The latest on the Kings and Devils on the verge of Game Four of the Stanley Cup Final, Dominic Moore’s wife battling rare cancer, Hurricanes shift up some organizational roles, and more.
LOS ANGELES TIMES/SPORTSNET: The Kings are poised to sweep the Stanley Cup Final, but both of their only losses in this year’s playoffs have come in Game Four. Their impressive run to the Cup Final, meanwhile, is giving rise to suggestions they could be a dynasty in the making.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s a little early to start the dynasty talk, especially since they haven’t won their first Cup yet, though that appears all but certain giving their 3-0 series lead.
NEW YORK POST/NJ.COM: The sole remaining members of the Devils last Stanley Cup championship team (Martin Brodeur, Patrick Elias and Petr Sykora) face the stark reality they could be swept in this series. Sykora, a healthy scratch in the first three games of this series, will be back in the lineup for Game Four.
MERCURYNEWS.COM: Katy Moore, wife of San Jose Sharks center Dominic Moore, is battling a rare liver cancer which was diagnosed at the end of the season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Here’s hoping she makes a full recovery.
NEWSOBSERVER.COM: The Carolina Hurricanes have promoted Ron Francis to director of hockey operations, made Tom Barrasso a pro scout, and named Cory Stillman director of forward development.
SPORTOVNI NOVINY: Forward Erik Christensen, who played this season with the NY Rangers and Minnesota Wild, has signed with Czech league team Lev Praha.
DETROIT NEWS: Former Red Wing Darren McCarty and his wife have filed personal protection orders against some former friends trying to draw him back into the hard partying lifestyle.