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Daily Dashboard May 8, 2013

Ah Thursday morning, we’re getting closer and closer to Friday and the weekend. With the weekend comes more playoff hockey and no

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need to feel guilty over late West Coast games.Sit back, enjoy your morning coffee and enjoy catching up on the latest news from the NHL world!

Imagine if both the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs squeak throw the opening round and square off in round 2. Bleacher Report breaks down all the dream playoff match-ups going forward. [Bleacher Report]

If you watch the Toronto Maple Leafs lose in overtime to the Boston Bruins last night, you know that Dion Phaneuf made a bone-head move that cost the Leafs the game. Well check out the evil glare James Reimer‘s wife game Phaneuf’s girlfriend after OT. [You Tube}

Montreal Canadiens captain Brian Gionta will miss the rest of the playoffs needing surgery for a torn bicep muscle. Obviously being told you’re out of the playoffs is devastating for any hockey player but Michel Therrien took things a bit further. Therrien told reporters that Gionta was “crying in his arms”. Oh Boy. [National Post]

Why it’s time for the Pittsburgh Penguins to give Tomas Vokoun some playoff action. The Penguins have made their decision to start Vokoun in game 5 against the New York Islanders. [Puck Stops Here and CBC]

In the playoffs goaltending often can make or break a team, but is having a hot goalie in the playoffs all it’s cracked up to be? [Bleacher Report]

The Vancouver Canucks have been trying to trade Roberto Luongo since last offseason but with their latest meltdown do they trade Luongo or Cory Schneider? [Edmonton Journal]

We’ll end our Daily Dashboard with a feel good story. A Toronto Maple Leafs fan ventured down to Boston to see the Leafs in game 2 with some friends for his birthday. As you know the Leafs won game 2 in Boston, as the Leaf fan was leaving he was sucker punched from behind by a Bruins fan. The Leaf fan was left unconscious with blood leaking from his mouth. He suffered a concussion and needed staples in his head. After many online petitions the Toronto Maple Leafs gave him tickets for game 4 in Toronto. [Puck Daddy]



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