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Lonely Lundqvist; Final tickets for a dollar; Girardi 'ruining' Rangers? (Puck Headlines)

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Members of the Los Angeles Kings celebrate Justin Williams's goal as New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, of Sweden, skates off in overtime of Ga...

Members of the Los Angeles Kings celebrate Justin Williams's goal as New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, …

• This is a great photo, and pretty much sums up Game 1: the Rangers on one side, Henrik Lundqvist on the other.

• The Rangers are counting on Henrik Lundqvist to step up on offense. [The Onion]

• A guy bought Stanley Cup Final tickets for $1 on StubHub, but he wasn't supposed to be able to do that, so StubHub cancelled the purchase and gave him a $300 voucher, which will buy about one-fifth of a Stanley Cup Final ticket at average price. [Deadspin]

• On the quirks of the Rangers' logo, such as: they have nothing on their chests apart from the wordmark. "Teams competing in the Stanley Cup finals usually wear a commemorative patch on the chest, but the Rangers will be wearing it on the shoulder. They did the same thing 20 years ago." [ESPN]

• Willie Mitchell is from Port McNeill. Sometimes it shows. “We still didn't have great legs out there. I think maybe the trainers put gumboots in our stalls instead of skates today. Sometimes, there's no rhyme or reason behind us. We just battled and relied on our goaltender way too much. We need to be better than that next game." [The Globe & Mail]

• Alain Vigneault takes mild exception to a question about Rick Nash's contributions. “Not sure if you followed our series very closely, but Rick has been playing some real good hockey. He’s competing.  He’s using his size.  He’s done some great defensive plays for us.  He’s been a big part of why we are where we are and why we have a chance to compete for the Cup. He’s getting some looks on our team.  Throughout the playoffs, he is the one that is on the most positive as far as scoring chances for and against.  He’s getting some looks.  You got to believe that sooner or later they’re going to go in more consistently.  But they did go in against Montréal.” [Ranger Rants]

Dan Girardi is getting a lot of attention after the brutal giveaway of the puck that led to the giving away of Game 1. Not the good kind of attention. Here's an article titled, "Dan Girardi is ruining the New York Rangers' Stanley Cup chances." [SB Nation]

• The NHL's logos are given the Simpsons treatment in this great series, which has finally reached all 30 teams. [Bar Down]

• Justin Bourne breaks down Drew Doughty's exceptionally lovely goal in Game 1. [The Score]

• A personal trainer on why Sam Bennett's inability to do a pull-up probably isn't the end of the world. I'd argue similarly. Sam Bennett got to "best prospect in the world" status with minimal upper body strength. Dudes. Imagine when he has some. [Tony Gentilcore]

• University of Waterloo hockey player Tyler Norrie was working out at a local gym when he collapsed and could not be revived. [CBC]

• Bruce Arthur on Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. "The Kings are a monster, and the monster never stops coming for you." The Kings are the mummy, basically. [Toronto Star]

• You guys, it's close. This could really happen. The Penguins' GM search has apparently come down to interim GM Jason Botterill, Tampa Bay assistant Julien BriseBois and... Pierre McGuire. [TribLive]

• Might the Canucks bring back former coach Marc Crawford? [The Province]

• The Kings' PA announcer used to run the t-shirt gun on Long Island. And then one day he climbed in the gun himself, and shot himself into the booth... I assume. [Newsday]

• The Florida Panthers have interviewed Ron Wilson for their head coaching vacancy. [Sportsnet]

 • Who's better: Drew Doughty or Ryan McDonagh, who's only invited to this comparison because his team is in the Stanley Cup Final and he's their best defenseman? [Sporting News]

• How to localize a story: Dennis Seidenberg talks about former teammate Justin Williams. [CSNNE

• Tim Bozon skates for the first time since his ordeal with meningitis. [Buzzing the Net]

• 10 minutes of footage from the Rangers' 1933 Stanley Cup. This is pretty great. [Greatest Hockey Legends]

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