It’s Dyngus Day! Hope your holiday weekend was relaxing (if it was a holiday weekend for you). If it wasn’t enjoy your Dyngus Day and hope you enjoyed the weekend of playoff hockey!
Buffalo Sabres Links
With the Buffalo Sabres out of the playoff picture (who knew right?), what former member of the Buffalo Sabres blue and gold club are you rooting for this year? [Hockey Buzz].
You can still get Cup Crazy over good hockey games even when the Sabres aren’t playing. Promise. [WGR550].
Rochester Americans Links
Amerks drop finale, but look to excel in playoffs. [Rochester D&C].
Rochester hosts the first two games against the Chicago Wolves starting this Friday in the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs. Rochester has not won a playoff game since playing Abbotsford in 2009-2010. They have been swept by the Toronto Marlies in the first round the last two seasons [Amerks].
It is almost as fun tracking playoff beards as the playoffs themselves, here ranked are the best playoff beards of all time. [Bleacher Report].
Boston Bruins get tough to even series with Detroit Red Wings. [Boston Herald]
Touchdown! San Jose has given up five goals to the Kings so far this series, but after a seven goal night last night the Sharks have now scored 13 goals in two games. [SI.com].
Kings wrecked by Sharks in game two. [Rink Royalty].
[GIF]. Watch Vladimir Tarasenko’s game tying goal. [Bleedin Blue].
No suspension for Milan Lucic – a travesty yes, but par for the course for the NHL. [Octopus Thrower].
Rebuild through the draft. The Nathan MacKinnon Show. [Mile High Sticking].
Stanley Cup Playoff Tracker
Colorado Avalanche (2) vs Minnesota Wild (0)
St. Louis Blues (2) vs Chicago Blackhawks (0)
Anaheim Ducks (2) vs Los Angeles Kings (0)
Boston Bruins (1) vs Detroit Red Wings (1)
Montreal Canadiens (3) vs Tampa Bay Lightning (0)
Pittsburgh Penguins (1) vs Columbus Blue Jackets (1)
New York Rangers (1) vs Philadelphia Flyers (1)