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The Pittsburgh Penguins tied the series with a 3-2 overtime win, could Steven Stamkos return to the Tampa Bay Lightning for the playoffs, and some AHL news.

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Coyotes News

Coyotes' Drummond eschews spotlight, embraces challenge - Arizona Sports
Arizona Coyotes co-owner and president of hockey operations Gary Drummond has gained respect in the organization as it faces the challenges head-on.

Playoff News

Anatomy of a Loss: Grading the Dallas Stars Forwards Against the St. Louis Blues - Defending Big D
How it all went wrong for the Dallas Stars against the St. Louis Blues: A Forward's Story.

Penguins vs. Lightning Game 2 Recap: Sidney Crosby OT goal wins game for Pens - PensBurgh
Sidney Crosby scores in overtime as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 in overtime of Game 2 in the 2016 Eastern Conference Finals. See the highlights and read the recap here.

Stamkos switches to medication that could speed up return - Sportsnet.ca
Steven Stamkos is now taking an injectable form of blood-thinning medication that could expedite his return to game action.

NWHL News

Beauts Sign Kourtney Kunichika and Emily Janiga - THW
The NWHL's Buffalo Beauts have re-signed forward Kourtney Kunichika to a one-year deal, and given draft pick Emily Janiga a contract as well.

News From Around the Hockey World

Fired NHLPA consultant says union refused to tell players of potential $400M claim against NHL - Article - TSN
The NHL Players’ Association and a former senior consultant are locked in a behind-the-scenes battle that has brought into question how the NHLPA pursues claims of NHL teams misreporting revenue and whether players are being kept properly informed of those claims.

Dan Lambert named new coach in Rochester, Randy Cunneyworth reassigned - Die By The Blade
The Amerks will have a new bench boss next season.

It ‘doesn’t look very good’ for NHL participation in 2018 Winter Olympics: IIHF president – ProHockeyTalk
"We have to find ways to bring the money together."

Nashville Predators Ink Justin Kirkland To Three-Year, Entry-Level Contract - On the Forecheck
Predators officially added another player to the cupboard on Monday.

Canucks Sign Yan-Pavel Laplante to Three-Year ELC - Nucks Misconduct
The 21-year-old UFA was not signed by the Arizona Coyotes,who drafted him in the third round in 2013.

Werenski OT backhander propels Lake Erie into AHL conference finals - The Cannon
18-year-old Blue Jackets draft pick leads Monsters in postseason scoring with 10 points

Toronto Marlies advance to Eastern Conference Finals after last-minute Game 7 win - Pension Plan Puppets
The Toronto Marlies prevailed in a very hard fought Game 7 win vs the Albany Devils to advance to the third round against the Hershey Bears.

Griffins Season Ends in 4-3 OT Loss to Monsters - Winging It In Motown
The Grand Rapids Griffins playoff run finally ran out of magic as the Lake Erie monsters managed to rally from a 3-1 hole to to take a 4-3 overtime win, closing out game six and the series. The pesky griffins had fought off two elimination games

No beer ads on NHL jerseys? NBA jersey sponsorship deal sets policy | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: This is obviously big news for the NHL, which has been waiting for another one of the Big Four to make the leap into jersey ad sales before it did. "We certainly won’t be the first. And you’d have to drag me kicking and screaming," said Commissioner Gary Bettman.

For Tallon, new role means less contract negotiating and more time to ‘freeze my rear end off’ scouting – ProHockeyTalk
"It frees me up to do what I think I do best, and that's go scout, evaluate talent, mentor our young guys, and help develop them."

The Final Howl

Girl fighting brain cancer asks Red Wings forward Riley Sheahan to prom, and he said yes - Winging It In Motown
Detroit Red Wings forward Riley Sheahan received a letter from an admiring fan, Morgan Behen, who is battling brain cancer asking him to prom. He said yes.