Devils win again to narrow Kings series lead in Stanley Cup Final to 3-2, more on the Devils getting a new minority owner, the Blackhawks two years after their Cup win, and updates on Evgeni Malkin and Darren Helm.
NJ.COM: The Devils narrowed the LA Kings series lead in the Stanley Cup Final to 3-2 with a 2-1 victory in Game Five. Zach Parise got his first goal of the series, defenseman Byrce Salvador continued to be an offensive presence, and ageless goalie Martin Brodeur made 25 saves for the victory.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: For the first time, the Kings are feeling the pressure to close out the series and win the Stanley Cup. It’s also the first time throughout this year’s playoffs the Kings have faced real adversity, as none of their previous series went longer than five games. Game Five was also their first road loss this spring.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Doubts are being raised within the NHL and the banking community over reports the Devils may have a new minority owner.
ESPN CHICAGO: Examining the questions facing the Chicago Blackhawks two years after winning the Stanley Cup. The dismantling of their championship roster was a clear example of the hazards of overspending on talent under a salary cap.
PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE: Penguins star Evgeni Malkin has won the Kharlamov Trophy as the top Russian player in the NHL.
DETROIT FREE PRESS: Red Wings forward Darren Helm finally had his cast removed seven weeks after surgery to repair severed tendons on his right forearm.