The Canucks are eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs by the LA Kings in five games, while the Ottawa Senators hope to upset the NY Rangers tonight in Game Six.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE/VANCOUVER SUN: The Canucks were unable to force a sixth game in their series against the Los Angeles Kings, as they were eliminated in five games on a 2-1 overtime goal by Kings forward Jarret Stoll. The series defeat left the Canucks – who won their second consecutive President’s Trophy as the league’s top regular season club – in shock, while veteran Canucks defenseman Sami Salo watched his Stanley Cup dreams turn to dust.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Since late last week, there’s been lots of trade speculation involving Canucks goalies Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider. Expect that to continue in the coming days and weeks.
OTTAWA CITIZEN/OTTAWA SUN: The Senators hope to wrap up their series with the NY Rangers by winning Game Six tonight on home ice, while Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson (concussion) is hopeful of returning to action tonight.
NOTE: To the person who e-mailed me asking why there hasn’t been much posted here on the other Canadian teams over the past week: it’s because there’s been hardly any news to report about those teams, ok? That’s usually what happens to non-playoff clubs at this point in the season. Rest assured, whenever there is news on the Canadiens, Maple Leafs, Jets, Flames and Oilers, it’ll be posted here.