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The Eastern Conference Final jumped out to an, uh, interesting start Friday night with an injury-filled affair between Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh. The Bolts came out victorious with a 3-1 victory to take the series lead, although losing starting goaltender Ben Bishop to injury could dampen that excitement a bit.


**An update on all the Hawks performing at the World Championships (Blackhawks)

**Toews won best social moment of the year. It was an obvious choice. (Blackhawks)

**Artem Anisimov's season recap from Scott Powers, note that there is a paywall, but it's worth it for the great work these guys do. (The Athletic)


**Lindy Ruff still doesn't think you need a No. 1 goalie to win it all. You do you, Lindy. (Dallas Morning News)

**Dallas revealed yesterday that Patrick Sharp was among the Stars playing through injuries this postseason (DBD)


**(sad) RECAP: Penguins drop Game 1 to the Lightning in the ECF (Pensburgh)

**(happy) RECAP: Lightning take Game 1, but lose Ben Bishop (Raw Charge)

**Ben Bishop stretchered off after suffering knee injury (SBN)

**What went wrong for Pittsburgh in the final period Friday (Pensburgh)

**Here's the hit that hurt Kris Letang last night (SBN)

**The Islanders know keeping their prominent RFAs this summer won't be easy (Newsday)

**Wayne Gretzky says today's stars aren't defined as much by Cups as they used to be (Edmonton Journal)


**The New York Riveters are selling #BestKessel shirts now, which is pretty dope (SBN)