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Stanley Cup Playoffs: Tuesday's Need To Know

06/11/2013 05:00 EDT | Updated 08/11/2013 05:12 EDT
The Bruins seem to have the upper hand in the Stanley Cup final after a Game 3 shutout of the Blackhawks for a 2-1 series lead.

However, there are plenty of questions ahead of Game 4 on Wednesday night (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 7:30 p.m. ET).

Get up to speed on that contest and the rest of the news from around the NHL with this list, which will be updated throughout the day:

- The ice was pretty chippy last night, eh, Tuukka Rask? That's totally what he said. That's our story and we're sticking to it.

- It wasn't so much the ice conditions that stymied the Blackhawks as losing one of their most effective forwards. Marian Hossa is listed as day-to-day after apparently suffering an injury in warm-ups before Game 3.

- At least that's what the Blackhawks' Twitter account said. According to Hockey Night In Canada's Tim Wharnsby, it was just a well-kept secret that the Slovakian star was a game-time decision.

- Chicago coach Joel Quenneville says he expects Hossa in the lineup for Game 4.

- Four more years! Four more years! Pavel Datsyuk decided to stay put in Detroit, signing an extension which he announced on Tuesday morning. As for the value of the deal, there is at least one figure floating around.

- In case you missed it, here's last night's opening montage of Hockey Night In Canada, which featured music from Canadian icon (and hardcore hockey fan) Neil Young.

- So, who has the higher voice when he's excited — Tyler Seguin or the Krusty Burger employee from the Simpsons? (NHL referee Chris Rooney may also be in that conversation, too.)

- With Mark Streit's reported new four-year contract with the Flyers, some are expecting buyouts of highly paid stars like Ilya Bryzgalov and Danny Briere. We have a feeling Bryz is taking it in stride. Call it a hunch.

- And if Bryzgalov is sent packing, are the Flyers interested in impending RFA Jonathan Bernier of the Kings?

- The Kings did make a move on Tuesday - they locked up defenceman Slava Voynov to a six-year deal.

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