What is this, Christmas in June? Hockey fans are getting an extra-special treat, now that the Bruins and Canucks will go to a decisive Game 7 tomorrow night in Vancouver. With the NBA Finals out of the way, the NHL can enjoy a bit of the spotlight for what is truly one of the most highly-anticipated events in professional sports.
Follow after the jump for the scoop coming out Game 6, and all the rest of your morning news & notes!
Father's Day Gift Idea #5: NHL Team Jerseys | Hockey Gear HQ
Face it, Dad needs a new hockey jersey for his favorite NHL team, but you don't have to pay through the nose to get him one.
Nashville Predators News
First off, I want to extend a huge Thank You to all the guest bloggers who contributed to our recently completed "Report Card" series. We ended up having 14 guest writers in all, and they did a wonderful job.
Preds On The Glass: POTG Tuesday Headlines, News, and Morning Links
Buddy's got his morning links all rolled out for you.
Paul McCann - Game Seven Coming and Random Notes
Paul's counting down the hours already.
Country Stars Step Up to the Plate for City of Hope - The Boot
A recap of Saturday's charity softball game, which included Blake Geoffrion and Nick Spaling of the Preds. Nick was just an honorary participant, of course, due to his recent shoulder surgery.
Around the NHL
Bruins even series with 5-2 win to force Game 7 - Stanley Cup of Chowder
You couldn't have asked for a better Game 6 out of the Bruins, could you?
Game 6 SCF Report Card ; Faithfully - Nucks Misconduct
Stiff upper lips and all that up in B.C.
Mason Raymond Injury Could Reportedly Sideline Canucks Forward Several Months - SBNation.com
The Canucks forward took a really awkward hit into the boards and will be out for a long time.
Seventh heaven: a brief history of Game Seven of the Finals | The Hockey Writers
A walk through the Game 7's that decided the Stanley Cup - how about that 1994 series, eh, Vancouver?
Instant Analysis: Luongo poses confidence question - NHL.com
Here we go again...
Sedins, Kesler coming up empty - The Globe and Mail
At least Kesler has injury to blame, but the Bruins have done a masterful job containing the twins.
Ice Chips - New Coyotes coach eager for new opportunity
Jim Playfair is back in the NHL, as an assistant in Phoenix.
Video: Shanahan, Schneider talk NHL headshot rule changes - Puck Daddy
Shanny tip-toes through the minefield that is the head shot discussion. I do like what Mathieu Schneider mentioned, the possibility of making changes to equipment to make it more protective and less of a weapon.
Ovechkin Presents 1,000,000 Rubles to Dynamo Moscow Youth Hockey Program on Behalf of Gillette - Japers' Rink
That translates to around $35,000, a nice boost for the hockey school.
Down Goes Brown: How to present the Stanley Cup
Helpful instructions for the Commissioner...
Hockey Deprived Americans - Puck Worlds
An examination of the largest non-NHL markets in the US.
Who fights in the playoffs? - Behind The Net
Enforcers? Who needs 'em when the Cup is on the line...
The Single Greatest Night Of My Life - Mavs Moneyball
OK, not hockey related, but our SB Nation blog covering the Dallas Mavericks recounts the experience of covering their championship win, including the post-game scene in the locker room. Someone's going to live that dream tomorrow night in Vancouver.