My friends, we have another Game 7 tonight. The Senators forced it in a solid Game 6 recovery effort from their whipping on Sunday afternoon. The Penguins look to stave off the Sens tonight in Pittsburgh, NBCSN at 8:00 p.m.
- Yesterday in history: the Islanders won their first of four Stanley Cups thanks to Henning, Tonelli, and Nystrom, LLC. Folks, this was 37 years ago. That sucks. [NHL.com | VIDEO]
- It was those dynastic Islanders that were responsible for the famed playoff beard, as well. [ESPN]
- Mathew Barzal and the Seattle Thunderbirds saw their season ended on Tuesday night after a 7-0 loss to the Saint John's Sea Dogs. To put it lightly, Seattle was demolished by the other teams in the Memorial Cup, but their first WHL championship season was magical and fun for all involved. Barzal finishes as one of the most decorated players in T-Birds history. [Game Recap | Magical Season]
- Wasn't sure if I should include this as Islanders news or regular news, but Pat LaFontaine's idea of a "Lion's Den" comes to fruition at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. [Sportzedge]
- Hey, I've heard these names before, I think: Robert Guerrero vs. Omar Figueroa headlines boxing's return to NVMC. [ESPN]
Other Newsy Things
- You may have noticed a different look to LHH this morning: SB Nation is rolling out some more changes, because nothing good can stay, apparently. [Blog Huddle]
- Also in bookkeeping: New York Riveters coverage is finally moving to The Ice Garden from Blueshirt Banter. Will be much better to not have to read Rangers crap to check up on our local NWHL team, he said while linking to a post from Blueshirt Banter.
- Well, at least they're finally figuring it out: Penguins fans are spoiled rotten. [Pensburgh]
- In an effort to thoroughly ruin my goddamn life, the Avalanche received permission to speak with Kyle Dubas about a potential GM position. Many "hockey men" don't think the 30-year old is ready (including Lou Lamoriello, if Adrian Dater is to be believed) but Dubas would be a fabulous hire anywhere he goes and I would wager he would have the Avs turned around in 3-4 years.
- Revisiting the firing of Peter Laviolette! (From the Hurricanes, I mean.) [Canes Country]