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Daily Links for Monday, May 23

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Another Monday brings us one Monday closer to the NHL Draft and free agency on July 1.

Sabres' prospect McNabb must sit and watch - The Buffalo News
Defenseman suspended for Sunday's Memorial Cup game after injuring an opponent with an open-ice hit Saturday.

Buffalo Sabres' Potential Continue to Improve with Impressive Talent - Bleacher Report
In a couple of years, the team may be able to compete and win under that pressure. We saw it this season, but only in flashes.

5/22 Recap: Sutch limited yet effective as hosts win - SabresProspects.com
Gregg Sutch executed smartly in a limited fourth line role Sunday, skating without a point but keeping the puck deep as Mississauga evened their Memorial Cup record with a 2-1 win over Kootenay. 

West:

Canucks take 3-1 series lead with 4-2 wins - NHL.com
Sami Salo scored two power-play goals 16 seconds apart while Henrik and Daniel Sedin combined for seven assists as the Canucks topped the Sharks 4-2 on Sunday to take a commanding 3-1 series lead.

Sharks' Thornton suffers injury - NHL.com
Sharks' captain Joe Thornton suffered an apparent shoulder injury with 10:47 left in the third period Sunday.

Canucks take 3-1 series lead with 4-2 wins - NHL.com
Sami Salo scored two power-play goals 16 seconds apart while Henrik and Daniel Sedin combined for seven assists as the Canucks topped the Sharks 4-2 on Sunday to take a commanding 3-1 series lead.

 

East:

Reeling Bruins looking for Game 5 turnaround - The Globe and Mail
Boston hopes to rebound after Saturday’s 5-3 collapse

McKenzie: Lightning's tactics on Thomas pay off in the end - TSN
The Tampa Bay Lightning game plan going into this game was to get a lot of bodies and a lot of pucks to the blue paint, and try to disrupt Tim Thomas. You could see Thomas was a little rattled in the first period. That paved the way for Tampa to come back from a 3-0 deficit.

Fans see Tampa off by forming human Lightning bolt - Puck Daddy
This morning, as the Tampa Bay Lightning prepared to travel up to Boston for Game 5 against the Bruins tomorrow night, the team organized an interesting way for fans to wish the players good luck and send them up north.