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The Stanley Cup Playoffs continue as we gather the latest news and rumors of the hockey world.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Washington Capitals at Tampa Bay Lightning Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Despite holding home advantage for the series, the Tampa Bay Lightning have fallen 0-2 in the series against the Washington Capitals. Meanwhile, the search for the next Minnesota Wild General Manager continues with a second round of interviews.

Wild News

Wild has three names on short list for GM job | Star Tribune

“Reported GM finalsits include executive with ties to Leipold.”

REMINGTON: The Checklist for Hiring the Next Wild GM | Zone Coverage

“There are fewer things more important to a sports franchise than its general manager.”

#BecauseItsTheCup

Golden Knights derailed by slow start in Game 1 loss to Jets | NHL

“Trail for first time in postseason series after allowing three early goals in Western Final.”

Capitals score six in win against Lightning in Game 2 | NHL

“Kuznetsov has goal, two assists for Washington, which is two victories from Stanley Cup Final.”

On the Frozen Pond

U.S. Defeats Norway, 9-3, to Remain Unbeaten at 2018 MWC | USA Hockey

“[REDACTED] scores twice; U.S. closes preliminary round vs. Finland Tuesday (May 15) at 6:15 a.m. ET”

Off the Trail

Pike’s Picks: 2018 NHL Draft Rankings – Final Edition | The Hockey Writers

“With the playing season effectively complete, it’s time to see how things have shaken out.”

10 Unforgettable CWHL and NWHL Goals | The Ice Garden

“Are you ready for some highlight reel goals?”

Beauts free agency landscape | Die By The Blade

“Core players and skilled draft picks should be priority.”

Are There Any Internal Solutions for New Jersey’s Defense? | All About The Jersey

“Looking inward at the Devils organization, there might be some ways for the team to improve in 2018-19, but those avenues are limited.”

The NHL needs to stop celebrating Bobby Hull | Arctic Ice Hockey

“It is time the NHL let him be a footnote in history.”

Who Will Be The Next Head Coach At DU? | Mile High Hockey

“The DU Pioneers need a new head coach, here are the front running candidates”

Fisher retires from Predators after 18 seasons in NHL | NHL

“37-year-old center rejoined team in February, was Nashville captain during run to 2017 Cup Final.”