Quick Hits: Game 4; Selke Trophy Finalists Announced

Red Wings News

Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk has maintained elite level despite age and years of wear and tear | MLive.com
Pavel Datsyuk has shown no signs of slowing down and is as good and productive as ever.

Detroit Red Wings' Jonathan Ericsson downplays his solid statistics | Detroit Free Press
Jonathan Ericsson has been playing pretty well recently, which is important if the Wings want to win this series.

Red Wings' line of Luke Glendening, Drew Miller and Landon Ferraro meets challenge in key matchup | MLive.com
Luke Glendening has become one of my favorite players on this team. He is not the most skilled guy in the group, but his play makes up for what he does not have in raw skill.

Zetterberg: Steve Yzerman will always be Detroit Red Wings' captain | Detroit Free Press
O' Captain, my captain. When the day comes that Ken Holland does in fact retire, I truly hope that Yzerman decides to return back to his adopted home.

NHL News

Canadiens vs. Senators 2015 final score: Ottawa stays alive with Game 4 win - SBNation.com
The Senators managed to stay alive for at least one more playoff game after shutting out the Canadiens 1-0 in Game 4. Eugene Melnyk after the game: "Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk I'm a woman's man, no time to talk."

Patrice Bergeron, Anze Kopitar, Jonathan Toews voted Selke Trophy finalists | Puck Daddy
I do not think that it is completely unreasonable for Luke Glendening to pull a Draper and win the Selke in a few years.

Carcillo appeals for better care after death of friend Montador | TSN
Dan Carcillo wants more to be done to help aid retiring players and to teach them about how to deal with the lingering effects of having a concussion.

Blackhawks vs. Predators 2015 Game 4 final score: Chicago survives 3 overtimes to take 3-1 series lead - Second City Hockey
Three overtime periods is a tiring amount of hockey, which could make for a very interesting Game 5 tonight.

Report: Former Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli meeting with Oilers - CBSSports.com
Hmm...Interesting. I would rather not have a somewhat competent hockey mind go to Edmonton, but it is what it is.

Rangers win in overtime, Penguins on the brink - Sportsnet.ca
The Rangers have been bound to win this series all along, and now they are only one game away from doing that.

Quenneville: ‘It might be the year of the backup goalie’ | ProHockeyTalk
For once, Joel Quenneville has said something that Wings' fans may marginally agree with.

NHL POY: Nyquist vs. Stamkos | TSN
Gustav Nyquist's incredible solo goal against the Ottawa Senators is in TSN's NHL Play of the Year competition.

Connor McDavid totally not devastated Oilers won lottery, says dad | Puck Daddy
Connor McDavid: "I am not mad, I am disappointed."

Is Connor McDavid hype getting out of control? | The Hockey News
Personally, I think Connor McDavid will be a really good player regardless of where he plays. But, if he does not turn out as promised, what will bring him down will not be his play, but rather the enormous expectations that have been placed on him.

Sabres sign Jack Eichel linemate Evan Rodrigues | USA Today
Coincidence? I do not think so.

Columnist: If Blues lose to Wild, there should be ‘consequences’ | ProHockeyTalk
Could Ken Hitchcock be on the hot seat in St. Louis? Probably not, but if the Blues end up losing their series against the Wild, he may be.

Let's Go Red Wings!