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Colin Greening of the Ottawa SenatorsSenators winger Colin Greening had a bit of stick embedded in his face when he scored the Game 3 winner. (Getty Images)

By Allan Muir

An annotated guide to this morning's must-read hockey stories:

• One look at Colin Greening's face proves how far a player will go to win in the playoffs.

Daniel Alfredsson's game-tying goal in the last minute turned what looked like a Pittsburgh sweep into a series that could go the distance.

• The Penguins always seem to do things the hard way, writes Dejan Kovacevic.

• Forget what opposing fans say. This player has proven himself to be one of the toughest in hockey with his performance in these playoffs.

• With a win, and Jason Spezza back in the lineup, there is hope in Ottawa.

• A head injury suffered on the Raffi Torres hit leaves Jarret Stoll unlikely to return to action during the Kings-Sharks series.

Logan Couture is fine with leading the Sharks on the ice. Being the focal point off it is something he's not quite ready for.

Jonathan Quick avoided supplemental discipline from the league after his post-Game 2 tirade. Now he has to prove he can regain his focus and not let the Sharks' physicality affect him in Game 3.

• All the postgame whining by the Kings and Sharks suggests that neither team has been all that happy with the officiating in the series. I've found that making fewer stupid decisions on the ice usually removes concern about the refs from the equation.

• Injuries continue to wreak havoc with the Sharks' lineup.

• Is Henrik Zetterberg getting under Jonathan Toews' skin?

• "I don't think he has a clue what's going on," Jimmy Howard said of one of his teammates.

• The enthusiasm of the young Red Wings is keeping the job fun for Detroit coach Mike Babcock. Of course, it's easy to have fun with the kids when they're doing exactly what he tells them to do.

• The Blackhawks should never have expected the Red Wings to roll over. Now they need to prove they can raise their intensity to Detroit's level in Game 3.

• Each win in these playoffs helps move Tuukka Rask out from under the looming shadow of Tim Thomas.

• After going MIA against the Maple Leafs, Brad Marchand has stolen the spotlight against the Blueshirts.

• Blame the collapse of New York's defensive structure for allowing the Bruins too many high-quality scoring chances.

• The Rangers came back from down 2-0 to beat Washington in the first round, so they know it can be done. They just have to stop leaning so heavily on Henrik Lundqvist if they want to take four-of-five from the Bruins.

• Jack Todd explains why everyone in Canada hates Toronto.

• Well, everyone but the coolest astronaut ever.

• A pair of late additions helped Sweden become the first host country in 27 years to win the World Hockey Championship.

• After sitting on the sidelines for two months, the host Saskatoon Blades were expected to be road kill at this year's Memorial Cup. It didn't work out that way.

• He was out. Now's he back in. It looks like Patrick Roy could end up being named the next head coach of the Colorado Avalanche.

• The Montreal Canadiens know they have to get bigger if they want to take a step forward next season. That process could start at the draft.

Ales Hemsky has likely played his last game as an Edmonton Oiler.

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