Lightning ahead Level ‘extraordinarily possible’ for Stanley Cup remaining

Tampa Bay Lightning ahead Brayden Level is in line to make his return to the lineup within the Stanley Cup remaining.

It stays to be seen if that is the collection opener towards the host Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday in Denver at 8 p.m. ET.

“I do not know concerning the chance of Recreation 1, but it surely’s extraordinarily possible that he’ll play within the collection,” Lightning head coach Jon Cooper mentioned following his crew’s 2-1 win over the host New York Rangers on Saturday in Recreation 6 of the Jap Convention remaining.

Level, 26, recorded 28 objectives and 58 factors in 66 regular-season video games. In seven playoff video games, he had two objectives and 4 factors.

With 30 profession playoff objectives, no participant has scored extra objectives over the previous three NHL post-seasons.

Level has been sidelined with a lower-body damage since Recreation 7 of a first-round collection towards the Toronto Maple Leafs on Might 14.

WATCH l Avs sweep Oilers on Lehkonen OT objective:

Lehkonen’s OT winner ousts Oilers, sends Avalanche to Stanley Cup remaining

One yr after his objective despatched the Montreal Canadiens to the Stanley Cup remaining, Artturi Lehkonen’s time beyond regulation winner in recreation 4 gave the Colorado Avalanche a 6-5 victory over the Edmonton Oilers, and a visit to the Stanley Cup remaining.

Panthers reportedly dismiss 2 assistant coaches

The Florida Panthers have parted methods with assistant coaches Ulf Samuelsson and Derek MacKenzie, NHL Community reported on Sunday.

The report comes at a curious time contemplating the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Panthers set franchise data for wins (58) and factors (122) this season.

In addition, interim head coach Andrew Brunette was a finalist for the Jack Adams Trophy, which acknowledges the pinnacle coach who has “contributed probably the most to his crew’s success,” received by Calgary’s Darryl Sutter.

Samuelsson, 58, has spent the previous two seasons as an assistant coach with Florida. He held the identical place with Chicago from 2017-18.

MacKenzie, 41, has spent the previous three campaigns as an assistant coach with the Panthers.


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