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Come on, Pav! You've scored from there before! Oh wait...that was against Corey Crawford.  He sucks.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
Come on, Pav! You've scored from there before! Oh wait...that was against Corey Crawford. He sucks. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
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Hockeytown, No Limits

KuklasKorner : The Malik Report : Red Wings-Predators game 1 quick take: Ain’t that a punch to the head
George is back for a quick look at Game 1.

Snipe Snipe, Dangle Dangle: Red Wings 2, Predators 3: Post Game Snipes...
Kris is out of retirement to recap the first showdown between the Red Wings and Predators.

So much for looser Red Wings pressuring Predators | The Detroit News |
They'll be back for game 2. I'm quite confident after what we saw happen in first game.

Shea Weber slams Henrik Zetterberg’s head into glass in Game 1; Shanaban ahead? (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Wysh's take on the turnbuckle incident at the horn. Everyone should prepare themselves for when Shea Weber doesn't get suspended. You literally have to appear to kill a guy (ala Aaron Rome) or stomp on someone (ala Bobby Ryan) or be an idiot that does stupid crap nonstop and once you cross the line around the 10th time you get one game (ala Chris Pronger). Much like Barry Trotz said after the game, the league will just tell us that there is nothing to see here and to move along.

Red Wings' forward Darren Helm has surgery after being cut on forearm by skate (with video) |
Worst part of game 1 is losing Helmer. He won't be back for the postseason. Let's all just keep are fingers crossed that the cut isn't too bad to the point his career might be in jeopardy.

Around the NHL

Predators 3, Red Wings 2: Pekka Rinne steals Game One - On the Forecheck
Preds recap...they liked the Weber play at the end and thought it sent a good message for the rest of the series.

Shea Weber's rough on Henrik Zetterberg: Suspension worthy? - On the Forecheck
A deeper look into the Weber incident from OtF. Just imagine if Brad Stuart or Jonathan Ericsson or, hell, Todd Bertuzzi did that to Alex Radulov or Patric Hornqvist. They would want Bertuzzi in jail.

ECQF Game 1: GOOD THINGS HAPPEN as Flyers erase 3-0 deficit, win 4-3 in OT - Broad Street Hockey
Crazy comeback for the Flyers. Always fun to watch the Penguins lose and to want them lose in silly ways. Jakub Voracek with the OT game winner and solid games from Brayden Schenn and Sean Couturier. Philly must be pleased with their big trades in the offseason.

The Royal Half Playoff Recap 1: Game Won | April
Hey look at that! The Kings won too. Mike Richards had a goal and an assist and Jeff Carter and two assists. Los Angeles must be pleased with their trades this season. Poor Columbus, right?

Let's Go Red Wings.