Here are your Puck Headlines: a glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media.
• Claude Giroux's beer pong adventures are rightfully getting attention on this lovely Tuesday, but it's the double-casted topless cornholing that we're sure a segment of our readership is more interested in. Playoffs leading scorer indeed. [Crossing Broad]
• PK and Malcolm Subban talk race and hockey with Complex. And also, the ladies. Who "pulls the most ladies" in the Subban family? PK says: "Wow, well definitely me. I'm the oldest, I have the most experience, and I'm the best looking. I've been told that on numerous occasions, numerous. Now that doesn't take anything away from my brothers, Malcolm is good looking and Jordan's a good looking guy, too. I mean they are related to me so they get a little bit of the looks. But right now I have to say I have the most experience. I'm a veteran when it comes to that, they're still learning. They have lots of potential. They're like first-round picks right now in the game, they still have to develop." [Complex]
• Coach Bob Hartley's Zurich Lions are ready to bid him adieu as he returns to the NHL. [Swiss Habs]
• This is so strange: An entire column written about embellishment in the playoffs and how it needs to stop, without a single mention of Mike Smith's flopping. Oh, Arizona Republic you say? Well then. [AZCentral]
• Look, we don't like to judge, but embezzling $144,000 from a Youth Hockey Association is a sort of [expletived] up. [Cap Times]
• We have our first schedule for Penn State hockey. Huzzah! [CHN]
• Carolina Hurricanes AHL goalie Mike Murphy leaves for the KHL. In a related story, there's a new frontrunner for the KHL's Vezina Trophy. [Hurricanes]
• The Pittsburgh Penguins are giving away 5,000 free tickets to the 2012 NHL draft. [Pens]
• In which Shawn Thornton impresses the heck out of an Esquire political writer with his candor. [Esquire]
• Bobby Holik on the Devils and Rangers: "The Rangers should be much better. Can Devils repeat tonight's effort at MSG or can they improve on it? It will take nothing less than that for them to succeed. We are starting a new best of three series and Rangers have the home ice advantage, if there is such a thing between two teams playing six miles apart. It's more of a question who has the more comfortable bus going to the games." [Holik on Hockey]
• Daniel Wagner vs. John Tortorella's star benchings. [Backhand Shelf]
• What can Sam Gagner do that will please Edmonton Oilers fans? [Copper and Blue]
• Allan Muir on Game 5: "Sure, Game 4 might have just been an aberration. Nothing to worry about. After all, the Kings come to Glendale having not yet lost on the road in these playoffs. Only twice have they allowed an opponent to score consecutive goals. Maybe a little smack in the mouth was exactly what they needed to regain the determination that defined their now-scuttled eight-game winning streak. They'll have to hope so. Another effort like that and the Kings will be bringing company with them on their return trip to L.A." [SI]
• Finally, here's Barry Melrose doing that thing that Barry Melrose does.