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Cory Schneider apologizes to Edmonton; Krejci health update; Carrie Underwood on playoff beards (Puck Headlines)

Greg Wyshynski
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• Russian Machine Never Breaks presents NBC BINGO; were it a drinking game, we'd have been under the table after one period Thursday night. See the full image over on RMNB.

• All the gifs you'll need from the David Krejci glass pane incident, including evidence that it was actually the Kool-Aid man. [Days of Y'Orr]

• Krejci had a sore neck but is expected to play in Game 2 for the Boston Bruins. [Bruins Blog]

• David Shoalts gets some numbers from Glendale regarding the current bid to buy the Coyotes: "Finally, the amount put into the deal by Jamison is said to be $100-million, which means the purchase price has to be $140-million. Since the NHL previously demanded $170-million and Bettman promised the league owners they would not lose money on the Coyotes, it would be difficult for the league to accept that offer. Not when there are prospective owners willing to pay as much as $200-million if they can move the team to another city." [Globe & Mail]

• The U.S.S. Hal Gill will not set sail for the Nashville Predators in Game 2. [Tennessean]

• Mrs. Mike Fisher, Carrie Underwood, isn't a fan of Stanley Cup Playoff beards. "Before they started, I told Mike, 'You need to shave close.' He always looks good with a little stubble, but it's probably going to get out of hand soon." Hey, it's only 1-0 after Game 1, honey. Don't offend the Hockey God with your optimism. [People, via Kukla]

• After saying "nobody cares about Edmonton so nobody hates them" in relation to the hate the Vancouver Canucks feel from fans, Cory Schneider apologized Friday to Edmontonians, saying "It probably wasn't the best choice of words and I apologize for it. … I didn't mean to create a distraction and hopefully it won't affect us in any other way going forward." Thus completes the dumbest [expletive] controversy in the playoff news cycle. [The Province]

• Devils owner Jeff Vanderbeek regrets ever moving the team to Newark. Told you so, said all of North Jersey … [NJ]

• Who had the highest-selling jerseys in the NHL this season? Why, it was Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers. Thanks, Winter Classic! [Philly.com]

• Record ratings numbers locally in Boston, Philly and St. Louis. [Puck The Media]

• The pros and cons of the Colorado Avalanche hanging on to Milan Hejduk. [MHH]

• Mirtle on the Flyers' attempts to shut down Sidney Crosby with line matching: "While Crosby's line was in on two of those first period goals and the Malkin line was shutout, it was Kunitz-Malkin-Neal who had plenty of chances, with 14 of their 28 shots. Crosby's line only had five and was out played by Briere and Schenn late in the game (even though Crosby himself was on the ice for only the one goal against)." [Globe & Mail]

• Rudy Kelly on the Los Angeles Kings vs. Vancouver Canucks, and Canucks fans. [BoC]

• Linus Omark wants out of Edmonton. [Spector]

• The Washington Capitals were shut out in Game 1, but that's no reason to start scramblin' up the lines. [Capitals Insider]

• Pete Deboer's legacy with the Florida Panthers. [NYT]

• Good news for the NHL in Seattle? The Sacramento Kings' new arena may not be a slam dunk. (GET IT BECAUSE IT'S BASKETBALL.) [NBA]

• So a recently fired, er, "stepped down" Brent Sutter can be the head coach for Canada at worlds, but Brian Burke couldn't fire Ron Wilson before the 2010 Vancouver Games? [Boston]

• Finally, here's Andrew Ference explaining the deal with The Chain, the Boston Bruins' new playoff trinket:

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