As I typed out the date Buffalo Sabres fans, it was another stark realization for me; my baby girl turns a whole six years old tomorrow. Who knew the time would fly by that quickly. I am very proud of her though, as she has gone to countless games with me, and looks forward to watching hockey each and every night! Here are your morning links and Stanley Cup Playoff Tracker.
Buffalo Sabres Links
How will the Buffalo Sabres react in the draft? Who will they pick? Will they use all their picks on players, or will they try and move up or down? [iSportsWeb]
Rochester Americans Links
They looked defeated and done on Thursday – but Friday night the Rochester Americans routed the Chicago Wolves sending their first round playoff series to game five. Can the Amerks make it to the second round of the Calder Cup playoffs since 2004-2005? While they are still on the bring of elimination, the good news is now so is Chicago. [Rochester D&C].
Mock draft projections now that the first round of the playoffs are over. [Bleacher Report].
Patrick Kane works his playoff magic handing the Minnesota Wild a loss in Game 1. [Fox Sports]
The Florida Panthers won the first overall draft pick, but if the price is right they would be willing to sell it. If they keep it, does that mean Aaron Ekblad won’t go first overall? [NHL].
NHL and NBA on pace for record number of game sevens this year. [Forbes].
The Boston Bruins would love to put this all behind them. One fan takes matters into his own hands. [Causeway Crowd].
Grading the Tampa Bay Lightning Goalies on this year’s performance. [Bolts By The Bay].
Do you believe in sports curses? [Broadstreet Buzz].
Stanley Cup Tracker
Chicago Blackhawks (1) – Minnesota Wild (0)
Montreal Canadiens (1) vs Boston Bruins (0)
New York Rangers (1) vs Pittsburgh Penguins (0)
Anaheim Ducks (0) vs Los Angeles Kings (0)