We now have one half of the Western Conference Finals set, as the Vancouver Canucks
earned a 2-1 victory against the Nashville Predators
in Game 6 of their series at Bridgestone Arena on Monday.
The question now is who will the Canucks face? Will the Detroit Red Wings
win Tuesday to force a seventh game Thursday, or will the San Jose Sharks
advance to the conference finals for a second straight year?
While we wait for answers, here's your daily NHL.com Reading List for a set of quick links to some of the stories you won't want to miss:
Henrik Sedin plays huge role in Canucks' win
The Sedin twins combined for just seven points in the Vancouver Canucks
' six-game series victory against the Nashville Predators
, but they received a lot of ice time in the third period Monday, when they were asked to protect a 2-1 lead. Dan Rosen
spoke with Henrik Sedin
after the game.
Legwand shines despite series loss to Canucks
After goalie Pekka Rinne
, center David Legwand
arguably was Nashville's best player in Round 2. Legwand, who had 4 goals in the six-game series, spoke with John Manasso
after Monday's loss.
Bruins get a few extra days for recovery
Thanks to their four-game sweep of the Philadelphia Flyers
, the Boston Bruins
are fortunate to have a few days off before they begin the Eastern Conference Finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning
. Shawn Roarke
reports that some Bruins may be healed in time for the start of Round 3.
In latest Cup run, St. Louis now the grizzled vet
Now a 35-year-old with 12 seasons under his belt, Hart Trophy finalist Martin St. Louis
-- along with current captain Vincent Lecavalier
-- has moved into the role of elder statesman on a Tampa Bay team packed with younger players. Adam Kimelman
has the latest on how the Lightning players are looking to St. Louis for guidance.
Seguin ready to seize first playoff opportunity
A star everywhere he has ever played, Boston Bruins
rookie Tyler Seguin
has spent the past month watching Stanley Cup Playoff games from the press box. But with a few teammates suffering from various injuries, Seguin may get a chance to showcase his abilities in the Eastern Conference Finals. Shawn Roarke
Wings believe they'll find way back to San Jose
The Detroit Red Wings
haven't lost sight of the fact the San Jose Sharks
can end their season and the series in Game 6 Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena. However, Brian Hedger
reports that the Wings are confident they'll be on a plane for California to play again Thursday.
Pronger may require back surgery
's "year from hell" may not be over just yet. The Philadelphia Flyers
' future Hall-of-Fame defenseman, who tried to play through pain throughout the postseason, could have a bulging or herniated disc in his lower back. Adam Kimelman
caught up with Pronger during a conference call on Monday.