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It's Time: Get Datsyuk on the Cover of NHL 13 | May
We've got a fanshot up about this, but the Wings are getting in on the fun. Datsyuk is in the running to be on the cover of NHL 13. Go vote for him.

Photoshop Gloating: Blues Swept " The Production Line - TP:60
For all you 'Chop gurus out there, TPL has a challenge out to help them celebrate the death of the Blues. Give it a read, get your submission in, and help us all laugh at the failure of St. Louis.

The Malik Report : Red Wings overnight report: Ericsson injury news, Gordie; alums on retirement and Vladdie’s art
Malik has all the news from the Red Wings front. I had a good conversation with him on Twitter yesterday after Russia's defeat of Norway 4-2 in a game where Datsyuk scored a goal, but looked a lot like he did in the Nashville series (like he's still battling injury issues).

Elsewhere Around the League

Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and the alleged 3 a.m. Finnish nightclub incident | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Oh look, it's not just Eastern Europeans who pull this shit. Turns out that North Americans are perfectly capable of acting like selfish dickwits.

Chris Therien just made a Jerry Sandusky 'joke' - Broad Street Hockey
Chris Therien railed on and on about player safety after dangerous hits, but went oddly quiet after the Giroux incident. Then, when called out, he lashed back. Do any of you have a problem with this? For comparison's sake, this would be like if Mickey York or Trevor Thompson made this joke. Do you think he should lose his job with the Flyers?

Coyotes' Klesla suspended for one game - NHL.com - News
Coyotes defenseman Rostislav Klesla won't be in the lineup tonight after being suspended for his boarding hit on Matt Halischuk in Game 4.

New Jersey Devils Swarm Philadelphia Flyers in 4-2 Win; Lead Series 3-1 - In Lou We Trust
The Devils are getting the Flyers off their game exceptionally well and doing a much better job of playing for the full 60 minutes. DeBoer is handily outcoaching Laviolette in the battle of Pete & Pete.

ECSF Game 4: Flyers dominated by Devils again; Season could be over Tuesday - Broad Street Hockey
On the Flyers' perspective, we've got a stiff upper lip from Philly fans who know what they're up against now.

Bob McKenzie: Giroux’s hit was a classic Rule 48 "picking" of head violation | ProHockeyTalk
Giroux has a meeting with the NHL today for this hit on New Jersey's Dainius Zubrus he leveled in last night's game. Giroux definitely picked the head in a play that looks similar to the one that earned Brendan Smith a lengthy suspension in the preseason.

*Yawn - Battle of California
BoC's RudyKelly frames how Kings fans feel about knocking off the Blues. It's nice and understated, but I think I'm happier than they are.

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