Dan’s Daily: Avalanche Dramatic Win, Penguins Should Flip Script

For the second time in these NHL playoffs, just as everyone exhaled at the end of regulation and began to settle in for a playoff OT, someone beat the buzzer. On Friday night, Darren Helm scored with less than five seconds remaining to finally, FINALLY, send this Colorado Avalanche crew to the Western Conference Final. Connor McDavid awaits. Also in the Daily, NHL rumors, Brad Marchand is out months, the Vancouver Canucks can afford Brock Boeser, and this guy wrote the Pittsburgh Penguins should flip the script to keep Kris Letang.

What an absolute treat Colorado vs. Edmonton is going to be.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Everyone is coming at the Kris Letang UFA contract from the wrong angle. “Should they keep him,” is the wrong question. The real question is–who else should stay? Pittsburgh Penguins analysis.

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Colorado: Adrian Dater is a fun guy. Excitable, too. The Avalanche are winners! Darren Helm’s miracle goal send-up from Dater. The Colorado Avalanche win in 6.

The series wrap-up and look ahead–to the Western Conference Final.

Vancouver Hockey Now: First, the National Hockey Now family sends our condolences to the Boeser family after the untimely passing of Mr. Boeser. To hockey, Jim Rutherford says, yes, the Vancouver Canucks can afford Brock Boeser next season.

Montreal: The NHL trade rumors aren’t yet in full swing as we await free-agent decisions and the NHL draft, but one team to keep…

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