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Daily Links for Thursday, May 5

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Happy Cinco de Mayo, Sabres fans! Celebrate this traditional hockey holiday with some juicy morning links.

Stafford plans to maintain focus - The Buffalo News
Goal is to improve on breakout year.

SEASON REWIND: THOMAS VANEK - Buffalo Sabres
Vanek led the Sabres in goals (32), assists (41) and points (73) this season.

Sabres, health to determine Grier's next move -The Buffalo News
No one, including Grier, knew if that Game Seven loss in Philadelphia would be the last time the veteran ever wore a uniform.

Boychuk primed for WHL final | SabresProspects.com
Emerging from a dark period, Boychuk's Winterhawks are set to offer a serious challenge to their counterparts.

Caps look for answers after sweep by Lightning - NHL.com
After being swept by Tampa Bay in their fourth straight playoff disappointment, the Washington Capitals are left with more questions than answers.

Boudreau shouldn't take the fall in Washington - The Globe and Mail
Eric Duhatschek argues the Capitals coach has done a good job with young team

NHL's image redeemed by thrilling 2011 playoffs - SI.com
This year's tense, dramatic Stanley Cup playoffs have spared almost no one from a "Wait, hang on! Yessss! Noooooo!" stress test that leaves them a quivering pulp by the end.

Top 10: Unsung playoff heroes - THN
We count down the top 10 players who we don't think get the credit they deserve because of other, bigger stars on the team.

Video: Bruins fan pulls ultimate prank on Habs fan boss - Puck Daddy
To the victor goes the opportunity to rub success in the loser's face, and it was an opportunity Kelly Park wasn't going to pass up.