Jared’s Daily: Capitals’ Head Coach Candidates; Panthers Advance
Little is known about the Washington Capitals’ search for a new head coach, but there are plenty of candidates with organizational ties that could be in the mix.
That, Stanley Cup playoffs news and more from around the league in today’s daily.
As the Capitals search for their new head coach, a handful of names have drawn the eye of fans alike: Hershey Bears head coach Todd Nelson, former Hershey head coach Spencer Carbery and former Capitals center Jeff Halpern, to name a few. [WHN]
Hershey Bears defenseman Aaron Ness agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Capitals’ AHL affiliate. [HersheyBears.com]
Stanley Cup Playoffs
An overtime goal off the stick of Florida’s Nick Cousins gave the Panthers a series-clinching 3-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs, ending the series in five games. [Florida Hockey Now]
NICK COUSINS CALLED GAME!! 😤 #StanleyCup
Nick Cousins (@Cous27) sends the @FlaPanthers to the Conference Finals with his overtime winner!! pic.twitter.com/kcozZIcGmj
— NHL (@NHL) May 13, 2023
The Vegas Golden Knights held off the Edmonton Oilers in Game 5, winning 4-3 and taking a 3-2 series lead. [Vegas Hockey Now]
From The National Hockey Now Network
The Trois-Rivières Lions, the ECHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens, have been asked by the city to pay up on a $600,000 debt. [Montreal Hockey Now]
Philly Hockey Now’s Chuck Bausman dives into how Keith Jones and Danny Briere secured front office roles with the Flyers. The duo were formally introduced as president of hockey operations and general manager, respectively, on Friday.
With the No. 3 overall pick, the Columbus Blue Jackets are eyeing a center — potentially Leo Carlsson — taking another target off the board for the San Jose Sharks, who possess pick No. 4. [San Jose Hockey Now]