Toronto lives: Friday notes

Toronto survives, fairly handily, at home against Hershey. William Nylander’s hat trick included the first two goals of the night.

Game 5 is Sunday afternoon.

World Cup roster adds have been coming all day. The first hit at 3 a.m. Eastern, Finland, which included Mikko Koskinen, fresh off his strong World Championship, and Ville Pokka, whom we’ll mention again despite that he was a Sound Tiger for a few hours.

So the locally tied in the tournament, with today’s adds underlined:

USA: Jon Quick, Max Pacioretty. EUR: Frans Nielsen, Nino Niederreiter. FIN: Mikko Koskinen, Ville Pokka.

Manitoba has a new coach, a former Winnipeg assistant:

TEAM Old New
BIN Luke Richardson (4/18) 
MTB Keith McCambridge (4/22)  Pascal Vincent (5/27) 
SA Dean Chynoweth (4/26) 
CHA Mark Morris (5/3, St. Lawrence) 
SYR Rob Zettler (5/10)  Benoit Groulx (5/10) 
ROC Randy Cunneyworth (5/16)  Dan Lambert (5/16) 
PVD Bruce Cassidy (5/24, BOS ass’t) 
TUC Ron Rolston (5/24) 

Ex-Nighthawk Steve Moria in the news. (Hat tip: @JaromirBlagr, Doyle Woody.)

And RIP, Gustav Meier.

Michael Fornabaio