- Yesterday’s News Today: Week 15 of the Wager Wire, Canes lose 3-1 to the Pens
- Calvin de Haan left last night’s game with what appears to be a serious injury. Here is another look at what happened:
a little earlier look at the Calvin de Haan injury pic.twitter.com/9pzYUd8MVp— Kotkaniminti (@HabsCorner) March 31, 2019
- This is really the only update given after the game in regards to de Haan:
de Haan went home so he’s out for at least one game— Sara Civ (@SaraCivian) April 1, 2019
- Our guess is a large vat of nacho cheese, what’s yours?
What did the ball land in?— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) March 31, 2019
We may never know pic.twitter.com/KrgLyoldMu
- The Canadian Women’s Hockey League announced it will fold after their season ends in May. [CBS Sports]
- The NWHL is looking in to adding teams from the CWHL after it abruptly folded. [The Athletic $]
- Dylan Larkin became the first Red Wings player to score 30 goals in a decade. [Detroit Free Press]
- A bad call about Tim Peel? What are the odds?
I dropped some bad info late in last night’s game. Tim Peel Is NOT retiring at season’s end. I incorrectly had him grouped with officials the NHL is bidding farewell to at season’s end (Brad Watson, Lonnie Cameron, Tim Nowak). Feel awful about this. My deepest apologies.— Steve Cangialosi (@CangyManMSG) March 31, 2019
- Longtime NHL powerhouse teams are adjusting to the view from the bottom of the standings. [NY Times]
- For this brother and sister, sled hockey is allowing them a chance to bond. [Central Maine]
Stalking The Standings
Another day down, another day where the Hurricanes hurt themselves while watching everyone else help their own cause. With their loss to the Penguins the Canes still sit at 93 points. Meanwhile, Columbus has now jump the Canes for the first Wild Card spot thanks to their 4-0 victory over the Sabres.
The Canes sit just one point ahead of Montreal now with both teams having three games remaining on their schedule. While Carolina still controls their own fate, there is a real sense of panic growing in Raleigh as the Hurricanes cannot seem to get out of their own way. The magic number is still 5.
- Metro 1: Washington Capitals: 79 GP, 102 points, 106 pt pace, 43 ROW
- Metro 2: New York Islanders: 79 GP, 99 points, 103 pt pace, 42 ROW
- Metro 3: Pittsburgh Penguins: 79 GP, 97 points, 101 pt pace, 41 ROW
- WC 1: Columbus Blue Jackets: 79 GP, 94 points, 98 pt pace, 44 ROW
- WC 2: Carolina Hurricanes: 79 GP, 93 points, 97 pt pace, 41 ROW
- 9th: Montreal Canadiens: 79 GP, 92 points, 95 pt pace, 40 ROW
Tonight’s Rooting Guide
Since the Islanders can technically still be passed via the tiebreaker, their game is the only one on tap tonight of interest to the Canes.
- Maple Leafs over Islanders