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Report: Flyers’ Brad Shaw Candidate For Capitals’ Head-Coaching Job

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Flyers associate coach Brad Shaw reportedly is in the mix for the Washington Capitals’ vacant head-coaching job.

Anthony Di Marco, of The Fourth Period, reported hearing Shaw “is among those in the running for Head Coaching Jobs in Anaheim and Washington.”

Last week, the Orange County Register reported that Shaw was among the candidates for the Ducks’ head-coaching job.

The Flyers hired Shaw last summer. He rejoined Flyers coach John Tortorella, for whom he worked with the Blue Jackets for five seasons (2016-21).

Shaw, 59, worked behind the bench and with the Flyers’ defense. He took over as head coach for several games when Tortorella watched from the press box with general manager Daniel Briere.

The Capitals’ job is available because the team and Peter Laviolette agreed to mutually part ways on April 14. This season was the first one in which the Capitals did not make the playoffs since 2013-14.

Laviolette coached the Flyers from December 2009 to three games into the 2013-14 season. Laviolette coached the Flyers to their improbable Stanley Cup finals run in 2010.

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Around The National Hockey Network:

Vegas Hockey Now: Goalie Adin Hill is 6-2 with a 2.07 goals-against average in the playoffs. His future in Las Vegas could be linked to Robin Lehrer’s recovery from injury

Florida Hockey Now: The Panthers will try to become the second eight-seed to win the Stanley Cup, following the 2012 Los Angeles Kings.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Penguins ownership giving former Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas the weekend to consider the Pittsburgh job.

Chicago Hockey Now: Looking back at the 2021-22 season and what it means to the Blackhawks moving forward.

Detroit Hockey Now: What’s the future of soon-to-be unrestricted free agent goalie Alex Nedeljkovic?

Boston Hockey Now: Can the Bruins afford the leadership and grit of Nick Foligno?

Today’s World Championship Semifinals (at Tampere, Finland):

Canada vs. Latvia, 7:20 a.m. (Philadelphia time), NHL Network.

Team USA vs. Germany, 11:20 a.m. (Philadelphia time), NHL Network.

Tonight’s Playoff Game:

Game 5: Stars at Golden Knights, 8, ABC, ESPN+. Golden Knights lead series, 3-1.

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