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Chicago could hoist the Cup tonight with a win in Game Six, or Philly could continue its miracle run through the playoffs by forcing a Game Seven. Sports!

Regier Will Stand Behind Kassian. Negotiations Open With Lydman And Tallinder - WGR 550
Darcy has spoken to Zack Kassian, and said, "I happen to believe Zack's a good kid and he just put himself in a position that going forward you can't put yourself in."

Sabres suspend talks with top draft pick Kassian - Yahoo! News
The Buffalo Sabres have suspended contract talks with first-round draft pick Zack Kassian after the forward was charged with assault for allegedly punching a man at a bar in Canada.

Finals Talk:

Flyers will stick with Leighton for Game 6 - NHL.com
Without making an official proclamation, it was made clear Michael Leighton would be back in net for the Flyers.

Chicago Tribune would like you to meet 'Chrissy Pronger' - Puck Daddy
Nothing like a few cheap shots between respected journalistic organizations.

Philadelphia Flyers now trail Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in series - ESPN
It would be tempting to write off the Flyers after their embarrassing Game 5 loss. Do they really have it in them to rewrite history yet again?

Goaltending has been underwhelming - The Globe and Mail
The NHL is trumpeting it as a triumph of offence – 40 goals in five games, the second highest total in 30 years

Flyers are sure Final is going 7 games - NHL.com
The Philadelphia Flyers are sure the Stanley Cup Final will go seven games.

 

Everything Else:

Blue Jackets hire Scott Arniel as coach - NHL.com
I know I had this yesterday, but forgot to mention Arniel's Sabres connection. So here it is again.

On the Red Wings' two-year offer to Todd Bertuzzi: cap sense is good sense - MLive.com
I'm guessing that more than a few Red Wings fans raised their eyebrows when they read the Free Press's Helene St. James' report stating that Ken Holland has offered the 35-year-old Todd Bertuzzi a two-year contract.

Reinsdorf pulls bid for Phoenix Coyotes - Phoenix Business Journal
The only one still left is Ice Edge.