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Jason Spezza returning for Game 3?; Doc Emrick’s lexicon; Memorial Cup begins (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy
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• Finland's Antti Pihlstrom was unable to be removed from the glass after celebrating his overtime goal vs. Latvia. He'll miss their game against Sweden. [AP]

Jason Spezza back for Game 3 on Sunday? It's possible. Ottawa Senators head coach Paul MacLean: "If he's available to us, it's Jason Spezza, we're going to have him in the lineup." [Ottawa Sun]

• Heading into Game 2 on Saturday, the Detroit Red Wings need to give Jimmy Howard some help. [CSN Chicago]

• Despite the impressive Game 1 win, the Chicago Blackhawks can still get better. [Blackhawk Up]

• How many different descriptions did NBC's Mike Emrick use during Game 1 of Blackhawks/Red Wings? 90. Yes. 90! [Awful Announcing]

• How did LA Kings forward Trevor Lewis react after his Game 2 winner against the San Jose Sharks? “I think that was Toff’s play there. He made a great shot off the pad there and I just kinda tapped it in and then almost passed out in the celebration." [Mayor's Manor]

• Remember John Tortorella's high school yearbook photo? Remember "Musky"? Toucher and Rich have gotten to the bottom of some of the unanswered questions from that photo. But now we need to find Musky. [CBS Boston]

• The 2013 Memorial Cup kicks off tonight in Saskatoon. Here's Neate with 11 storylines to follow. [Buzzing the Net]

Patrice Bergeron is pretty awesome. [Backhand Shelf]

David Backes' awesomeness continues. Backes and his wife are getting involved in trying to save a dog who was ruled to be euthanized after biting a little girl a year ago. Despite pleas from the girls' family to save the pup, officials are still planning to go thru with it. Enter the Backes', who want to save the dog and bring him to a no-kill shelter. [Riverfront Times, stick-tap Mike A]

• Excuses for Stanley Cup playoff losers: "New Jersey Devils - Never got over the loss of that 29th overall first round pick we forfeited last year, we assume, because man it would have been completely ridiculous for us not to." [Down Goes Brown]

• Part of Bruce Ratner's bid to renovate the Nassau Coliseum includes six New York Islanders games a year after the team has moved to Barclays Center in Brooklyn. An idea like that needs to be approved by the NHL, something Ratner is confident will happen. [Islanders Point Blank]

• Mike Colligan on Pascal Dupuis. [The Hockey Writers]

• The 2017 IIHF World Championships will be co-hosted by Germany and France. [IIHF]

• A look at the top 100 rotisserie hockey players. [Dobber Hockey]

• Finally, Evgeni Malkin was the subject of a question on Jeopardy Wednesday night:

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