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From the Branches: Stanley Cup Final Round Two

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The Predators and Penguins play the second game of their series tonight

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It was a bizarre first game of the series. Everything from the catfish thrower being arrested, to the millimetre offside review, to the Penguins going 37 minutes without a single shot on goal, yet still winning.

I expect no less than further craziness tonight.

ICYMI

Looking Back at Previous Leafs Drafts - Arvind
Take a look at the Leafs’ drafts since the turn of the millennium, and see how they did.

Pittsburgh mayor responds to catfish thrower's arrest with fish puns - SBNation
Except the whale one. That’s a mammal pun.

Other News

How will Hitchcock fill coaching staff? - Defending Big D
Five potential candidates to join the Dallas Stars head coach behind the bench.

Kailer Yamamoto is one of the best offensive talents this year - Eyes On The Prize
Yamamoto was the most productive draft-eligible WHL forward.

Islanders add Scott Gomez as assistant coach - Lighthouse Hockey
The two-time Cup champion gets his first gig behind the bench.

Could the Blackhawks make a trade with Vegas to keep TvR? - Second City Hockey
[Species: TRADE HIM HERE!]

Pierre Dorion Reveals Ottawa’s Injuries - Silver Seven
From ankle sprains to broken fingers, the Sens’ playoff injuries were reported in yesterday’s press conference

Mattias Ekholm, the Predators’ secret weapon against Crosby and Malkin - G&M
P.K. Subban’s linemate has quietly emerged as a capable sidekick.

Don’t Discount Dylan Strome Just Yet - Five For Howling
Strome being sent back down to the OHL was likely John Chayka and the Coyotes’ plan all along.

Bruins sign Anders Bjork - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Bjork Bjork Bjork Bjork Bjork!!!!