Quebec puck mystery solved; Bertuzzi back for Wings; playoff gaffes (Puck Headlines)

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• OMG, Cory Monteith and Lea Michele from that show no one watches anymore totally were at the Canucks game last night ZOMG <3 <3 <3! [People]

• Hey, remember that dude who tossed the Habs puck into the foundation of the new Quebec arena? Here’s why: “He told Le Soleil that he meant the gesture to show that the Nords would always be above the Habs – literally and figuratively – and insists that’s all he meant for it to symbolize.” [Globe & Mail]

• No Phil Kessel or Cody Franson at Toronto Maple Leafs practice today. Funny, Kessel usually waits until game time against Boston before disappearing … [CBC]

• Mirtle kills it with this analysis of the Leafs’ woes: “Having the puck on your stick less than 45 per cent of the time, as the Leafs are estimated to by some measurements, simply isn’t conducive to winning many hockey games.” [Globe & Mail]

• Todd Bertuzzi is back for the Detroit Red Wings for Game 2. [MLive]

• The St. Louis Blues and Los Angeles Kings have an 8:30 local start and everyone’s being a baby about it. Said Ken Hitchcock: "It better not get to overtime or I’m going to be asleep on the bench.” [ESPN]

• Hockey rink to become medical marijuana factory. Because Canada, that’s why. []

• Instant playoff beards via Hockey Inside/Out. That’s fun. [Hockey Inside/Out]

• Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff on the status of coach Claude Noel: "I know you're going to ask me about an extension. There's processes that have to go through, there's different things you discuss, you talk about, you meet as a group, as a staff. We met with the coaches the other day and we talked about a lot of the things I'm talking about here: 'How do you get better? What are you going to do? What's your plan?' " [Winnipeg Free Press]

• The Game 2 lineup for the Los Angeles Kings. [LA Kings Insider]

• Eric Staal will captain Canada in the N.I.T. [CP]

• Looks like no Jason Pominville nor Niklas Backstrom for Game 2 of the Minnesota Wild’s series vs. the Chicago Blackhawks. [Russo]

• Ryan Suter may be more human than human. [Hockey Wilderness]

The Chicago Blackhawks are raising season ticket prices nearly 16 percent. Yay, lockout! [Sun Times]

• Previewing the London vs. Barrie OHL final. [Buzzing The Net]

• Excited for Dave Lozo’s new weekly spot: “If you don’t spend regular time in pro sports locker rooms, which Cherry doesn’t, this is how you come up with nonsense like this. What Cherry fails to realize is that whether it’s a luxurious home locker room or a smaller visiting locker room with less amenities, they are all divided into two parts – the front room where equipment is hung and interviews are had, and the back room where players shower and change. In my experience, most players are uncomfortable being interviewed shirtless, never mind pantsless, even if cameras aren’t around.” [Backhand Shelf]

• Yahoo! readers defend Don Cherry. [Y!]

• Finally, a playoff gaffe countdown:

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