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Blackhawks Daily: Ted Lindsay Nominees; Canucks Stun Oilers

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On Wednesday, the National Hockey League announced the nominees for the Ted Lindsay Award. This goes to the player voted most outstanding by his peers.

Some believe that this is just as big of an honor as the Hart Trophy because the NHL Players’ Association votes on it rather than the writers. It is honorable to be considered the best player by your peers.

The nominees are Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche.

It almost matches the Hart Trophy nominees except Auston Matthews is nominated instead of Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers. This award could go any way. All three of these guys deserve it.

Matthews had 69 goals. Nobody has scored that many since the early 90s. Nikita Kucherov won the Art Ross Trophy as the league’s leading scorer which includes 100 assists. Nathan MacKinnon was second in scoring but his stats were more spread out. That includes the first 50+ goal season of his career. Whoever wins it should be extra proud this year.

Later in the day, the Stanley Cup Playoffs took place. The second round continued when the Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers played their Game Two. With a 1-0 series lead, the Bruins scored first but the Panthers dominated from there. They ended up winning 6-1 and tied the series 1-1.

In the late game, the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks played game one of their highly anticipated series. After a few days off for both, it was fair to expect both teams fresh.

The Edmonton Oilers took a 4-1 lead in the game but leads don’t last in these playoffs. The Vancouver Canucks came back and won the game 5-4. It was an incredible game that went the way of the home team.

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