One series left and it all comes down to Game 7 at Madison Square Garden tonight. Will the Capitals write a new entry in their diary of disappointment? Will the Rangers make Brooksie a happy monkey? Will either Henrik Lundqvist or Braden Holtby stop a billion shots in the game? Tune into to NBCSN tonight to find out!
- Anders Lee scored a goal and Brock Nelson added an assist (oh, and Jack Eichel scored in OT) as Team USA moves on to the IIHF Worlds quarterfinals. Next game is Thursday versus Switzerland. [USA Hockey]
- I wrote about Nelson's magic knees.
- John Tavares has signed an endorsement and part ownership deal with Mission Athlete Care. He joins MMA fighter and Captain America villain Georges St. Pierre in the company's stable. [Toronto Star]
- The AHL conferences were realigned and the Sound Tigers will join the other New England and Pennsylvania-based teams in a new Atlantic Division. [Soundin' Off | BST]
- Hockey's Future likes a pair of Islanders prospects.
- The Habs are finis after last night's Game 6 loss in Tampa. But don't expect coach Michel Therrien to pay the price. [EOTP]
- It's been a long and productive five years since the Lightning's last appearance in a conference final. [Yahoo]
- Carey Price is amazing. But Montreal will need more help up front if they want to get over the hump. [NHL.com]
- This is from before the game, but coaches do often have reasons for not playing young dynamic goal scorers like Jon Cooper did with the Lightning's Jonathan Drouin during the Habs series beyond just "OMG he HATES him!" Justin Bourne knows The Score.
- Remember when Ron Hextall got suspended for beating the hell out of Chris Chelios? Broad Street Hockey does.
- The new video game that's sweeping the nation: Where in the World Is Mike Babcock?. Available for Macintosh, Amiga, Commodore 64, Atari 5200 and all Tandy home computers.