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P.K. Subban may face a suspension and tight games abound in the first night of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes would see major boost with healthy Martin Hanzal -- AZCentral
Center Martin Hanzal is on the mend from back surgery and if he is able to remain a regular in the lineup next season, the Coyotes outlook for the season automatically improves.

Five things Arizona Coyotes fans should watch for during the Stanley Cup Playoffs - Five For Howling
The Arizona Coyotes may not be in the postseason, but there are plenty of storylines for fans to follow!

Who should Arizona Coyotes fans be cheering for in the Stanley Cup Playoffs? - Five For Howling
With Arizona out of the playoff picture, who should hockey fans in the Valley of the Sun be rooting for? We take a look at the 16 clubs in the playoffs and their Arizona ties.

Portland Pirates

Prospect Domi won't be assigned to Coyotes' AHL affiliate -- AZCentral
Max Domi won't report to Coyotes' AHL affiliate

Gwinnett Gladiators

Gladiators' painful season at least offers learning opportunities | Gwinnett Daily Post
A number of players who spent the end of the season in Gwinnett are priority targets for head coach Andy Brandt in 2015-16.

Stanley Cup Playoffs

Habs down Sens 4-3 in Controversy-Filled Game 1 - Silver Seven
The Montreal Canadiens found a way to win a wild game full of controversy

Sens call for Subban suspension after ‘lumberjack slash’ | ProHockeyTalk
The Senators may have an "easy solution."

Game 1, New York Islanders 4 (EN), Washington Capitals 1: Methodically delightful - Lighthouse Hockey
Brock Nelson scored twice in his second career NHL playoff game as the New York Islanders cruised to a methodical 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals in Game 1.

The Great Return: Flames vs. Canucks Game One Recap - Matchsticks and Gasoline
All praise be to Kris Russell.

Blackhawks vs. Predators, 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Chicago flips switch to steal Game 1 in double OT - Second City Hockey
The Blackhawks battled back from a 3-0 deficit in order to steal Game 1 on the road against the physical Nashville Predators.

News From Around the Hockey World

Fired Peter Chiarelli deserved a chance to right the Bruins' ship | theScore
Sometimes, it all comes down to "What have you done for us lately?"

Next Bruins GM to decide Julien's fate; Neely not looking at 'complete rebuild' | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The Boston Bruins president and team CEO didn’t quite reveal the reasons why general manager Peter Chiarelli was fired on Wednesday, only to say that it came after an annual audit of the organization and the result of wanting to improve the team going forward.

Craig Berube keeps his job for now, but future with Flyers still in doubt - Broad Street Hockey
Craig Berube is still the coach of the Philadelphia Flyers, but he didn't exactly get a vote of confidence either.

Thornton now has harsh words for McLellan as Sharks mess festers | ProHockeyTalk
Logan Couture admits the culture isn't "great" in San Jose.

Who will be the surprise hero of the 2015 playoffs? 10 players to watch | The Hockey News
It seems every year some player saves his best hockey for the post-season and becomes his team’s surprise hero. Who has a chance to do the same this year?

How Does Connor McDavid Fit on Each Lottery Team? -- TheHockeyWriters
On Saturday, the fate of one lucky franchise will change forever when they win the lottery for Connor McDavid. But, which team really needs him most?

The Final Howl

BarDown: Relive the Canadiens 2014 playoff run in toy-brick form