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Blue Jackets 3, Red Wings 1: Defensive miscues costly as post-trade deadline malaise continues | MLive.com
Tough loss yesterday. Time to refocus for tomorrow's game against the Flyers.

Hard work makes Glendening a Datsyuk fave | The Detroit News
I have not had anything against Glendening being on the top-line with Pavel Datsyuk and Tomas Tatar. He obviously is not the most skilled player, nor is he necessarily the best choice to fill the role which Babcock wants him to play, but, he is producing. This situation reminds me a lot of when Babcock tried out Abdelkader on the top-line. And that worked out really well.

NHL News

Johnny Be Rich: Isles sign Boychuk to seven-year, $42M extension | ProHockeyTalk
Johnny better be good, because that is a whole lotta term and money for a player of Boychuk's quality.

Ryan Getzlaf scores on first two shots of game - SBNation.com
The opposite of Tomas Jurco at the current moment.

Cam Talbot proving to be Rangers' diamond in the rough - CBSSports.com
Henrik Lundqvist has been out for over a month, yet the Rangers keep winning games. A major reason behind that is the play of Cam Talbot, who has been able to be far more than serviceable as Lundqvist's replacement.

Bad day for Bolts: Palat out 2-3 weeks, Coburn 4-6 | ProHockeyTalk
Bad news for the Lightning. Time for the Red Wings to take advantage of a weakened Tampa Bay team and pass them in the standings.

Carey Price builds solid case to be rare MVP-winning goalie | For The Win
At this point, Carey Price not winning the Hart Trophy would be a surprise. There is no other player who has as strong of a case for the award at this point.

Doug MacLean hired private investigator to spy on Nikolai Zherdev | Puck Daddy
Well that is interesting to say the least.

NHL Power Rankings: Acrostic Poem Edition - Sportsnet.ca
For the Red Wings: "Really european defense winning in 'nother great spring." Which made no sense.

Rangers D Klein to miss a month | TSN
Kevin Klein has been a positive surprise for the Rangers this season, and losing him for the rest of the regular season will hurt.

Devastating hit in Swedish hockey playoffs leads to ejection (Video) | Puck Daddy
Ouch!

Let's Go Red Wings!