Hockey Headlines: Latest on Travis Hamonic, Game 7’s and More

A collection of the latest news from around the world of hockey:

We have a Game 7 folks. Two of them to be exact. The Dallas Stars came out of the gate like a team who didn’t want their season to end, and the Blues came out looking like a team that thought it would be an easy win. St. Louis almost made a comeback but the Stars held on thanks to a strong goaltending performance from Kari Lehtonen. It was sorely needed, as the goalie woes in Dallas were being emphasized as the series appeared to slip away. But now it’s winner take all Wednesday night in Big D. I would expect the Blues to win, but its no guarantee. [Todays Slapshot]

Over in Nashville, the Predators staged two comebacks to force a Game 7 of their own. The Sharks success on the powerplay continued, but the Preds heaped on the pressure and came away victorious. Martin Jones didn’t have his best game, but I’d imagine he will rebound. This series is a lot closer than the other West semi in my opinion. I felt as though this season was San Jose’s best shot at a Stanley Cup Final, but don’t expect Nashville to go quietly in the night. They proved that yesterday. [The Hockey News], [On the Forecheck]

With the impending arrival of Auston Matthews, should the Leafs still go after Steven Stamkos? [Hot Stove]

The Habs and Bruins will be playing a preseason game in Quebec City next season. [CJAD]

Malcolm Subban is hoping to secure the back-up job in Boston. [NBC Sports]

The Penguins have two more chances to close out the Capitals. Can they do it? [ESPN]. There are a lot of narratives floating around the Pens. Some are valid, some aren’t. [Pittsburgh Post Game]

Matt Murray will get the start in goal. Defenceman Olli Maatta is nearing a return. [National Post]

What does the future hold for Travis Hamonic? [Lighthouse Hockey], [Sportsblog], [NY Post]

Former hockey player Sheldon Kennedy shares his traumatic tale. [Yahoo Sports]

How will the Sens “first choice” new coach mesh with their star player? [Globe and Mail]

And finally, remembering the Bob Hartley era in Calgary. [Flames Nation]