- Blackhawks take a 3-2 edge over Wild. Chicago can close out the series with a win in Minnesota, which has been all but impossible for visitors in these playoffs.
- Rangers keep going with a Game 6 win over the Penguins last night. Martin St. Louis celebrated a very meaningful mother's day goal. The Pittsburgh media is... not taking the loss well. See below.
- Tonight, it's win or golf for the Canadiens, and Kings-Ducks return to Anaheim tied at 2 games apiece. But you might be better off going to sleep early instead of watching it. [Battle of California]
- The Edmonton Oil Kings blew a 3-0 lead and lost Game 6 of the Western Hockey League championship series 5-3 to Portland. Game 7 is tonight in Portland.
Around the NHL:
- Rob Rossi says the Penguins need to play dirtier against the Rangers, which tells you that Rob Rossi has clearly never watched the Penguins play hockey before. And Dejan Kovacevic says the entire organization will be shaken up if the Penguins lose the series. But don't go blaming Marc-Andre Fleury because... I can't even...
- Ontario tag sale: according to multiple sources in multiple stories from multiple writers, Jason Spezza and Dion Phaneuf could be on the move this off season. [Malkin to the Kings]
- Old guys still going: ESPN has former teammates marveling at the career of Teemu Selanne, while Jaromir Jagr tells the Canadian Press that he isn't ready to pack it in just yet. I hope they play until they're 70.
- Puck Daddy's Greg Wyshynski took some pies to the face from Kings mascot Bailey and some celebrities and fans for charity.
- Putin on the foil! Vladimir Putin plays hockey and everybody has a grand old time. Or else.
- [Mother's Day Bits] Don't squirt water guns in the house; Oil Kings closing in; Gibson is Golden
- [Bits] Islanders at the World Championship; hit of the year; deja vu defense
- IIHF World Championship: Nelson, McDonald pile on as USA beats host Belarus
- [Bits] Good one, Randy; Rangers on razor's edge; Plaxico hits target
- Islanders News: Generalisimo Halak still unsigned; Preparing for the Worlds; More Joensuu