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Mark Stone underwent a “successful lumbar discectomy” on Thursday and should be ready to head to the Golden Knights when training camp opens in September. [Knights on Ice]

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• Wherever Matthew Tkachuk is on ice, controlled chaos can be found. [Daily Faceoff]

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• A fun look at the wild stats generated in Game 1 of the 2022 Battle of Alberta. [Sportsnet]

• Will the Bruins be able to No bring Bruce Cassidy come back next season? Here’s Cam Neely: “I think we need to think about making some changes to the way we play and the way we do some things. I think Bruce is a fantastic coach…he has brought great success to this organization. I like him as a coach. Well, let’s see where it goes. But I think we need to make some changes. And I think Bruce mentioned it a couple of days ago. So let’s see what happens.” [Stanley Cup of Chowder]

• Andrew Brunett on the Panthers’ heavy loss in Game 2: “I loved our game. I thought we were in a great position. We controlled the puck with 20 seconds left and we just couldn’t do it. They made a fatal mistake. We had the puck behind the net and everything was fine. In fact, we were not forced, and we threw it away. Then we dropped it again, lost the battle and chased the net. For a game that was structurally good throughout the game, the last 20 seconds cost us today.” [Florida Hockey Now]

• The Blues’ BOP line led in Game 2, even helping the Avalanche series. [Post-Dispatch]

• “Seven trophy winners will be announced from June 1 to 7, with one winner per day to be announced exclusively by the NHL’s national rights holders during the pre-game shows leading up to the conference finals. The winners of the five remaining awards—the Calder Memorial Trophy, the Hart Memorial Trophy, the James Norris Memorial Trophy, the Ted Lindsey Award, and the Vezina Trophy—will be announced via an hour-long live stream on Tuesday, June 21 at 7:00 pm ET. airs on ESPN in the US and Sportsnet and TVA in Canada. More information about this show will be released in the coming weeks.” [NHL]

[NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2022 schedule, TV info]

• “A judge ordered a company owned by the late Senators owner Eugene Melnick to hand over documents as part of a lawsuit with Trinity Development Group over the ill-fated bid to renovate LeBreton Flats. The decision earlier this month appears to show that the multi-year legal dispute is moving forward despite Melnik’s death in March.” [CTV News]

• After arriving in Buffalo as part of Jack Achel trade, Peyton Krebs had a great season in the AHL. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

• John Tortorella would have fun in Philadelphia. Maybe not for Flyers fans, but for us? Certainly. [NBC Sports Philadelphia]

• Take a look at the Kings salary cap and find out what general manager Rob Blake can do this offseason to improve it. [Mayor’s Manor]

• Now that a head coach has been chosen, what will GM Lou Lamoriello do next for the Islanders? [New York Hockey Now]

• MVP Kennedy Marchment, Goaltender of the Year Elaine Chouli and other awards were presented on Thursday evening by the Premier Hockey Federation. [The Ice Garden]

• Of all the goalkeepers who played in the second round, who has the best bucket? [Hockey by Design]


Sean Leahy writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Write to him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.


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