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This is tough to hear for Boston Bruins fans but the Montreal Canadiens can punch their ticket to the Stanley Cup Final tonight with a win over the Vegas Golden Knights. 

If the Bruins had advanced past the New York Islanders and then the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens could’ve met in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1978 but we digress.

Speaking of the Lightning, they missed a chance to advance to their second straight Cup Final and a third in the last six seasons. The New York Islanders forced a Game 7 with a 3-2 overtime win in Game 6 Wednesday. 

Stanley Cup semifinals coverage, NHL trade rumors, and more in the latest BHN Daily!

Stanley Cup Semifinals

It was one more signature moment for the crumbling Nassau Coliseum but what exactly were the fans thinking after? (NYI Hockey Now)

The Tampa Bay Lightning and their fans are rightfully ticked off over Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield knocking their star forward Nikita Kucherov out of Game 6 with a vicious cross-check that didn’t get called. (Tampa Bay Times)

Marc-Andre Fleury or Robin Lehner? So, who starts in goal for Game 6 for the Vegas Golden Knights? (Vegas Hockey Now)

Ever notice how the majority of Stanley Cup Champions are strong up the middle? If not, watch the Montreal Canadiens tonight. Besides Carey Price, the center depth of the Habs vs the Knights has been the difference. (Sportsnet)

I know it’s hard for Boston Bruins fans to cheer for the Montreal Canadiens but at least be happy for their fans and more specifically the city of Montreal. I lived there for two years and it is a city full of wonderful people and amazing hockey fans. For a city that’s still dealing with strict COVID restrictions, this playoff run has meant everything and united a city. (Montreal Gazette

National Hockey Now

Well, at least Boston Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron won the Mark Messier Leadership Award after being robbed in the Selke Trophy voting last week. (Boston Hockey Now)

Mathew Tkachuk could be available? Here are some possible Penguins trade scenarios for Tkachuk. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Are the San Jose Sharks trying to trade Evander Kane? Could they get fair value back? (San Jose Hockey Now)

More NHL trade talk–Could the Detroit Red Wings trade for a goalie? (Detroit Hockey Now)

Will the Seattle Kraken take a shot with a ghost, Flyers d-man Shayne Gostisbehere? (Philly Hockey Now)

Gabriel Landeskog could be exposed in the Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft?! And how that could be a good thing. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Who stays? Who gets exposed? Maybe, who goes? Vitek Vanecek or Ilya Samsonov–the Washington Capitals goalie situation. (Washington Hockey Now)

NHL

Rick Westhead has exposed the Chicago Blackhawks in what appears to be a major cover-up of sexual abuse of players from a team employee. Any Blackhawks or former Blackhawks employees who were aware of this should be ashamed and pay the price for turning a blind eye! (TSN)

Remembering Rene Robert, a member of the famed ‘French Connection Line’. RIP. (Buffalo Sabres)

With 20 years of experience (SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, ESPNBoston, NESN, NHL.com, etc.) covering the Bruins, the NHL, NCAA and junior hockey and more, Jimmy Murphy’s hockey black book is full of Hall of Famers, current players, coaches, management, scouts and a wide array of hockey media personalities that have lived in and around this great game. For 17 of his 20 years as a hockey and sports reporter, Murph covered the Bruins on essentially a daily basis covering their victorious 2011 Stanley Cup run and their 2013 run to the Final as well. Murphy has hosted national and local radio shows and podcasts and also has experience in TV as well.

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