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Storm Advisory 3/31/2019: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

Impromptu Storm Surge, standings watch and Don Cherry does his thing.

Jamie Kellner

Reading Assignments

  • ICYMI: The Canes win 5-2 over the Flyers after a strong effort by Petr Mrazek. [Canes Country]
  • A pep talk from Coach Rod after the game:
  • A bit of an impromptu Storm Surge:
  • Former NHL powerhouses like the Kings and Blackhawks have a different view this coming April: the bottom of the NHL standings. [New York Times]
  • The Canucks are not making the playoffs despite the best efforts of their young rookie star Elias Pettersson. [NHL]
  • Alex Ovechkin scored his 50th goal of the season last night. Greatest goal scorer of the generation?:
  • The Ryan O’Reilly trade has aged extremely poorly for the Sabres:
  • Don Cherry believes the Paul Byron incident wouldn’t have happened if the Canadiens had an enforcer. [Sportsnet]
  • Tired of seeing Tim Peel officiate? It’s your lucky day.

Stalking the Standings

Leave it to Paul Maurice and Peter Laviolette to offer the Canes absolutely no help at all yesterday in their bid to make the postseason. Both Columbus (over the Predators) and Montreal (over the Jets) won, so the situation is exactly the same as it was yesterday, albeit with one more game played on the board. Tonight, the Canes and Blue Jackets will play their game in hand on the Habs, and every team in the Metro will have 79 games played by the end of the night.

  • x-Metro 1: Washington Capitals: 79 GP, 101 points, 105 pt pace, 43 ROW
  • x-Metro 2: New York Islanders: 79 GP, 99 points, 103 pt pace, 42 ROW
  • Metro 3: Pittsburgh Penguins: 78 GP, 95 points, 100 pt pace, 40 ROW
  • WC 1: Carolina Hurricanes: 78 GP, 93 points, 98 pt pace, 41 ROW
  • WC 2: Columbus Blue Jackets: 78 GP, 92 points, 97 pt pace, 43 ROW
  • 9th: Montreal Canadiens: 79 GP, 92 points, 95 pt pace, 40 ROW

Tonight’s Rooting Guide

  • Sabres over Blue Jackets in regulation