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The 2nd round commences. Time for more hockey.

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Playoff Links

Detroit Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning Recap

Ben Bishop carries Lightning to rematch with Canadiens - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
Ben Bishop silences his critics by carrying the Lightning to a second-round rematch with the Habs.

Bishop shuts out Red Wings, Lightning move on - Raw Charge

The End: Lightning 2 - Red Wings 0 - Winging it in Motown

2nd round Preview - Montreal Canadiens vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
The Canadiens and Lightning didn't exactly set the playoffs on fire in the first round, but their clash in the second round is setting up to be sizzling.

General Hockey Links

Babcock won't address his future, but questions Wings' composition
Detroit coach Mike Babcock was in no mood to talk about his future after Game 7, but he did raise some questions about the Wings' future.

Alex Ovechkin, Carey Price and John Tavares named finalists for Hart Trophy
Price likely to win it.

KHL standout Artemi Panarin, Chicago Blackhawks agree to two-year deal
If the Blackhawks lack anything, its skilled forwards

St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong, coach Ken Hitchcock both still digesting playoff flop
St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong and coach Ken Hitchcock sat side by side, presenting a united front for a franchise bleeding from its latest playoff flop.

Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford bullish on future
Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford is "disappointed in what happened this year" but likes his squad's chances moving forward.

Ilya Kovalchuk to captain Russia at hockey world championship
Former New Jersey Devils player Ilya Kovalchuk says he will captain the Russian national team at this year's hockey world championship.

Top 23 NHL restricted free agents to watch - Sportsnet.ca
None of these guys will be moved

Top 15 NHL unrestricted free agents of 2015 - Sportsnet.ca
Dubnyk at #1 is bizarre.

Canucks GM Benning wants to improve ‘on the fly’ - Sportsnet.ca
The Vancouver Canucks know the have work to do to improve the roster, but rather than go for an all-out rebuild and accept sinking in the standings, they'll try to improve while staying strong.

Murray staying on as Senators' GM - Video - TSN

Off-Season Game Plan: Arizona Coyotes - TSN

Leafs and Marlies Links

Why Babcock is a bad fit for the Maple Leafs - Sportsnet.ca
Whenever the Red Wings season comes to a close, talk of Mike Babcock heading to Toronto will ramp up. He's a great coach, but there are a few reasons he might not be the right fit for the Leafs.

Marlies End Winning Streak, Fail To Sweep Griffins | The LeafsNation

The Steve Dangle Podcast - Apr 29, 2015 - Dash Cams | The LeafsNation

The Case for Drafting Dylan Strome | The LeafsNation
Once again, not a terribly detailed article.