• Braden Holtby should keep his day job. He was entrusted to give Nate Schmidt a new haircut. The results speak for itself. [CSN Capitals]

• The Philadelphia Flyers mourn the loss of Ilkka Sinisalo, dead at 58. [Flyers]

• Joe Thornton and Logan Couture took a spin on the ice before the San Jose Sharks practice on Wednesday. Thornton said he’s be back for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. [Mercury News]

• Ryan O’Reilly doesn’t hold back when airing his grievances with the state of the Buffalo Sabres: “I’m sick of losing.” [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

• Tom Rowe ‘accepts blame’ and takes the fall for the Florida Panthers struggles this year. [Miami Herald]

• Shawn Thornton is playing in the final games of his career before moving to the ‘business operations’ side with the Panthers. [Sun-Sentinel]

• Jaromir Jagr remains committed to playing hockey until he’s 50 years old. [TSN]

• Q&A with the always entertaining Bruce Boudreau. He reflects on how his up-and-down career as a player made him a better coach. [SI]

• There is no way to ‘sugarcoat’ the gravity of the loss of Kris Letang to the Pittsburgh Penguins. [NBC Sports]

• Al Sobotka has become a legend with the Detroit Red Wings. He’s the guy that scoops up and swings the octopi thrown on the ice at the Joe. He’s moving to Little Caesar’s Arena with the team next year. Learn a little more about him. [Detroit Free Press]

• The Washington Capitals clinched their second consecutive President’s Trophy. What they’ve done is ‘virtually unprecedented’ in D.C. sports history. [Washington Post]

• Preparing for the Frozen Four, Troy Terry, American Hero at World Juniors and Anaheim Ducks prospect, writes how he ended up at the University of Denver and one of the secrets to his success when the odds were stacked against him. [Players’ Tribune]

• One shift during regional play turned the University of Notre Dame’s season around. [College Hockey News]

• At the Women’s World Championships, alums of the University of North Dakota’s women’s hockey team react to the news the program has been folded. [SI]

• Check out the US Women’s National Team practice as they prepare for the semifinal game against Germany today. [Excelle Sports]

• Bruce Cassidy deserves even more credit for getting this version of the Boston Bruins into the playoffs. [Boston Sports Desk]

• ‘Accountability’ is NHL’s favorite word, but often misses mark. [Fanrag Sports]

• Breaking down teams mired in a streak of two seasons or longer of not making the lineups. [Hockey 411]

• Is Steven Stamkos ever going to win an Olympic gold medal? [Raw Charge]

• Meet the Vegas Junior Golden Knights! The first official team assembled under the watch of the Vegas Golden Knights franchise. [The Sin Bin]

• Fantasy hockey: Updates from the injury ward and players to avoid for your keeper and daily fantasy leagues. [Dobber]

• Finally, NHLers read and react to tweets by fans.