Hockey Headlines: Pens Beat-up on the Capitals; Crosby for the Hart?

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

James Reimer is proving to be a great pick-up for the Sharks. [Sportsnet]

A poor start may take Sidney Crosby out of Hart Trophy contention, but he has certainly been worthy over the past few months. [USA Today]. He once again looks like the player we all knew he was. [The Score]

The Capitals resorted to violence once they realized the Penguins were the better team in yesterday’s game. [For the Win]. Mike Weber was thrown out for his ugly hit on Bryan Rust. [CBS Sports]. And when Alex Ovechkin can’t score, he tries to injure guys instead. [Hockeybuzz]

Can the Blackhawks flip the switch come playoff time or are there some issues to be addressed? [Along the Boards]

Patrick Kane felt the brunt of a hit from Matt Dumba. [The Hockey News]. The Wild came away with the win, keeping them in the thick of the hunt for a playoff spot. [Fox Sports]

Tomas Vanek has fallen out of favor with his head coach. [Twin Cities]

Alex Burrows wasn’t sure he would even have a career playing hockey. Now he’s in line to play in his 1000th game. [The Province]

Edmonton’s latest loss has officially eliminated them from the playoff race. [Copper N Blue]

Will the Oilers draft yet another forward this summer? [Cult of Hockey]

The Maple Leafs would love to have the first overall pick, but nothing is guaranteed no matter how bad you are. [TSN]

Devils rookie goalie Scott Wedgewood earned the win in his first NHL start. [Today’s Slapshot]

And finally, the Rangers are looking to finish strong. [Full Tilt NYR]