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Puck Headlines: Pens-Flyers brawl fallout; Columbus captain post-Nash?

Sean Leahy
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(Ed. note: No Marek vs. Wyshynski radio show today. It will return Tuesday as long as Wysh survived Wrestlemania.)

• Via Dave Isaac comes this photo of Wayne Simmonds after yesterday's game. Simmonds' face had an eventful weekend taking a puck off it on Saturday and then fighting Deryk Engelland on Sunday.

• Simmonds, for all that, was rewarded by being named the NHL's 1st Star of the Week, along with Zdeno Chara and Mike Smith. [NHL]

• Meanwhile, Ilya Bryzgalov, Evgeni Malkin and Ryan Miller were named the NHL's 3 Stars for the month of March. [NHL]

• Mike Milbury on the end of yesterday's Flyers-Penguins game: "I can remember being on such a perch, or at least trying to climb over the boards to get at somebody to make a point. And I thought Dan Bylsma should have taken off his skirt and gone over there." [CBS Philly]

• The Flyers are now 5-0 when they visit CONSOL Energy Center. What's the secret? According to Peter Laviolette it's the ribs the team gets from a joint in West Virginia. [Post-Gazette]

• Tom Jones hits on a point that was brought up often after yesterday's end-of-game shenanigans between the Penguins and Flyers: "Viewers also could have expected more from [Pierre] McGuire, who was stationed between the benches, smack dab in the middle of the yelling and trash talking. One could only guess there was plenty of cursing and threats, but McGuire at least could have given us more of a clue to the gist of the argument. One of the advantages of being between the benches is hearing what is being said. So take advantage of it." [Tampa Bay Times]

• Detroit Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey will have a hearing with the NHL this afternoon after his elbow to the head of Tomas Kopecky of the Florida Panthers. [NHL.com]

• Hey, who cares if only two Canadian teams are making the playoffs, business is booming says Damian Cox: "Five of the league's top eight franchises in average attendance are Canadian clubs. All seven Canadian teams are reporting 100 per cent capacity this season, evidence that Canadian hockey fans, apparently, are far more willing to pay to watch bad hockey than Americans." [The Star]

• When Rick Nash is eventually dealt from the Columbus Blue Jackets, who should take over as captain? [Dispatch]

• Danny Briere is out indefinitely with a back contusion. [@NHLFlyers]

• Joe Haggerty explains why the Boston Bruins, who clinched the East's No. 2 seed last night, should want the Ottawa Senators in the first round. [CSNNE]

• From reader James W., who was at Verizon Center on Saturday night: "It was fan appreciation night at the verizon center tonight and Rene Bourque appreciation night in the men's room."

• Say, whatever happened to The Quiet Room? Mark Spector wants to know. [Sportsnet]

• B.D. looks ahead to next season for the New York Islanders. [Gallof]

• George Johnson's asks the question, "What now?" for the Flames: "No one can rationally expect a miracle, overnight cure. But now, moreso perhaps than any time in recent memory, honesty, as the GM said himself, is important." [Calgary Herald]

• Red Wings fans are collecting messages of support for Patrick Eaves, whose season is likely over after he suffered a concussion after taking a puck to the face in November. [Winging It In Motown]

• Milan Lucic's girlfriend is not a fan of Cory Schneider's girlfriend. [Legion of Blog]

• Finally, Jonas Hiller would like you to vote for him to be on the cover of NHL 13:

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