You see that cliff? Yeah ignore it; don't even acknowledge it. Act like it's not there—because it isn't. There's still plenty of hockey left to play. Here are your morning notes.
A bounce there, a bounce here, and then another bounce there. That about sums up the last four minutes of Thursday night's Game 3, which ended in a Montreal overtime victory. Some recaps. [Blueshirt Banter] [NY Post] [Daily News] [The Record] [Newsday] [Blueshirts United]
All the evidence points to Daniel Carcillo receiving a lengthy suspension for an altercation involving a referee during Thursday night's game. [NY Post]
And also in the department of supplemental discipline and player safety, the NHL will take a look at the blatant cheap shot Brandon Prust laid on Derek Stepan. [ESPN NY]
A Connecticut native, and a Rangers fan growing up, Max Pacioretty is now doing his best to end New York's season. [NY Post]