NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – May 17, 2017
Predators take 2-1 lead in Western Conference Final, GM of the Year Finalist revealed & more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHL.COM: Third-period goals by Filip Forsberg and Roman Josi lifted the Nashville Predators to a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 3 of the 2017 Western Conference Final. The Preds hold a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series and remain undefeated on home ice in this year’s playoffs. The Predators had two goals waved off for goaltender interference. Corey Perry tallied the Ducks’ only goal.
David Poile of the Nashville Predators, Pierre Dorion of the Ottawa Senators and Peter Chiarelli of the Edmonton Oilers are this year’s finalists for the NHL General Manager of the Year Award.
PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE: Sidelined Penguins Patric Hornqvist, Bryan Rust, Justin Schultz and Trevor Daley traveled with their teammates as their Eastern Conference Final with the Senators shifts to Ottawa for Games 3 and 4. The injuries to Hornqvist, Rust and Schultz aren’t considered serious while Daley continues to practice on his own.
EDMONTON SUN: Oilers defenseman Andrej Sekera is expected to have surgery on Thursday to repair a torn ACL in his left knee and could be sidelined between six-to-nine months.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Sekera’s surgery could affect the Oilers’ offseason moves. They could look to within to address Sekera’s absence or perhaps dip into the trade or free-agent markets for a short-term replacement.
STLTODAY.COM: The Blues overhauled their coaching staff yesterday as assistant coaches Rick Wilson, Steve Thomas, Ray Bennett and Ty Conklin were let go.
THE PLAYERS TRIBUNE: Former NHL forward Marc Savard talks about his struggles with post-concussion symptoms.
TAMPA BAY TIMES: The Lightning could host the 2018 NHL All-Star Game.