St. Louis Blues winger Troy Brouwer is having the post-season of his lifetime and he continued his incredible run with some remarkable hand-eye coordination in Game 5 of the Western Conference final. More
The San Jose Sharks have never been to the Stanley Cup final, but they’re one win away from achieving that goal after downing the St. Louis Blues 6-3 in Game 5 of the Western Conference final. And when the Sharks needed it most, it was captain Joe Pavelski who stepped up.
Penguins coach Mike Sullivan didn’t name a starting goaltender for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final, and he again faces the tough choice between rookie standout Matt Murray and veteran netminder Marc-Andre Fleury, who was beaten four times on 25 shots in Game 5.
St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock wouldn’t confirm whether David Backes and Robby Fabbri, who both left Game 4 with injuries, are healthy enough to play in Game 5. All Hitchcock would say is that both will skate in warmup and that the Blues would “run a further evaluation.”
Nail Yakupov was left off Russia’s roster at the World Championship, and according to a report coach Oleg Znarok said the move was “addition by subtraction.” The Russian team said Yakupov was held out because of injury, but the 22-year-old said that was “bogus.”
The Panthers continued their front-office shakeup this off-season with the firing of Scott Luce, their longtime director of scouting. Luce helped oversee the drafting of eight players from this past season’s Panthers team, including Aaron Ekblad, Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Huberdeau and Dmitry Kulikov.
New York Rangers winger Rick Nash finds himself in the off-season rumor mill, and if the Blueshirts move the veteran scorer, it could open up the possibility of the Rangers entering the bidding war for Steven Stamkos. Meanwhile, the Canucks' off-season could see Vancouver listen to offers for goaltender Ryan Miller.
Former NHL tough guy Georges Laraque was part of a group of people who helped detain a kidnapping suspect at a Montreal park. Laraque, 39, was at the park to play in a celebrity baseball game.
Alex Killorn sparked the Tampa Bay Lightning offense Sunday night with an absolute snipe on Pittsburgh Penguins netminder Marc-Andre Fleury. After picking up the puck off the left wing boards, Killorn found the sliver of daylight over Fleury’s shoulder to notch the Lightning’s first goal of Game 5.
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