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Craig Rivet injured his shoulder shaking Chara's hand.
Craig Rivet injured his shoulder shaking Chara's hand.

Did you know Craig Rivet was having surgery? Maybe you remembered he was, but since the season ended, you know, a few weeks ago it had kind of slipped my mind. Here's to a speedy recovery, Cap.

Regier optimistic Rivet will be back for camp - Sabres Edge
Craig Rivet will have shoulder surgery this week to repair a double labrum tear, and the Sabres' captain was expected to face a four- to six-month recovery process that would force him to miss the start of next season.

This Zebra Doesn’t Have Stripes - Hockey Rhetoric
If you've got time and a lot of brainpower, this is a great read from Hockey Rhetoric about truth and opinion in sports, and how we use them to view, read about, and understand the games we love.

East:

Flyers silence the Canadiens again - thestar.com
Suddenly, the Montreal Canadiens can’t score, goalie Jaroslav Halak can’t make enough stops the Habs are down 2-0 in their playoff series with Philadelphia.

Canadiens must get dirty to get a goal - NHL.com
The Montreal Canadiens realize they are going to have to do some dirty work in front of the net to solve Flyers goalie Michael Leighton.

Montreal's Markov out 6 months after knee surgery - NHL.com
Montreal Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov had successful surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his right knee, and the Canadiens say his expected recovery time will keep him out until early next season.

 

West:

Sharks need second-liners to step up their game - NHL.com
The Sharks' second line of Joe Pavelski, Devin Setoguchi and Ryane Clowe has gone missing lately.

Blackhawks aim for improvement at home - NHL.com
Blackhawks have been dynamite on the road in this year's playoffs. It's winning at home that's given them problems.

Road warriors: Hawks match Sharks' urgency - CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
Maybe coach Joel Quenneville and general manager Stan Bowman should seriously consider putting the Blackhawks in a hotel before all games, home and away.

Most important moves can be off the benches - San Jose Mercury News
The Sharks and the Blackhawks went at it again Tuesday night. And once more, the players most important moves weren't always up and down the HP Pavilion ice.

 

The Rest:

Lance Armstrong calls out Versus for leaving cycling for hockey - Puck Daddy
Lance Armstrong dissed hockey. Are you angry, or indifferent?