Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Bonino OT goal sends Penguins to conference finals--UPDATED

Nick Bonino rapped home a rebound in overtime to give the Penguins a 4-3 win that eliminated the Capitals, four games to two. Bonino, who centers the Pens’ all-collegiate line with Carl Hagelin (Michigan) and Phil Kessel (Minnesota) on the wings, has 10 points in 11 playoff games.  It was Bonino's third career playoff game-winner. In his first season as the Penguins' head coach, Mike Sullivan now takes his team to the conference finals against Tampa Bay.
NHL.com recap and video  
NHL.com feature on Bonino
thehockeynews.com report 
USA Today feature on Sullivan  

Bonino is doing good things off the ice as well as on the ice.
● Hartford Courant report

Colin Wilson’s fifth goal of the playoffs brought Nashville even with San Jose in the third period and the Predators went on to win game six in overtime, forcing a game seven with the Sharks. Matt Nieto tallied an assist for San Jose.
● NHL.com recap and video

Wilson leads all Predators in playoff scoring with 13 points and is fourth overall. His goal increased his franchise playoff pointing scoring streak record to seven games.

Chris Bourque scored a pair of goals in the Hershey Bears’ 5-2 win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the Calder Cup playoffs. Bourque was the AHL’s top regular-season scorer (for the second time in his career) with 80 points and was named league MVP.
● AHL box score

Looking ahead
Five Terriers are among the 114 invitees to the NHL Combine in Buffalo, running from May 30 to June 4. They are freshman Charlie McAvoy and 2016 recruits Kieffer Bellows, Dante Fabbro, Clayton Keller and Chad Krys.
● NHL.com report

2016 recruit Patrick Curry scored a power goal, added an assist and had six shots overall in Bloomington’s 6-4 loss to Dubuque in game three of their Clark Cup semifinal series. The Thunder won game four, evening the series at two apiece; but Dubuque took the deciding game to win the series.
● USHL box score

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