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The Montreal Dangerfields; Kings refuse to lose; longest hockey game (Puck Headlines)

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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ESPN Sportscenter says the NHL playoffs are the best around right now.

• Hockey is winning! Go hockey! Reminder: this is a poll from ESPN's SportsCenter, not TSN's SportsCentre. Important distinction. 

• The Canadiens would do well not to busy themselves with earning respect. [Yahoo]

• Although they claim they used that "disrespect" as motivation. Like Rodney Dangerfield! [WEEI]

• Dan Shaughnessy on the Bruins' loss: "They were Zero. They were Coke Zero. They were Zero Mostel. They were Zero Dark Thirty. It was shocking, out of character, and totally unexpected. It will go down as one of the worst moments in franchise history." Okay then. [Boston Globe]

• The LA Kings won't go away. [LA Register]

• Congratulations to the members of Team Hope and Team Cure, who have broken the world-record for the world's longest hockey game, raising $2 million in the process. [Calgary Herald]

• I enjoyed this piece on Michel Therrien, the gambler's fallacy, and the lesson he may have taken away from the Game 5 overtime loss: say no to Douglas Murray. [Habs EOTP]

• The big takeaway from last night's scandalous handshake line: Milan Lucic and Dale Weise don't get along. Now we know. [Sporting News

• Brendan Shanahan doesn't intend to tear the Leafs apart and rebuild. [The Globe & Mail]

• Sharks' majority owner Hasso Plattner releases a statement about the team's disappointing postseason ouster and makes it clear Doug Wilson and Todd McLellan are safe. His name sounds pretty made-up, huh? [Sharks

• Kris Versteeg isn't really a skill guy anymore, and that's okay. [Second City Hockey]

• Why did the Pittsburgh Penguins lose? Because they are a bad team. [LCS Hockey]

• Penguins' ownership is leaning towards firing Dan Bylsma. Ray Shero's still up in the air. [TribLive]

• Why the Montreal Canadiens are the worst franchise in hockey. Satire alert. [NY Rangers Blog]

• Seth Jones on new coach Peter Laviolette. "He's a great speech-maker. He knows how to motivate us." That's what the Predators need more of: speeches! [Tenneseean]

• The whistles tend to disappear in Game 7s, which means it's a good time to hit extra hard and cheat a little bit. [Five Thirty Eight]

• Great feature on Jimmy Bonneau, who fought -- like, literally -- to stay in the game he loves. [SB Nation]

• "Providence junior forward Drew Brown has returned to his Michigan home to receive treatment for Ewing's sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, the school said today." [College Hockey News]

• Finally, here's Tomas Plekanec ignoring a sneaky Brad Marchand punch to the head. Daniel Sedin tried this once. He was mocked. But Plekanec's team won. So this was good.

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