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Quick Strikes: Nikita Kucherov led team Russia to another win at the Worlds

And the Blues are very close to the Stanley Cup Finals

Russia v Latvia - 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images

The Bolts

Nikita Kucherov scored another two goals at the World Championship. The first goal was scored after a brilliant assist by Nikita Gusev, their duo is still most effective on a Russian team.

Kuch scored again at the end of the game and helped to secure a win against Switzerland. He’s is back at the top of the scoring race with 14 (6+8) points.

The Game

The St. Louis Blues defeated the San Jose Sharks in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. The Blues now have a 3-2 lead in the series and are one win away from advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals.

After beating the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies on a Saturday night at the Memorial Cup, the Guelph Storm lost to host Halifax Mooseheads 2-4.

According to David Pagnotta, the Carolina Hurricanes are going to buy out the contract of goalie Scott Darling. Darling joined the Canes before the start of the 2017-18 season, but played just eight games this season.

A short video about Christine Maggio, an excellent hockey enthusiast and doodler.

The Behind the Benches added an information about of every Stanley Cup Champion coaching staff on their website.

An interview with Cole Caufield, an American NHL Draft-Eligible prospect [USA HOCKEY NATIONAL TEAM DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM]

Caufield wrapped up his career by leaving his name permanently etched in the record books at the International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 World Championship. He was named the tournament MVP after tying Alexander Ovechkin’s single-record tournament record with 14 goals from 2002.

“It’s pretty cool just to be mentioned in the same category as him,” said Caufield. “It was the team; I couldn’t have done it without them. I thought we played well throughout the tournament. Without them, there is no way I would have broken the record.”

The final episode of Game of Thrones aired last night and Gritty shared his dedication to Claude Giroux once again.

Defending Big D compared the Dallas Stars players to characters from the Game of Thrones [Defending Big D]

Mats Zuccarello — Jon Snow

Did we choose this matchup based on similar hairstyles? Maybe. Much like Jon Snow, Zuccarello came into the team knowing nothing, but learned very, very quickly about his new compatriots. That month on the IR works as a nice little parallel to when Snow was killed. However, like Snow, Zuccarello came roaring back to life just in time for the big battle (the playoffs)

Ok, I’m not sure what is this about (translation from Russian: manuscripts don’t burn)