh. Those days are long gone.

Other news

Concussions Plague Women’s Hockey as Stars Are Sidelined | The New York Times

Lots of women's hockey stars have been taken out of the game by concussions.

Grab Bag: John Scott training hard, more Stamkos outrage, awkward poetry | ESPN

Report: Adam Oates Joining Red Wings for Three Days | Winging It In Motown

Rangers make emergency call - kind of - to St. Paul goalie |

Really cool story about an emergency goalie.

Marcus Kruger undergoes left wrist surgery, to miss 'approximately 4 months' | Second City Hockey

New study suggests sports fans like when their teams embrace LGBT diversity | Stanley Cup of Chowder


Sports fans are actually full of crap | Stanley Cup of Chowder