Hockey News: Saku Koivu Tribute; Mumps Report

How did the mumps start in the NHL? Here’s a handy map to help break it down. [Pensblog]

Not even the refs are immune. [Sportsnet]

Sidney Crosby is recovered and ready to continue his goal-less streak. [National Post]

The Senators make a good decision, sending Curtis Lazar to the World Juniors. [Ottawa Citizen]

(Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports)
(Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports)

The Oilers, on the other hand, are not letting Leon Draisaitl play for his country. [Edmonton Journal]

So first Claude Giroux did this: [SB Nation], and then he did this: [CBS Sports]

The Montreal Canadiens honored Saku Koivu. [CBC]

Who are the best Stanley Cup champions? [Bleacher Report]

Johnny Gaudreau gets a little encouragement after a costly mistake. [High School Sports]

(James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)
(James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

There will be no discipline for Clayton Stoner on this hit that sent Max Pacioretty to the hospital. [Yahoo Sports]

The Maple Leafs are back in the news because they lost to an inferior team. [Maple Leafs Hot Stove]

The Jets traded for Jay Harrison because they literally have no defencemen. [Winnipeg Free Press]

Not the best game for Martin Brodeur. [Deadspin]

And finally, hockey players love their pranks. []