Cardiac Cane will be making the Hurricanes pick in FanSided’s Mock Draft today. The pick and story will be posted later.
- Sixth jersey photo was released yesterday (Hurricanes’ Instagram)
- An evaluation of the Hurricanes’ first line (Matt Karash)
- The Hurricanes and North Carolina could be in a costly debate over PNC Arena (Raleigh News & Observer)
- The Nashville Predators chose Valeri Nichushkin with the fourth pick in FanSided’s mock draft (Predlines)
- The Oklahoma City Barons-Grand Rapid Griffins game was postponed because of weather conditions (theahl.com)
- One of Mark Messier or Wayne Gretzky could be the next coach of the New York Rangers (Too Many Men on the Site)
Western Conference Final Preview
|SATURDAY, June 1, 2013||5 p.m.||LOS ANGELES at Chicago||NBCSN, TSN, RDS|
|SUNDAY, JUne 2, 2013||8 p.m.||LOS ANGELES at Chicago||NBCSN, TSN, RDS|
|TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013||9 p.m.||Chicago at LOS ANGELES||NBCSN, TSN, RDS|
|THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013||9 p.m.||Chicago at LOS ANGELES||NBCSN, CBC, RDS|
|*SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013||8 p.m.||LOS ANGELES at Chicago||NBC, CBC, RDS|
|*MONDay, JUNE 10, 2013||9 p.m.||Chicago at LOS ANGELES||NBCSN, CBC, RDS|
|*WEDNESDay, JUNE 12, 2013||TBD||LOS ANGELES at Chicago||NBCSN, CBC, RDS|
What the Kings will need to do to win: With a line-up that features Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp, it was more of players like Byran Bickell, Andrew Shaw and Michal Hanzus that scored timely goals for the Hawks. The Kings need to stop those players and have their bottom six outplay the Hawks.
What the Blackhawks need to do to win: This may seem obvious, but beat Jonathan Quick. He’s the backbone of the Kings’ team and if the Hawks can find a way to score multiple goals on him, the rest of the team will falter. Getting past the Kings’ tight defense will also have to be done.