- Arthur Staple begins his look at the Islanders forwards starting with most of (who should be) the biggest guns up front. Part II to follow. [Newsday]
- Brock Nelson and Team USA are through to the medal round at the World Championships. Meanwhile, Corey Perry remains a shitheel no matter what timezone he's in. [LHH]
- Thomas Greiss keeps the good times rolling for Germany in the tournament. Quarterfinals begin on Thursday. [Islanders]
- Remember Sebastian Collberg, who was an Islander, like, two days ago? He's signed with his old team in Rogel in Sweden. [Roglebk]
- The Sharks power play carved up the Blues in San Jose's 4-0 win Tuesday. The series goes back to Cali tied at one apiece. [SBN]
- Before the game, Vladimir Tarasenko and his wife celebrated the birth of their first child. [BND | Gametime projects young Alexsandr as a first round pick of the Blues]
- Try to contain your surprise: Mike Milbury said something stupid. [SBN]
- The Lightning talk honestly about that time they broke up with Jonathan Drouin. But they're back together now and happier than ever. [Sportsnet]
- And Sidney Crosby talked about how new coach Mike Sullivan took off the chains that old coach Mike Johnston put on him. [NHL.com]
- Jewels From the Crown has a sneak preview of the script from tonight's Eastern Conference Finals Game 3, in which Milbury threatens Jeremy Roenick with physical harm and Doc uses words nobody's ever heard before.
I won't bother trying to explain this, other than to say you should probably watch it. Or, at least, the Bob McKenzie rap section.