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Pittsburgh preps for win; Sherman leaves Avs; Vegas flair logos (Puck Headlines)

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• ESPN redesigned all NHL logos to add a bit of Las Vegas 'flair' to them. [ESPN]

• For the first time in franchise history, the Pittsburgh Penguins have the chance to clinch the Stanley Cup at home. [Pensburgh]

• Pittsburgh police and emergency crews are prepping for a Game 5 win. [Mercury News]

• Matt Murray's run as a rookie goaltender in the playoffs is reminiscent of Patrick Roy's feat in 1986. [The Score]

• Mirtle: Phil Kessel's strong playoff performance goes to show that he was 'fine in Toronto.' [Globe & Mail]

• Bruce Arthur: Phil Kessel playing to the level of his team, and vice versa. [The Star]

• If the Sharks have any hope of staying alive beyond Game 5, Brent Burns has to be better. [CSN Bay Area]

• If you know a San Jose Sharks fan, give them a hug. It appears they're preparing for heartbreak. [Fear the Fin]

• Former Colorado Avalanche GM Greg Sherman has decided to leave the franchise after seeing his role diminish. [BSN Denver

• John Anderson has been added to the Minnesota Wild as another assistant coach for Bruce Boudreau. [Wild]

• Kurt Kleinendorst returns to coach the Binghamton Senators. He brought the franchise their only Calder Cup in 2011. [Senators]

• The St. Louis Blues are prepared to go into next season with the tandem of Jake Allen and Brian Elliott in net. [STL Today]

• The Detroit Red Wings have made offers to Drew Miller and Darren Helm. [M Live]

• Patrik Elias talks about taking the 'Teemu Selanne approach' to free agency this offseason. [Sportsnet]

• Greg Brown, Kris Mayotte, Steve Miller and Grant Potulny have been added to Bob Motzko's Team USA Hockey National Junior Team coaching staff for 2017. [USA Hockey]

• Guy Lafleur is the Larry David of the NHL. He doesn't like playoff beards and many other things. [Montreal Gazette]

• Follow along as all SB Nation blogs contribute to the site's mock draft. [SBN]

• Check out the NHL Draft Probability Tool. [Hockey-Graphs]

• A study of the best cities for hockey enthusiasts ranking '72 of the largest cities using a total of 17 key metrics that range from ticket prices to stadium capacity to the performance level of each city’s teams.' The results are somewhat surprising. [WalletHub]

• "Of the 993 players to have skated in at least one NHL game this past 2015-16 regular season, 87 of them (8.8 per cent) were Swedish-born or trained, a record level of participation by any one European nation in NHL history." [IIHF]

• Columbus Blue Jackets AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, are on the verge of winning the Calder Cup. What does this mean for the long-term success of the big club? [Blue Jackets Xtra]

• Tom Sestito embraced a leadership role with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Yes, Tom Sestito. [WBS Penguins]

• Jessica Koizumi: The woman who helped build the Connecticut Whale. [Today's Slapshot]

• X Ambassadors will play the NHL Awards on June 22. [NHL]

• Braden Holtby's support of the LGBTQ community goes far beyond just marching in the Pride Parade. [Washington Post]

• The Columbus Cottonmouths of the SPHL have a new logo. [THN]

• Fantasy hockey cage match: Dylan Larkin versus Robby Fabbri. [Dobber]

• At the NHL Draft Combine, Flint Firebirds player Will Bitten was asked by NHL teams about his experience in the tumultuous season with the team. [Buzzing the Net]

• Finally, NHL Awards host Will Arnett has a special moment with Lord Stanley's Cup. He's wearing a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey, so it's probably the closest the Leafs will come to the Cup for a while...

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