Claude Giroux knows all; curtains for Panthers; Ovechkin dents a puck (Puck Headlines)

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• One suspects the "Free Rinny" movement (as in "Zac "Rinny" Rinaldo, suspected for his dedication to headhunting) isn't going to gain much support.

• When the chips were down, Claude Giroux predicted the Flyers would make the playoffs. If they didn't, it would have been forgotten about. But they did, so now he looks like a genius! [Philly]

• It's curtains for the Florida Panthers. Literal curtains. They're curtaining off part of their building to cut down on capacity. [Miami Herald]

• David Shoalts sees similarities between the Leafs and the Kings, just before they won the Cup. David Shoalts has a blind optimism and sunny disposition that I can only envy. [The Globe & Mail]

Alex Ovechkin shot the puck on his 50th goal so hard that it dented the vulcanized rubber. [RMNB]

• The biggest issue with the eyeball test, according to Tyler Dellow, is the way we overreact to "the big mistake". [MC79 Hockey]

Ryan Johansen is insanely clutch. He is the clutchest. [Blue Jackets Xtra]

• Bucky Gleason on Terry Pegula's crap plan. [Buffalo News]

• Eric Duhatschek on why Mike Gillis deserved to be fired. [The Globe & Mail]

• The Trevor Linden era in Vancouver begins. His first order of business: apologizing for the lie he told everyone yesterday. [Pass it to Bulis]

Dennis Seidenberg skates on the Bruins' practice ice. Could he be ready for the playoffs? [CBS Boston]

• The secret to Nathan MacKinnon's success? His strong two-way play. [Edmonton Sun]

• Bryan Little on the playoffs, which he's never been to: “Every summer when I’m watching it at home,” Little said Tuesday at MTS Centre. “I’ve been in this organization a long time, and I’ve watched a lot of playoffs from the couch. It’s definitely not the funnest thing to do.” [Winnipeg Sun]

• If you haven't read it yet, this is a great read on playoff narratives and "just watching the game". [Black Dog Hates Skunks]

• The AHL announces their 2013-14 all-rookie team. [AHL

• NHL draft experts: "Ekblad is the slam dunk." [Buzzing the Net]

• Ryan Lambert on the Frozen Four tournament, and Boston College's young defensemen. [College Hockey News]

• If you haven't seen it yet, marvel at this lovely goal by Zemgus Girgensons, who undressed Niklas Kronwall, of all people, to get in alone and score.

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