U.S. advances at Worlds; Blues out of sync; Rose leaves Islanders (Puck Headlines)

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• Behind Auston Matthews’ goals in regulation and the shootout, and Keith Kinkaid’s 31 saves, the U.S. advanced to the semifinals of the World Championships with a win over the Czech Republic. They’ll face the winner of Sweden-Canada. [NBC Sports]

• Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Justin Braun are quite the 1-2 combo on the San Jose blue line. [Fear the Fin]

• What can the St. Louis Blues do to get back in sync for Game 3? [Post-Dispatch]

• Sticking with Matt Murray has turned out to be a great decision for Mike Sullivan and the Pittsburgh Penguins. [Post-Gazette

• The Tampa Bay Lightning need to figure things out quick against the Penguins. [Lightning Shout]

• The Detroit Red Wings have requested permission to speak with former Columbus Blue Jackets head coach Todd Richards for an assistant position. [Columbus Dispatch]

• Howie Rose, the New York Islanders TV play-by-play voice since 1995, is stepping away from the mic. [Islanders

• More NWHL drama as unhappy investors plan a complaint with the FTC. [Excelle Sports]

• Which one of the Dallas Stars’ goalies won’t be back next season? [The Hockey Writers]

• The 2016 NHL Draft class is quite diverse, in more ways than one. [Color of Hockey]

• Running unopposed, Rene Fasel was re-elected as head of the IIHF. [IIHF]

• Glen Hanlon will be the new GM of the WHL’s Vancouver Giants. [Buzzing the Net

• Why Hannah Brandt with the New York Riveters and Amanda Kessel makes sense. [Today’s Slapshot

• Bernie Nicholls talks about the on-going NHL concussion suit. [ESPN

• Wayne Simmonds, good hockey dude. [Broad Street Hockey]

• Tim Kennedy is heading back in North America after an eye-opening experience in Russia. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

• Meanwhile, former NHLer Nigel Dawes is happy with his new hockey life in Kazakhstan. [Sportsnet]

• What kind of off-season can we expect from the New Jersey Devils and Ottawa Senators? [Dobber Hockey]

• Finally, here’s a sneak peak at Friday’s premiere of NHL All Access: Quest for the Stanley Cup on Showtime:

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