NHL Postseason Morning Coffee Headlines – Sunday, May 5, 2013.

Maple Leafs even their series with the Bruins, the Kings get their first victory over the Blues, the Capitals take a two-game lead over the Rangers, the Ducks regain their series lead over the Red Wings, plus the latest on Patrick Marleau, Jussi Jokinen, Patrick Sharp and more.

James van Riemsdyk celebrates his acrobatic goal against the Bruins.

James van Riemsdyk celebrates his acrobatic goal against the Bruins.

TORONTO STAR/BOSTON GLOBE: Joffrey Lupul scored twice, James van Riemsdyk scored an acrobat goal, and Phil Kessel scored a rare goal against the Boston Bruins as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeat the Bruins 4-2 to even their best-of-seven series at a game apiece. The series shifts back to Toronto for Games 3 and 4.

LOS ANGELES TIMES/STLTODAY.COM: Jonathan Quick made 30 saves and Slava Voynov scored the game’s only goal as the Los Angeles Kings edged the St. Louis Blues 1-0 for their first win of the series. The Blues still lead the best-of-seven series two games to one.

WASHINGTON TIMES/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Ryan McDonagh’s “over the glass” penalty set the stage for Mike Green’s overtime goal as the Washington Capitals nipped the NY Rangers 1-0 to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven series.

LOS ANGELES TIMES/MLIVE.COM: Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist and Jonas Hiller made 23 saves as the Anaheim Ducks shut out the Detroit Red Wings 4-0 to take a 2-1 series lead. Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader likely faces suspension for a high hit on Ducks defenseman Toni Lydman. Abdelkader received a five-minute major and a game misconduct for the hit.

MERCURYNEWS.COM: Sharks veteran Patrick Marleau has been silencing critics with his performance against the Vancouver Canucks.

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW: Jussi Jokinen is likely to be playing alongside Evgeni Malkin and Jarome Iginla as James Neal may miss today’s game between the Penguins and NY Islanders with an ankle injury.

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp is striving to regain his form.

PHILLY.COM: Flyers owner Ed Snider reflects upon this failed season for his club and look forward to next season.


  1. Hey Lyle,
    Hope you had a great Cinco de Mayo!!
    We started early when the Leafs surprisingly came out to play…

    Reading your News, Rumours, Blog Beat (everything actually) is part of my daily ritual to keep informed.
    But on a completely different note, I had to ask…

    We wondered whether there was some sort of “secret agreement” with the NHL that called for the Leafs to always be televised with the team beginning on the “right side” of the screen. None of us could recall a game (home or away) where they began the night on the left side, so we wondered whether there may be an underlining reason.

    Thanks again for all your efforts in maintaining an awesome site!

    • Thanks for the kinds words! As for where the Leafs start a game, never really noticed that before, but I’m pretty sure they’ve started games in Montreal and Ottawa on the left side.