Quick Hits: Blue Jackets Won; Leafs Are Lost

Red Wings News

Good news for Detroit Red Wings fans: Pavel Datsyuk is feeling better every day | MLive.com
Great! If only we could have his partner in crime back as well...

Gustav Nyquist another breakout product of patient Detroit Red Wings system | Post-to-Post
The article touches on Stephen Weiss and calls his contract an "unmitigated disaster". What, is Holland supposed to be psychic too? It's not like he, or the rest of us, could have known that Weiss would have had the injury problems that he's had this season.

Luke Glendening cashes in with Red Wings, on and off ice | The Detroit News
Despite the Wings' loss on Saturday, it was great to see Glendening finally score a goal in the NHL. He's one goal and $4 million dollars better than Ville Leino!

Detroit Red Wings can draw off last season's hot finish as they attempt to extend playoff streak | MLive.com

Unlike last season, the Wings will not have to win out to make the playoffs (most likely). That said, breathing room can lead to complacency, and in this case, being complacent is a terrible thing.

NHL News

Bobrovsky’s second shutout in three games powers Jackets past Islanders | ProHockeyTalk
Thanks for the help New York! Much appreciated.

NHL player bleeds through his skate after getting hit by the puck | For The Win
I don't think that I've ever seen this. The skate must have been cut open, I don't see how the blood could have seeped through otherwise.

Patrick Roy calls Blues' Backes 'gutless' for jumping MacKinnon - CBSSports.com
While I don't agree with Backes's actions, I don't agree with the notion that players should avoid fighting players due to their age. Nathan MacKinnon may be 18, but he's an NHL player, and should be treated the same as someone who is 29.

The Winnipeg Jets need to buy out Ondrej Pavelec, inside man | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
If Jonas Gustavsson decides to test the market during free agency, I could see the Jets as a possible destination for him. That said, I don't want The Monster to leave Detroit.

Report: Iginla bonuses will cost Bruins next season | ProHockeyTalk
The Bruins are expected to have a cap penalty of about $4.5 million next season due to bonuses given to Iginla, Hamilton, and Krug.

Wild vs. Penguins: Ilya Bryzgalov makes a humongous big save - SBNation.com
Ilya Brygalov made a pretty great save on Saturday.

Biggest game of the year one of Leafs worst - Sportsnet.ca

I understand why Leafs' fans were disappointed of their teams loss to the Jets, but to be honest, the season was already lost at that point.

Crosby, most of Penguins’ best players, unavailable vs. Avs | ProHockeyTalk
Crosby, Kunitz, Orpik, and Maata all sat out of Pittsburgh's game yesterday against the Avalanche.

VIDEO: Charity game between FDNY, NYPD leads to all-out brawl - CBSSports.com
Hey, it's all for charity, so why not!

Islanders vs. Blue Jackets: Matt Calvert shouldn't fight bigger men - SBNation.com
Not fighting Matt Carkner should be the rule of thumb for anyone. Unless you are Chris Neil, of course.

Jets' Maurice calls scratching Kane 'a coach's decision' | TSN
Evander Kane has been struggling recently.

Sean Couturier trims grizzly beard hoping to change luck (Photo) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

Shaving before the playoffs. Is that standard protocol?

Is this it for Ilya Bryzgalov? | ProHockeyTalk
Bryzgalov said that he is not sure whether or not he wants to play next season.

Let's Go Red Wings!