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Red Wings' rookie goalie Petr Mrazek quickly embraces big stage in Stanley Cup playoffs | MLive.com
So far so good for Petr Mrazek. I have been a little skeptical about his play all season, but he has quickly proved me wrong this postseason.

Red Wings have done remarkable job containing Lightning sniper Steven Stamkos in series | MLive.com
I am not going to comment on Stamkos' play (or rather, lack thereof) until after this series is over.

Red Wings' Justin Abdelkader: If you're going to dish it out, you have to take it, too | MLive.com
Abdelkader said that he had "no hard feelings" about the hit that he received from Jason Garrison during Game 5.

NHL News

Carey Price, Canadiens close out Senators with 2-0 win | USA Today
The winner of the Wings-Lightning series will face the Canadiens in round two of the NHL playoffs.

NHL playoff scores 2015: Flames, Blackhawks advance with Game 6 victories - SBNation.com
Even though I had the Canucks beating the Flames in my bracket, I am glad that Calgary pulled through there. The Blackhawks on the other hand...

Zach Parise's pair leads Wild over Blues, into second round | Puck Daddy
And that's why they call it the Blues.

Predators lose to Blackhawks, but join elite - Sportsnet.ca
The Predators impressed a lot of people this season, including myself. It will be interesting to see what they will do this offseason.

Report: Toronto approached Chiarelli before he took Oilers job | ProHockeyTalk
You know things are bad in Toronto when someone voluntarily chooses to go to Edmonton instead.

WATCH: Connor McDavid scores sensational breakaway goal - CBSSports.com
Not bad, not bad at all.

Winners, losers in Sidney Crosby’s decision to play in IIHF worlds | Puck Daddy
I think it is good for hockey when star players play in the IIHF World Championships. The tournament is a lot more popular in Europe than it is in North America, but Crosby's appearance will certainly keep NHL fans following it.

Is this the year it all comes together for Minnesota? | ProHockeyTalk
I would not go as far as to say that the Wild will win the Western Conference, but they certainly have the talent to make a deep run in the playoffs.

Bettman speaks on relocation, concussions and more | TSN
Despite a weak Canadian dollar, Gary Bettman expects the NHL salary cap to rise to $71.5 million.

News station got the Blackhawks name slightly wrong - SBNation.com
Calling the Blackhawks the "'Hawks" is alright; people omit the first portion of the name all of the time. The opposite case does not exactly hold.

Shattenkirk expects changes, but he supports Hitchcock | ProHockeyTalk
Ken Hitchcock is on the hot seat. Whether the Blues decide to cut ties with him is yet to be seen.

New York TV affiliate says Islanders Game 7 win could force Game 8 | Puck Daddy
"And if we go to Game 8, we may have to stay open for Game 9. And if we make Game 9, Game 10 is right around the corner. Just face it folks, this place is never closing."

Let's Go Red Wings!