NHL Slap Shots: Bickell scores in final NHL game

Trevor Smith

Sports Blogger

@theozoneonline

 

Carolina Hurricanes’ Bryan Bickell played his last NHL game Sunday night. He recorded his first career shootout goal in the Hurricanes’ 4-3 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers. Bickell officially retired because of Multiple Sclerosis, which he was diagnosed with Nov. 11, 2016.

 

Kings clean out front office

The L.A. Kings fired general manager Dean Lombardi and coach Darryl Sutter on Monday. The move came after the Kings missed the playoffs for the second time in eight seasons, while posting their worst record since 2009 at 39-35-8. Assistant general manager Rob Blake was promoted to general manager.

 

Wings’ Blashill named coach of Team USA

The Red Wings’ Jeff Blashill was named coach of Team USA for the upcoming world championships. The tournament will take place in Germany and France on May 5-21. Blashill has coached of the Red Wings for two seasons and was named the AHL’s most outstanding coach for the 2013-14 season.

 

McDavid wins Art Ross Trophy

The Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid won the Art Ross Trophy this season after tallying 100 points in the regular season. The Art Ross Trophy goes to the NHL player that leads the league in scoring. McDavid is the third youngest player in NHL history to win the award behind Sidney Crosby and Wayne Gretzky.

 ozone@ocolly.com

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