After a day of rest, a day of practice for both the Islanders and Panthers. Elsewhere, the Wild and Kings climb back into their series and the dust settles after an ugly evening in Philadelphia.
- New names like Quine, Prince and Pulock are contributing in big ways. [Newsday | NY Post | Islanders | NHL.com | Skinny on some history for Pulock]
- The eagle eyes of video coach Matt Bertani lead directly to Aaron Ekblad's disallowed goal in Game 3 and a place in Islanders playoff lore. [LHH]
- Todd Richards says that call changed everything. [NHL.com]
- And more on Thomas Hickey, the OT goal-scoring hero. [Islanders]
- Breaking down how the goal happened. [SBN]
- The maligned Bailey-Kulemin-Nelson line are slowly picking their shit up. [Newsday]
- Barclays Center was pumping and the players heard you and loved it. [Islanders | Newsday]
- Radio hits and other media: Frans Nielsen on Hahn & Humpty | Butch Goring on Stellick and Simmer | Bossy on PIX11
- The Point Blank podcast had two special guests on: Brian Compton's amazingly prescient son Christopher and some idiot from some blog called Light-something or other.
- Panthers stuff: Reilly Smith has surprised everyone, even his own coach [NY Post] | Old man Strombone appreciates the two days between Games 3 & 4 [Miami Herald | CSN NE]
- Stan Fischler has some thoughts on the playoffs, some of which are, shall we say, slightly behind the times. But we still love you, Maven. [MSG Networks]
- Alert: today is Game 7 of the KHL's Gagarin Cup final, and Ilya Sorokin will try to seal the deal for CSKA. [Islanders]
- Some ticket info for Bridgeport's playoff series against Toronto. [CT Post]
Around the league
- The Caps scored four third period goals to beat the Flyers 6-1 and take a 3-0 lead in the series. But a few bad hits and some terrible, dangerous fan behavior left a black mark on the game. There are good, civilized Philly fans out there, but last night, the inmates ran the asylum and it looks bad for everyone. [BSH]
- Before all that stupidity, the Flyers had a moving tribute to their late owner, Ed Snider. [The Hockey News]
- Minnesota finally registered a pulse and won a slightly wild one against Dallas. [Wilderness]
- Tanner Pearson scored in OT to get the Kings on the board in their series against the Sharks. [JFTC]
- The Senators have parted ways with Binghamton coach Luke Richardson, who is seen as an NHL candidate. [Silver Seven]
- What Don Maloney meant for the Coyotes. Gonna guess it's a little different than what he meant to Islanders fans after his tenure in Uniondale. [FFH]
- Devils goalie Cory Schneider will join the NHL Live crew for the playoffs. [Devils]
Newly added lunchtime watching! Hickey chats about his goal with the NHL Live dudes.