Caps/Rangers aftermath; wooing the Babchelor; Worlds update (Puck Headlines)

• (NSFCF: Not safe for Capitals fans.) Amazing picture of last night’s game winning goal. [Getty]

• Stepan! Stepan! Stepan! (Doesn’t roll off the tongue as well as Matteau! Matteau! Matteau!) Looking back at the player’s road from playoff struggles to Rangers hero. [New York Post]

• “The Washington Capitals did it again; now what?” Good question. [Washington Post]

• Does “Puck Luck” Lift the Cup? An in depth look at how luck can influence Cup winners over the past years. [Ketts’ Corner]

• GM Steve Yzerman’s influence is everywhere as the Bolts get ready to face the Rangers. [Tampa Bay Observer]

• Watch out Rangers: Steven Stamkos is no longer in a slump. [Tampa Bay Times]

• Series primer from the Chicago perspective looking at the forwards of the “Kids of the Black Hole” (a.k.a Ducks). [The Committed Indian]

• Smaller players can have big value in the modern-day NHL; just look at Patrick Kane and Johnny Gaudreau. [Chicago Sun-Times]

• Anaheim’s Cam Fowler has matured into a defensive leader for the Ducks. [OC Register]

• AC has had a tradition of doing a blog version of a post-series handshake line to teams the Ducks have played in the playoffs with each writer giving props to the enemy for their play. Here’s one from the Flames handshake dedicated solely to “The Greatest Hand Shaker.” [Anaheim Calling]

• “The Babchelor” is the best name to describe the courting of Mike Babcock by NHL teams. Here’s part two of their series looking at more possible suitors. [Hockey Snobs]

• People in Seattle rejoice: The plan to build a privately funded hockey and basketball arena in Tukwila [Washington] is welcome and could be a big win for the region, especially Seattle. [Crosscut]

• Need some joy? Here’s a look back at Darryl Sutter’s best quotes from the season. [LA Kings Insider]

• The Ottawa Senators have collected a truck load of goalies. With that in mind, is it time to give up on the feisty Robin Lehner? [The 6th Sens]

• If you think the NHL’s Department of Player Safety does an inadequate job at protecting players from themselves, then you might not be up to date on the AHL’s equivalent. [Winging It In Motown]

• “The low glass in Erie giveth, the low glass taketh away. The Otters’ Mason Marchment had a puck bounce during his clearing attempt, which caused the disc to go into the stands for a delay-of-game penalty in overtime. That put the Oshawa Generals on a power play, where Cole Cassels scored the decider for the 6-5 win and 3-1 series lead.” The General know they’re supposed to lose to Connor McDavid’s team, right? [Buzzing the Net]

• “Players at the Sochi hockey club that forms a major part of the legacy of last year’s Winter Olympics are to start a legal battle over months of unpaid wages.” [AP Sports]

• Oh yeah, the World Championships are also happening in Prague right now. Here’s an update on what you might have missed. [Pro Hockey News]

• Revisiting the “dominance of the NHL’s California teams,” even though two of three didn’t make the playoffs. [Spector’s Hockey]

• 2015-2016 Fantasy Outlook: Philadelphia Flyers and Columbus Blue Jackets. [Dobber Hockey]

• Finally, E:60’s Tom Rinaldi tells the story of Liam Fitzgerald, the Bruins ‘fist-bump kid’. Get the tissues ready for this tale of an incredible little guy. [ESPN]

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