Claiming to have found a loophole in NHL radio policies, KMPC Wednesday made a deal with Rhode Island-based packager Global Radio Sports to carry the league's national broadcasts of the Stanley Cup finals.
Howard Freedman, XTRA program director, said KMPC is wrong. "They can't carry the Kings," he said. "It is in our contract with the Kings that we have exclusive rights, and the league has backed us on this."
The Canadiens' power play, scoreless in five chances Tuesday, has failed in 26 consecutive advantages. Overall, the Canadiens are 11 for 65. . . . Montreal goalie Patrick Roy became a father for the third time Wednesday when his companion, Michele, gave birth to a daughter, named Jana.