Note: 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.
Note II: Tune into the Illegal Curve Hockey Show on TSN Radio 1290 Saturday noon to 3 pm as the guys spend the show breaking down the Stanley Cup playoffs. Guests: Alan Strachan (Hockey Hall of Fame hockey writer), Jesse Rogers (ESPN Chicago).
Jets prospect and World Championship news:
– Arturs Kulda had an assist as Team Latvia beat Slovakia 5-3.
Winnipeg Free Press: Scheifele’s dominance makes Jets look wise. An important part of his development is happening right now and the Jets have to be very happy with what they have seen from their first round selection in 2011.
– Mark Scheifele and his Barrie Colts teammates try to punch their ticket to the Memorial Cup tonight as they head to London up 3 games to 1.
Stanley Cup news:
Scores: Penguins 4 Islanders 0 | Senators 6 Canadiens 1 | Hawks 5 Wild 1
Games: Leafs @ Bruins | Rangers @ Capitals | Ducks @ Wings | Blues @ Kings
Penguins 4 Islanders 0:
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Penguins backup Vokoun knew he had to be ready to play.
Senators 6 Canadiens 1:
Ottawa Citizen: Senators crush Canadiens to advance.
Ottawa Citizen: Coaching respect survives tough series.
Montreal Gazette: Silver lining to this dark cloud.
Hawks 5 Wild 1:
Chicago Sun-Times: Crawford making fans believe; Blackhawks advance to next round.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune: Wild needs to find finishers to reach next level.