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Phil!
Phil!
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Phil Kessel has 18 points in 18 playoff games this season, and he gets to add to that total going forward. Look at that face!

Penguins 2 - Lightning 1

Penguins vs. Lightning Game 7 Recap: The Princes of Wales - PensBurgh
The Pittsburgh Penguins are off to their 5th Stanley Cup Finals in franchise history after 2 goals from Bryan Rust pushes them to a 2-1 Game 7 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

2016 Eastern Conference Final Game 7: Penguins edge Lightning 2-1, win Eastern Conference title - Raw Charge
The Bolts' season comes to a close.

Penguins top Lightning 2-1 to advance to Stanley Cup Final - The Globe and Mail
Bryan Rust scored a pair of second-period goals and Matt Murray stopped 16 shots to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-1 victory

Silver linings abound for Leafs fans as playoffs come to a close - Pension Plan Puppets
Despite a slipping first round pick, Pens-Sharks is a great Stanley Cup Final for Leafs fans.

In other news, GunnarCarlsson is a genius: PPP's 2016 NHL Postseason Predictions

Sharks vs Penguins: What does nature think? | Barry Melrose Rocks

2016 Stanley Cup Finals Schedule: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. San Jose Sharks - PensBurgh
A look at the dates and locations for the 2016 Stanley Cup Finals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks

Memorial Cup

2016 Memorial Cup Recap: London makes the finals - Pension Plan Puppets
The London Knights swept the round robin and earned a bye to the Memorial Cup finals.

AHL

Lake Erie sweeps its way into Calder Cup finals - The Cannon
Red-hot Lukas Sedlak gets both goals, including the game-winner in double overtime to lead young Monsters into the championship round

Pascal Vincent to be named Manitoba Moose head coach - Arctic Ice Hockey
Let's give credit where credit's due: according to Ken Wiebe, the Winnipeg Jets have called a press conference for tomorrow morning, where Pascal Vincent will be named head coach of the Manitoba...

World Cup

Final rosters are being announced throughout the  day.

Nikita Zaitsev on Team Russia for the World Cup of Hockey - Pension Plan Puppets
In the spring, the Russians named a lop-sided preliminary roster with only three defencemen. They've submitted the final 23-man version and as expected Maple Leafs defender Nikita Zaitsev is on the team.

Other News

Red Wings Trade 2017 Third Round Pick to Sharks for Dylan Sadowy - Winging It In Motown
Some interesting news out of Twitter today, as the Red Wings have already started their summer of being more aggressive with trades.

Shorks acting like their offseason has already started

Pavel Datsyuk passes his Russian college exams
Making sure he has a fallback if this hockey thing doesn't work out.

Alexander "#BestNylander" would give Montreal a potential star - Hockey Wilderness
Wild fans shit-disturbing. Don't they know we have a collection going?

In adorable hockey news... Stray Cat Chose a Hockey Player's Bag to Have Her Babies