March 30, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Nashville Predators right wing Alexander Radulov (47) skates with the puck between Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom (5) and center Pavel Datsyuk (13) in the first period at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE
In addition, after the jump I've got some morning links...
Nashville Predators News
Nashville Predators look for first road playoff win over Detroit Red Wings | The Tennessean
I can sense Barry Trotz embracing the ways of stats-driven analysis: "We’re going to do it eventually. The odds are in our favor,"
Inconsistency, the Top 3, and the "Man Advantage": What to take out of Game 2 | The Predatorial
Kristopher's gripping pretty hard after the way Game 2 played out
Ads Help Themselves With 2-1 OT Win Over Wolves | Admirals Roundtable
Milwaukee continues to give themselves a chance...
Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey
Now we have some animosity: Blues knot series with convincing win over Sharks - St. Louis Game Time
St. Louis took a 3-0 win over San Jose to even things up 1-1.
Do The Dramatic - Blackhawks 4, Coyotes 3 - Second City Hockey
Chicago takes things back to the United Center tied 1-1.
Rangers-Senators Game 2: Neil's overtime winner ties series at 1-1 - Silver Seven
It got ugly between New York and Ottawa, but the upstarts earned the split at Madison Square Garden.
The Ottawa Senators in Game 2: Message sent - Silver Seven
When the Senators sent Matt Carkner after the Rangers' Brian Boyle, did that change the tone of that series? Boyle had bullied around Erik Karlsson previously, so Carkner took it right back to him. As far as enforcers go, in my eyes THIS is how they should be used. Regardless of whether Boyle wanted to go, or was a regular fighter, that's how you get him to stop messing with Karlsson. Too many enforcers only engage with other heavyweights, rendering them useless.
Recap: Capitals 2, Bruins 1 (Double Overtime) - Japers' Rink
Yeah, I'm thinking Caps fans are pretty much giddy to have Nicklas Backstrom back!
Game twos are just further proof that the NHL needs to change and soon | Backhand Shelf
Have some lost the stomach for playoff hockey?
Time to move injury-prone Hall to centre? - Edmonton Journal
Take some time to stroll around the NHL with Jim Matheson's Sunday column.
Shut Down Index (SDI) Results 2011-2012 - Pension Plan Puppets
Interesting analysis here, but I wonder if there's something better than Corsi On to use, as it kills guys like Suter & Weber who play on a team which gets killed in Shots For & Against.
Daniel Sedin won't join Canucks in L.A. - The Globe and Mail
Vancouver can't expect their top goal-scorer back any time soon.
The Passing of a Legend: Emile 'Butch' Bouchard 1919-2012 - Habs Eyes On The Prize
The Montreal Hall of Famer started his NHL career 70 seasons ago.
Grading Jay Feaster's Moves (Pass / Fail) - Matchsticks and Gasoline
I think Feaster's real work has only just begun.
ACTV Episode 2: Jen vs Shea Weber & Department of Player Safety - Anaheim Calling
From the Anaheim perspective, they see a disconnect between Shea Weber getting away with a fine, and Bobby Ryan getting a suspension last spring.