The Boston Bruins are in the Stanley Cup Final. Finally, the championship-starved city of Boston has something to cheer as Boston overwhelmed Carolina in the Eastern Conference Final. The Edmonton Oilers fan base and organization is dealing with Craig MacTavish bolting after 35 years. The San Jose Sharks are using their two video review gifts as good omens instead of bad rules. And the St. Louis Blues fans turned the awful missed call in Game 3 into a wonderful positive.
“Hey ref, check your voicemail. You missed some calls,” Boston winger David Pastrnak yells during the Dunkin Donuts commercial. St. Louis Blues fans initially yelled a few worse things after the San Jose Sharks won in Game 3 because of an obvious but not called hand pass.
So, St. Louis fans did something hilarious and great. They set up a fundraiser for the blind. Yep. And it’s raising a stack of cash (Fox TV 2)
Craig MacTavish has been an Edmonton Oilers player, successful Edmonton coach, and lesser successful GM. He’s also worked in the front office since stepping down as GM before the failed tenure of Peter Chiarelli. Now, Mac T is bolting to coach in the KHL (Sportsnet)
The Oil has a LONG list of coaching candidates. Too many to interview, actually. Here’s what we know so far (Edmonton Sun)
The Boston Bruins dominated the Carolina Hurricanes as the Hurricanes dominated the New York Islanders and the Islanders dominated the Pittsburgh Penguins. Now Boston will play in their first Cup Final since 2013 when they lost to Chicago.
3 Takeaways from the Bruins beat down series win (Boston.com)