Everything is wonderful. What a fabulous world we have here. Truly top-notch, this whole life thing. Cracker jack.
- It seems that coach Doug Weight and general manager Garth Snow will be returning next season. Excellent, excellent. [Newsday]
- They certainly struggled mightily in the defensive zone. But hey, at least nothing will change! [Newsday]
- I am glad for all the guys that got to achieve career milestones, however. Namely, Anders Lee hitting 40 goals. [The Athletic]
- Check out what the first sixteen players to clean out their lockers had to say yesterday, and look out for the rest today.
- Thank you to Torgo for compiling these miserable Power Rankings all season. Can’t be fun being confronted with just how much the Islanders suck every week. [LHH]
- The Sound Tigers fired 43 shots but still lost 5-2 to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Tanner Fritz returned only a few hours after speaking with reporters on Long Island. [Sound Tigers | CT Post | Soundin’ Off]
- To add a bit more chaos to the world, Suffolk County selected the proposal that included a $1 billion, 17,500-seat arena to plant between MacArthur Airport and the Ronkonkoma train station. Only ten minutes from my house. Alright. [New$day]
Last night’s NHL score. The Panthers beat the Bruins in their make-up game, giving the Lightning the Atlantic Division title and the right to play the Devils; Boston will face the Maple Leafs in the first round.
- Find out about all the matchups in the first round of the playoffs with this here primer. [NHL]
- Toronto finished the season with $0 in cap space, the only team to do so. This cap is rather confuddling. [PPP]
- The Stanley Cup is shedding a ring, losing it to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Included on that ring will be Gordie Howe, Maurice Richard, and the 1961 Chicago Black Hawks. [SCH]