Senators lose a close, well-played Game Three to the Rangers, the Canucks could have Daniel Sedin back for Game Four, former Flames coach Brent Sutter won’t discuss rumors about Oilers coaching job, and the latest on the Canadiens search for a new general manager.
OTTAWA SUN: Despite out-shooting and out-playing the NY Rangers for most of Game Three, the Senators could solve Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, falling 1-0 to the Blueshirts. It was a well-played, entertaining match, devoid of the brawling and cheapshots of Game Two. The Rangers now lead the series 2-1.
VANCOUVER SUN: Injured forward Daniel Sedin (concussion) is expected to practice with the Canucks today, giving rise to hopes he could return to the lineup for Game Four, a “must-win” for the Canucks, who trail the LA Kings 3-0 in the series and are on the verge of elimination.
CALGARY SUN: Former Flames coach Brent Sutter wouldn’t comment on rumors he might be hired as the coach of the Edmonton Oilers next season. “The Oilers have a head coach and personally, I hope he is the guy still coaching their team next year,” Sutter said.
LA PRESSE: The Montreal Canadiens have contacted the Minnesota Wild to request permission to speak with Wild assistant GM Blair Mackasey. Others believed on the short list for the vacant position of Canadiens general manager include “Julien Brisebois, Marc Bergevin, Claude Loiselle, Luc Robitaille and, of course, Patrick Roy”.