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The Daily: Red Wings Perron Rooting For Marchessault; Kings Squander 3-0 Lead, Lose to Oilers

Perron and Marchessault were teammates with the Vegas Golden Knights

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Red Wings forward David Perron would like to see old teammate Jonathan Marchessault win the Stanley Cup.

When following the Stanley Cup playoffs, players like David Perron of the Detroit Red Wings don’t necessarily root for teams to win. They do, however, hold vested interest in the possible outcomes for old teammates, especially those who’ve grown to become close friends.

That’s the case with Perron and a prominent member of the Vegas Golden Knights, who he’d very much like to see enjoy a Cup-uplifting experience this spring.

“I’m a good friend with Jonathan Marchessault in Vegas,” Perron related. “A lot of his friends around him have found ways in the last five years to win Cups – Alex Chiasson, who was with us, myself, Yanni Gourde, David Savard. All guys expect from me from Quebec City where he grew up.

“If there’s anyone I would like to see raise the Cup, it would be him.”

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Boston: Whipping an undisciplined bunch of Florida Panthers 6-2, the Boston Bruins own a commanding 3-1 series lead in their opening-round playoff series.

Florida: the end would appear to be near for the Florida Panthers following Sunday’s 6-2 drubbing by the Boston Bruins.

Vegas: After blowing a 4-1 lead, the Vegas Golden Knights were able to beat the Winnipeg Jets in double overtime.

Los Angeles: Leading 3-0, the Los Angeles Kings fumbled it all away and fell 5-4 in overtime to the Edmonton Oilers.

Colorado: There’s still no timeline for the return of forward Valeri Nichushkin to the Colorado Avalanche lineup.

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Pittsburgh: Grading the Pittsburgh Penguins following a disappointing 2022-23 NHL campaign.

San Jose: Veteran defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic is lobbying pair on the San Jose Sharks defense next season with likely Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson.

Montreal: Could the trade of Sean Monahan to the Montreal Canadiens come back to haunt the Calgary Flames?

Calgary: Goaltender Dustin Wolf, a Calgary Flames prospect, is the winner of the Les Cunningham Award as AHL MVP.