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Nash Daily: Milwaukee Admirals Advance, Controversy In Boston

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Before we dive into today’s daily, I’d like to wish all the mothers out there a belated Mother’s Day, especially in the hockey world. Without your love and commitment hockey wouldn’t be what it is.

Growing up I remember the early 6 a.m. practices, the long roadtrips, and the late Sunday night drives home to only have my mom have everything ready for school the next day. My mother sacrificed so much for me and permitted me to have the opportunity to love this beautiful game.

While the Nashville Predators’ season came to a premature end, the Milwaukee Admirals completed their Central Division semifinal comeback last night against the Texas Stars to win the series 3-2 and advance to the Central Division Final in the Calder Cup Playoffs.

The Admirals begin their next series against the Grand Rapids Griffins, the minor league affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings, in another best-of-five series on Wednesday.

If head coach Andrew Brunette’s end-0f-season press conference was any kind of wake-up call to the Predators’ youth, the players seemed to get the message as Zach L’Heureux, Juuso Parssinen, Fedor Svechkov, and Philip Tomasino are leading the offensive charge for the Admirals.

L’Heureux scored two goal (both within the first minute of the first period), while Svevchkov added one of his own plus an assist, and Parssinen and Joakim Kemell each added an assist as well in MIlwaukee’s 5-3 win on Sunday night in the deciding Game 5.

On the NHL front, the playoffs are never without controversy. Boston Bruins fans woke up this morning still frustrated about the NHL’s upholding of Florida Panthers’ Sam Bennett’s tying goal on Sunday night.

While there’s no sense in crying over spilled milk, the Bruins organization has a right to be upset. The goal shouldn’t have counted. Take a look for yourself. 

Whether or not Charlie Coyle went down too easily when pushed or arguing that Jeremy Swayman couldn’t have saved the shot are two irrelevant statements. Bennett undeniably pushed Coyle into Swayman preventing him from playing his position.

It’s seems like an absurd decision, and the Bruins have a right to be upset. The NHL needs to get these calls right, and once again, they fail to do so, creating further ambiguity on plays in the crease.

Nashville Hockey Now

The Predators’ rebuild is ahead of schedule and Nashville Hockey Now’s Russell Vannozzi explains how head coach Andrew Brunette helped accelerate it.

Philip Tomasino’s future with the Predators may hinge on his performance in the Calder Cup Playoffs. NHN’s Michael Gallagher dove into what head coach Andrew Brunette and GM Barry Trotz want to see out of Tomasino in his AHL playoff run.

Predators forward Kiefer Sherwood has a strong case for a new contract after his breakout Year, and Vannozzi broke it all down.

Around the NHL and National Hockey Now

Boston Hockey Now: Boston Bruins Facing Elimination; Bennett Punch Confirmed

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Florida Hockey Now: Tkachuk, Swayman Get Feisty Again as Panthers Beat Bruins (Again)

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