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• The Sabres, Ducks and Kraken own the top three odds in next month’s NHL Draft Lottery. [PHT]
• Rick Tocchet will get an interview as Chris Drury continues his search for the next Rangers head coach. [NY Post]
• Longtime Buffalo Sabre Derek Roy has announced his retirement after 18 professional seasons. Roy spent this past season with Red Bull Munich of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]
• Another former NHLer, Jussi Jokinen, has also announced his retirement. He had played the last three seasons with the Finnish Elite League’s Karpat. [TSN]
• The Wild say they will be a “different beast” heading home for Game 3 against Vegas with their series tied. [NHL.com]
• Tampa’s penalty kill played a big role in their Game 2 win over the Panthers. [Tampa Bay Times]