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• A San Jose Sharks fan uses technology to troll Los Angeles Kings coach Darryl Sutter. (The Baldman)

• Philadelphia Flyers forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare will have a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for his Game 3 hit on Washington Capitals blueliner Dmitry Orlov. [Broad Street Hockey]

• CSN analyst Alan May ripped Bellemare for the hit calling it “cringe-worthy” and “disgusting.” [Washington Post]

• A Ryan White hit that injured Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik also broke off part of the dasher board at Wells Fargo Center. Orpik suffered an upper body issue on the play and is out for Wednesday’s Game 4. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]

• Should the Flyers replace goaltender Steve Mason with Michal Neuvirth? Mason has a 4.09 goal-against average and .852 save percentage these playoffs. [Today’s Slapshot]

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• These are not the same St. Louis Blues of years past. This is a different type of group – one better equipped to beat an opponent like the Chicago Blackhawks. The Blues are currently up 2-1 on the Blackhawks. [Post-Dispatch]

• Why the city of St. Louis loves hockey. [St. Louis Gametime]

• The latest on the Blackhawks' lineup as they head into Tuesday night's Game 3. forward Andrew Desjardins should draw back into the lineup. Will David Rundblad join him? [Sun-Times]

• The Los Angeles Kings have new life in their playoff series against the San Jose Sharks after a 2-1 overtime win Monday. The Sharks still lead the Kings 2-1 after Game 3. [LA Times]

• In LA’s Game 3 win over the San Jose Sharks, we saw the team play vintage Kings hockey. [ESPN]

• The Sharks shouldn’t be surprised that the Kings aren’t going away quietly. [Mercury News]

• How the Minnesota Wild came back to beat the Dallas Stars in Game 3. With the win, the Wild put the series at 2-1 in favor of the Stars. [Star Tribune]

• The Dallas Stars didn’t play playoff-style hockey in their loss to the Wild: “Instead they looked like a team bereft of structure at every level, be it at a system level, or cognitive level.” [Defending Big D]

• Tommy Olczyk on the Penn State men's hockey program, “When I tell people the story of the Penn State men’s hockey program, I like to say it was like going from the outhouse to the penthouse.” [Players’ Tribune]

• A challenge to the entire Middle Tennessee area to support the local Nashville Predators hockey team. [Penalty Box Radio]

• Nashville’s second-year coach Peter Laviolette brings a professional approach to his organization. He is one of four coaches in the playoffs who has won a Stanley Cup as a coach.  [Nashville Post]

• The Anaheim Ducks have shown too much anger in their first two games against the Predators. The Ducks are in an 0-2 series hole. Said coach Bruce Boudreau, “Sometimes it gets over the line. It’s almost like road rage. You do it (even though) you’re supposed to be in control. You lose control. Obviously, it’s something we have to gain back. We can’t continue to do that because we can’t take five penalties a game and not get our power play on the ice as well." [Orange County Register]

• According to Steven Stamkos’ doctor, it’s possible the Tampa Bay Lightning captain could return in time for the Stanley Cup Final. Stamkos underwent surgery on April 4 to remove a blood clot from his right collarbone. The expected recovery time was 1-3 months. The Lightning are up 2-1 on the Detroit Red Wings in their first-round series. (Tampa Bay Times)

• The Red Wings need to be more disciplined if they want to tie their series with the Tampa Bay Lightning in Tuesday night’s Game 4. [Detroit Free-Press]

• On former Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo reportedly interviewing for the vacant Ottawa Senators head-coaching job. [Fansided]

• The Arizona Coyotes have purchased the Springfield Falcons AHL franchise and will try to move the team to Tucson, Arizona. [Five for Howling]

• Head coach Dominique Ducharme resigned from the Halifax Mooseheads on Monday, citing a desire to be closer to his family in his hometown of Joliette, Que. [Buzzing the Net]

• On the etiquette of respecting a team’s logo in the middle of an NHL dressing room. [The Comeback]

• New York Islanders defenseman Ryan Pulock is proving a valuable commodity in his first playoff series. [Islanders Point Blank]

• Looking back at the Ontario Reign’s entire season, game-by-game.  [LA Kings Insider]

• Regular season fantasy MVPs. No surprise that the likes of SIdney Crosby and Braden Holtby are on this list.  [Dobber Hockey]

• Toronto Maples Leafs prospect Andrew Nielsen has joined the Toronto Marlies for their playoff run after spending his regular season in the Western Hockey League . [Pension Plan Puppets]

• The top-16 pending unrestricted free agents in the NHL and the latest on where they may land.  [Sportsnet]

• Why the one-timer is the most difficult shot to stop in hockey.  [Wall St. Journal]

• Finally, San Francisco 49ers legend Ronnie Lott pumped up the Sharks before Game 3.




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