Rangers advanced to the Stanley Cup Final, Kings and Blackhawks prepare for Game 6 of Western Conference Final, Flyers owner battling cancer and more.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS/MONTREAL GAZETTE: Dominic Moore scored the only goal and Henrik Lundqvist made 18 saves as the New York Rangers downed the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 to win the Eastern Conference final in six games. The Rangers advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 20 years, and will face the winner of the Western Conference Final.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: A well-earned victory by the Rangers, who dominated the Habs throughout this one. Only the goaltending of Dustin Tokarski kept this one close. A bitter ending for the Canadiens, but it was inevitable as they played catch-up throughout this series. Still, they have a bright future, depending upon what moves management makes in the coming weeks.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: The Kings hope to avoid a wide-open match when they face the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 6 of their Western Conference Final tonight in Los Angeles.
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: The Blackhawks are banking their Game 5 win puts pressure on the Kings to close out the series on home ice.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Kings are still in the driver’s seat but they cannot take the Blackhawks for granted. Should be an entertaining game.
NHL.COM: This year’s conference finals have seen the most goals-per-game since 1991.
PHILLY.COM: Flyers owner Ed Snider completed chemotherapy this week for an unspecified cancer. His condition is said to be non-life threatening.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Best wishes to Mr. Snider on his recovery.
POST-GAZETTE.COM: As the Pittsburgh Penguins continue their search for a new general manager, they must re-sign prospects Oskar Sundqvist and Clark Seymour, by 5 p.m. Sunday or relinquish their rights.