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Helene St. James: Detroit Red Wings can outskate Bruins but can't outscrum them | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
The Wings won Game 1 by outskating the Bruins. The Wings lost Game 2 because the Bruins were allowed to play their physical hockey. The Wings have to aim to play the way they did in Game 1 if they want to win this series.

Jonathan Ericsson Provides Injury Update, Not Sure When He Will Play " CBS Detroit

All I can say is hurry back! His absence was clearly evident in Game 2.

Analogy of the day … Wings coach Mike Babcock | Red Wings Front
I have a feeling that Babcock was relieved that Chara did not fight Smith.

Detroit Red Wings' Brendan Smith: No more UFC antics when next he meets Zdeno Chara | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
If nothing else, Smith's actions will give us something to laugh about while he's riding down Woodward with the Cup in his lap this summer...

NHL News

Penguins regain home ice advantage with late surge | ProHockeyTalk
The Penguins beat the Blue Jackets 4-3.

Bergeron playing through virus, hopes to 100% Tuesday | ProHockeyTalk
Patrice, did your parents never teach your proper manners? You're not supposed to go to school/work when you are sick.

Can anyone stop Nathan MacKinnon? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Nathan MacKinnon has been great so far for the Avs during the playoffs. But he is not the greatest player of all time. Don't get too carried away now Colorado!

Matt Cooke knees Tyson Barrie - SBNation.com
Eugene Melnyk was seen by his lawyer's office late last night.

Strombo to host NHL Awards on June 24 - Sportsnet.ca
The awards ceremony is generally pretty entertaining. It will be interesting to see what Stroumboulopoulos does to it.

Is Rene Bourque the new Dustin Penner? Wake me in the spring? | Post-to-Post
Bourque has three goals in three games for the Canadiens.

Oilers hire Scott, former Baron's GM, as assistant GM | TSN
The Oilers have hired Bill Scott as their new assistant general manager.

Brooks Orpik displays some surprising skill, beats the buzzer - SBNation.com
It seems as if Orpik has been stealing some dangleberries from Datsyuk's kitchen.

Celebrate head injuries with the ‘Wakey Wakey Backes’ T-shirt | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

This whole situation has been totally overblown. Players chirp at each other all of the time.

Former Bruin returns to volunteers at Boston Marathon finish line - SBNation.com
Andrew Ference was helping out at the Boston Marathon yesterday.

Beyond Vezina: Who Is 2013-14's Most Valuable Goaltender? | The Hockey Writers
The most valuable goaltender has hands down been Ben Bishop. He practically carried Tampa Bay to the playoffs.

Carolina goalie Anton Khudobin wonders if Cam Ward is past his prime | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
I do not know if this is the type of thing you should be saying about your teammate.

Montreal Canadiens begin first 2014 NHL playoffs home game with amazing pre-game intro - SBNation.com
The Habs set the standard for awesome intros. I wonder if the Wings will do anything tonight?

NHL buyout window: Where your team stands - Sportsnet.ca
The Wings still have one amnesty buyout remaining. But, for the nth time, we can not use it on Stephen Weiss. First of all, we shouldn't. Plain and simple. Second, we can't. Amnesty buyouts only work on players who signed prior to the new CBA.

Noel: ‘I did cry’ after getting fired by Jets | ProHockeyTalk
On a sidenote, what are your opinions on David Moyes getting sacked?

Let's Go Red Wings!