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Luongo starts for Canucks; Crosby still out; Kadri says series ‘very winnable’ (Puck Headlines)

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• Love this fan photo from last night at the Honda Center in Anaheim. [Reddit]

• Turns out Cory Schneider's body injury wasn't just a ploy to get him some rest after all. Roberto Luongo gets the start in Game 1 for the Canucks as that soap opera continues. [Canucks Army]

Nazem Kadri on the Leafs' date with the Bruins: "It's a very, very winnable series." [Toronto Star]

• No Sidney Crosby for the Penguins in Game 1. [The Globe & Mail]

Marian Gaborik hopes to play for Slovakia at the Worlds, but first he's seeing an abdominal specialist. [Blue Jackets Xtra]

• “When an NHL player comes out, we will rely on You Can Play’s expertise in this area in addition the myriad support systems that already were part of our structure and the NHLPA’s to help that player in any way we can,“ NHL spokesman John Dellapina told Reuters in an email. “Our view is that we would do as much or as little as any player needs or wants." [Toronto Sun]

• Shocking headline: "The future of the Phoenix Coyotes 'not set in stone'". This is a surprise to me. [The Hockey News]

• Andrew Bucholtz on CBC's Don Cherry conundrum. [Awful Announcing]

• I sort of love that Josh Harding refused to comment on what he's overcoming to play for the Wild right now. Great stuff here from Nick Cotsonika on Harding's big night Tuesday. [Yahoo!]

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• What Zack Kassian projects to look like after two rounds of postseason action. [PITB]

• Mike Commodore isn't exactly a fan of Pierre McGuire. [SB Nation]

• Awful news alert: UAH hockey player Lasse Uusirvirta has fled the country to escape a rape charge. [WAAY]

• Sarnia Sting coach-GM Jacques Beaulieu and his 20-year-old son, Montreal Canadiens playoff call-up Nathan Beaulieu, are each facing assault charges. [Buzzing the Net]

• Reviewing the 48-game season which was, as it turns out, pretty damn great. [Polished Pucks]

• Dustin Penner's thoughts on having a gay teammate are gutsy and honest. [LTSB]

• Mike Colligan on how the Pittsburgh Penguins fixed their defensive system. [The Hockey Writers]

• Should the Dallas Stars consider switching Jamie Benn back to the wing? [Dallas News]

• Derek Sanderson, former Bruins' bad boy and author of a new memoir, speaks with NPR. Read an excerpt from his book, too. [Here and Now]

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