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.
Today’s Stanley Cup 2nd Round Games:
Canadiens at Bruins @ 6:00 pm (Series tied 3-3).
Ducks at Kings @ 8:30 pm (Anaheim leads series 3-2).
Rangers 2 Penguins 1 (New York wins series 4-3):
New York Daily News: Rangers win Game 7 as Richards, Boyle score, Lundqvist stones Penguins.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Long offseason ahead for Crosby and Penguins.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Sidney Crosby will take plenty of heat for loss.
Blackhawks 2 Wild 1 in OT (Chicago wins series 4-3):
Chicago Tribune: Toews on Hawks winning the series (video).
ESPN Chicago: Patrick Kane’s OT goal lifts Blackhawks, sends Wild packing.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune: Wild season ends with OT loss to Chicago.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune: Looking ahead after the Wild’s loss.
Other Cup news:
Globe and Mail: Young bloods prove worthy for the Anaheim Ducks.
Other NHL news:
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Blues hire Muller as an assistant coach.
USA Today: Gary Bettman meets with Seattle-area officials.