*What a fun game. REAL ACTUAL FUN. RECAP!
*We’ve still got a little less than half a season to go, but the playoff picture is starting to come into focus. Parts of it, at least. Let’s run it down, shall we? [BSH]
*So maybe those “play Ghost at wing!!!” crazies were on to something... [ProHockeyTalk]
*It’s enough already with this awful power play nonsense, and Charlie digs down into why shiny new ideas aren’t the way to get this team back to positive results. [The Athletic]
*Noah Cates is this week’s standout performer in the latest prospect report. [BSH]
*This article on LTIR, cap implications, and what it means for the upcoming deadline is centered on the Leafs, but the Flyers are up against the cap and need to improve if they’re going to push for that last wild card spot, so the info is transferrable. [Pension Plan Puppets]
*The All-Star Game, from which the NHL has sucked every ounce of fun (RIP, the breakaway challenge), will have some fun injected in the form of a best-on-best women’s 3-on-3 game. [ProHockeyTalk]