Daily Nuggets: Oilers Beat Knights, Pietrangelo Snaps
The Vegas Golden Knights lost Game 4 and may have lost defenseman Alex Pietrangelo for Game 5.
That, NHL rumors, Stanley Cup Playoffs news and more in the latest BHN Daily:
Vegas Golden Knights
The Edmonton Oilers evened the series at two games apiece with a 4-1 Game 4 win over the Vegas Golden Knights. It was not a good night for Knights defenseman Shea Theodore.
Suspensions could be coming for Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse and Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Alex Pietrangelo.
Seriously though, what is the Golden Knights veteran defenseman thinking here? Just a blatant attempt to injure Oilers superstar Leon Draisaitl. The NHL Department of Player Safety doesn’t like suspending players but there’s only so much they can overlook. Evander Kane probably deserved a game for his cross-check on Pietrangelo in Game 3 too, but that doesn’t excuse the actions of the Knights rearguard in Game 4.
Alex Pietrangelo gives Leon Draisaitl a two-handed slash after an empty net opportunity. pic.twitter.com/wziPdleLDx
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) May 11, 2023
Stanley Cup Playoffs
Florida Hockey Now: The Toronto Maple Leafs avoided being swept with a 2-1 Game 4 win over the Florida Panthers.
ESPN: The New Jersey Devils laid a stinker in Game 4, and got blasted publicly by their head coach and 2023 Jack Adams Award finalist Lindy Ruff.
National Hockey Now
Colorado Hockey Now: Are the Colorado Avalanche getting any closer to signing restricted free-agent defenseman Bo Byram?
LA Hockey Now: Who should you be watching for at the 2023 World Championships if you’re a fan of the Los Angeles Kings?
San Jose Hockey Now: How far up can the San Jose Sharks trade up at the 2023 NHL Draft?
Chicago Hockey Now: How psyched are Chicago Blackhawks fans for the likelihood that their team will draft Connor Bedard?
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Could Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas become the next president of hockey operations of the Pittsburgh Penguins?
Washington Hockey Now: Who will be the next head coach of the Washington Capitals?
Montreal Hockey Now: NHL Draft and NHL Trade chatter has many speculating whether or not the Montreal Canadiens should trade away the rights to the fifth overall pick and likely the chance to draft Russian prospect Matvei Michkov.
Boston Hockey Now: The 2023-24 Boston Bruins will look a lot different than the 2023 Presidents’ Trophy winners and the busiest NHL general manager this offseason could be Bruins GM Don Sweeney.
TSN: The Ottawa Senators have seen a boon in their value with bidding celebrities like Snoop Dog