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I'd love to see a scene like this, say, ten times tonight.
I'd love to see a scene like this, say, ten times tonight.
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WHEN WE LAST SAW THE BLUES . . . :

  • . . . Y'know, in a game in which you can eliminate your opponent at home, it's probably not wise to spot your opponent a 3-0 lead. That said, the Blues played great in the second and third periods and almost came back. Alas, the Stars won 3-2 and there will be a Game Seven in Dallas tonight. Justin has your capper. [SLGT]
  • Defending Big D, I assume, was pleased with the result but maybe not with the game play. [Defending Big D]
  • CrossCheckRaise and I spoke into microphones and shit regarding Game Six. [SLGT]

BLUES-STARS SHIT:

  • The Blues don't make things easy, do they? [SLGT]
  • No, they don't. [StL Today]
  • Hitch was mum about who starts Game Seven. [Deadspin]
  • It should be Brian Elliott . . . and even as one of the biggest Jake Allen super fans out there, I totally agree. [Frozen Notes]
  • Either way, that wasn't exactly a fun game for Ells. (By the way, no one told me Jose de Jesus Ortiz was working for the Post now and I like JUST found this out a few days ago . . . cool!) [StL Today]
  • Tyler Seguin skated today, but Lindy Ruff says he will not be ready for Game Seven. [Defending Big D]
  • The Blues and Game Sevens . . . a history in photographs of newspapers. [StL Today]

OTHER BLUES SHIT:

  • Great, I get to have my timeline inundated with hashtags for another fucking week since none of my Twitter apps mute hashtags. [SLGT]
  • The Blues signed 2014 4th round pick (acquired as part of the Roman Polak/Carl Gunnarsson deal) Ville Husso to an entry-level deal. [SLGT FanPosts]

KNOW YOUR ENEMY--THE DALLAS STARS:

  • Yeah, I think you might know who Defending Big D is by now. [Defending Big D]

SCORES AND BRACKET:

OTHER HOCKEY SHIT:

  • I wanted the Capitals to force Game Seven and maximize the chaos. Alas, the Penguins won in overtime on a Nick Bonino goal. Boy, I wonder how much Canucks fans are liking that Brandon Sutter trade now. [SB Nation]
  • Before Kari Lehtonen had the performance of his career, Ryan Lambert opined on how bad the Stars' goaltending was. What We Learned! (Because that wasn't all.) [Puck Daddy]
  • At least those zany Predators ALSO forced a seventh game in their series with the Sharks to ensure maximum chaos in the West. [Deadspin]
  • Former NHLer Nigel Dawes, a Canadian who is playing for Team Kazakhstan (?!) at the IIHF World Championships, delivered a dive of epic hilarity recently. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Canucks forward Linden Vey will not let family drama--which includes a FUCKING MURDER-FOR-HIRE PLOT INVOLVING BOTH OF HIS FUCKING PARENTS--be an excuse for his poor play. UH, DUDE, I WOULD. IT'S COOL. [USA Today]
  • It was locker clean-out day for the Islanders yesterday, during which it was announced that defenseman Travis Hamonic has rescinded his request to be traded to a western Canadian team to be closer to his family as things are better now. [Newsday]
  • Maple Leafs prospect Andreas Johnson had to be helped off the ice after a nasty hit in the Marlies' 7-2 drubbing of the Albany Devils--yes, the farm team of THOSE Devils--last night. [Sportsnet]
  • The Ducks have been granted permission to talk to Mike Yeo about their head coaching position. [TSN]
  • Meanwhile, head coach of the QMJHL's Gatineau Olympiques, Benoit Groulx--who had been rumored to be up for the Senators job when it was still open--will be part of the Lightning(s) organization as head coach of their AHL affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Remember that black cat that ran onto the ice ahead of Game One of the Sharks-Preds series? Well, he has a name now . . . and a webcam, apparently. [The Sporting News]
  • The fascinating story of former Boston College defenseman Kaliya Johnson, who recently signed to play for the NWHL's Connecticut Whale. [The Color of Hockey]

OTHER . . . OTHER SHIT:

  • Well. Here's ONE way to make me hate America. [Y! / Reuters]
  • NASA has found a shitload more planets, including a few that are "potentially habitable". [NPR / The Two-Way]
  • It's being reported that Mad Max: Fury Road star Tom Hardy will appear in Star Wars: Episode VIII - (INSERT SUBTITLE HERE LATER). [Nerdist]
  • Baseball go far . . . this one not off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton, but Hanley Ramirez. [Deadspin]
  • Reports state the UFC is on the verge of selling for approximately $4BB, but these reports are being downplayed. I hope it's true, so maybe we'll never have to hear from or speak of Dana White again. [LA Times]
  • Golden State Warriors superhuman point guard Stephen "Steph" Curry won his second consecutive NBA MVP Award, and he did so in unanimous fashion . . . a first for the award. [SB Nation]
  • Some interesting facts about the latest baby name list from the Social Security Administration. [Mental Floss]

BEER OF THE DAY:

  • I can't recall if I posted this one before and I'm too lazy to look . . . but I'm a sucker for a cool name and logo, and the beer is good too. It's the 8-Bit Pale Ale from Tallgrass Brewing in Manhattan, KS. [Untappd]

VIDEOS:

Sage words from Dan Fouts and Brent Musberger:

Yep.

And . . . in case shit goes south tonight, you deserve to watch something satisfying in its' place:

Oh my.

So . . . either BluesMay has links ahead of Game 1 of the Conference Finals . . . or next Monday for our first installment of Weekly Links. It's your call, Blues.