Matt Nieto in; Karmanos sued; Clitsome retires (Puck Headlines)

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• To say Tyler Seguin is a momma’s boy would be factually correct and somewhat adorable. [@tseguinofficial]

• Long Beach, California native, Matt Nieto, will be in the lineup for the San Jose Sharks in Game 2. [Mercury News]

• After losses in their past four playoff games, the Sharks are 4-0 and have outscored their opponents 20-4 in those games. [CSN Bay Area]

• The less heralded line of Evgeni Malkin, Chris Kunitz and Bryan Rust are giving opponents fits in the playoffs. [The Hockey News]

• One of our favorites, Katie Baker, is back: “When the Madness Becomes the Blueprint. Joe Thornton and Phil Kessel have spent their careers facing down the doubters. Now, they’re facing off for the Stanley Cup, with vindication on the line.” [The Ringer]

• Sidney Crosby turned early season adversity into playing some of the best hockey of his career when it counts the most. [ESPN]

• Olli Maatta finds the positives in his cancer scare and other health injuries, and continues to work his tail off to be the best he can be. [SI]

• Rookie goaltender Matt Murray’s performance is reminiscent of Ken Dryden. Heavy praise. [Toronto Sun]

• Penguins-Sharks Stanley Cup Final ticket prices soaring on secondary market. [Kukla’s Korner]

• Down Goes Brown gives his 10 step guide to being a hockey fan to those watching the sport for the first time in the Stanley Cup Final. [The Guardian]

• Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos is being sued by a trust led by one of his sons for breach of contract to the tune of $105-million plus interest. [Canes Country]

• Grant Clitsome has announced his retirement due to back ailments. Also retired, juvenile snickering at each mention of his name. [Jets]

• Elliotte Friedman’s 30 Thoughts this week include: Dallas Stars not buying out Kari Lehtonen, Randy Carlyle interviewing with the Calgary Flames, Andrew Ladd unlikely to re-sign with the Chicago Blackhawks, and more. [Sportsnet]

• Seriously, Randy Carlyle could be returning to the Ducks. Former assistant Dave Farrish believes Carlyle is different than he was when he was fired from Anaheim. [OC Register]

• Despite Marc Bergevin’s best efforts, forward Vadim Shipachyov is staying in the KHL instead of coming to the NHL this season. [EOTP]

• Former NHL enforcer, Stephen Peat, has symptoms — memory loss and headaches — often associated with C.T.E., a brain disease linked to head trauma. He pled guilty to arson after he claimed he accidentally burned down his garage a year ago just to avoid the publicity of a trial. [New York Times]

• With Ken Hitchcock announcing next season will be his last behind the bench, could the St. Louis Blues hire a coach in waiting? [STL Today]

• “It can be a lot to live up to being the son of a former NHL player. It’s probably even harder when your father also is a video game legend.” Cliff Ronning was rated as the fastest skater in the NHLPA 93 video game. He son, Ty, is a draft prospect, and talks about his father’s legendary status. [NHL]

• The Hershey Bears begin their quest for their 12th Calder Cup final in their history tonight. [Dump ‘n Chase]

• The Lake Erie Monsters are the Bears opponents. They’re lead by the torrid offensive performance of Lukas Sedlak. [Blue Jackets Xtra]

• Fantasy hockey cage match: Nicklas Backstrom vs. Claude Giroux. [Dobber]

• Move over ‘is a hot dog a sandwich?’ debate, we’ve got a new one in the NHL: Is it a sweater or a jersey? [Wall Street Journal]

• Finally, Sportsnet takes you on the ice to hear the officials communications with each other, coaches, and players.