May 24, 2013

Opening Faceoff: Friday, May 24

By Jesse Connolly

Jon Quick stopped all 24 shots he faced in Game 5 to give L.A. a 3-2 series lead over the Sharks. (Getty Images)

Today on NEHJ

Stay tuned for Bill Keefe's juniors feature from our May issue on Austin Prep star Nolan Vesey.

Good reads's Marie Torto looks at the four crucial mistakes that cost the Bruins in their Game 4 loss to the Rangers at MSG.

Jon Quick (Hamden, Conn.) was "money" on Thursday in the Kings' 3-0 victory in Game 5, writes TSN's Jamie McLennan.

Former Sabres bench boss Lindy Ruff is among the candidates for the head-coaching vacancy in Vancouver.

Quick hits

Dennis Seidenberg and Wade Redden continued to practice for the Black and Gold and, as per usual, are "progressing" in their efforts to be ready to return to the lineup.

Rangers coach John Tortorella is expected to stick with the same, Brad Richards-less lineup for Game 5.

History lesson

On this day in 1990, Mark Messier hoisted the Cup high above his head at Boston Garden after leading the Oilers to victory in the finals for the Bruins.

Entirely off-topic

Alex Rodriguez sold his Florida home for a reported profit of $15 million and just keeps getting richer. Excuse me while I gag and curse my glaring lack of God-given athletic talent. 

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