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Storm Advisory 3/29/2019: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

The Storm Surge is done, McElhinney gets nominated for the Masterton, and the NHL has another betting partner.

Jamie Kellner

Reading Assignments

  • The Bill Masterton Trophy nominees were announced yesterday. Curtis McElhinney gets the nomination for the Hurricanes. [NHL]
  • John Buccigross caught up with Adam Fox and got some clarity on his status for next season.
  • And to follow up on that:
  • With their win last night over the Canes, the Capitals are officially back in the playoffs:
  • Brady Keeper will become the first player ever from Cross Lake, Manitoba to play in the NHL. [TSN]
  • A breakdown of some of the main NHL prospects playing in the NCAA Tournament. [NHL]
  • The NHL has selected William Hill as an official sports betting partner. [Reuters]
  • Gary Bettman was a skeptic of sports gambling, now he’s a convert. [Chicago Tribune]

Stalking The Standings

The Canes continue to shoot themselves in the foot having now given up at least a point in five of their last six games and losing three of those outright. This means they only have a 1 point lead over both the Blue Jackets and Canadiens.

Around the league the Blue Jackets took down Montreal 6-2 which puts them in to the second wild card spot via the tiebreaker. The Islanders scored twice in the final two minutes to come from behind and defeat the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 allowing them to move back ahead of Pittsburgh in the standings.

  • Metro 1: Washington Capitals: 78 GP, 100 points, 105 pt pace, 42 ROW
  • Metro 2: New York Islanders: 78 GP, 97 points, 102 pt pace, 41 ROW
  • Metro 3: Pittsburgh Penguins: 77 GP, 95 points, 101 pt pace, 40 ROW
  • WC 1: Carolina Hurricanes: 77 GP, 91 points, 97 pt pace, 40 ROW
  • WC 2: Columbus Blue Jackets: 77 GP, 90 points, 96 pt pace, 42 ROW
  • 9th: Montreal Canadiens: 78 GP, 90 points, 95 pt pace, 39 ROW

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