Second round schedule of the Stanley Cup playoffs released plus updates on Niklas Kronwall, Ben Bishop, Chris Kreider, Bryan Bickell and more.
Notable NHL Headlines.
NBC SPORTS: The second round schedule of the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs has been released.
NHL.COM: The league has suspended Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall one game for charging Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov. Kronwall will miss tonight’s Game Seven of the opening-round series between the Wings and Lightning.
THE TAMPA TRIBUNE: Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop is gearing up for his first-ever Game Seven in the NHL playoffs.
NEW YORK POST: The Rangers need more in this year’s playoffs from forward Chris Kreider.
THE WASHINGTON POST: The Capitals have returned goaltender Philipp Grubauer to their AHL affiliate in Hershey.
THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Blackhawks winger Bryan Bickell hopes to be a force in his club’s upcoming series against the Minnesota Wild.
STARTRIBUNE.COM: Wild winger and NY Islanders castoff Nino Niederreiter has found happiness and success in Minnesota.
PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE: Penguins GM Jim Rutherford said Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist played with injuries during their recent series against the New York Rangers.
NBC SPORTS: Pending unrestricted free agents Mike Ribeiro and Mike Fisher claim they want to re-sign with the Nashville Predators.
NEWSDAY: New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic suffered a torn MCL in his left knee prior to the playoffs.