Whether you're feeling the effects of a big win and the celebration that followed, or you're just crushing as much caffeine as you can to make it through the day, everyone needs a good buzz in the morning. Here are your links, images, bad Photoshops, out-of-context quotes and wild generalities from one of the most vocal and misunderstood fanbases in the league (plus some stuff from people who actually get paid to do it).
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Vancouver Canucks News & Notes
Despite being on the second night of a back-to-back against the leaders of the Pacific Division (at the time), the Canucks managed a mostly air-tight defensive win against the Stars. Here's the chance data. | CanucksArmy
On that note, the NHL has requested an in-person meeting with Keith, opening the door for a suspension longer than 5 games. | PHT
So Keith threw a dirty, premeditated elbow to someone's head. I thought he was a "good Canadian boy"? | Smug Nation
j.Bowman takes a look at the team's results in the biggest games of the season, and they're all positive. Despite the sub-par results of late, this is one advantage I think this year's team holds over last year's: the ability to step up in huge games and make a statement. | LoB
NHL News & Notes
Geno Malkin now has a 10-point lead over Giroux in the scoring race. Goodnight.
The Western Conference remains a shit show: San Jose won, Phoenix beat Colorado, LA won and took over the lead in the Pacific, and Calgary lost in a shootout. You figure it out.
Check out Giroux's ridiculous goal from last night. He toe-dragged around the goalie! Who does that?