Happy Cinco de Mayo! The day after the unofficial Star Wars international holiday is Cinco de Mayo! May your beer be cold, your salsa be hot, and whatever else you do to celebrate the 5th of May! Sure the holiday would be much better if we had Buffalo Sabres hockey to watch, but Corona tastes just as good without hockey.
Rochester Americans Links
Rochester gave it a hell of a go in their first series in years (the last two playoff appearances they were swept and gave Toronto little trouble), but succumbed to the Chicago Wolves in five games. [Sabres Prospects]
Marc-Andre Fleury gets his 50th career playoff win, but can he win it all again? [Hockey News]
Maybe the Pacific-Northwest is not the place to put a new NHL hockey team. [The Columbian]
Ranking the most underrated prospects int he 2014 NHL entry draft. [Bleacher Report]
Let the magic continue – Nathan MacKinnon will join team Canada for the World Championships. [7News Denver]
Could Aaron Ekblad fall to third in the draft? GM Tim Murray doesn’t see Ekblad as a “franchise player”. [Edmonton Journal].
Sidney Crosby struggling, but Penguins still winning. [ESPN]
It took them twenty years in the same league to meet in the playoffs, and the Los Angeles Kings win game one in the battle for California supremacy. [CBS Sports].
Team Latvia taking a hit as suspensions and discipline come down from the Olympic doping scandal. [IIHF]
Williamsville native and former Rochester American David Leggio will suit up for Team USA at the World Championships. [Buffalo News]
Has team USA put together a roster that will give them a shot at back to back world championships for the first time in 64 years? [USA Today].
Stanley Cup Playoff Tracker
Chicago Blackhawks (2) vs Minnesota Wild (0)
Los Angeles Kings (1) vs Anaheim Ducks (0)
Boston Bruins (1) vs Montreal Canadiens (1)
Pittsburgh Penguins (1) vs New York Rangers (1)