Nothing's ever easy for the Penguins. They took a 5-1 beatdown from the Rangers last night, with even our old friend Kevin Klein (Hi!) getting in on the scoring. And what's up with Chicago? I guess it's good for them they have a couple more home games left in this series...they're 1-4 on the road so far this year. We've got a busy day today folks...Team USA (Hi Craig and Seth!) vs. Switzerland (Hi Roman and Simon!) on NBCSN at 12:30p, plus Montreal-Boston and LA-Anaheim later tonight. Will you be watching?
Nashville Predators News
U.S. Men's National Team Beats Belarus, 6-1, in IIHF Men's Worlds Opener | USA Hockey
Craig Smith did some pretty good stuff.
Finland Believes in a Mix of Veterans and New Faces- Preview - International Ice Hockey Federation
Pekka plays at 16:45 GMT +3, which means I have no idea when Pekka plays.
Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey
Sidney Crosby offers Martin St. Louis his condolences | Puck Drunk Love
I'm sure it was appreciated.
Blackhawks’ Toews: ‘This series is long from over’ | ProHockeyTalk
Thanks, genius. We can see it's tied 2-2.
Minnesota Wild ice 6 skaters for 15 seconds, get away with it (Photo) | Puck Daddy
Any officials from Minnesota in this one? Just asking.
Douglas Murray is a cruel joke, and enough is enough - Eyes On The Prize
This is just plain hurtful. But probably true.
Florida Panthers: breaking down the coaching search-Sun Belt Hockey
Barry Trotz is on the list.
NHL stats: How to measure forechecking and puck retrieval off the dump-and-chase - SBNation.com
SURPRISE! Teams that carry the puck into the offensive zone score more than when they dump it in. Read the full paper here.
Sacre Bleu! Canadian loss to France among worst ever | Post-to-Post
The French should only EVER win at two things: daytime wine drinking and speaking French. That's the whole list.
NBC Sees Ratings Rewards from New NHL Playoff Format - Hollywood Reporter
"It was oriented before the season started that teams would end up playing their divisional rivals in the first round of the playoffs to create familiarity on the ice, which creates more anger, angst and action." -Next year they should focus on creating lust and greed, too.
Where Do NHL Players Come From?-Deadspin
Everywhere from Brunei to Brazil. But mostly Canada.