Wilderness Walk: 5-17-2013

Hey! Burns! That's pretty neat! - Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Backstrom has surgery, and then we're off the beaten path.

Here's the Walk kids. Get your hiking boots on, because we're going off the trail.

Wild News

Backstrom has sports hernia surgery | StarTribune.com

Off the Trail

San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings - Recap - May 16, 2013 - ESPN- Wow. LA is magic.

Brad Marchand scores Game 1 OT winner as Bruins top Rangers (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- Booooo.

Boston Bruins (4) vs. New York Rangers (6): Puck Daddy’s NHL 2013 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports

Digestible Playoff Previews: Boston Bruins vs. New York Rangers | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com

In an odd twist, Raffi Torres has been suspended for…3-6 games | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com- Weird suspension, but I guess grabbing weird suspensions is just Raffi Torres' thing now.

Alex Ovechkin suffers second 5-goal elimination loss in a week; has fractured foot | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- Say what you want about Ovechkin, dude played on a fractured foot for, essentially, three playoff games. You gotta give him something for that.

The Dave Tippett coaching watch for Dallas Stars, Colorado Avalanche | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- Did they #FireYeo?

Stanley Cup Beard Watch: NHL’s star players and their playoff scruff | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports- Burns should be doing pretty well.

Lady Byng Finalists: Patrick Kane vs. Matt Moulson vs. Marty St. Louis | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports-

Jersey Aesthetics: Ranking the four 2nd-round playoff series on visual pleasure | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com- 1) Boston 2) Everyone else.

The 2013 NHL award nominees had stellar regular seasons; how are they doing in the playoffs? | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com- Let's see how that's going.

THN/Yahoo! NHL Awards: Best rookie, comeback player, breakout player - The Hockey News- Booooooooooo.

THN/Yahoo! NHL Awards: Best shootout shooter, best shootout goalie - The Hockey News- Sadly, not the entire Wild's shootout record.

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