Monday, May 02, 2016

Stanley Cup report; looking back

Stanley Cup Playoff report

Nick Bonino continues to be productive for Pittsburgh as the Penguins battle Washington. In game one he had a goal and an assist in the Caps’ OT victory and made a great pass to set up the Pens’ first goal in the 2-1 game two win. Game three is being played tonight.  With eight playoff points, Bonino is tied for second on the Penguins, who are coached by former BU captain Mike Sullivan.
● Game 2 recap

Kevin Shattenkirk assisted on a pair of power play goals as the Blues edged Dallas, 4-3, in overtime to knot their series at one game apiece.  Shattenkirk is tied for the St. Louis playoff scoring lead with seven points.
● Game 2 recap

Colin Wilson leads the Predators in playoff scoring with seven points. Nashville eliminated Anaheim in the first round, but trails San Jose, 2-0, in the second round. Matt Nieto has a goal and an assist in seven games for the Sharks.

Brian Strait’s Islanders are tied with the Lightening, 1-1, but the former BU blueliner has been sidelined with an upper body injury.

Looking back
On Sunday, three former Terriers were inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame.  The inductees were: Jack Kelley, who was an All-East defensemen for BU and coached the Terriers for a decade, including two NCAA titles, after a successful tenure coaching Colby College; Doug Friedman, who played on three BU Frozen Four squads and captained the 1994 team, before reaching the NHL; and Travis Roy, who was critically injured during his first shift as a Terrier and has become an acclaimed motivational speaker and launched the Travis Roy Foundation.   
Bangor Daily News report report

Roy also will be the recipient of an honorary degree during BU's commencement ceremonies on May 15.

Former BU goalie Rick DiPietro, whose NHL career was short-circuited by injuries, has re-emerged as a Madison Square Garden Network game analyst and a sports radio talk show co-host.
New York Times report

Looking ahead
With the NHL draft lottery completed, several mock drafts have been published with Clayton Keller, Charlie McAvoy, Kieffer Bellow and Dante Fabbro mentioned as potential high picks.

2016 recruit Patrick Curry scored his second playoff goal in Bloomington's  4-3 win over Dubuque in the USHL Clark Cup playoffs. The teams are tied at one goal apiece. Curry had a 17-16-33 regular-season scoring line.

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