Note: Tune into a very special edition of the Illegal Curve Hockey Show today from noon to 3 pm on TSN Radio 1290 as we will be live and on location at Shaw Park for the Winnipeg Goldeyes open house, which runs from 10 am – 2pm. The first 1500 fans will get a voucher for a free hot dog and drink. Remis and I will be stepping in for Richard and Drew, with Ezra assuming hosting duties. Guests: Sean Fitz-Gerald (National Post), Shawn Simpson (Team 1200), Randy Hahn (Voice of the San Jose Sharks for CSN Bay Area)
Note II: Reminder that if any Stanley Cup Playoff 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.
Jets prospect news:
TSN: Colts beat Knights to open OHL final with a victory. The Knights are the heavy favourites but Mark Scheifele and his Colts team doubled up 4-2 last night. Scheifele finished the game with one goal and one assist.
Yahoo Canada: OHL playoff MVP watch – Max Domi, Mathias Niederberger, Mark Scheifele heading into final. After last night’s Game 1, Mark Scheifele remains in the top spot for the OHL playoff points race as his 29 (9 G 20 A). Max Domi has 26 (10G 16 A) having played one fewer game. Will that coupled with a potential OHL Championship trophy be enough to win him the hardware?
IIHF: USA beats Austria 5-3 in opening game of World Championships. Of note to Jets fans was Jacob Trouba played 16:34 of ice time. He finished a -1. Old fan favourite Tim Stapleton has a goal for Team USA. For the boxscore which shows Trouba’s numbers click here (pdf).
Stanley Cup Playoff news:
Scores: Islanders 4 Penguins 3 | Canadiens 3 Senators 1 | Hawks 5 Wild 2 | Sharks 3 Canucks 2 in OT
Games: Rangers @ Capitals | Leafs @ Bruins | Ducks @ Wings | Blues @ Kings
Montreal Gazette: Canadiens show character despite missing key players.
Montreal Gazette: Coach Michel Therrien keeps his cool in wake of Maclean comments.
Chicago Sun-Times: Hawks cruise to a 5-2 over the Wild.
San Jose Mercury News: Sharks’ old guard comes through in Game 2 win.
Globe and Mail: Playoff beards fit right in with warrior mentality.
Globe and Mail: Sound and fury, signifying little has changed in NHL.