A collection of the latest news from around the world of hockey:
When the keeper of the Cup speaks, you must listen. [The Players Tribune]
Fans are pumped up for the playoffs, and the players are pretty excited as well. [On the Forecheck]
It was the battle of the back-up goalies in game 1 of the Rangers/Penguins series. [Chronicle Herald], [Sportsnet]. Marc-Andre Fleury has had no setbacks but is still unsure of when he’ll return. Matt Murray also took to the ice before the Pens practice.
Henrik Lundqvist eventually left the game, but not right away. Here’s why: [TSN]
Evgeni Malkin says he hopes to skate with Pens tomorrow. Isn’t sure on timeline but hopes to return before the end of series.
— Jonas Siegel (@jonassiegel) April 14, 2016
(The Rangers likely hope not)
With Duncan Keith sitting out, the Blues did what they had to do. [National Post]
The Islanders will welcome back Travis Hamonic. [The Score]
What happens if Steven Stamkos signs in Toronto? [Hot Stove]
The Bruins are giving Claude Julien another shot. Whether they like to admit it or not, Boston is undergoing somewhat of a re-tool. My guess is that Julien will be on a short leash next season. At this point, what better option is out there? [The Hockey News]
Dave Cameron felt the wrath of the Sens owner Eugene Melnyk. I tend to agree that the public lashing was uncalled for. You know you’re gonna fire the guy, no need to embarrass him further. [Yahoo Sports]
And finally, it was goaltending that sunk most Canadian teams. [Edmonton Journal]