Ducks rally back against the Kings, updates on the other NHL playoff clubs, Martin St. Louis doubtful for Game 5 against the Penguins and more.
ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER/LOS ANGELES TIMES:
Teemu Selanne Ben Lovejoy scored the game-winning goal and Jonas Hiller successfully filled in for an injured Frederik Andersen as the Anaheim Ducks edged the Los Angeles Kings 3-2. The Kings still lead the best-of-seven series two games to one. (Note: Selanne broke a 1-1 tie in the second, but it was Lovejoy’s goal which was the actual game winner. I regret the error).
NOTE: A recap of Game 4 of the Boston Bruins-Montreal Canadiens series can be found in “Canadian Corner”.
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: Slumping Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp remains confident he’ll regain his scoring touch.
TWINCITIES.COM: Matt Cooke, recently off a seven-game suspension, will be in the Minnesota Wild lineup tonight for Game 4 against the Blackhawks.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Filip Bondy lays the blame for the Rangers facing elimination against the Penguins on GM Glen Sather.
NEW YORK POST: Martin St. Louis’ mother has passed away, leaving the status of the Rangers’ winger uncertain for Game 5 tonight against Pittsburgh.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: My condolences to St. Louis on his loss. No one can fault him if he doesn’t play tonight.
TRIBLIVE.COM: Jussi Jokinen’s presence is paying off for the Penguins.
COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Blue Jackets Brandon Dubinsky and Derek MacKenzie underwent minor surgery and are expected to be ready for training camp in September.
DETROIT FREE PRESS: Red Wings coach Mike Babcock may not be in a hurry to talk about a contract extension but maintains he’s happy with the Red Wings.
CSNWASHINGTON.COM: Chuck Gormley lists the possible coaching candidates for the Washington Capitals.