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In case you missed this beautiful, beautiful news: Taylor Hall is a Hart Trophy finalist. He’s joined by Anze Kopitar Nathan MacKinnon for the honor as finalists for the NHL’s trophy for the most valuable player. What do you think? Will Taylor win? [ESPN]
Blake Coleman, Brian Gibbons, Will Butcher and Keith Kinkaid will play for Team USA in the upcoming World Championship games.
Initial 2018 U.S. Men’s National Team roster unveiled → https://t.co/xd2IORIXrX#2018MWC pic.twitter.com/D07K45q7Ig— USA Hockey (@usahockey) April 28, 2018
The Sabres won the 2018 NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday. They’ll have pick No. 1, the Hurricanes will have pick No. 2 and the Canadiens will have pick No. 3. [NHL]
The Bruins took a 1-0 series lead on the Lightning Saturday with a 6-2 win. [TSN]
Tom Wilson was once again involved with a controversial play and what looked to be a goal for the Penguins was disallowed in Game 2 of the Pittsburgh-Washington series. That series is tied 1-1. [ESPN]
The Predators and Jets are tied at 1-1 after a double overtime winner by Kevin Fiala on Sunday night. [Sportsnet]
Speaking of double-overtime winners: Logan Couture’s goal lifted the Sharks over the Golden Knights to tie that series at 1-1. [TSN]
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