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Patrick Kane’s best shot; crazy hockey brawl fallout; hilarious hockey speeding ticket (Puck Headlines)

Greg Wyshynski
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Here are your Puck Headlines: a glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media.

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• Randy Hahn of the San Jose Sharks was given the best speeding ticket ever: $99 on Wayne Gretzky Drive. [Great White Bites]

• Deadspin returns to the Patrick Kane beat to inform us that he had the breast time at an Edmonton bar. [Deadspin]

• Good piece on all the Staals that will be in the building for the New York Rangers’ game at the Carolina Hurricanes, including father Henry Staal. “Henry Staal’s team, beer league as described by his sons, is in an international tournament in Tampa, Fla. right now and Henry Staal scored on the power play against Slovakia with a championship game to come.” [Rangers Rants]

• Why Josh Harding should be a lock for the Masterton Trophy. [Puck Drunk Love]

• Nathan Horton skates but isn’t back for the Boston Bruins quite yet. [ESPN Boston]

• The Mule is a game-time decision, but Johan Franzen says he’s in vs. the Predators. [Malik Report]

• Your clinching scenarios for the NHL this evening. [NHL.com]

• Having apparently never having seen Nicklas Backstrom or the Capitals’ power play this season, Don Cherry credits Mike Milbury with Alex Ovechkin’s turnaround. [DC Sports Bog]

• Here’s yours truly talking Capitals on Comcast Sportsnet. [Japers’ Rink]

• Alex Semin will miss the last two games of the regular season with a concussion for Carolina. [Hurricanes]

David Clarkson on what could be his last home game as a New Jersey Devil: ““I’m going to finish these two games and play my hardest. I haven’t thought about this being my last home game.” [Fire & Ice]

• Nazem Kadri appears to have hit the skids at the wrong time. [Leafs Nation]

• Great news: Alabama Huntsville hockey season tickets are on sale. Huzzah! [AL.com]

• Bourne on Sidney Crosby’s return: “Obviously in the big picture you want your best players playing, it’s just that timing. Right before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs I don’t want any of my guys to exhale and think 'Phew, our guy' is back, even one tiny iota. Also, you’re rushing a guy back from an injury that could very well be re-injured if he gets bumped in the jaw with any force again, and with your sights set on the Cup – not a round one victory – you’d think that’d matter. PLUS, you’ve got the sideshow of Sidney Crosby coming back and all the national media annoyance that garners. PLUS you’ve got a guy coming back out of game shape, so you’re trying to give him minimal minutes so as not to kill him (10 mins at most I’m guessing), so you’re shuffling lines and messing with people’s comfort and routines.” [Backhand Shelf]

• Big fan of this Jonas Brodin for Calder graphic that the Minnesota Wild created for his candidacy. [Wild]

• Awful Announcing covers the Brandon Yip for NHL 14 cover movement. [AA]

• Teemu Selanne has earned a day off at this point, wouldn’t you agree? [CP]

• Finally, Yahoo! Sports’ junior hockey blog Buzzing The Net has all the coverage on this wild QMJHL brawl that involved four goalies going at it. Which means, you guessed it: Third stringers for a playoff game.

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