NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – May 1, 2017
Game recaps and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHL.COM: Jakob Silfverberg scored twice and set up another as the Anaheim Ducks doubled up the Edmonton Oilers 6-3 in Game 3 of their second-round series. The Oilers still hold a 2-1 lead in the series.
The Ducks leaped to an early 3-0 but the Oilers rallied in the second period to tie the game on a goal by Connor McDavid. Seconds later, however, the Ducks’ Chris Wagner tallied what would be the winning goal.
The Ducks’ blueline was bolstered by the return of defenseman Sami Vatanen, who’d been sidelined since April 13 with an upper-body injury.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Oilers should’ve known the Ducks would come out strong to start this game. In the words of 2017 Elmer Ferguson Award winner Cam Cole, the Oilers were flatter than piss on a plate. Whatever momentum they had following McDavid’s goal was quickly lost seconds later on Wagner’s goal.
Defensemen Ryan Ellis and Roman Josi powered the Nashville Predators to a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 3 to take a 2-1 lead in their second-round series.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Poor officiating made this an ugly game to watch. Lots of uncalled obstruction and muggings for both teams. It sucked all the life out of this contest.
TRIBLIVE.COM: The Pittsburgh Penguins provided no update on forward Patric Hornqvist, who suffered a lower-body injury in Game 2 of their series against the Washington Capitals.
ESPN.COM: The Buffalo Sabres spoke with six candidates for the vacant post of general manager. Columbus Blue Jackets assistant GM Bill Zito, New Jersey Devils assistant GM Tom Fitzgerald, Nashville Predators assistant GM Paul Fenton, Los Angeles Kings assistant GM Mike Futa and Pittsburgh Penguins general managers Bill Guerin and Jason Botterill have been interviewed.