NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – April 23, 2012.

Flyers and Kings eliminate Penguins and Canucks respectively from the playoffs, Bruins force Game 7 with Capitals, and news on the other surviving playoffs clubs.


Flyers down Penguins in six games.

PHILLY.COM/PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE: Oft-criticized Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov came through when it counted, with an assist from his defensemen, as the Philadelphia Flyers downed the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1, winning their playoff series in six games.

LOS ANGELES TIMES:  Jarret Stoll potted the game winner in overtime as the Kings defeated the Vancouver Canucks 2-1, to win their series in five games, and advance to the second round for the first time since 2001. For more on the Canucks, check out “Canadian Corner”.

BOSTON HERALD/WASHINGTON TIMES: Tyler Seguin’s first goal of the playoffs was a timely one, scoring the game-winning goal in overtime as the Bruins edged the Capitals 4-3, pushing this series to a seventh and deciding game back in Boston. Every game in this series has been decided by one goal.

SUNSENTINEL.COM/NJ.COM: As the Florida Panthers hope to end their series against the New Jersey Devils in Game Six on Tuesday, Martin Brodeur and Zach Parise could be facing their final playoff game with the Devils.

ARIZONA REPUBLIC/CHICAGO TRIBUNE: The Phoenix Coyotes’ strong road record keeps the club confident they’re still in the driver’s seat in this series, while Blackhawks coch Joel Quenneville is confident he can coach the Blackhawks to rally back and win this series, just as he did 13 years ago against the Coyotes, when he was coach of the St. Louis Blues.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: The Rangers will be without Brian Boyle (concussion) for Game Six tonight against the Ottawa Senators. For more on the Senators, go to “Canadian Corner”.

STLTODAY.COM: How a Blues team lacking stars were able to win.

MERCURYNEWS.COM: Expect some changes for the San Jose Sharks this summer, but don’t expect GM Doug Wilson and head coach Todd McLellan to be among them.

THE TENNESSEAN: Injured defenseman Hal Gill, who’s yet to suit up for the Nashville Predators in this year’s playoffs, is making progress in his recovery.


  1. Sharks are in a tough spot with all their no-trade/no-movement contracts. Too many highly paid underproducing players that can’t be moved.

    Tyler Seguin is the real deal.

  2. I agree, Seguin is the real deal. At the time of the draft, I was of the opinion that he should have gone first overall. I also would have taken Landeskog over RNH too. A line of Seguin and Landeskog and Eberle would be almost unstoppable.

    I guess I’m a little off topic though.

  3. *I hope Wilson makes some major moves this offseason to retool and refocus his roster. I just don’t know if he has it in him to move the big guys.

    * A lot of people of ragging on the goaltending in the Pitts/Philly series and to some extent it is warranted. However from what I saw and also read about each game also shows that neither team seemed to focus on D very well. Way too many rushed going each way hanging the goalies out to dry.