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PHT Morning Skate: Rask’s record-setting postseason; Oilers looking for stability

From the Blue Jackets shocking sweep of the Lightning in Round 1 to the Sharks' miraculous Game 7 comeback, catch all the greatest performances of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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• Here are three things that happened in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final that will not happen again in Game 2. (NBC Sports Boston)

• The Bruins don’t mind embracing the challenge of playing in Titletown, U.S.A. (Bruins Daily)

• Tuukka Rask can set a new NHL record if he stops 90 percent of the shots he faces in Game 2. (The Point Hockey)

• A mystery donor paid $1,500 to fly a die-hard Blues fan from the Netherlands to St. Louis. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

• Vince Dunn could be back in the Blues lineup for Game 2. (NHL)

• The Blues can’t get caught up in the circus that is the Boston Bruins. (The Hockey News)

• Dave Tippett believes he can help get the Oilers back on the right track. (Edmonton Journal)

• The Oilers are looking for stability from their head coach and general manager. (Sportsnet)

• Paul Coffey and the Oilers are parting ways. He had been serving as a skills and development coach. (Oilers Nation)

• The Leafs have inked Toronto Marlies head coach Sheldon Keefe to a two-year contract extension. (TSN)

• Now that Phil Kessel has nixed a trade to the Minnesota Wild, what happens to Jason Zucker? (Scotty Wazz)

• Top draft prospect Kaapo Kakko is going to skip the NHL combine. (ESPN)


Joey Alfieri is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @joeyalfieri.