ESPN the Magazine reports that an upcoming episode of the TV show,

Boston Legal

will find our hero, Denny Crane (

William Shatner

) trying to engrave his name on the Stanley Cup, arguing he deserves the honor since he lent his "lucky jockstrap" to Bobby Orr before the Bruins won the Cup in 1970. Can't await to hear the line of questioning by Alan Shore (

James Spader

) on that one. . . . Ottawa's

Patrick Eaves

, who suffered a concussion in Game 3 against Pittsburgh in the first round, still hasn't returned to the playoffs. . . . Anyone who watched Ottawa's 2-0 win over New Jersey in Game 3 knows that

Mike Fisher


Marty Brodeur

on the game-winning shot from

Tom Preissing

. Brodeur was flopping like a fish after he got hit. It was an accident. It was also goalie interference. "I guess I did clip him, but that's part of the game," Fisher told reporters. Brodeur mildly complained to officials, but later noted it's difficult to be angry with a guy who has a spotless reputation around goalies. "Mike is not the type of player that would do something like that intentionally," Brodeur told Canadian Press. "Still, the refs have to watch players coming into the goal crease." . . . This is good: The opposition party in Canada's Parliament is upset that

Shane Doan

was named captain of Team Canada. This goes back to 2005 when Doan allegedly made a derogatory remark about French Canadians during a game between his Phoenix Coyotes and the Montreal Canadiens. Doan denied it and goalie

Curtis Joseph

backed him up. "I was front and center that night and I didn't hear Shane Doan say that," Joseph told CP. "If I have to fly in to a court and defend him then I will, because it's an injustice what's being said about him." Apparently, at least one government official,

Jack Layton

, said that Doan's captaincy would "cast a shadow on [Canada's] participation on the international stage." Ridiculous. Gonna take a big shadow from Moscow to reach Ottawa. Frankly, it's none of the government's business whom Team Canada picks as captain. . . . Toronto defenseman

Carlo Calaiacovo

underwent arthroscopic knee surgery and is expected to be ready for training camp. . . . Ironic with the Vancouver Canucks in the playoffs this spring, the lawsuit challenging who actually owns the franchise, finally hits the courts in British Columbia. Businessmen

Ryan Beedie


Tom Gaglardi

allege they originally were part of Canucks owner

Francesco Aquilini

's three-man group that was purchasing the club from

John McCaw

. They claim they got axed from the deal by Aquilini. . . . Did Buffalo's

Danny Briere

score in Game 4 at MSG that should have tied the game, 2-2? Based on replays we saw, the answer is "yes." Now, did the Rangers'

Karel Rachunek

score without kicking the puck into the net in Game 3? Based on replays we saw, the answer is "yes." The calls even out. In fact, Buffalo coach

Lindy Ruff

took the high road after Game 4 during his post-game news conference when asked about this subject. "We've had our share of reviews," as well, he said. Loved that New York Post headline on

Larry Brooks

' story from Game 4: Garden of Even (as in an "even" series). . . . Think Flyers fans are tough? As good as San Jose has been in the postseason, the fans in the Shark Tank have been booing them unmercifully on the power play. And rightly so. The Sharks were an awful 4 for 47 going into the weekend. It's the one aspect of San Jose's overall game that could halt their march to the Cup. . . . Finally, NFL commissioner

Roger Goodell

is holding a mandatory seminar in June on concussions. All 32 clubs must send medical representatives. We think NHL commissioner

Gary Bettman

should pick up the phone and ask Goodell whether they can piggyback and attend, as well. Concussions remain hockey's No. 1 injury threat. Do it for the players, Gary.