Whether you're feeling the effects of watching a game against the Minnesota Wild, 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 for Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
Vancouver Canucks News & Notes
Last night's ugly loss by the numbers (hint: it was ugly). This post is also twice as entertaining as the game itself. | CanucksArmy
Prior to the announcement that Mason Raymond would be a healthy scratch against the Wild, Daniel Wagner wondered what happened to the old Mason Raymond. | PITB
Reviewing and previewing the week ahead in Canucks hockey. | CHB
The Legion looks like it's in full-on playoff mode already, and is taking to heart some lessons learned last year. | LoB
Henrik Sedin, Ryan Kesler and the entire Canucks organization have vocalized their support of Patrick Burke's You Can Play initiative. This is fantastic to see. Young people idolize their hockey heroes, and this just might be the extra push some people need in order to gain the confidence to come out. | CanucksArmy
NHL News & Notes
Another chapter in the Battle of the Hudson: a scrap just 3 seconds into the game. Note the only time Pierre McGuire chimes in is to mention how good a shape these guys are in.
In other fisticuffs from the night that was, Mike Komisarek handwrote another chapter in his future memoir, "From Toronto to Montreal: A History of Beatings at the Hands of Milan Lucic". | PD
More on beatings: the Leafs lost 8-0 in that game. They are a dreadful mess. | NHL
Alex Ovechkin was up to his old tricks last night, scoring two against the Red Wings. There couldn't be a better time for AO to round into form, as the Caps are clinging to 8th in the East. | PHT