On Friday afternoon, the NHL announced the changes to the distribution of the league’s awards.
The National Hockey League will announce the three finalists for 11 regular season awards beginning Monday, May 6. All of this season’s award winners will be announced during the 2013 Stanley Cup Final, with more detail on format to be released at a later date.
Following is the schedule of announcements:
Monday, May 6 Calder Memorial Trophy
Tuesday, May 7 James Norris Memorial Trophy
Wednesday, May 8 Vezina Trophy
Thursday, May 9 Ted Lindsay Award (most outstanding player as voted by NHLPA)
Friday, May 10 Hart Memorial Trophy
Monday, May 13 General Manager of the Year Award
Tuesday, May 14 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy
Wednesday, May 15 Frank J. Selke Trophy
Thursday, May 16 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
Friday, May 17 Jack Adams Award
Monday, May 20 Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award
The NHL Awards will return to Las Vegas in June 2014.
After the morning skate on Monday, coach Joel Quenneville announced that both center Dave Bolland and back-up netminder Ray Emery have been ruled out for Game One against Minnesota. Henrik Karlsson practiced opposite Corey Crawford on Monday.
On Sunday, we took a look ahead to the upcoming first round series between the Blackhawks and Wild by focusing on two of the outstanding rookies in the NHL this year, Jonas Brodin and Brandon Saad.
Certainly those two will have an impact, but the focus of eyes all over the continent will be on the play between the pipes in this series. How will Niklas Backstrom and, more specifically, Corey Crawford handle their business between the pipes? Let’s take a look at the matchup between the two goalies.
Here is the schedule for the first round series between the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild:
Game One – @ Chicago – Tuesday, April 30 – 7:00 pm CT Game Two – @ Chicago – Friday, May 3 – 8:30 pm CT Game Three – @ Minnesota – Sunday, May 5 – 2:00 pm CT Game Four – @ Minnesota - Tuesday, May 7 – 8:30 pm CT Game Five* – @ Chicago - Thursday, May 9 – TBD Game Six* – @ Minnesota - Saturday, May 11 – TBD Game Seven* – @ Chicago – Sunday, May 12 – TBD