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Sunday Caterwaul: Panthers Open Forum & Playoff Thread

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Another evening of postseason boredom in the West
Another evening of postseason boredom in the West

Saturday's results

  • (1) NY Rangers over (7) Washington, 3-1: 32 total SOG between the clubs; Rookie Braden Holtby proves his humanity, allows 3 goals on 14 shots. Rags lead series 1-0. Reaction from Blueshirt Banter and Japers' Rink.
  • (8) Los Angeles over (2) St. Louis, 3-1: Matt Greene's second-period SHG is eventual gamewinner; Jonathan Quick 28-for-29. Kings lead series 1-0. Local stuff from Jewels From The Crown and St. Louis Game Time.

Today's NHL Playoff action

  • (6) New Jersey at (5) Philadelphia, 3 p.m. (NBC): club split season 3-3, Flyers outscored Devils 18-15. Martin Brodeur: 1-3 over the year
  • (4) Nashville at (3) Phoenix, 8 p.m. (NBCSN): despite being outshot 34-23 on Friday, Coyotes lead series 1-0. Preds' Patric Hornqvist: 8 SOG (2A)

Around the Den

  • The NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will be carrying all seven of Team USA's IIHF World Hockey Championship prelim-round games, with only one on tape delay; annual tournament begins Friday. Full WC camp rosters (through 4/28) here.
  • A quick look forward to the Rampage and Barons second-round AHL Calder Cup series, set to open Tuesday from Oklahoma City (Uminski/MySA.com).
  • No - public - concern by Panthers' player rep Mike Weaver regarding the soon-to-expire collective bargaining agreement (Rinkside)
  • South Florida Hockeyfest 2012 is only a week away (Saveology Iceplex)
  • BoiseGate? (YouTube; check beneath the video)