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The Wraparound: Stamkos could be done for playoffs; Thornton magic; Fog Game highlight

With each passing day, it appears more probable that Steven Stamkos has played his last game for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Stamkos, who is recovering from a blood clot in his arm, has ruled himself out of Game Four of the Eastern Conference final Friday night. Host Tampa is in a 2-1 hole to Pittsburgh.

Stamkos is set to become a free agent this summer (as if Sabres fans didn't already know). The risks to his health and future pay day just don't seem worth rushing back.

The Lightning will also have to play Game Four (8 p.m., NBCSN) without goaltender Ben Bishop.


The Penguins' newest fan, WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels, has announced he will travel to Pittsburgh when the Pens host Game Five on Sunday. Known as HBK (for Heartbreak Kid), Michaels became a fan because the Pens' hot line (Carl Hagelin, Nick Bonino, Phil Kessel) is also known as HBK.


First, here's the pass by Joe Thornton.

Now here's the reaction to it after Thornton helped the Sharks earn a 3-0 win over St. Louis on Thursday to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference final.


The appearance of NHL players in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea was doubtful because of logistics, time-zone difference and the re-creation of the World Cup of Hockey. Add cost to the mix now, and things don't look good.


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