May 22, 2013

Opening Faceoff: Wednesday, May 22

By Jesse Connolly

Claude Julien's Bruins are a win away from the conference finals. (Getty Images)

Good reads

Rangers forward Darroll Powe, who was a member of the Flyers during their comeback from a 3-0 deficit against Boston in 2010, knows New York can pull off a miracle.

Head coach Alain Vigneault has been fired by the Canucks. Puck Daddy ponders who’ll take over behind Vancouver’s bench.

Bruins coach Claude Julien is living in the moment, writes ESPN Boston’s Joe McDonald.

Quick hits

The P-Bruins will look to avoid a historic collapse against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton when they host the Penguins tonight in Game 7 down in Providence.

The Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team has been named the NCAA Statistical Champion in scoring defense, penalty-kill percentage and winning percentage.

History lesson

On this day in 2012, Jonathan Quick (Hamden, Conn.) stopped 38-of-41 shots by the Coyotes in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals, which Los Angeles won in overtime on a goal from Dustin Penner to advance to the Cup finals.

Today on NEHJ

Check out Jesse Connolly’s latest installment of Original Six: Hockey jargon to jettison.

Entirely off-topic

The Hangover Part III is rocking a woeful 34-percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes through 40-plus reviews. Looks like the Wolfpack won’t be going out in style

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