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Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - Beantown Blues

It's lights out in Beantown, LA sends Anaheim to game seven and Pittsburgh is starting to look a little scary.

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Playoffs News

From the desk of Stanley Cup of Chowder: Bruins 1 Habs 3: This is not a recap. This is a sadness placeholder
So the Bruins are done. Recaps are difficult. We'll sort through all these feelings and breakdowns tomorrow. Thanks for hanging out here this year, readers and commenters and lurkers. Go team...

Canadiens vs Bruins Top Six Minutes: HABS BEAT BRUINS - Eyes On The Prize
The Habs took care of business, eliminating the "big bad Bruins" in the seventh and final game. Your Montreal Canadiens are heading to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Subban: ‘Hate me. We’ll just keep winning’ | ProHockeyTalk
He'll face the New York Rangers next.

Dale Weise says Milan Lucic 'threatened' him in handshake line -
Even the handshake line was full of animosity after the Canadiens defeated the Bruins in Game 7. Dale Weise said Milan Lucic was less than friendly.

Canadian Prime Minister congratulates Canadiens, inadvertently trolls half his country | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The Montreal Canadiens beat the Boston Bruins in Wednesday night's Game 7, punching their ticket to the Eastern Conference Finals and keeping the dream of a Canadian team winning the Stanley Cup -- for the first time in 21 years -- alive and kicking.

Kings hold off Ducks in third period to force Game 7 | ProHockeyTalk
Yeah, another series pushed to the limit.

Coyotes News

Summers hopes to capitalize on new deal | FOX Sports on MSN
Chris Summers' goal is to play an entire season with the Phoenix Coyotes.

Did Former Coyotes General Manager Mike Barnett Set Them Up For Current Success? - The Hockey Writers
Beginning in 2002 and taking over from Cliff Fletcher, Mike Barnett was hired as the Phoenix Coyotes general manager. Mike Barnett would remain the employed by the Coyotes until his firing in 2007 when current general manager Don Maloney took over the reins.

News From Around the Hockey World

Todd McLellan, Doug Wilson keep coach, GM jobs with Sharks - NHL on CBC Sports - Hockey news, opinion, scores, stats, standings
The San Jose Sharks are bringing back coach Todd McLellan and general manager Doug Wilson for another season despite another early playoff flop.

Worlds roundup: Russia routs Kazakhstan, Switzerland, Slovakia earn first wins -- Windsor Star
Russia scored on power plays to rout Kazakstan 7-2 for the fourth straight victory at the ice hockey world championship on Wednesday.

How much blame does Sidney Crosby deserve for Penguins' failure? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
When one of the greatest goal-scorers in NHL history goes 18 playoff games with a single goal scored, the weight of the criticism should make his knees buckle before burying him under the typical "not clutch enough!" tropes that humble star players.

Pittsburgh Penguins may replace coach Dan Bylsma with Mike Keenan | Home Ice -
Iron Mike’s name was floated this morning on Toronto radio by Sportsnet commentator Nick Kypreos.

Charlie Coyle reportedly played with two separated shoulders for Wild -
Players play through tough injuries all the time in the Stanley Cup playoffs, but two separated shoulders? Charlie Coyle reported did just that for the Wild.

Twilight of an enforcer: A hockey player fights to stay in the game he loves -
A hockey player fights to stay in the game he loves.

Jay Onrait of Fox Sports 1 on Canada vs. LA, Stanley Cup and TSN losing NHL (Puck Daddy Interview) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Puck Daddy spoke with Onrait about his network’s love for hockey as well as the Stanley Cup Playoffs, SoCal NHL fans, "Canada’s team" and his former network losing the NHL rights package. Enjoy!

The Final Howl

Watch Bobby Orr’s goal recreated with Lego-like mini-figures (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Whenever someone does a takeoff on Bobby Orr’s classic Stanley Cup-winning goal scored 44 years ago, there’s but one question to be asked: How will they handle the leap?