The Blue Jackets promoted Brad Larsen on Thursday to fill the head coaching vacancy left after Columbus parted ways with John Tortorella after six seasons at the helm.
There's little the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning haven't encountered during deep postseason runs five of the past seven years, but The New York Islanders have progressed enough to not feel like heavy underdogs in the Stanley Cup semifinals.
Montreal Canadiens interim head coach Dominique Ducharme says injured forward Jake Evans is progressing and will travel with the team to Vegas for the start of the Stanley Cup semifinals on Monday (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 9 p.m. ET).
Quebec's Health Department says the Montreal Canadiens have made a request to increase capacity during home games at the Bell Centre.