Quick Hits: Game 4 Edition

Red Wings News

Bruins 3, Red Wings 2: Jarome Iginla scores in overtime; Boston takes 3-1 series lead | MLive.com
What can I say, that was disappointing. The first period of last night's game was arguably the best one so far in the playoffs, and if the Wings kept on playing like they did then, this series would have been tied. But, there is a reason why games are three periods, or four in yesterday's case, long. All focus has to placed on Saturday and prolonging the series. Being down 3-1 certainly is not fun, but the show isn't over just yet.

Red Wings' Todd Bertuzzi back in the game: Forward makes impact in Game 4 loss | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
As Graham mentioned in his recap, Bertuzzi played well last night. He used his best asset of being a big, though, yet skillful player, and I thought made a good impact on the game.

Jordin Tootoo makes boy’s night after giving stick away | Toronto Sun
I am sure that you have all seen this by now, but this was great. The kids reaction after Tootoo gave him his stick is priceless.

Babcock’s Wife Doesn’t Like His Childbirth Response " CBS Detroit
When asked about Kronwall's availability for last night's game, Babcock said Kronwall should play as he was not the one giving birth. It seems that this was a non-issue, as the baby was born prior to the game.

Baby names | Red Wings Front
Pavel Datsyuk has named his new daughter Vasilisa Datsyuk. It seems to be a somewhat common Russian name that means "Queen". Niklas Kronwall has named his son Douglas Kronwall. Congrats to the both of them!

NHL News

Kings stave off elimination, force Game 5 against Sharks | ProHockeyTalk
The Sharks could not get the job done, and instead lost 6-3 to the Kings.

Why did Matt Cooke only get suspended seven games? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Only seven games? I thought that was five games too many for a regular player, and two games too many for Cooke. Either way, Cooke did not deserve a longer suspension.

Pensburgh Pledge Drive Results - PensBurgh
$2359.10 was raised in this pledge, and the money will go to the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation. Great thing to do, and it's nice that a lot of the SBNation blogs (include our own) could contribute to this cause.

Wild hold off late Avalanche push to even series at 2-2 | ProHockeyTalk
Minnesota has come back from a 2-0 hole in the series to tie it with the Avalanche.

Trophy Case: Which forward deserves the Selke? - Sportsnet.ca
Out of Bergeron, Kopitar, and Toews, I have to admit that Bergeron deserves the award the most. A healthy Datsyuk next season should place him back in this category.

NHL playoffs: Stop sitting on that 2-goal lead - SBNation.com
A lot of great and interesting statistics here.

Bishop to undergo wrist surgery, should be ready for Lightning camp | ProHockeyTalk
Ben Bishop will be out for the next four months.

Suspended Cooke apologizes for kneeing Barrie | USA Today
Matt Cooke said that it was never his intention to injury Barrie.

Eulogy: Remembering the 2013-14 Tampa Bay Lightning | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Considering that the Lightning lost both Lecavalier and St. Louis this season, along with Stamkos for the latter apart of it, they did well. The lack of Ben Bishop in the playoffs ultimately hurt them to the point of no repair.

Habs sign NCAA standout Carr to two-year deal | ProHockeyTalk
Daniel Carr was one of Union College's best players this season.

T.J. Oshie: Shootout Stud to Playoff Dud | The Hockey Writers
Regardless of his shootout skills, T.J. Oshie was never a great player. The expectations placed on him after the Olympics may have debilitated his self-esteem.

Top 5 Playoff Tough Guys | Post-to-Post

Claude Lemieux was not a tough guy, he was just a pest.

Ryan Callahan open to staying with Lightning, considering options - CBSSports.com
I would imagine that the Lightning would want to re-sign Callahan. The question is whether Callahan wants to play in a market like Tampa Bay.

Playoff overtime hockey means no commercials, and no peeing - SBNation.com
I understand the dilemma here. But, I do enjoy the fact that there are no commercials in OT. It makes it go by faster.

Let's Go Red Wings!