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Duck Tales: Ryan Getzlaf Makes Puck Daddy's Conn Smythe Watch

Getzlaf has three goals and four assists in four games.

Jeff Gross

DUCKS NEWS

  • Even though refs rarely give him the benefit of the doubt, Patrick Maroon has carved out a role with the Anaheim Ducks after spending five seasons in the American Hockey League. [NHL.com]
  • Ryan Garbutt has said that his spearing of Corey Perry in Game 5 was careless, but Bruce Boudreau thinks it was deliberate. [Dallas Morning News]
  • This will not be a surprise to anyone, but expect Frederik Andersen to start in goal for Game 6 tonight. [OC Register]
  • Even though Stars coach Lindy Ruff has wasn't willing to confirm any lineup changes, TSN's Aaron Ward reports that the Stars are expected to scratch Ray Whitney tonight. Erik Cole is expected to return to the lineup, and was skating with Chris Mueller and Valeri Nichushkin this morning. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Ryan Getzlaf's performance in Game 5 has placed him on Puck Daddy's Conn Smythe radar. [Puck Daddy]

AROUND THE NHL

  • The New York Islanders released an offering memorandum this week for majority ownership to potential bidders for the team, according to a source in the finance industry. In the memo, Islanders owner Charles Wang offers 75 percent ownership of the club, with a 5 year option on the other 25 percent. [Sports Business Daily]
  • Yesterday, the Washington Capitals fired coach Adam Oates and opted not to renew GM George McPhee's contract. CSN Washington lists potential GM candidates for the Capitals. [CSN Washington]
  • Will Matt Duchene be in the lineup for the Colorado Avalanche for Game 6? Avs coach Patrick Roy said they will seriously consider it. [CBS Sports]
  • Canada has won the bronze medal at the world under-18 hockey championship, defeating Sweden 3-1 on Sunday in Lapeenranta, Finland. [CBC]
  • Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens has significant lineup decisions to make before the Habs begin their conference semifinal against the Bruins. [CBC]