The Boston Bruins are looking to take a 3-1 lead in the series against the Detroit Red Wings tomorrow night. To help the Bruins do that, Daniel Paille might be on the ice. While he’s still wearing the green ‘no-contact’ jersey, the concussion protocols may have run their course and we could see the Merlot Men reunited back on the ice. (Boston Bruins)
“So, he can skate right now. As you know with these things, there’s a protocol, so in the playoffs, I tell my trainers, when they’re ready to come back, let me know. Other than that, they belong to those guys.” Claude Julien on Daniel Paille’s condition
The Detroit Red Wings could also see one of their stars back on the ice as well. Henrik Zetterberg is currently listed as ‘day to day’ and could see his return to the ice in Game Four. He hasn’t committed to it though. (Detroit Red Wings)
“I’m not ruling out the morning skate. I take it day by day. I can’t say anything. It’s out of my hands. Today was a good day. I’m happy with that. Hopefully tomorrow is a better day.” Henrik Zetterberg on his status for tomorrow’s game.
While we’re waiting to see if the Bruins or the Red Wings move to the next round, we know that whomever advances will be facing the Montreal Canadiens. Michael Felger gives the Habs’ fans a double barrel assault over their fan culture. He warns the 9-1-1 operators in Montreal to be ready for chaos. (CSNNE)
The National Post is defending Hockey Night In Canada’s co-host over a simple question. Ron McLean, the straight guy to Don Cherry asked a simple question if the NHL made an error over assigning a French-Canadian to ref game four of the Lightning-Canadiens game. Quebec has always been a little skittish when it comes to the French sensibilities, and naturally any question that may expose that will case the province to threaten secession once again. (Take it from me Quebec, we had our own Civil War one hundred and fifty years ago, it wasn’t a good thing.) (National Post)
The Dallas Stars came roaring back to take game four from the Anaheim Ducks, and people have to wonder what is going on with a team that was predicted to be the first team to move into the second round. (Toronto Sun)