Malkin's Conn job; Preds hope for home cooking; trading JVR (Puck Headlines)

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• Catfish Guy got plenty of love during Game 2.

Evgeni Malkin is putting himself in prime position to win another Conn Smythe Trophy. [The Star]

• Speaking of the Conn Smythe, Jake Guentzel is no fluke. [TSN]

• The Nashville Predators feel a little home cooking will do them some good beginning with Game 3 Saturday night. [Predators]

• Pekka Rinne needs to be better, otherwise the Predators do not have a chance for a comeback. [On the Forecheck]

• The Penguins have been making great goalies look bad this entire postseason. [The Pens Blog]

• Hockey interest down south is growing with the Predators’ Stanley Cup run. [Medium]

• The Anaheim Ducks will not renew the contract of assistant coach Paul MacLean. [OC Register]

• Jack Eichel is pleased with the choice of Jason Botterill as new Buffalo Sabres general manager. [Buffalo News]

• Hockey Hall of Famer Eric Lindros would like to see body-checking banned from youth hockey. [Vocativ]

• Vegas has another player! The Golden Knights have signed 24-year-old forward Tomas Hyka to an entry-level deal. Hyka spent the last three seasons with BK Mlada Boleslav in the Czech Republic. [Golden Knights]

• Fun expansion draft contest here with some sweet prizes. [Sin Bin Vegas]

• Former ESPN hockey writer Scott Burnside is joining the Dallas Stars as Senior Digital Correspondent. [Stars]

• How an MS diagnosis led former NHLer Jordan Sigalet to a new journey in life. [Macleans]

• Meet the man who’s been with the Missouri Mavericks since day one and recently reached the 1,000-game milestone. [The Sin Bin]

• “Former Toronto defenceman turned Leafs TV commentator Bob McGill is in a Peterborough area hospital after suffering a blood clot-related stroke.” [Toronto Sun]

• Should the Toronto Maple Leafs to deal James van Riemsdyk? [Dobber Hockey]

• Speaking of bold Leafs moves, how about an offer sheet for Colton Parayko of the St. Louis Blues? [The Athletic]

• “A resident is suing two Detroit taxing authorities alleging they are illegally using tax revenues intended for the city’s public school students to finance construction of the Little Caesars Arena and a new headquarters for the Detroit Pistons.” [Detroit News]

• Finally, if you missed it over the weekend, here’s the full ESPN E:60 segment on P.K. Subban: