Stanley Cup Final news and more in this morning’s collection of NHL headlines. 


Ice conditions at San Jose's SAP Center were poor during Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Ice conditions at San Jose’s SAP Center were poor during Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.

NBC SPORTS: Ice conditions at San Jose’s SAP Center were problematic for the players during Game 3. The outdoor temperature reached 90 degrees fahrenheit in San Jose on Saturday.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: No word yet what, if anything, might be done to improve conditions for Game 4 tonight. Outdoor temperature today in San Jose is expected to reach 84 degrees. 

NBC SPORTS: San Jose Sharks winger Tomas Hertl (lower-body) injury remains questionable for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final tonight. Hertl was sidelined for Game 3.

TRIBLIVE.COM: The Pittsburgh Penguins shot blocking is playing a significant role in the shot differential with the Sharks thus far.

CSN MID-ATLANTIC: This season was not one to remember for Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik. He missed half the season with a broken leg and half the playoffs with concussion symptoms and a three-game suspension.

NEW YORK POST: Are the Rangers alluring enough to attract pending free-agent college prospect forward Jimmy Vesey?

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: “Northern Trust, a respected Chicago bank, appears to have enabled a shocking fraud scheme that lured a group of NHL players…into a crooked real estate venture that cost them at least $13.5 million in losses.”