The day is finally here and now the future of the Montreal Canadiens rests on where the ping pong balls fall in the 2022 NHL Draft Lottery tonight!
That, all your Stanley Cup Playoffs news and more in the latest MHN Canadiens Daily:
The Montreal Canadiens have the best odds to walk away from the NHL Draft Lottery tonight with the top pick overall in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft this July in Montreal.
In case you missed it, here’s the MHN Mock NHL Draft (Lottery Edition). Where so the Montreal Canadiens pick?
Montreal Canadiens goalie Sam Montembeault had successful wrist surgery and should be ready for training camp.
National Hockey Now
BOS: The Boston Bruins could be getting defenseman Hampus Lindholm back for Game 5 tonight but won’t have fellow rearguard Charlie McAvoy who remains in COVID protocol.
NYI: In a shocking move, New York Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello fired head coach Barry Trotz on Monday.
Could the Vegas Golden Knights become a major suitor for the new coaching free agent?
Pitt: The Pittsburgh Penguins humiliated the New York Rangers 7-2 in Game 4 and now have a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Blueshirts.
Philly: Could Barry Trotz end up coaching the Philadelphia Flyers next season?
Wash: The Washington Capitals let a late 2-1 lead slip away and lost 3-2 in overtime to the Florida Panthers in Game 4. That series now heads back to Florida tied at two games apiece.
FLA: Carter Verhaeghe was the overtime hero for the Florida Panthers in Game 4.
Detroit: Sending good vibes and health out to former Detroit Red Wings and longtime Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Borje Salming who is suffering from a mysterious illness.
Colorado: The Colorado Avalanche swept the Nashville Predators with a 5-3 win Monday night and will now await the winner of the St. Louis Blues-Minnesota Wild series.
San Jose: Should the San Jose Sharks buyout defenseman Marc-Édouard Vlasic?
Canada Hockey Now
Calgary: Hart Trophy candidate Johnny Gaudreau led the way as the Calgary Flames beat the Dallas Stars 4-1 to tie their series at two games apiece as it heads back to Calgary.
VAN: Vancouver Hockey Now beat reporter and good friend of BHN, Rob Simpson, tells the comical story about his rocky relationship with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.
Victor Hedman, Roman Josi and Cale Makar are your 2022 Norris Trophy Finalists.