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Tired, so tired...
Tired, so tired...

All Sabres links today are before the break, but afterward, we have NHL salary cap news, Patrick Roy's thoughts on Jaroslav Halak, and girls from Philly with mustaches?

For Sabres, division title will wave from above - The Buffalo News
A season's recap from The Buffalo News.

Ryan Miller will have to settle for an Olympic silver medal, a shot at the Vezina, and a whole bunch of what-ifs.

The Sabres Will Probably NOT Suck Forever - Top Shelf
Heather rails on Jerry Sullivan (which is always fine with me) and lists 10 good things the Sabres accomplished this year.

The Best Forwards In The NHL: Tough Minutes Edition - The Copper & Blue
The best of the best - a look at the forwards that play the toughest competition and outscore them - one Sabre included!

Kassian's Spits on cusp of title defense -
Future Sabres Zack Kassian and Nick Crawford are facing off for the OHL Championship, and Kassian's Windsor Spitfires are up 3-0.


Lucic goal puts Bruins in full command -
Milan Lucic scored with 2:57 remaining in regulation to give the Bruins a 3-2 victory over the Flyers, and take a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Roy on OTR: Impressed with Halak, be patient with Price - TSN
What does Patrick Roy think of the Canadiens goaltending situation?

Laviolette: Flyers need to tighten up defensively -
Philadelphia coach Peter Laviolette was happy with the second and third periods of Game 1, but wants that play for all 60 minutes in Game 2.

Malkin needs to come alive - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Evgeni Malkin has not been his usual stellar self these playoffs. 

Bruins lose Sturm for rest of playoffs - The Boston Globe
The Bruins yesterday confirmed the suspected: Marco Sturm will miss the rest of the playoffs after tearing the ACL and MCL in his right knee in Saturday’s Game 1 against the Flyers.



Third-period rally helps Hawks even up series -
Kris Versteeg thrilled the hometown crowd scoring the game-winner with just 1:30 left, lifting the Blackhawks to a 4-2 Game 2 victory over Vancouver.

Blackhawks search for ways to disrupt Luongo - The Globe and Mail
Chicago keeps Game 2 lineup a secret, but say they must get Canucks goaltender off his game

Chicago Blackhawks still struggling to bring their A-game in playoffs - ESPN
Can the Hawks bring their best game night in, night out from now on? If they don't, they'll be watching the rest of the playoffs on TV after the second round.


The Rest:

Bettman: No big cap changes expected for 2010-11 -
Commissioner Gary Bettman said during a press conference that he doesn't expect the NHL salary cap to change all that much next season.

Winning Percentage Vs. Blocked Shots - Hockey or Die
Is there a correlation between number of blocked shots and winning percentage?

Keep Banging Away - Behind The Net
How do 2nd and 3rd chances compare with initial shots and first rebounds?

Boston Bruins say dating Philadelphian women is hairy situation - Puck Daddy
I've only met one woman from Philly, and this was almost true.