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Storm Advisory 5/5/18: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

More on Jordan Martinook, Sir Licks-A-Lot and standout playoff performers.

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  • New Canes forward Jordan Martinook took time out to thank his old team and express excitement for his new one:
  • Welp, the Charlotte Checkers didn’t start off this playoff series as well as they did the last one, suffering their first loss of the playoffs 2-1 against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Friday night. Valentin Zykov scored the lone goal for the Checkers, and was also involved in a dangerous knee-on-knee collision with Travis Sanheim that could leave the Phantoms without a key defenseman. The series continues tonight in Lehigh Valley at 7:00 pm. [Broad St Hockey]
  • Shows? Casinos? Nope. The hottest ticket in town are Vegas Golden Knights practices. [ESPN]
  • Brady Tkachuk is not the prospect you’re looking for *waves hands frantically in front of Hurricanes management in an attempt to Jedi Mind Trick* [The Athletic]
  • Is a zero tolerance policy on headshots in the future for the NHL? [ESPN]
  • Injuries aren’t slowing down any players in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. [USA Today]
  • Brad Marchand is back...licking people. [CBS Sports]
  • The numbers tell the story for these playoff performers. [NHL]