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San Jose's disappointment; Stars and Shania (Puck Headlines)

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• Dylan Strome with an "embarrassing" photo of Connor McDavid.

• The Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks put on a sensational show (in Game 4) which will enervate them both for Game 5 Saturday night in San Jose -– almost a doubleheader, followed by a 1,800-mile plane trip. [CSN Bay Area]

•  The Sharks can’t let a hangover from their Game 4 triple overtime loss linger into Game 5. [Mercury News]

• The Dallas Stars followed the advice of Shania Twain to beating the St. Louis Blues in overtime in Game 4 of their series. This knotted their series at 2-2. [Dallas Morning News]

• The Blues were sluggish in Game 4, and let a commanding 3-1 series lead slip away in losing to the Stars. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

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• New York Islanders forward Josh Bailey can be the team’s ‘X-Factor’ in Game 4 of their series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. [Islanders Point Blank]

• Tampa forward Jonathan Drouin has shown no reported ill effects of a big Game 3 hit from Thomas Hickey. Drouin left the game, then returned to notch the game-tying assist. [Tampa Bay Times]

• Some organizations claim to be World Class but don't live up to it. Jeff Vinik and the Lightning are World Class and more [Raw Charge]

• Changes are needed for the Washington Capitals to get back into their series with the Pittsburgh Penguins. [Washington Post]

• Why the Capitals aren’t dead yet. They’re down 3-1 against the Penguins in their series, but there are signs of hope. [Japers’ Rink]

• Penguins defenseman Trevor Daley isn’t used to having postseason success. He has been one of the Pens’ best players this playoff. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

• Bruce Boudreau says the fact that his family lives on the East Coast is a “compelling” reason to look at an Eastern Conference team. Boudreau is interviewing for the Ottawa Senators head coaching job Friday. [Ottawa Sun]

• The Anaheim Ducks have shown interest in Utica Comets coach Travis Green. The Ducks fired Boudreau last week. [Sportsnet]

• On new Arizona Coyotes GM John Chayka: “At 26, Chayka is the youngest GM in NHL history. He has just one year of NHL managerial experience and he is taking over a team that has missed the playoffs four straight years. An early and common narrative portrays Chayka as a math nerd — a whiz kid with a narrow skill set who is just here to crunch numbers and do coach Dave Tippett’s bidding.” [Arizona Sports]

• Tabea Thornton, wife of Sharks star Joe Thornton, has penned a children's book. [St. Thomas Times Journal]

• Team Canada downed Team USA, scoring five unanswered goals in a 5-1 win at the World Championships. [TSN]

• The story behind hockey’s most famous picture.[Deadspin]

• Should the Edmonton Oilers trade the No. 4 pick in the NHL Draft in order to get a defenseman? [Edmonton Journal]

• How should the Boston Bruins rebuild their defense this summer? [CSN New England]

• Why fantasy owners should keep an eye on the Calgary Flames’ coaching search. [Dobber Hockey]

• Will the NWHL’s New York Riveters have space to re-sign goaltender Nana Fujimoto this offseason? [Today’s Slapshot]

•  When the Connecticut Whale fell to the Buffalo Beauts in the first round of the Isobel Cup playoffs, the upset capped a tumultuous season for the team. [Along the Boards]

• Ryan Johansen and Filip Forsberg fall down at the same time after Mike Fisher’s OT winner for Nashville.





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