Ducks rally back against the Kings, updates on the other NHL playoff clubs, Martin St. Louis doubtful for Game 5 against the Penguins and more.

Teemu Selanne (right) celebrates his goal against the Kings in Game 3.

Teemu Selanne (right) celebrates his goal against the Kings in Game 3.

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER/LOS ANGELES TIMES: Teemu Selanne Ben Lovejoy scored the game-winning goal and Jonas Hiller successfully filled in for an injured Frederik Andersen as the Anaheim Ducks edged the Los Angeles Kings 3-2. The Kings still lead the best-of-seven series two games to one. (Note: Selanne broke a 1-1 tie in the second, but it was Lovejoy’s goal which was the actual game winner. I regret the error).

NOTE: A recap of Game 4 of the Boston Bruins-Montreal Canadiens series can be found in “Canadian Corner”.

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: Slumping Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp remains confident he’ll regain his scoring touch.

TWINCITIES.COM: Matt Cooke, recently off a seven-game suspension, will be in the Minnesota Wild lineup tonight for Game 4 against the Blackhawks.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Filip Bondy lays the blame for the Rangers facing elimination against the Penguins on GM Glen Sather.

NEW YORK POST: Martin St. Louis’ mother has passed away, leaving the status of the Rangers’ winger uncertain for Game 5 tonight against Pittsburgh.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: My condolences to St. Louis on his loss. No one can fault him if he doesn’t play tonight. 

TRIBLIVE.COM: Jussi Jokinen’s presence is paying off for the Penguins.

COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Blue Jackets Brandon Dubinsky and Derek MacKenzie underwent minor surgery and are expected to be ready for training camp in September.

DETROIT FREE PRESS: Red Wings coach Mike Babcock may not be in a hurry to talk about a contract extension but maintains he’s happy with the Red Wings.

CSNWASHINGTON.COM: Chuck Gormley lists the possible coaching candidates for the Washington Capitals.

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