- Canada beat down Russia 6-1 in the gold medal game at the IIHF World Championships yesterday afternoon, leaving Nikolay Kulemin with a silver medal, his third career medal from the tournament. [Islanders]
- Earlier, Brock Nelson and Anders Lee took home bronze after Team USA shut out the Czech Republic 3-0 [LHH]. Congrats to all three guys for finishing in the money and coming back home in one piece (we hope). And congrats too Canada on winning the whole thing. I guess.
- Indomitable "super" villain John Spano has once again run afoul of the law. He'll be on trial in Ohio for scamming a new set of victims, this time in the linen washing business [Associated Press]. You may remember this case from when the charges were first reported over a year ago [LHH Law & Owners]. Or you may have just assumed Spano was in trouble anyway for something. Either way, expect a little more fun in the near future.
TheOne theory of evolution for Calvin deHaan. [Isles Talk]
Around the yard
- The Ducks took Game 1 of the Western Conference final, 3-1 over the Blackhawks. Ol' pal Nate Thompson had himself a game. [Anaheim Calling]
- Why do the Rangers win a lot of one-goal games? Practice. [Canadian Press]
- Not only did Jon Cooper go to Hofstra, but he played lacrosse there as per the school's admission policy. [Newsday]
- #BabcockWatch: New sightings in San Jose | Toronto and/or Buffalo | St. Louis?
- Russia could have used some more goals yesterday against Canada. Should have called in Putin. [SB Nation]