Here are today’s news and links:
- Brian Abate notes that if Julien Gauthier remains with the Rangers heading into next season, a new coaching staff will look to build on his untapped potential (The Hockey Writers)
Around the NHL:
- The New York Islanders earned a 2-1 upset victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of their Stanley Cup Semifinal series (TSN)
- Adam Gretz ranks the four possible matchups for the Stanley Cup Finals (NBC Sports)
- Eric Engels discusses why the Montreal Canadiens shouldn’t be considered the massive underdogs they currently are against the Vegas Golden Knights (Sportsnet)
- Adam Kimelman reports that 2021 draft eligible prospect and possible #1 overall selection Owen Power is considering returning to the University of Michigan for his sophomore season regardless of where he’s drafted (NHL.