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Carter expects boos in Philly; Eastern Wild Card race; Canes extend Faulk (Puck Headlines)

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• The delightfully weird David Booth celebrates a rare goal by rocking a TMNT headband after Sunday's Canucks game.

Jeff Carter expects boos in his return to Philadelphia. He'll be fuelled by the boos. He plans to drink the boos. He misheard the question. [Philly]

• B storyline in LA vs. Philly: Darryl Sutter faces his former player in Craig Berube. [LA Times]

• What's the difference between the Edmonton Oilers and the Colorado Avalanche, besides all those wins? Consistency. [The Globe & Mail]

• Speaking of consistency, the Blue Jackets will have to show more of it if they want to win a Wild Card spot. Todd Richards on his team's weak performance versus the Islanders. “This clearly isn’t good enough. We got the result that we deserved because we weren’t a good team today.” [Blue Jackets Xtra]

• The Maple Leafs are veering towards their annual collapse. [Sportsnet]

• George Malik on the Red Wings' attempt to keep their playoff streak alive. [Kukla's Korner]

Ryan Callahan's transition to Tampa Bay is going quite smoothly. [Tampa Bay Tribune]

• Meanwhile, in New York, Marty St. Louis has the flu. Derek Stepan too, as JT Miller has been called up on an emergency basis. [Blueshirts Blog]

Justin Faulk gets a six-year, $29 million extension. [Canes Country]

• A very, very cool infographic tracking the evolution of home uniforms in the NHL. [Reddit]

• Your three stars for the week are Gustav Nyquist, Henrik Lundqvist, and Jarome Iginla. [NHL]

• Be sure to listen to "Do you wanna have a goalie fight", an absurd Frozen parody inspired by Eddie Lack and Roberto Luongo, written by Redditors, and recorded by London-based hockey fan Eliza Eaton. [PITB]

• The Pittsburgh Penguins' bottom-six seems like it might be a problem in the playoffs. [Sporting News]

• Former referee Paul Stewart: James Neal is everything that's wrong with NHL discipline. [HockeyBuzz]

• The Canucks got a big win versus the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday, but they also suffered a big loss: Henrik Sedin is injured again. [Vancouver Sun]

• Enjoy this gallery of traded players in their new jerseys, which will make you feel weird. It just seems so wrong. [Icethetics]

• Mikhail Grabovski is back at practice for the Capitals. [RMNB]

• Remembering the NHL's longest game, played 78 years ago today, and tomorrow. (It was a really long game.) [Hockey Inside Out]

• Finally, witness the best unsportsmanlike conduct penalty ever, as a parched Brandon Leipsic gets two minutes for drinking from the opposing goalie's water bottle. [Buzzing the Net]

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