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Another slow news day for the Sabres, but at least we have the Western Conference Finals to keep us entertained. Plenty of Around the NHL news after the break, including some nice stories on Derek Boogaard.

Vulgar Statistics: Sabres 2010-2011 Season In Review - Black & Blue & Gold
Do you like stats? You'll love this post.

Your DGWU 2011 Buffalo Off-Season Guide: Part 2 (The Other Stuff) - Dear God Why Us Sports
More humor for your Monday morning, wrapping up the off-season for the Sabres.

Ask The Fake GM Mailbag #2 - Buffalo Wins
How desperate are we for Sabres news stories? We're linking to a mailbag of a fake GM's Twitter account.

Canucks take West finals opener over Sharks - sportsnet.ca
Henrik Sedin and Kevin Bieksa scored goals 79 seconds apart in the third period as the Vancouver Canucks battled back to defeat the San Jose Sharks in the opening game of the NHL's Western Conference final.

Bruins look to overcome another deficit after dropping Game 1 - TSN
Deficits have been easy for the Boston Bruins to overcome so far in the playoffs.

Family, friends and fans say goodbye to Derek Boogaard at Xcel Center - ProHockeyTalk
Two Wild fans organized an informal Derek Boogaard memorial service at Xcel Energy Center Sunday night. Family, teammates and about 350 Wild fans assembled to remember the beloved enforcer.

Derek Boogaard's brain donated for trauma research - The Globe and Mail
Family asks Sports Legacy Institute at Boston University to research to look into possibility of concussions playing role in death.

A look at seven of the greatest playoff series of all-time - NHL.com
We're still two rounds away from crowning this year's Stanley Cup champion, but we've already had a series for the record books.

Fraser: How I handled players who tried to trick me into calls - TSN
What happens when you catch a player trying to buy himself a penalty call? And are you less likely to call a penalty when you know a player has burned you for diving before? TSN analyst and former NHL referee Kerry Fraser has the answers and shares some of his experiences.