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[Bits] Freshman yearbooks, Fleury's flashbacks, Finnish family fightin' words

Just didn't get enough wood on it.

Can you gimme a minute?
Can you gimme a minute?
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Another wild night in the NHL playoffs, including the return of Islanders Country's favorite post-season punching bag.

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  • Playoffs: After a brief hiatus, The Further Adventures of Marc-Andre Fleury returned with a vengeance in an epic overtime collapse against the Blue Jackets. Also, the Stars tied their series with the Ducks.
  • Teemu Selanne was a healthy scratch for the Ducks last night and his son had some fun with Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau's decision. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Department of Player Safety dropped the hammer on Matt Cooke, suspending the Minnesota forward seven games for his knee-on-knee hit on Colorado's Tyson Barrie. Let the Cooke hunting season begin.
  • Calder Trophy Candidates: eventual winner Nathan MacKinnon and Lightning teammates Ondrej Palat and Tyler Johnson.
  • The full transcript of Gary Bettman's recent sitdown with reporters. Includes Islanders stuff from a few days ago. [Broad Street Hockey]
  • The Canadiens roster is full of undersized players and that's all right by them. [Eyes on the Prize]
  • The Coyotes owners are loving life, except for that whole missing-the-playoffs thing. [Associated Press]
  • Before your next game, be sure to choose the right hockey goal celebration for you. [This is That]
  • The Backhand Shelf blog is dead. Long live The Backhand Shelf.

Every Stanley Cup celebration from 1949 to 2013. Ch-ch-ch-changes.