Game recaps, previews of tonight’s matchups, Selke Trophy finalists announced and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
Game Recaps and Playoff Headlines.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS/TRIBLIVE.COM: Kevin Hayes’ overtime goal gave the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins, taking a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven series and pushing the Penguins to the brink of elimination.
STLTODAY.COM/TWINCITIES.COM: Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice and Kevin Shattenkirk had three assists as the St. Louis Blues roared back from a feeble Game Three performance to crush the Minnesota Wild 6-1, tying their best-of-seven series at two games apiece.
NOTE: Games involving Canadian NHL teams are recapped in “Canadian Corner.”
CSNWASHINGTON.COM/NEWSDAY: Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson won’t face supplemental discipline for his Game Four hit on New York Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky, who is now sidelined indefinitely with an upper-body injury. The Isles did get some good news, however, as center Mikhail Grabovski is ready to return to action
CHICAGO TRIBUNE/THE TENNESSEAN: Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith claims he’s suffering no ill-effects from logging over 46 minutes in his club’s Game Four triple-overtime triumph over the Nashville Predators, who enter Game Five desperate to avoid elimination.
MLIVE.COM/THE TAMPA TRIBUNE: Despite age and years of wear and tear, Detroit Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk maintains an elite level of performance. Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos knows it’s time to lead with his team down 2-1 in their series against the Red Wings.
NHL.COM: Boston’s Patrice Bergeron, Los Angeles’ Anze Kopitar and Chicago’s Jonathan Toews are the finalists for the 2015 Selke Trophy.
ESPN.COM: Home-ice advantage isn’t dead in this year’s playoffs.
THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC: Mikkel Boedker, Sam Gagner and Tobias Rieder can help the Arizona Coyotes revive their offense next season.