Links from around the rink: April 20

By the end of the slate on Sunday, every playoff series will be through at least two games. After two contests in St. Louis, the Blues have a 2-0 lead, and the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks will have to orchestrate their comeback without a key player for the next three contests.

Word came across the wire on Sunday that the NHL has suspended Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook for three games due to his crushing high hit on Blues forward David Backes on Saturday. The play resulted in a five-minute major and a game misconduct, and on the ensuing power play, the Blues tied the game with 6.4 seconds remaining; thereafter, they went on to win in overtime.