Morning Skate: Wednesday, May 30


Morning Skate: Wednesday, May 30

NEWARK, NJ Best quote of the day thus far was from New Jersey Devils forward Patrik Elias when asked how quick the glove hand was for Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick.
Its quick, said Elias, without missing a beat. Hes Jonathan Quick.

Not only is Elias a three-time veteran of the Stanley Cup Finals with four goals and six points during 18 games in their current playoff run, but hes also quite a quick-witted fellow.
Devils coach Pete DeBoer announced that there will be no changes to the New Jersey Devils for Wednesday nights Game 1 at the Prudential Center, and instead it will be the Kings and Devils butting heads for the upper hand in a sure-to-be-entertaining series.
On to the links:

Bill Plaschke from the Los Angeles Times says that the bandwagon is filling up for the Los Angeles Kings as they get ready to take their first twirl in the Cup Finals since the Wayne Gretzky era.

Rogers Sportsnet may be looking to seize the Hockey Night in Canada franchise away from the CBC, according to a Globe and Mail report.

The Pittsburgh Daily Tribune is doing a piece on concussions affecting children in youth sports and its worth a look.

(FOH) Friend of Haggs Bruce Arthur writes that the Devils have given Martin Brodeur one more chance at greatness in the Stanley Cup Finals.
Zach Parise is leading the Devils in the Stanley Cup Finals, and it may be his last hurrah in New Jersey.

For the first time in the history of the Stanley Cup Finals, both teams will boast US-born captains as they enter the series.

For something completely different: somebody calling themselves The King of All Pimps says its time to legalize prostitution in an op-ed piece for the New York Daily News. I say its time to lock up anybody calling themselves The King of All Pimps.

Capitals lose 3-goal lead, recover to beat Bruins in OT

Capitals lose 3-goal lead, recover to beat Bruins in OT

WASHINGTON - Nicklas Backstrom scored 1:36 into overtime, helping the Washington Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 after blowing a three-goal lead Wednesday night.

Justin Williams scored twice and Daniel Winnik also had a goal to put Washington ahead 3-0 about six minutes into the second period.

After Winnik's tally, Washington went over 26 minutes without a shot on goal. Boston dominated the final five minutes of the second period, when Dominic Moore and David Pastrnak beat goaltender Braden Holtby. Colin Miller's power-play score 8:19 into third tied it at 3.

Boston arrived in Washington 4-0-1 over its last five games with three wins in a row, including a 4-3 overtime triumph against Florida on Monday night.

Evgeny Kuznetsov had two assists for the Capitals and Alex Ovechkin got his first point since Nov. 26.

Boston outshot Washington 34-20. The Capitals have won two straight following a three-game losing skid.