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Jets prospect news: Colts beat Knights to open OHL final with a victory. OHL playoff MVP watch – Max Domi, Mathias Niederberger, Mark Scheifele heading into final. Trouba gets into the action.

Stanley Cup Playoff news.

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 victoryThe 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.
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Yahoo Canada:  OHL playoff MVP watch – Max Domi, Mathias Niederberger, Mark Scheifele heading into finalAfter 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 gameWill 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 USAFor 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

Newsday:  Islanders rally to beat Pittsburgh, tie series.

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.