Pens-Sens Game 7 prep; KHL contracts; Sydor joins Yeo's bench (Puck Headlines)

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OTTAWA, ON – MAY 19: Fans ham it up prior to the start of the game between the Ottawa Senators and the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Canadian Tire Centre on May 19, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

• Sometimes trash talk goes over the line. Sidney Crosby is clearly a Friendster guy.

• If the Ottawa Senators are to complete their series win over the Pittsburgh Penguins, they’ll need Craig Anderson to once again be the best player on the ice. [Sportsnet]

• The Senators plan tonight to win Game 7 in Pittsburgh? “Bore them out of the building.” [Ottawa Citizen]

• A win for the Penguins tonight would give Sidney Crosby the opportunity to add to his long list of accomplishments over the past year. [ESPN]

• The Penguins have shown to be a resilient bunch. They’ll need that again for Game 7. [Pittsburgh Hockey Now]

• Win or lose, the Pittsburgh market has been spoiled with hockey talent over the years. [Pensburgh]

• Look at the Nashville Predators roster and you’ll see how much of it has been built off talent developed in their organization. [On the Forecheck]

• The KHL will be down to 27 teams next season and 24 for the 2018-19 campaign. The league president also said that they’ve been “hit by ‘unprecedented’ wage delays to players totaling over 1 billion rubles ($17.7 million).” [AP via Yahoo]

• Darryl Sydor will join Mike Yeo on the bench for the St. Louis Blues. [Post-Dispatch]

• Doug Weight talks about the remodeling of his staff with the New York Islanders. [NY Post]

• The New Jersey Devils have let go long-time radio color analyst Sherry Ross. “The longtime newspaper reporter and columnist served as the Devils’ radio color commentator from 1992 through their first of three Stanley Cup championships in 1995, and then again from 2007 through this past season, when her contract was not renewed.” [NY Daily News]

• Craig Cunningham, new pro scout for the Arizona Coyotes, on his road to recovery: “It’s been an incredibly tough challenge. Basic tasks that you never thought would be hard have become hard for me. It’s been a difficult experience but things are really moving along for me now. I’m up and running and walking and working out, getting back to feeling like myself.” [Coyotes]

• The Windsor Spitfires have advanced to the final of the Memorial Cup. They’ll face the winner of Friday’s semifinal between Erie and Saint John. [Memorial Cup]

• How the Olympics helped turn this fan into a women’s hockey supporter. [The Ice Garden]

• Would Vegas be interested in taking Curtis Lazar from the Calgary Flames in the expansion draft? [Flames Nation]

• A fantasy hockey outlook for the Winnipeg Jets and Los Angeles Kings. [Dobber Hockey]

• Finally, P.K. Subban will be profiled on ESPN’s E:60 this Sunday. Here he is responding to critics of his goal celebrations: