Quick Hits: Brendan Smith, Justin Abdelkader Back For Game 3

Red Wings News

Abdelkader, Smith back for Wings' Game 3 | The Detroit News
Regardless of what you think of Brendan Smith's return to the lineup, having Justin Abdelkader back is a huge addition for the Red Wings.

5 keys for Red Wings in Game 3 include tighter defense, better power play, more discipline | MLive.com
Do not take penalties and take advantage of situations when the Lightning take penalties. That is my advice.

City Council vote on zoning changes for new Red Wings arena expected Tuesday | MLive.com
A vote regarding zoning changes for the Wings' new arena is expected to take place today.

NHL News

Rangers vs. Penguins 2015 final score: New York takes series lead with 2-1 victory - SBNation.com
New York is overall a stronger team than the Penguins, and I expect them to win this series. The Penguins may manage to grab another victory, but this series will finish in the Ranger's favor.

McLellan out after seven years with Sharks | TSN
I could see Todd McLellan going to Toronto, or the Penguins if Johnston is let go after this season.

Wayne Gretzky says Connor McDavid is ‘best player in last 30 years’ | Puck Daddy
Talk about placing a lot of pressure on McDavid. If he becomes anything less than a superstar people will view him as a bust.

Could Eichel opt to stay and play in NCAA? - Sportsnet.ca
Just to add to Tim Murray's frustration, I hope that Jack Eichel plays another season with Boston University.

Report: Stoll arrested going through security area into Vegas pool | ProHockeyTalk
L.A. Kings' players and the law have not been a good complement this season.

Why Buffalo’s McDavid-less future is still brighter than Edmonton’s | The Hockey News
A Sabres' team with Jack Eichel is still a very good long-term team compared to the Oilers potentially great but always underwhelming squad.

No NHL Las Vegas team yet, but expansion process could start in June | Puck Daddy
An NHL team in Las Vegas within the next three years seems like a strong possibility. It is by no means my ideal venue for another team, but the city seems to be the inevitable location for the next NHL franchise.

Gotta See It: Selanne back on skates in Anaheim - Sportsnet.ca

LOOK: Some Islanders fan took their seat after Game 3 - CBSSports.com
A little early here. Wait a couple of days or weeks and then you can have at it.

Wilson expects Sharks to ‘bounce back very quickly,’ make playoffs | ProHockeyTalk
The Sharks still have a good enough core group of players that they should be able to compete for a playoff spot next season.

The streets of Winnipeg are practically deserted - SBNation.com
Time to get some roadwork done!

Let's Go Red Wings!