Senators winger Colin Greening had a bit of stick embedded in his face when he scored the Game 3 winner. (Getty Images)
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.
• 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 Zetterberggetting under Jonathan Toews' skin?
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.