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Hmmm, is this happening? Just chatter?
Take this for the proverbial FWIW, because it’s not what I would term a “report” as much as it is anecdotal — there seems to be a decided uptick in the Lou Lamoriello-to-NYI talk within the NHL community. @DarrenDreger noticed it today in DEN; my sense here in NA is the same.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) May 7, 2018
The Lightning became the first team to advance to the conference finals as they bounced the Bruins in Game 5. Tampa Bay won the game Sunday 3-1. It’s incredibly sad that Brad Marchand’s season is over. [PHT]
Later Sunday, the Golden Knights kept their incredible season of firsts rolling as they finished off the Sharks by a 3-0 score in Game 6. Vegas is heading to the Western Conference Finals. [PHT]
The @GoldenKnights are the third franchise in NHL history to win multiple series in its inaugural season, joining the Toronto Arenas in 1918 and St. Louis Blues in 1968. #NHLStats #VGKvsSJS #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/9IIqI8k0s7— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) May 7, 2018
With a 6-3 win over the Penguins in Game 5 Saturday, the Capitals are one win away from the Eastern Conference Finals. Will the Caps fall apart again or actually get it done on Monday? [TSN]
The Jets cruised past the Predators in Game 5 on Saturday with a 6-2 win. They’ll have a chance to eliminate Nashville on Monday. [Sportsnet]
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