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Stanley Cup Playoff Papers

Latest from the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Note: Reminder that if any Stanley Cup Playoff 3rd round games go to overtime, we will be having our #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.

Stanley Cup Scores & Games:

Scores:  Hawks 2 Kings 1 | Bruins 3 Penguins 0
Games: Kings @ Hawks at 7 pm cst

Hawks 2 Kings 1 (Chicago leads series 1-0):

Chicago Sun-Times:  Physical Hawks outwork Kings in 2-1 series-opening victory.

Chicago Sun-Times:  After dreary start at strangely sedate United Center, Blackhawks, fans turn it up.

L.A. Times:  Kings are on very different road than one that led to Stanley Cup.

L.A. Times:  Jarret Stoll’s return is best part of a bad day.

Bruins 3 Penguins 0 (Boston leads series 1-0):

Boston Globe:  Myths busted in Bruins Game 1 victory.

Boston Herald:  Bruins create good fortune.

Boston Herald:  Tuukka Rask frustrates Penguins.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:  Frustrations get the best of Penguins.

Pittsburgh Tribune:  Cooke ejected for hit from behind.

Winnipeg Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun:  Sign Brassard, lose Yuen On the last day to sign their 2011 draft picks, the Jets chose to keep one and allow the other to walk.

Illegal Curve:  Interview with Craig Button of TSNGuys had Craig Button  on the show yesterday and he talked about the draft including what the Jets might do.  Listen here.