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The Night That Was: All Aboard the Wayne Train

In a must win game Wayne Simmons scored a hat trick and we have another game 7!

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King Henrik became Prince Henrik last night
King Henrik became Prince Henrik last night
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Recap:

New York Rangers 2 Philadelphia Flyers 5

Wayne Simmons scored  hat trick, Henrik Lunqvist was chased, there was a fight in the stands, a fight on the ice, and the series is going to a game seven tomorrow night at Madison Square Garden. Series is tied 3-3.

Winnipeg Jets Links:

Tim has been writing about the failings of the Jets on special teams lately, and things aren't looking so great for the Jets on special teams.

Ken Wiebe visits the farm and talks about the St. John's IceCaps hopes and dreams.

Around the League:

Brendan Gallagher and Milan Lucic are friends. Brendan Gallagher and Milan Lucic play for rival teams.

Sean Gentille brings us the story of the quadruple overtime game we never heard of.

Mr. Gentille tries to understand why the Florida Panthers fired Peter Horachek and instead laughs at the idea that the Panthers may hire Randy Carlyle.

PuckDaddy released the St. Louis Blues Eulogy today and it is great.

I would remiss posting that eulogy without linking J.R. Lind eulogizing the former Central Division and the Detroit Red Wings las year.

Jack Han analytically breaks down the Montreal Canadiens/Boston Bruins series on the Habs website.

Justin Bourne examines the goaltending decision that Todd McLellan made and how it was a panic move.

Five for Howling introduces us to Thomas Greiss. Hi Thomas!

John Shannon thinks that Wayne Gretzky will work for the Washington Capitals. Sorry TJ.

Jonathan Willish looks to the Detroit Red Wings to see if they have players that would help the Edmonton Oilers.

J.R. Lind shares revenue and ticket numbers from the Nashville Predators.

Chris Johnston talks about Marc-Andre Fleury's first series win since the Pittsburgh Penguins won Lord Stanley's Cup.

An old article, but Cam Charron looks at how analytics can help teams get ahead.

Eric Tulsky looks at hockey narratives and how they're wrong in another old article.

StatsByLopez does some research and concludes there is no tangible momentum in hockey.

Josh Cooper looks at both sides of the argument when it comes to the Nashville Predators trading Shea Weber.

Outside of Hockey:

The NBA has had to handle the backlash of an openly racist owner, the LA Clippers Donald Sterling, recently and the players in the NBA were hugely affected by his words. The Golden State Warriors, who are playing the Clippers in the first round of the playoffs, planned to boycott game 5 if the NBA did not ban Sterling for life.