Devils down Flyers to even series, more on the Predators suspension of Radulov and Kostitsyn, updates on the other playoff teams, and more.
NJ.COM/PHILLY.COM: The Devils overcame a sluggish first period and a 1-0 deficit to score a convincing 4-1 victory over the Flyers to even their series at a game apiece. The Flyers dominated the opening ten minutes and appeared on the verge of running the Devils out of the building, but the latter regained their footing, took control of the game in the second period, and never looked back.
THE TENNESSEAN/NATIONAL POST/ARIZONA REPUBLIC: Yesterday’s announcement the Predators had suspended Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn for one game for missing curfew overshadowed the team’s efforts to refocus on their defensive game, and is certain to bolster the stereotype of “enigmatic Russians”. The Coyotes, meanwhile, put their focus on gaining a 3-0 stranglehold on the series tonight.
LOS ANGELES TIMES/STLTODAY.COM: The Kings offense has been dynamite in short-handed situations, while Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (suspected concussion) is questionable for Game Three on Thursday.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS/WASHINGTON POST: Rangers head coach John Tortorella has little to say to the media as his team’s series with the Capitals shifts to Washington (probably because he doesn’t want to risk another fine), while the Capitals, 1-2 at home in this year’s playoffs, hope to bring their road magic (4-2) with them for the next two games at home. The Capitals also received some bad news yesterday, as highly touted Russian prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov has elected to remain with his KHL team for the next two years.