Note: Reminder that if any Stanley Cup Playoff games go to overtime, we will be having our CompuStitch Embroidery Design #ICOTPOOL contest. Similar to the #ICGWG contest in that you pick one player (total) from either team and @ tweet us (@illegalcurve) with your selection as well as the hashtag #ICOTPOOL. Winner gets IC Gear so always ensure you send in a pick and following the game be sure to check out the IC Contest Winner page to see if you’ve been selected.
Note II: The Illegal Curve Hockey Show takes to the TSN 1290 airwaves today beginning at 900 AM. Join Drew, Richard and Ezra as they go around the NHL, discussing the latest goings-on in the NHL playoffs, as well as major changes in Vancouver (coach John Tortorella fired), Washington (coach Adam Oates fired, GM George McPhee not renewed), Florida (coach Peter Horachek fired) and Calgary (GM Brad Treliving hired).
Guests: Al Strachan @ 9:30 am (Hockey Hall of Fame journalist and author), George Johnson @ 10:30 am (Calgary Herald columnist), David Pollak @ 11:15 AM (Sharks beat-writer for the San Jose Mercury News).
Today’s Stanley Cup 2nd Round Game:
Canadiens at Bruins @ 11:30 am. Kings at Ducks at 7:00 pm.
Rangers 3 Penguins 2 in OT (New York leads series 1-0):
New York Post: Brassard OT goal gives Rangers Game 1 win over Penguins.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Getting everyone on same page at same time a struggle for Penguins.
Blackhawks 5 Wild 2 (Chicago leads series 1-0):
Chicago Tribune: Patrick Kane rescues Blackhawks in 5-2 victory.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune: Kane, Blackhawks too much for Wild in Game 1.
Other Cup news:
Globe and Mail: P.K. Subban not fazed by classless acts of sportsmanship.
AHL Playoffs – IceCaps news:
The Telegram: IceCaps advance to second round.