An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:
• After a slow start in New York, Martin St. Louis says he’s ready for his game to be judged.
• There could be a new man behind the mask for the Flyers when they take on the Rangers in Game 2 on Sunday.
• Maybe Wayne Simmonds was right. Maybe gingers should stick to being gingers.
• Maybe the offensive explosion we’ve seen over the first two nights of the playoffs isn’t such a surprise, considering the questions that were being asked coming into the tournament.
• Bruce Arthur argues the subtle genius of Steven Stamkos could be the difference in the series with the Canadiens.
• Poise under pressure eluded the Lightning in their Game 1 loss to the Canadiens. Sean Gordon explains how negating Montreal’s aggressive forecheck will be the key to addressing that in Game 2.
• Two months after they teamed up to lead Canada to gold in Sochi, coaches Mike Babcock and Claude Julien will match wits as the Red Wings take on the Bruins. Are there any secrets left between them?
• Boston has had a fairly stout penalty kill for years now, but it’s not the Bruins penalty killers who are worrying Babcock.