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The Stanley Cup playoffs are finally ready to move into the second round, after Montreal pulled off a stunner in Washington last night, knocking off the Presidents Trophy-winning Capitals.

There's a lot more going on around the league, however. After the jump, we hear about what the Predators are planning to do this summer, what kept Patric Hornqvist idle during most of the Blackhawks series, and enjoy a look back at perhaps the greatest upset in playoff history...

Last Night in the Playoffs

Montreal 2, Washington 1: I guess R.J. Umberger was right after all...

Predators News

Preds On The Glass: What Will The Preds Players Do This Summer and Thursday Thoughts
I can't wait for the "Buddy & Barry in Vegas" videos we'll see this summer.

The View from 111: Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda... Predators Playoff Post-Mortem
Always looking ahead, Mark hopes that the Preds carry forward some lessons from their loss to the Blackhawks.

Patric Hornqvist’s mystery injury revealed - Nashville Predators Examiner
'twas a broken hand that felled our leading goal scorer...

Confessions of a Predators Fanatic: Hossa is a douchecanoe.
Amid this playoff disappointment, the seeds of a genuine rivalry have been sowed.

J.P Dumont puzzled by lack of playing time with Nashville Predators - The Tennessean
As part of his exit-interview today, J.P. Dumont wants to know why he spent the 2nd half in Chateau Bow-Wow du Trotz.

Nashville Predators may not have money to keep Dan Hamhuis - The Tennessean
Besides that less-than-shocking headline, John Glennon lets us know about four Preds who are heading to the World Championships in Germany next month.

Short Shifts Exclusive: Miller & Kent Retire - JSOnline
Well, this just sucks.

Around the NHL

Video: Capitals dispute waved-off goal in Game 7 loss to Habs - Puck Daddy
Part of the sting from last night's Capitals loss comes from a controversial "no goal" call that kept Washington from tying the game.

Canadiens' remodeling pays big dividends -
Now that they pulled off this upset, the raves are coming for Bob Gainey's "Extreme Makeover" from last summer.

How the Habs pulled the upset, and how Pittsburgh avoids it - PensBurgh
As the defending Cup champs getting ready to face Montreal, SB Nation's Penguins blog ponders how to avoid another Montreal upset.

Miracle on Manchester, Still Greatest NHL Playoff Upset of All Time | The Hockey Writers
Steve Craig sets the Wayback Machine to 1982...

An Interesting Look at our UFAs on FtR - Mile High Hockey
Are there any Avs worth looking at by the Preds?

More on Score Effects and Corsi Numbers - Behind The Net
Good stuff here on how the score of a game influences the Shots For & Against numbers.

If you could ask Steve Tambellini or Kevin Lowe a question, what would it be? - Cult of Hockey
David Staples offers up an interesting way for bloggers to interact with the teams they cover.

Could Steve Yzerman be the Lightning's GM? - Lightning Strikes
The GM's position in Tampa appears to be a prime opportunity, and Stevie Y's name is in the mix.

What it Feels Like to Win in the Playoffs - The Cannon
A Columbus fan is jealous... and probably finds common ground with the Nashville faithful. - Men plan, the hockey gods laugh
Tyler takes a whack at Washington owner Ted Leonsis and his "plan".

Bruins to unveil Bobby Orr statue outside TD Garden - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Is anyone else surprised that they didn't already have one?