An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:
• Considering the emotions when these two teams meet, it’s surprising there aren’t more line brawls between the Canadian and American women’s sides like the one we got on Saturday night. Tensions finally flared when Jocelynne Lamoureux ran Canadian goalie Shannon Szabados, then turtled upon being called to task by Courtney Birchard. “Once every Olympic cycle we have to get it out of our system,” said Canadian captain Hayley Wickenheiser.
• The Mighty Ducks (yep, Mighty) celebrated their 20th anniversary last night in grand fashion, donning the eggplant-and-teal once more and thumping the Ottawa Senators, 4-1.
• So, which Ottawa player do you think felt less bad after this one? Bobby Ryan for scoring in his Anaheim homecoming or Robin Lehner for robbing Corey Perry of a sure hat trick with this save of the year candidate?
• Twitter exchange of the night, between Ottawa Sun writer Bruce Garrioch and Ryan: