May the Fourth be with you Buffalo Sabres fans! Happy May 4th, a day for Star Wars fans to make it their own mini-national holiday. It is also the birthday of my little girl, who at a very mature 6 years old isn’t very little anymore. At just past midnight this morning we welcomed here into the world. Happy Birthday Lillian!
Here are your morning links and Stanley Cup tracker for May 4, 2014.
Buffalo Sabres Links
Tyler Ennis was happy to score 21 goals this season for the Buffalo Sabres, but his personal goals are set much higher than just another 20 goal season. [Buffalo News].
Rochester Americans Links
Amerks sign goalie to a PTO. [Amerks.com]
Eastern Conference second round is set, Western Conference schedule awaiting outcome of Chicago Wolves and Rochester Americans. [TheAHL].
Racist Bruin’s fans are still overshadowing actual hockey news. [The Sporting News]
Officiating is worst it has even been in this year’s playoffs. [CBS Sports]
Record pace for game sevens in the NHL and NBA give first round a savory flavor. [ABC Sports]
Bruins not giving up without a fight, hand Montreal Canadiens first loss of 2014 playoffs. [Hamilton Spectator].
Belarus is ready to host the World Championships and make their mark on the world of hockey. Hockey’s second largest international tournament behind the Olympics is set to start in just about a week. [IIHF].
Monday will give us the first glimpse of NHL 15. An important date for next gen console holders. [FanSided].
Binghamton Senators can’t get out of round 1 of Calder Cup playoffs. [SenShot].
Brian Elliott is an enticing option for the Carolina Hurricanes this off season. [Cardiac Cane]
No bench boss change for San Jose if Doug Wilson has anything to do with it. [Blades of Teal]
Don’t forget that the Nashville Predators are still in need of a coach. [Predlines].
Stanley Cup Tracker
Chicago Blackhawks (1) vs Minnesota Wild (0)
Los Angeles Kings (1) vs Anaheim Ducks (0)
Pittsburgh Penguins (0) vs New York Rangers (1)
Boston Bruins (1) vs Montreal Canadiens (1)