Game recaps and playoff news, the Lady Byng Trophy nominees are announced, an update on Zdeno Chara and more.
Game recaps and playoff news.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE/THE TENNESSEAN: Brent Seabrook’s triple-overtime goal lifted the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators, giving the Blackhawks a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven playoff series. Seabrook became the first defenseman in Blackhawks’ history to score three overtime playoff goals. Antoine Vermette and Brandon Saad also scored for the Blackhawks, while Colin Wilson and James Neal tallied for the Predators. Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling made 50 saves while Predators netminder Pekka Rinne turned aside 45 shots.
THE WASHINGTON POST/NEWSDAY: Nicklas Backstrom’s overtime goal gave the Washington Capitals a 2-1 win over the New York Islanders to square their best-of-seven series at two games apiece. It was a rough night for Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik, who was accidentally cut by the skate of teammate John Carlson during the game, and struck in the face by a cup of beer following the game when celebrating the win with his teammates. Capitals forward Tom Wilson knocked Isles blueliner Lubomir Visnovsky out of the game with a big hit. Visnovsky’s status for Game 5 is currently unknown.
THE DETROIT NEWS/THE TAMPA TRIBUNE: Detroit Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek rebounded from a shaky performance in Game Two to backstop his club to a 3-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning, giving the Wings a 2-1 series lead. Mrazek made 22 saves while Pavel Datsyuk, Riley Sheahan and Luke Glendening tallied for the Wings.
NOTE: Games and series news involving Canadian NHL teams are recapped in “Canadian Corner.”
TWINCITIES.COM/STLTODAY.COM: The Minnesota Wild expect offensive adjustments in Game Four from the St. Louis Blues, who could shake up their lineup in hopes of bolstering their offense. The Wild lead their series 2-1.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS/TRIBLIVE.COM: The Rangers-Penguins series could get even chippier in Game Four, while Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is giving his teammates hope of rebounding from their 2-1 series deficit.
NHL.COM: Detroit’s Pavel Datsyuk, Calgary’s Jiri Hudler and Los Angeles’ Anze Kopitar are the finalists for the 2015 Lady Byng Trophy.
THE BOSTON GLOBE: Bruins captain Zdeno Chara won’t need surgery to repair a fracture left fibula, but the injury will keep him from playing in the World Championships.
CSNBAYAREA.COM: San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson has no timetable to replace departed head coach Todd McLellan.