Flyers defeat the Blackhawks, plus updates on David Krejci, Henrik Lundqvist, Nick Leddy, Tanner Pearson, the date for the NHL Draft lottery & more.
PHILLY.COM: Wayne Simmonds scored his 100th career NHL goal, Claude Giroux got his first even-strength tally on home ice this season and Steve Mason made 34 saves to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks. It was former Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen’s first game back in Philadelphia since he was dealt to the Blackhawks. It proved a costly victory for the Flyers, as Simmonds and Andrew MacDonald suffered season-ending injuries.
BOSTON HERALD: David Krejci (knee injury) could suit up tonight for the Boston Bruins against the Anaheim Ducks.
NEW YORK POST: Henrik Lundqvist returns in a backup role tonight as the New York Rangers face off against the Ottawa Senators.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: The FBI is investigating threats made on Twitter against NY Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: Kings forward Tanner Pearson (broken leg) might be returning soon.
SPORTSNET: Sources claims the NHL draft lottery will be held on Saturday, April 18.
TSN: A U.S. federal judge has denied the NHL’s motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit brought against the league by former players over concussion-related injuries. Lawyers representing the players hope to depose league commissioner Gary Bettman on the matter within the next three months.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Depose in this case doesn’t mean removing Bettman from office, but rather the commissioner has testify under oath as part of the lawsuit.