Quick Hits: Yzerman vs. Detroit; Playoff Results

Red Wings News

Lightning GM Yzerman: Detroit Red Wings are a 'special franchise' | Detroit Free Press
The Red Wings start their playoff journey tonight in Tampa Bay. Did you know the Lightning's GM used to play for the Red Wings?

Red Wings' Johan Franzen: Head injury put me 'in a really dark place' | Detroit Free Press
This is a tough read. We've talked about it here before, but Franzen's future quality of life is what's most important here. Whatever happens with his hockey career is obviously of secondary concern.

Editorial: End the delays on the Red Wings arena project | The Detroit News
The Detroit News editorial board is sick of the Detroit city council (and the mayor) dragging their respective feet on what should be a simple re-zoning request.

Gave: Gems mined in Europe lead Red Wings to unparalleled success | FOX Sports
A lot of people are credited for Detroit's 24-year postseason streak, but some who deserve the most are the least mentioned. This includes celebrated scout Hakan Andersson.

NHL News

NHL playoffs: 4 stories from opening night | NHL on CBC Sports
Get caught up on all of last night's results.

P.K. Subban of Montreal Canadiens ejected for slashing Mark Stone of Ottawa Senators | ESPN
It was a pretty bad hack, and some people are calling for a suspension. Do you think it warrants one? Nearly as many people are talking about Senator's head coach Dave Cameron's post-game comments. We love it when players and coaches are candid with the media, but are quick to complain when we don't like what they have to say. What do you think? Did he cross the line?

Andrew Hammond has confidence of Ottawa Senators heading into Game 2 against Montreal Canadiens | NHL.com
Hammond was one of the coolest stories of the season because he literally came out of nowhere. He'll have to continue his career-best play if the Senators are to have a chance of advancing.

After ‘one of the greatest relief performances you’re going to see,’ Quenneville mum on Game 2 starter | ProHockeyTalk
Quenneville didn't rule out Darling starting on Friday in Nashville. It's an interesting situation because you have a Cup-winning goalie who has started every playoff game for the team since 2011 on one hand, and a goalie who was very good in an incredibly small sample size this year on the other.

The backwards water bottle is this NHL player's worst enemy | SBNation.com
Mark Stone had a rough night.