Kadri speaks to media; Between Two Zambonis; Richards returning to NHL? (Puck Headlines)

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• Fun with Chicago’s Andrew Shaw on this year’s Fathers Trip. [Chicago Blackhawks]

• Nazem Kadri says he’s learned his lesson. He’ll be back in the lineup for the Leafs on Saturday against Vancouver. (I’m sure his comments will cease the media circus surrounding him immediately…) [TSN]

• Scott Gomez in his own words: “Early in my career, I’d hear about guys with long scoreless droughts and just think, How’s that even possible? It made no sense to me. But then there I was, sitting on the bench for the Montreal Canadiens, watching our home fans in the stands dancing around in sombreros and singing “Happy Birthday” in honor of my one-year goal drought.” [The Players Tribune]

• Kings GM: Mike Richards recall ‘very much a possibility’. [The Score]

• Adultery, Injury, and Serious Goalie Controversy: Eight of the Biggest Story Lines of the NHL Stretch Run. [Grantland]

• Nick Cotsonika’s Three Periods: Kimmo Timonen’s comeback challenge; 3-on-3 AHL overtime thrills; NHL notes. [Yahoo Sports]

• Elliotte Friedman’s 30 Thoughts: Video review tabled for GM meetings and more. [Sportsnet]

• The Friesen Files: Connor McDavid ‘just as good as Sidney Crosby’ at same age. No pressure, Connor. [Buzzing the Net]

• NHL’s college free agency season officially open thanks to moves made by Bruins and Flyers. [CBS Sports]

• Let the debate begin (again)! 3-on-3 overtime could be on the horizon. The Bruins and Lightning got a taste the other night. [Bruins Daily]

• Burning questions for the NHL playoff push. [USA Today]

• Every NHL team’s top priority for the remainder of the 2014-15 season. [Bleacher Report]

• Real-time playoff matchups based on the standings. They’re changing almost daily. [ESPN]

• Fireside Chat: Big picture discussion on various Chicago Blackhawks related issues. [Committed Indian]

• Goalie Price drawing Hart Trophy attention as low-scoring Canadiens rise to top. [Canadian Press]

• Tinfoil hat time: Are the Ducks losing to keep the Kings out of the playoffs? [The Royal Half]

• Could current Kings backup Martin Jones be the answer to the Oilers goaltending woes? [Oilers Nation]

• Stars Jhonas Enroth joins glow in dark mask movement. Too bad hockey games aren’t played, you know, in the dark. [In Goal Magazine]

• Despite a diminished role on Hockey Night in Canada, Ron Maclean remains ‘pure gold’. [Kamloops This Week]

• Senators’ Bobby Ryan really tries to sell high-sticking call. [SI.com]

• Flashback Friday: Word Association with Darryl Sutter, Bob Miller, and Nick Nickson from March 2013. [Mayor’s Manor]

• Update to a story ran earlier in the week: SOMEONE BOUGHT THE TAXIDERMY FIGHTING HOCKEY SQUIRRELS OFF EBAY. [Capitals Outsider]

• Finally, ‘Between Two Zambonis’ with Ryan Kesler and Cam Fowler. [Anaheim Ducks]