NHL Blog Beat – April 25, 2013.

Commentaries on Erik Karlsson, the LA Kings, the night Mario Lemieux tied five records and more.

The Kings of late are playing like champions.

The Kings of late are playing like champions.

BACKHAND SHELF: Jo Innes examines Erik Karlsson’s swift recovery from an Achilles tendon injury, Ryan Lambert on how the LA Kings are playing like champions again, and Ellen Etchingham on Hegel, Tarasov & the evolution of hockey.

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski updates his NHL playoff death watch.

RUSSIAN MACHINE NEVER BREAKS: Brooks Laich meets Orioles legend Brooks Robinson, the man he was named after

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: On this date in 1989, Mario Lemieux tied five NHL playoff records…in one night!