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Happy Friday, everyone! Montreal is trying to ride the comeback train yet again by whipping Philly last night 5-1. Meanwhile, the Hawks and Sharks play tonight - hopefully we can get two real series yet out of this round.

Grier Deal A Mutual Agreement - WGR 550
Grier is happy with the progress the team made this past season, but is ready to work this summer to improve.

Hank and Toni, Toni and Hank - Top Shelf
What should we do with our two FA defensemen?

East:

Canadiens whip Flyers 5-1 in Game 3 - NHL.com
Five different Habs scored en route to a 5-1 win over the Flyers, cutting Philadelphia's series lead to 2-1.

‘Desperate’ Canadiens keep despair from their door - The Globe and Mail
Habs come out flying and never look back in halving deficit of Eastern Conference final

Gagne and Briere are latest Quebec-born Habs killers - NHL.com
Most young players in Quebec may want to grow up and play for the Canadiens, but some have enjoyed great success against them instead.

 

West:

The aftermath: More reaction from Boyle — Working the Corners
Here, more precisely, is what Boyle had to say: "Obviously I don’t want to be in this position, but this is a good time to come together and raise our middle finger in the air."

Big, bad Bolland - The Globe and Mail
Checking-line forward checks all the boxes: Pest, scorer, defender.

Hossa, Heatley both dealing with scoring slumps - NHL.com
The Blackhawks and Sharks have gotten this far in the playoffs despite the goal-scoring droughts of Marian Hossa and Dany Heatley, respectively.

 

The Rest:

NHL, NRDC announce Green initiative - NHL Green
NHL announces Green initiative in alliance with Natural Resources Defense Council

What it means to 'play through the pain' - THN
The former ECHLer and son of Islanders great Bob Bourne explains what it takes to play with an injury and the impact it has on your play.

Panthers Using Airlines for Ticket Pricing Model - On Frozen Pond
Team president Michael Yormark says the new setup is based on the way airlines sell seats – prices will be determined as it gets closer to game time.