Senators goal is to get the first goal, Leafs president Leiweke to turn his focus soon on the Leafs, five unexpected things which scuttled the Canucks season, Emelin undergoes surgery soon and Jets prospect Jacob Trouba played well at the Worlds.
OTTAWA SUN: The Senators first goal over the rest of their series against the Pittsburgh Penguins is to score the first goal, rather than playing catch-up.
TORONTO STAR: Damien Cox believes new Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment president Tim Leiweke will soon turn his focus to the Maple Leafs after dealing with the front office shakeup of the Toronto Raptors.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I don’t believe Leiweke will be changing things as far as the Leafs management and coaching staff goes, but he will want to know what plans GM Dave Nonis has in store for the club this summer.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Jason Botchford listed five unexpected things which derailed the Canucks season. Among them, the Luongo trade status distraction and the long goodbye of Manny Malhotra.
LA PRESSE: Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin underwent ligament surgery on his left knee, which should sideline him for six months, meaning he’ll miss the start of next season.
WINNIPEG SUN: Jets prospect Jacob Trouba played well for Team USA at the recent World Hockey championships.