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Storm Advisory 4/1/2019: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

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Happy April Fools Day! Sadly, yesterday’s loss to the Pens was no joke. We’ve got a new Wager Wire, a slight update on Calvin de Haan, and the CWHL has announced it is folding.

NHL: Carolina Hurricanes at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Reading Assignments

  • This is really the only update given after the game in regards to de Haan:
  • Our guess is a large vat of nacho cheese, what’s yours?
  • 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?
  • 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.