Rangers take 3-1 series lead over the Canadiens in the Eastern Conference Final, the latest on the Blackhawks and Kings, plus updates on Jaromir Jagr, Nicklas Lidstrom and more. 

Martin St. Louis (right) celebrates his overtime goal against the Canadiens in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Martin St. Louis (right) celebrates his overtime goal against the Canadiens in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Martin St. Louis scored in overtime to lift the New York Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final. The win gives the Rangers a 3-1 series lead over the Habs, with the opportunity to wrap up the series in Montreal on Tuesday.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Canadiens are frustrated by their loss in Game 4 but insist they’re still in this series.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Canadiens played much better in Games 3 and 4 than they did in the first two games of the series. Their power play, however, has let them down in this series, and especially in Game 4. They had eight power-play opportunities in this game but only scored once. 

CSN CHICAGO: The Blackhawks are hoping to overcome their power-play woes in the Western Conference Final, having scored only one goal with the man advantage in their three games so far against the Los Angeles Kings.

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Helene Elliott reports the Kings’ scouting and development system is key to their recent success, producing Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson, who are starring alongside center Jeff Carter as a potent second line.

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: The current conference finals have been cash cows for the NHL.

MLIVE.COM: Former Red Wings Nicklas Lidstrom, Steve Yzerman and the late Ruslan Salei were inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame.

NJ.COM: New Jersey Devils winger Jaromir Jagr is retiring from the Czech Republic’s National Team.

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One Response to NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – May 26, 2014

  1. Ronnie Ranger says:

    The Rangers got lucky last night with their penalty box parade. They need to stay focused and stay disciplined if they want to get to the finals. They’re lucky that the Canadiens’ PP is in the toilet right now. If the Rangers get to the finals, they’re going to face either the Blackhawks or the Kings – two very opportunistic teams.

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