Wild shut out the Blackhawks, updates on the Ducks-Kings and Rangers- Penguins series, Predators hire Peter Laviolette as their new coach and more.
TWINCITIES.COM/CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: Mikael Granlund scored twice and Ilya Bryzgalov made 19 saves as the Minnesota Wild erupted for four unanswered third period goals to shut out the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0, cutting the latter’s series lead tw0 games to one.
NOTE: Game 3 of the Montreal Canadiens-Boston Bruins series is recapped in “Canadian Corner”.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: Young players like the Kings’ Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson, and the Ducks Emerson Etem and Devante Smith-Pelley, are making their mark in the Kings-Ducks division final.
NEW YORK POST/TRIBLIVE.COM: The goal-strapped Rangers hope to have Chris Kreider (injured left hand) back in their lineup soon, while Paul Martin’s improvement is a contributing factor to the Penguins recent strong play.
NASHVILLE PREDATORS: yesterday announced the hiring of Peter Laviolette as their new head coach.
NBC SPORTS: Colorado’s Patrick Roy, Detroit’s Mike Babcock and Tampa Bay’s Jon Cooper are your finalists for the Adams Trophy as NHL’s top coach.
DALLAS MORNING NEWS: The Dallas Stars could participate in an outdoor game as soon as next season.
NATIONAL POST: Michael Traikos on how the Stanley Cup playoffs reveal which teams won and lost at the NHL trade deadline.