NFL refs support NHL officials; Horcoff returns; Virtanen and Bieber (Puck Headlines)

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• It's not only the elderly from New York who move south to Florida. The New York city rats do too.

• Interesting read on Brandon Saad helping family members from Syria adjust to life in the U.S. [Guardian]

• NFL referees are supporting NHL officials in their displeasure with the Dennis Wideman ruling. [AP via Washington Post]

• “I think I’m in better shape and stronger and faster now than when I was (first) out.” Shawn Horcoff returned last night following his 20-game suspension for a PED violation. [OC Register

• Are the Chicago Blackhawks vulnerable as the postseason approaches? [TSN]

• Jakub Voracek was back on the ice for the Philadelphia Flyers but remains day-to-day with a lower-body injury. [Flyers

• Claude Giroux on facing off against his idol, Pavel Datsyuk. [Philly Inquirer]

• If the Dallas Stars are going to make any noise in the playoffs their goaltending will have to improve. [WFAA

• Carl Hagelin took a different route to the NHL than many Swedes: he went to college. [Empty Netters

• Why the NHL keeps putting the same teams in outdoor games every year. [Raw Charge

• Jake Virtanen and Justin Bieber: BFFs? [Pass It To Bulis]

• Will the World Cup of Hockey be a waste of time? [Spector’s Hockey]

• Great read on Zac Dalpe persevering through tragedy. [Iowa Wild

• The Chicago Blackhawks have inked Viktor Svedberg to a two-year extension. [Blackhawks]

• Auston Matthews will be the runaway No. 1 pick this June. [Buzzing the Net

• On the life of a hockey mom: NWHL edition. [The Hockey Writers]

• It’s Marcel Madness. Time to vote for the best Marcel Dionne moment. [The Royal Half

• More brackets! This one is the Sweet 16 of the dogs of the Los Angeles Kings. (Vote Gustl!) [Kings]

• Finally, Monday was Anaheim Ducks Social Media Night, and the players reacted to their own personal emojis: