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PHT Morning Skate: Cooper on video review; Avs need ‘short memory’

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• John Cooper on the time he was given to decide whether to contest Colorado’s first goal, which was later abandoned: “I believe – and I don’t know if I’m in the minority on this issue – but I don’t know should it be in our hands. Whether it’s in or out of the game, I just don’t know why I should be making this decision when the stakes are so high.” [ESPN]

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Darcy Kemper was busy, and eventually pulled out, tk. Andrey Vasilevsky won the goalkeeper duel in Game 3. [Tampa Bay Times]

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Nathan McKinnon on Avalanche’s performance in Game 3: “You must have a short memory. We will lose games. We’ve won every (previous) away game, so I think it’s going to be a tough night. They took advantage of every mistake we made and that’s how they play. They are a really good team. It is obvious. We have to be sharper.” [Colorado Hockey Now]

• The Lightning weren’t fans Devon Toews push that ended in injury Nikita Kucherov in the third period. [TSN]

• “A solid, if not perfect, Lightning victory stopped the bleeding a bit.” [Raw Charge]

[Stanley Cup Playoffs 2022 schedule, TV info]

• On the Stars’ decision to hire Peter DeBoer as head coach, which is expected to be officially announced today: “The NHL is a performance-driven business. A team’s success is often based on making the playoffs, not winning the DeBoer really brings a success story with his many playoff appearances with the San Jose Sharks and Vegas. [Jim] Nill and Stars ownership for their next coaching hire.” [Defending Big D]

• KHL free agent Andrei Kuzmenko has selected the Canucks as his NHL team to play next season. The 26-year-old, who finished second in scoring last season, will officially sign on July 13, when free agency kicks in. [Canucks Army]

• The Canadiens are hoping that Shane Wright, a likely first pick next month, will have an immediate impact on the NHL. [Sportsnet]

• How Fenway Sports Group is already claiming influence over the management of the Penguins. [Pensburgh]

• Studying the Ducks for the 2021-22 season. and opportunities to improve the situation. [NBC Sports Edge]


Sean Leahy writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Write to him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.


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