Youth Bradley Roby Jersey Eugene Melnyk is a bit concerned his team won’t get the full support it needs.
Youth Tyson Barrie Jersey The Senators owner finds it surprising that the Canadian Tire Centre, as of mid-day Tuesday, had yet to sell out that night’s crucial Game 6 matchup against the Penguins, especially after already selling out seven of the team’s eight home playoff games.
With Game 5 taking place Saturday at 7:15 p.m. from Anaheim, the Predators will look to rebound from a heartbreaking OT loss to the Ducks in Game 4. And they’ll have to do it without Ryan Johansen.
Johansen was leading the Predators in points with 13 (three goals, 10 assists) before being ruled out of the playoffs with a left thigh injury. He underwent emergency surgery on that thigh on Friday.
Now, a physical series between shifts to sunny California, where the Ducks are dealing with some controversy of their own.
Forward Ryan Getzlaf was fined $10,000 on Saturday for a homphobic slur in Game 4. It’s the largest allowable fine under the current collective bargaining agreement.
Will the Predators be able to shake off a bad home loss to Anaheim? Or will the Ducks take advantage of home ice and come within another stride of the Stanley Cup Final?
If McDavid, who led the NHL in points and is a finalist for the Hart Trophy in his second season, can get the Oilers to the conference finals for the first time since 2006, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft might have to deal with more awkward encounters in the future.