Ducks push Jets to brink of elimination, updates on the other Canadian playoff clubs plus the latest on the Maple Leafs and Oilers.
LOS ANGELES TIMES/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: The Anaheim Ducks rallied from a 4-3 deficit to down the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 in overtime, taking a commanding 3-0 lead in their best-of-seven series. Ryan Kesler scored the game-tying goal and Rickard Rakell tallied the game winner. The Jets put up a spirited effort but lack the depth and playoff experience of the Ducks.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Jets put up a determined effort, just as they have throughout this series, but it was obvious the Ducks were the better team in this one. They remained poised throughout and controlled much of the play.
CALGARY HERALD/THE VANCOUVER SUN: The Flames intend to maintain their forechecking pressure in Game Four against the Canucks. While the Sedins are seeing less playing time than they’re used to, Canucks coach Willie Desjardins intends to stay the course.
MONTREAL GAZETTE/OTTAWA SUN: The Montreal Canadiens depth at forward is paying dividends in their series against the Ottawa Senators. Erik Karlsson, the Senators captain, believes his teams can overcome its 3-0 deficit against the Habs.
TORONTO SUN: The Toronto Maple Leafs could be interested in hiring former San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan, but they’re not the one club who could pursue him this summer. The Philadelphia Flyers and Buffalo Sabres could also try to land McLellan.
EDMONTON SUN: The Edmonton Oilers announced Bob Nicholson is now their chief executive officer.