Philly Sports Live

Timonen returns to Philly; Canucks’ empty-net success; Berenson back at Michigan (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)

Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com . Skates on a plane!!! Sweden bound for The World Championships! #gocanada @AirCanada @pou29 @RJohnst6 @KTerr10 pic.twitter.com/sy6Tn37iMM — Natalie Spooner (@natspooner5) March 24, 2015 • That’s one way to fight for extra leg room on a long flight. • Here’s a look at Team USA’s entry that looks to win gold again at the Women’s World Championships this weekend. [ Hockey Wilderness ] • Kimmo Timonen returns to Philadelphia tonight, where Flyers fans will welcome him back warmly. [ Broadstreet Hockey ] • Meanwhile, Flyers owner Ed Snider firmly believes his team can compete for the Stanley Cup next season. [ Daily News ]  • Henrik Lundqvist will backup Cam Talbot on Thursday night when the Rangers visit Ottawa. [ NY Daily News ] • Claude Noel has parted ways with the WHL’s Vancouver Giants to pursue pro opportunities. [ Buzzing the Net ] • Brandon Pirri of the Florida Panthers has the season’s oddest stat line — 18 goals, 2 assists, 40 games played. He’s in line for this season’s Cy Young Award. [ Eye on Hockey ] • The Vancouver Canucks scored their 20th empty-net goal of the season, which might just be an NHL record. [ PiTB ] • The summer coaching carousel could be much more intriguing than what might happen in free agency. [ ESPN.com ] • The Eastern Conference has a number of contenders this season. Can they steal back the Stanley Cup from the West? [ Bleacher Repor t] • Red Berenson has announced he will return behind the University of Michigan bench for his 32nd season. [ Michigan Daily ] • Here’s solid interview with Dave Gunnarsson, the goalie mask artists whose work has been featured here numerous times. [ Hockey by Design ] • Shockingly, Hockey Night in Canada has not been destroyed during a dismal season for the Toronto Maple Leafs. [ Yahoo ] • Shannon Szabados has been named SPHL player of the week after posting a 2-0-0 record, 1.00 GAA and .970 save-percentage. [ SPHL ] • Alex Ovechkin skated with 35 kids from the Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club on Monday. [ Color of Hockey ] • The NHL Network picking up games is bad for selling the sport. [ Winging It In Motown ]  • No, your favorite college hockey team did not get screwed by the Pairwise. [ College Hockey News ] • Happy Greek Independence Day! Here’s the backtory of hockey in Greece, including a sweet, sweet national team jersey from 1992. [ Third String Goalie ] • Finally, if you missed it last night, Malektronic had their spaceman in attendance during the Bolts-Panthers contest: MORE FROM YAHOO HOCKEY: