Mason out for Game 1; Murray on MacLean; another NHL concussion lawsuit (Puck Headlines)

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Jonas Hiller prepares for Round 1 by rocking out.

Ray Emery will start Thursday's Game 1 for the Philadelphia Flyers as Steve Mason nurses an upper-body injury. [Broad Street Hockey]

Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray on Paul MacLean's job this season: "The players like the old Paul, they liked the guy who sat and talked to them and treated them in a more easygoing fashion. That talked, not confronted. There were some mistakes, obviously." Meow. [Ottawa Citizen]

• Here are your referees and linesmen chosen to work the Stanley Cup Playoffs. [NHL Officials]

• Another concussion lawsuit has been filed against the NHL, led by Dave Christian, Reed Larson and William Bennett. [AP via Yahoo]

• The first round will feature a brother vs. brother match-up with Brendan Smith's Red Wings facing off against brother Reilly's Bruins. [Freep]

• Claude Julien apparently has a thing against shorts. [Days of Y'Orr]

• The Buffalo Sabres have cleaned house behind their bench with assistants Joe Sacco and Jerry Forton reassigned within the organization; Teppo Numminen sees his contract not get renewed; and goalie coach Jim Corsi will not return. [Sabres]

• The anthem signing during the playoffs is always the best. [Wall Street Journal]

• Why defenseman Aaron Ekblad and the Florida Panthers make perfect sense with the no. 1 overall pick. [Buzzing the Net]

• Buffalo Sabres GM Tim Murray on his discussions about officiating with the NHL head office: “I’ve had some talks with people in the league. We’ve had our pee-pee slapped once here so I got to be careful with what I say." [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

• The LA Kings and Colorado Avalanche will be playing a preseason game in Colorado Springs in September. [Mayors Manor]

• Here are five reasons why the Pittsburgh Penguins have a possession problem. [The Hockey Writers]

• The next head coach of the Nashville Predators hasn't been named yet, but whoever he is he faces a few challenges. [On the Forecheck]

• Seth Jones will join the U.S. contingent at the World Championships. [Color of Hockey]

• Tuukka Rask's "Boston Strong" goalie mask is up for auction benefiting One Fund Boston. [In Goal Mag]

• Anton Belov will be leaving the Edmonton Oilers for the KHL and SKA St. Petersburg. [R-Sport]

• In a match-up of fantasy hockey defensemen, who do you choose: Dougie Hamilton or Jacob Trouba? [Dobber Hockey]

• Digging deep and examining the New York Islanders' 2013-14 season. [Islanders Insight]

• Looking at why good hockey teams lose. [National Hockey Link]

• Finally, here's T.J. Oshie promoting Enterprise Rent-a-Car:

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