Buffalo Sabres Daily Links: Washington Forces Game 7

We've got your daily Buffalo Sabres news and notes, bite-sized for your convenience. Like popcorn chicken, only less gross.

- Jay McKee: Finding passion behind the bench. [WGR]

- A look at goaltender David Leggio's first season with the Amerks. [Sabres.com]

- The 5th scouting session with Kris Baker and Jeremy White. [WGR]

- Mark Pysyk is doing well. Yippee! [Sabres Prospects]

NHL Playoff News:

- Washington forced a game 7 by beating New York 2-1. [NHL.com]

- The Capitals take it to the limit, one more time. [TSN]

- A third round preview out West. [ESPN]

- The Kings investment in Drew Doughty is paying off. [THN]

- Do the whistles really go away in the NHL playoffs? [Globe & Mail]

- Ron MacLean of CBC compares NHL players to 9/11 first responders in preposterous tribute. [Puck Daddy]

- Elliotte Friedman's 30 thoughts. [CBC]

Around the NHL:

-Saku Koivu is coming back for one more year. [Ducks.com]

- The NHL Board of Governors has approved the sale of the St. Louis Blues. [NHL.com]

- Vladimir Putin Gives Russia Its Very Own Miracle On Ice [SB Nation]