NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – June 8, 2014

The Kings down the Rangers in double overtime of the Stanley Cup Final, plus updates on the Hurricanes and Penguins coaching search. 

A missed goalie interference call on Kings' forward Dwight King led to this game-changing goal against the Rangers.

A missed goalie interference call on Kings’ forward Dwight King led to this game-changing goal against the Rangers.

LOS ANGELES TIMES/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS:  Dustin Brown scored in double overtime as the Los Angeles Kings rallied from a 4-2 deficit to defeat the New York Rangers 5-4 in Game 2 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final. The Kings hold a 2-0 series lead over the Rangers as the Final shifts to New York for Games 3 and 4.

NEW YORK POST: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist was left fuming over a missed goaltending interference call on Dwight King which resulted in the Kings third goal, changing the course of the game. The Rangers were leading the game 4-2 at that point.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s unfortunate that this exciting match was marred by that missed call. However, the Rangers were still leading 4-3 and had several opportunities to regain a two-goal lead in regulation and to win it in overtime.  Though the Blueshirts are down, they’ve played well enough to have won both games. Heading back to the friendly confines of Madison Square Garden, they have the opportunity to get back into this series. So far, they’ve proven a tough opponent for the Kings, pushing them to the limit in both games.

NEWSOBSERVER.COM: Carolina Hurricanes GM Ron Francis isn’t rushing his search for a new head coach. Possible coaching candidates could include former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma, former Florida Panthers coach Kevin Dineen, Charlotte Checkers coach Jeff Daniels, plus former NHL coaches Jacques Martin and Marc Crawford, as well as LA Kings assistant coach John Stevens and NY Rangers assistant Ulf Samuelsson.

POST-GAZETTE.COM: Possible Penguins coaching candidates include Daniels, Stevens and Samuelsson, along with Texas Stars coach Willie Desjardins, Wilkes-Barre coach John Hynes,  Oklahoma City coach Todd Nelson and former NHL coach Rick Tocchet.

CBC.CA: A federal judge in Michigan has upheld the ruling of a Swiss court ordering former NHL player Kevin Miller to pay $1.6 million in damages to Andrew McKim for a hit in a 2000 Swiss league game which ended McKim’s career.


  1. Wonder if Bertuzzi has heard about the Swiss court decision?

  2. 1. I’m not so sure it was a missed goaltending interference call. If it had gone the other way and the goal was waived off, that would have been controversial. So it was going to be controversial either way. McDonagh definitely was part of the reason King was tangled with Lundqvist, and King was doing his best to avoid Lundqvist. It was going to be controversial either way.

    2. This is a little extra controversial because we’re talking about the Rangers. The NBC staff is so obviously biased in their analysis, as are some other hockey analysts like TSN (no, not this site). I suspect if the Kings were playing the Panthers or Senators it would not be as controversial.

    3. Anybody who has been watching the Kings knows that they’re much better on the road then at home. The Rangers are in big trouble.