The LA Kings are one win away from their first Stanley Cup championship, an update on the sale of the Coyotes, updates on Daniel Cleary and Adam McQuaid, and more.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: The Kings are one win away from their first Stanley Cup title, downing the New Jersey Devils 4-0 to take a 3-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final. Goalie Jonathan Quick made 22 saves for the shutout, while the Kings superb penalty killing was a significant factor in the victory. They can complete the sweep and clinch the Cup in Game Four on Wednesday.
NJ.COM: The Devils woeful power-play has been a significant factor in their struggles against the Kings, failing to capitalize on 12 man-advantage opportunities in this series.
NBC SPORTS PRO HOCKEY TALK: The game wasn’t without controversy, as the Kings game-opening goal by Alec Martinez came when the referee apparently failed to whistle the play dead when Devils goalie Martin Brodeur appeared to have frozen the puck.
ARIZONA REPUBLIC: The details of a proposed 20-year plan with a prospective buyer of the Phoenix Coyotes has been released by the city of Glendale, a deal which could cost its residents an average of $45 per year over the course of the deal.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Have to wonder if that proposal will pass muster with the tax watchdog Goldwater Institute.
POST-GAZETTE.COM: The Penguins acquisition of Tomas Vokoun was made to reduce the workload of starter Marc-Andre Fleury.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Hopefully, that’ll nip any talk of the Penguins trading Fleury in the bud.
DETROIT FREE PRESS: Red Wings forward Daniel Cleary is encouraged by the progress of his recovery from surgery on his left knee.
CSNNE.COM: Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid has been clear of concussion symptoms for the past two weeks, and is well enough to resume workouts.
KUKLA’S KORNER: Former Red Army superstar and former Vancouver Canucks forward Vladimir Krutov has been hospitalized in serious condition due to internal bleeding.