The stats battle in Toronto; Horton could make history; Canada's team? (Puck Headlines)

Ben Bishop and Darren Pang.

Bishop and Pang

Ben Bishop and Darren Pang.

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Ben Bishop and Darren Pang exchange gear, which is funny because one is big and the other is small. [Lightning]

• Speaking of Bishop, are the Lightning overusing him? [Raw Charge]

• This year, the advanced stats battleground was in Toronto, and -- surprise -- the inevitable losers lost again. [Deadspin]

• The Montreal Canadiens are Canada's team! Or they're just a team. You can cheer for whoever you want. It is your right. [National Post]

Nathan Horton could go down in history as the first hockey player to score a goal in a game he did not play. [Sports Illustrated]

• Also interesting: if Dustin Byfuglien is a forward, Justin Schultz gets $2 million dollars. [MC79 Hockey]

• The TD Garden will get a $70 million renovation. [Boston Globe]

• The Ottawa Senators have abandoned shot-blocking, for better and for worse. [Hockey Buzz]

• From Larry Kwong to Brad Kwong, celebrating hockey's rich Asian legacy. (There are other Asian players not named Kwong. [Color of Hockey]

• Your three stars of the week: Taylor Hall, Max Pacioretty, and Semyon Varlamov. [NHL]

Chad Ruhwedel of the Sabres will miss time with a concussion after an elbow to the head. Guess who delivered the elbow. Hint: he's a Flyer, and is insane. If you guessed Zac Rinaldo, you are everybody. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

• He started slow, but Loui Eriksson is a huge part of the Bruins' success. [Bruins Daily]

• CM Punk attended the Blackhawks game. He should have cut a promo with Patrick Sharp. [Wrestling Inc]

• Watch Red Wings prospect Andreas Athanasiou score a gorgeous between-the-legs shot in the OHL playoffs. [Buzzing the Net]

• Fantasy hockey outlook for the Vancouver Canucks, who were a fantasy disappointment (and regular disappointment) this season. [Dobber Hockey]

• George Strait makes sledge hockey player Nikko Landeros's day with two tickets to a show. [Country Weekly

• A transit strike in Philadelphia could make things a nightmare for the upcoming Frozen Four tournament. [College Hockey]

• The Red Wings and Bud Light team up to surprise a bunch of old guys during a pickup game at the Joe.

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