Jared’s Daily: No. 8 Pick Exciting For Capitals; Wilson An Award Nominee
Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan is looking forward to using the No. 8 pick in next month’s NHL entry draft.
That, Stanley Cup Playoffs news and more from around the league in today’s Capitals Daily.
It won’t be Connor Bedard, and it probably won’t be Hobey Baker Award winner Adam Fantilli, but the Capitals are thrilled about having the No. 8 pick in June’s draft. [WHN]
Tom Wilson is in the running for an award that just means more — the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, awarded to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities and community involvement. It’s the second time Wilson is the Capitals’ nominee. [WHN]
Stanley Cup Playoffs
Martin Necas scored twice, Jordan Martinook tallied three points and the Carolina Hurricanes took a 3-1 series lead over the New Jersey Devils following a 6-1 rout. [The News & Observer]
Devils goalie (and former Capital) Vitek Vanecek was pulled in the second period after surrendering five goals. He left the game with a .706 save percentage.
Brent Burns chases Vanecek with a heavy blast from the top of the right circle, 5-1 Hurricanes!#LetsGoCanes pic.twitter.com/m1GuuyL8bz
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The goalie woes were contagious on Tuesday night as Seattle Kraken goalie (and former Capital) Philip Grubauer also surrendered five goals — including two to Dallas Stars center Max Domi. Dallas toppled the Kraken 6-3, evening up the series at 2-2. [The Seattle Times]
From The National Hockey Now Network
Colorado Avalanche winger Gabriel Landeskog will miss the entire 2023-24 season as he recovers from knee surgery. [Colorado Hockey Now]
Boston Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery does not regret playing Patrice Bergeron in Game 5 of the team’s first round series. Bergeron, returning from a herniated disk, was wildly ineffective en route to a series loss. [Boston Hockey Now]
The Detroit Red Wings should look to move on from defender Jordan Oesterle, according to Detroit Hockey Now’s Kevin Allen.
Pittsburgh Penguins defender Kris Letang is one of three finalists for the Masterton Trophy. [Pittsburgh Hockey Now]