Blackhawks take 2-0 series lead over the Wild, Penguins tie their series with the Rangers, plus updates on Nathan MacKinnon, Adam McQuaid and more.

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES/TWINCITIES.COM: Brandon Saad scored twice and Bryan Bickell had a three-point game as the Chicago Blackhawks downed the Minnesota Wild 4-1 to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven division final. It was the sixth straight game in which Wild goalie Ilya Bryzgalov gave up three-or-more goals. With few options, they will  be sticking with Ilya Bryzgalov as their starter.

Marc-Andre Fleury makes one of his 22 saves shutting out the Rangers In Game 2.

Marc-Andre Fleury makes one of his 22 saves shutting out the Rangers In Game 2.

TRIBLIVE.COM/NEW YORK POST: Marc-Andre Fleury made 22 saves as the Pittsburgh Penguins blanked the New York Rangers 3-0 to tie their best-of-seven division final at a game apiece.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby and the Rangers’ Rick Nash went goalless again, but Crosby was far more engaged in this game than Nash. Perhaps in Game 3 one or both will end their scoring drought. 

DENVER POST: Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon will join Team Canada for the World Championships.

CSNNE.COM: Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid underwent arthroscopic surgery last Thursday on his right ankle and is sidelined up to eight weeks.

LOS ANGELES TIMES:  With Robyn Regehr injured, Jeff Schultz could be in the Kings’ lineup for Game 3 against the Anaheim Ducks.

THE BUFFALO NEWS: John Vogl with a complete listing of the 30 NHL owners.

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One Response to NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – May 5, 2014

  1. Thunder says:

    As a very frustrated Wild fan I have to say that we can now safely catagorize the “Bryz” in the same talent pool as Dubnyk, the Wild’s terrible luck with goalie injuries this season has been devastating to the success of the team. The only way to stoop lower would be to start Curry, Yikes……game over/season over, Blackhawks will win this series easily, but I don’t think any of us
    thought any differently.

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