Palat’s impact; Avs’ speed with MacKinnon

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• Another series, another moment that Ondrej Palat has stepped up to make an impact for the Lightning. []

• If you’re talking about Colorado’s speed you have to start with one, Nathan MacKinnon. [TSN]

• Anthony Cirelli, Brandon Hagel and Alex Killorn have formed a shutdown line that has frustrated opponents all postseason long. [ESPN]

• Why those “soft” goals against Andrei Vasilevskiy in Game 1 weren’t actually soft at all. [Daily Faceoff]

• Looking back at how Joe Sakic stole Devon Toews from the Islanders. [Sportsnet]

• The NHL announced on Thursday that the 2022-23 salary cap ceiling will be $ 82.5 million and the floor $ 61 million. [PHT]

[Stanley Cup Playoffs 2022 schedule, TV info]

• Would the domino effect of a possible Alex DeBrincat trade lead to Patrick Kane deciding he wants to move on from the Blackhawks? [NBC Sports Chicago]

• Former Tennessee governor Bill Haslam will reportedly buy the Predators in the neighborhood for $ 680 million. [NewsChannel5]

• A pending unrestricted free agent, where might PK Subban wind up next season? []

• How things went for the Sabers this past season and where they should go. [NBC Sports Edge]

• Would James Reimer going back to Toronto make sense for the Maple Leafs? [The Leafs Nation]

More NHL news

NHL salary cap officially at $ 82.5M for 2022-23 season Dadonov-Weber trade a big salary cap win for Golden Knights Valeri Nichushkin making star turn during Stanley Cup playoffs


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