Crosby vs. Hedman; Panthers keep firing; Happy birthday, P.K.! (Puck Headlines)

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• Happy birthday to the cutest baby with the sickest flow ever, P.K. Subban! [@PKSubban1]

• Now it’s official: Darryl Sutter has signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings. [LA Kings]

• Rossi: Five years ago, Victor Hedman knocked Sidney Crosby out of the Eastern Conference Final and out of hockey for almost 16 months. [Tribune Live]

• The Tampa Bay Lightning are considered the underdogs in the Eastern Conference Final; a role they relish in. [Lightning Shout]

• Nikita Kucherov has the skills of a sniper that can’t be taught. [Tampa Bay Times]

• Behind the numbers look at the Penguins depth scoring. [TSN]

• Ken Hitchcock’s speech prior to Game 7 gave life and inspiration to his team. [STL Today]

• Logan Couture is the chief exorcist of the San Jose Sharks playoff demons. [Mercury News]

• After one of their most successful seasons, the Florida Panthers continue to shake things up by firing assistant coach John Madden. [Miami Herald]

• Per New Jersey Devils GM Ray Shero, Cory Schneider and Patrik Elias underwent surgery earlier this week. [Fire & Ice]

• The New York Rangers have signed 2013 draft pick Pavel Buchnevich to an entry level contract. [Blueshirts United]

• The Chicago Blackhawks are reportedly close to signing top KHL defenseman Michal Kempny. [Second City Hockey]

• Two Russian players currently in the NWHL are allegedly implicated in the Russian doping scandal. [Today’s Slapshot]

• Inside the “moneypuck” analytics of 26-year-old Arizona Coyotes general manager, John Chayka. [Edmonton Journal]

• “Have the Coyotes been sabotaged by instability, geography and Glendale’s wind-socking politicians? Or are they to blame for most of their problems?” [AZ Central]

• Check out which linesmen and referees made the cut for the conference finals. Spoiler alert: No Tim Peel. [Scouting The Refs]

• Former NHL’er Garnet Exelby has joined the Arizona State University men’s hockey team as a strength and conditioning coach. [USCHO]

• Nana Fujimoto returning to the NWHL for a second season is unclear as Team Japan requires her services before all else. [Along the Boards]

• Looking at the numbers behind the correlation between shot volume and its impact on save percentage. [In Goal Mag]

• Why does Alex Ovechkin deserve to win a Stanley Cup? [The Line of Offence]

• St. Louis Blues defenseman Colton Parayko is a star in the making. [The Bloggers Tribune]

• Top 50 defensive prospects on the rise for your fantasy hockey league. [Dobber]

• Right after Mitch Marner raised the OHL championship trophy, he handed it off to teammate Jacob Buch who is battling cancer. [Buzzing the Net]

• Finally, here’s a sneak peak at Showtime’s new show “All Access: Quest for the Stanley Cup” featuring the Pittsburgh Penguins overtime win against the Washington Capitals.