Horton injury update; Hillary Clinton: ‘Go Blackhawks’; Messier, Leetch package duo (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.

• The Dropkick Murphys, who are diehard Bruins fans, refused to play a show last night until the game was over. When it refused to end, they had the venue play it on the projection screens. [Reddit]

• Nathan Horton's ailment appears to be a left shoulder injury that dates back to a fight with Jarome Iginla. Look, he's making a difference in the Stanley Cup Final after all! [CSNNE]

• Eric Duhatschek on the Blackhawks landing the first blow by landing the last blow in Game 1. [The Globe & Mail]

• Bruce Arthur writes nice things about Game 1 as well. [National Post]

• Facts and figures from Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. This one jumped out at me: "7 -- Losses by the Bruins in their seven overtime road games in the Stanley Cup Final." [NHL]

• Hillary Clinton throws her support behind the Blackhawks, conveniently while she's in Chicago. “I can remember listening to Blackhawks games -- on the radio -- when I was doing my homework all those years ago, and my father and brothers and I were great Blackhawks fans,” she said. “But three overtimes, really? I can imagine a sense of euphoria as well as exhaustion affecting many of our Chicago participants today, and I heartily endorse the mayor’s call of, 'Go Blackhawks.'" [Chicago Tribune]

• Marian Hossa got to bed at 3 a.m. and then was woken up by his neighbour doing some early-morning drilling. [Chicago Tribune]

• Edmonton Oilers prospect Kristians Pelss has jumped off a bridge in Latvia and reportedly drowned. [Edmonton Journal]

• Alain Vigneault is still the front-runner for the New York Rangers' coaching job, but Mark Messier remains in the weeds, and if he gets the gig, he's bringing Brian Leetch with him, because of course he is. [NY Post]

• Joe Starkey criticizes the Penguins' decision to stick with the status quo. [TribLive]

• Get your Florida Panthers' season tickets for just $7 a game. [Kukla's Korner]

• Evander Kane had successful foot surgery Thursday. His recovery time is 4-6 weeks. [True North]

• Goaltending is a question mark for Canada in Sochi. This story isn't overblown at all, by the way. [Sportsnet]

• Is it just anonymous bloggers criticizing Pierre McGuire? No. No it is not. [Awful Announcing]

• The Montreal Canadiens have signed Davis Drewiske to a two-year extension. [Canadiens]

• Shane Doan on the never-ending tumult of being a Phoenix Coyote, and his efforts to convince Mike Smith to stay in the desert. [AZ Central]

• Why John Tortorella might be just fine in Vancouver, if that happens. [PITB]

• According to multiple reports, the Tampa Bay Lightning are close to a deal with Swiss forward Reto Suri, who was a big part of the surprising Swiss team at the World Hockey Championships. [PHT]

• And finally, I don't know who Daily Grace is -- she appears to be some sort of Youtube personality -- but here she is reviewing the hotties of the Stanley Cup Final. Her reactions to Zdeno Chara and Jaromir Jagr are pretty great, and she definitely got Patrick "down to have a weird time" Kane right.

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