Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson upset over his team’s effort in their Game Six loss to the Rangers, the latest post-playoff fallout for the Canucks, and Oilers star Jordan Eberle is nominated for the Lady Byng trophy.
OTTAWA SUN: Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson was so unhappy with his club’s performance during its 3-2 loss to the NY Rangers last night that he lost his temper on the bench. He was particularly upset over the benching of the struggling first power-play unit in the third period by head coach Paul MacLean. The Rangers evened the series with the win, forcing a seventh and deciding game Thursday night back in New York.
VANCOUVER SUN: Cam Cole believes Canucks GM Mike Gillis and head coach Alain Vigneault must answer for the Canucks early exit from the playoffs, Iain MacIntyre wondered if Vigneault and Gillis – whose critics believe should be fired – even want to return next season, and Brad Ziemer criticized Gillis’ poor trade record this season, as acquisitions David Booth, Marc-Andre Gragnani and Zach Kassian did nothing to help the club in the post-season.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Ben Kuzma reports Canucks center Ryan Kesler may have finished the playoffs with a shoulder injury.
EDMONTON SUN/EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers forward Jordan Eberle is among the finalists for the Lady Byng trophy. He’s the second Oiler nominated for an NHL award this season, as center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has been nominated for the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year.