Maine close to hiring Red Gendron; Niskanen and Penguins move to Eastern Conference finals

Larry Mahoney of the Bangor (Maine) Daily News has an update on Maine’s search for a coach, reporting that Yale assistant and former Maine assistant Red Gendron has been offered the job. The story is here.

Matt Niskanen and the Pittsburgh Penguins moved on to the NHL’s Eastern Conference final by eliminating Ottawa with a 6-2 playoff victory Friday night in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a game story here. The Penguins face Boston in the next round.