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Yakupov’s awesome trick shot; Briere on buyout; USA wins beer bet with Canada (Puck Headlines)

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• U-S-A! U-S-A! John Kerry got your beer, Canada, thanks to the U.S. women’s national team! [AP]

• Here’s the You Can Play partnership with the NHL and the NHLPA, that “formalizes and advances their long-standing commitment to make the NHL the most inclusive professional sports league in the world.” [You Can Play]

Patrice Bergeron is skating with the Boston Bruins. Huzzah! [Bruins Blog]

Ilya Bryzgalov opens his eyes, wipes the drool, stretches big and starts for the Flyers against the Ottawa Senators. []

Danny Briere know an amnesty buyout could be on its way. []

• The top 10 fantasy busts this year. No mention of Christina Hendricks on the “Mad Men” premiere. [Backhand Shelf]

• Craig Custance isn’t sure whether to believe in the San Jose Sharks or not, continuing that decade-long tradition. [ESPN]

• The Los Angeles Kings are using a Stanley Cup Ring for a good cause. [LA Kings Insider]

• All hope is lost for the Edmonton Oilers. Sigh. [QMI]

Gabriel Bourque, Paul Gaustad and Colin Wilson all have season-ending surgery, which usually happens when things don’t really look all that good for a playoff spot. [Preds]

• “City Council has taken steps today to overcome the $100-million funding shortfall and finalize the downtown arena, to be owned by the City of Edmonton and operated by the Katz Group, owner of the Edmonton Oilers.” [Oilers]

• How Mats Zuccarello is changing his game to help the New York Rangers. [Hoffman]

• Torts reunites Ryan McDonagh and Dan Girardi to positive results. [NYDN]

• Finally, this Nail Yakupov trick shot is pretty sweet:

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