NHL Blog Beat – April 22, 2014.

Ongoing playoff analyses, the fallout from Brent Seabrook’s hit on David Backes, Dion Phaneuf’s advanced stats and much more in today’s collection of hockey blogging goodness.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne examines the cost of playoff tickets around the NHL, plus he explains why the Lightning’s disallowed goal in Game Three of their series against the Montreal Canadiens was the right call.

Blues captain David Backes recently suffered a concussion.

Blues captain David Backes suffered a concussion following a hit from Brent Seabrook.

HOCKEY BUZZ: Eric Engels on how the Canadiens have reached the point where they can close out their series against the Lightning.

UNDISCLOSED INJURY: Eric Morris reviews David Backes’ injury and provides a diagnosis of a concussion.

ST. LOUIS GAME TIME: An explanation for Brent Seabrook’s hit on Backes and why he received a three-game suspension.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier provides a lengthy list of NHL playoff record holders.

MC79HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow delves into Dion Phaneuf’s advanced stats.

SILVER SEVEN SENS: A Senators fan copes with missing the playoffs and what the future could hold for the club.

HOCKEY GRAPHS: Projecting future goalie performance.