The Washington Capitals led by Alexander Ovechkin will face the Florida Panthers led by Jonathan Huberdeau, in Game 6 of the first round series of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on Friday, May 13, 2022 (5/13/22) at Capital One Arena in Washington DC
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Florida leads the series, 3-2, after beating Washington in Game 5, 5-3.
Here’s what you need to know:
What: NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, Round 1, Game 6
Who: Panthers vs. Capitals
When: Friday, May 13, 2022
Where: Capital One Arena
Time: 7:30pm ET
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More hockey news, courtesy of the Associated Press:
Not only will the Montreal Canadiens host the NHL draft in July, they will have a chance to be headliners after winning the draft lottery on Tuesday night.
The Canadiens retained the right to choose No. 1, a bright spot after a turbulent season in which they changed coaches, overhauled their front-office, finished last in the overall standings and recently mourned the death of former star Guy Lafleur.
“I can only imagine the buildup of anticipation, excitement and interest in the Montreal Canadiens,” general manager Kent Hughes said of the city and fan base that basically lives and breathes ‘Bleu Blanc et Rouge’ all year round. “You hope as an organization that you don’t vote No. too often. 1 overall, but when you’re in that situation it’s quite special.”
The New Jersey Devils lottery luck continued, winning the second lottery of two draws to move up from the fifth slot to the second slot. This is the fourth time the Devils have won the draft lottery since 2011, including them getting the No. 1 in 2017 and 2019.
“Adding another core piece to our group down the road is something every team wants to continue to do, and this will allow us to do that,” Devils GM Tom Fitzgerald said of a team that has missed the playoffs in nine of its last 10 games. season. “So who the player was, don’t know right now, but we are happy to have won the lottery.”
The Devils’ win knocked Arizona from second to third, Seattle to fourth and Philadelphia to the fifth slot. The remaining slots from 6 to 16 remain unchanged based on where the team finishes in the standings.
The last 16 places in the draft order will be determined by where the teams finish in the playoffs.
This year’s top draft prospect is considered to be the center of the Ontario Hockey League’s Shane Wright, who was ranked first among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting.
Wright, who is from Burlington, Ontario and plays for the Kingston Frontenacs, has the opportunity to become the first OHL player recruit since Edmonton picked Connor McDavid with pick No. 1 in 2015. Wright is averaging 1.49 points per game in finishing with 32 goals and 62 assists in 63 regular season games this season.
Wright said he couldn’t watch the draft lottery because he was preparing to compete in the playoffs.
Juraj Slavkovsky from Slovakia was ranked first among the international prospects. He scored seven goals to earn the MVP award at the Beijing Winter Olympics in February and helped Slovakia win bronze—the country’s first Olympic ice hockey medal. The 6-foot-3 winger is likely to become the highest-designed Slovakian-born player after Marian Gaborik was picked third by Minnesota in 2000.
The top US-born prospect is Logan Cooley of the United States Development Program, and ranks second among North American skaters. He’s from the Pittsburgh area.
Montreal has the best chance of winning the No. 1 – despite only 18.5% – and became the 10th team to finish last and retain the top pick since the NHL introduced the lottery in 1995.
The Canadiens have been waiting a long time to host the draft, which is scheduled for July 7 and 8. Montreal was originally scheduled to host the event in 2020, but the last two drafts were held remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Hughes said it was too early to determine which players the Canadiens might target. A former agent, Hughes started the job January 19, replacing Marc Bergevin. Hughes has also retooled the front office, sacking coach Dominique Ducharme in February and replacing him with Martin St. Louis, who retains the interim coach label.
The Canadiens went from reaching the 2021 Stanley Cup Final, which they lost in five games to Tampa Bay, to finishing 22-49-11—the franchise’s fewest wins in a 60-plus-game season.
Montreal became the first team to host the draft and had the No. 1 since Toronto in 1985, when the Maple Leafs voted for Wendel Clark.
The draft lottery also completes two selections among the top 16.
Chicago’s pick at No. 6 will go to the Columbus Blue Jacket as part of the trade in which the Blackhawks acquired Seth Jones last summer. Blue Jacket will also choose 12.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
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