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Nathan Horton practicing; NHL to start handing out awards; conference finals mic’d up (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy
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• From reader Diana V., do your grocery shopping at a any Jewel-Osco store on a Stanley Cup gameday and you'll get 10-percent off your total. If you're jersey-less, yes, they do sell them.

• After leaving Game 1 early with a shoulder upper-body injury, Nathan Horton was on the ice Friday afternoon with the Bruins. [@ESPNJoeyMac]

• A woman suffered a laceration on her face and two black eyes after getting hit with a puck during Game 1 Wednesday. Adding to her unfortunate situation, she didn't even get to keep the puck. [CBS Chicago]

• Five keys for the Blackhawks heading into Game 2. [Blackhawk Up]

• How multiple overtimes can affect those involved, with memories of Petr Klima's winner from 1990. [National Post]

• Bruins president Cam Neely was having flashbacks to that memorable overtime Stanley Cup game. "“You always look back and think about things you may have been able to do differently, but one of my lines I talk to myself about, and that I’ve said in the past, is 'my rearview mirror is broken.’ There's no point rehashing that because you can't change the past." [CSNNE]

• Down Goes Brown on the 25 things a fan experiences during a multiple overtime playoff hockey game: "16. The sudden development of a deep resentment for people who live on the West Coast. Wait, they get nice weather and they can watch playoff overtime without having to get up in three hours? Seriously, screw those guys." Note from Harrison: at my place, the sun had only been down for an hour when the Blackhawks scored. Nyeh nyeh. [Grantland]

• How history is in the favor of the Bruins heading into Game 2. [Boston Herald]

• "If Phil Esposito hates Boston so much, the Bruins should unretire his number." [TruTV]

• Part 1 of the NHL Awards will take place Friday night at 5pm ET on NHL Network in the U.S. and Canada when the league announces the winners of the Bill Masterton Memorial, Frank J. Selke, King Clancy and Lady Byng trophies, the Jack Adams Award, the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award, the NHL Foundation Player Award and the NHL General Manager of the Year Award. The rest will be announced prior to Game 2 on Saturday night at 7 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and CBC. [NHL.com]

• A day before he finds out whether or not he'll be adding another Hart Trophy to his mantle, here's the good, the bad and the grade of Alex Ovechkin's 2013 season. [Japers' Rink]

• Next up in the New York Rangers' interview process: LA Kings assistant John Stevens. [LA Times]

• If we had a dollar every time a mystery buyer stepped into the mess that is the Phoenix Coyotes' ownership picture... [AZ Republic]

• Evander Kane and controversy? No way! [Winnipeg Free Press]

• Mike Colligan with a great comparison of Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma to that of a first round pick. [The Hockey Writers]

• Why the Philadelphia Flyers are like that guy in your fantasy league who has made 75 moves in the first two months of the season and sits next to last in the standings. [The Hockey News]

• NHLers in Olympic decision be damned! The Sweden has announced the roster for their pre-Olympic camp for Sochi, which will begin in August. [SIHA]

• The Detroit Red Wings have signed forward Drew Miller to a 3-year, $4.05 million deal. [Free Press]

• Ex-NHLer Trevor Letowski is moving behind the bench to coach the OHL'a Sarnia Sting. [Buzzing the Net]

• Finally, here are the mic'd up highlights of the Conference Finals:

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