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A solid outing from Jack Hughes in his last game before the draft as Team USA is eliminated:
USA put up a heck of a fight, but lost, 4-3, to Russia in #IIHFWorlds quarterfinals.— Julie Robenhymer (@JulieRobenhymer) May 23, 2019
Cory Schneider with a tremendous performance, kept USA in the game, especially in the 2nd.
Jack Hughes, with two assists, was named USA’s player of the game. His best game of the tournament.
Nico scored to put Switzerland up on Canada, but Damon Severson would score a last second goal to tie things up. Canada would go on to win in overtime.
SCORES!— TSN (@TSN_Sports) May 23, 2019
With 0.4 seconds left in the 3rd period, @HC_Men's Damon Severson's (@NJDevils) point shot squeaks past the line JUST IN TIME to tie it up!!!
2-2 | #IIHFWorlds pic.twitter.com/Rv4D87ULbq
Cory Schneider finishes the tournament with a .920 SV% and a 2.49 GAA in six games.
Corey Masisak has a nice sitdown Q&A with John Hynes on a variety of topics, including picking at No. 1, evaluating the season that was, Nico on the power play and more: [The Athletic ($)]
The Senators have their new coach:
Welcome to Ottawa, D.J.! Bienvenue!— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) May 23, 2019
News Release: Ottawa Senators name D.J. Smith head coach: https://t.co/jubv1CDahH
Communiqué: Les Sénateurs d’Ottawa nomment D.J. Smith au poste d’entraîneur-chef : https://t.co/wx1safhoOe #Sens pic.twitter.com/naxejtxuTH
And it sounds like the Oilers have their new coach too:
Heard from a solid source tonight that Dave Tippett is the #Oilers new head coach. Locked in, should be announced tomorrow.— Mark Connolly (@MarkConnollyCBC) May 24, 2019
An arbitrator has upheld the league’s one-season suspension for Slava Voynov for acts of domestic violence but is giving him credit for serving half of it during the 2018-2019 season, meaning Voynov can return to play midway through the 2019-2020 season. [Sportsnet]
The Penguins and the Wild have talked about a trade proposal that includes the ever-on-the-market Phil Kessel. [The Athletic ($)]
Joe Thornton is unsure if he’ll return for another go at the Stanley Cup, but if he does, it’ll only be with the Sharks. [NHL]
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