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Storm Advisory 4/13/2019: NHL News, Links, and Daily Roundup

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Heartbreak in DC, Gronk does hockey, and Minnesota-Duluth does it again.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Carolina Hurricanes at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Caniacs came out in full force to welcome the team back home:
  • A scheduling note, the Hurricanes will not hold a practice today. Rod Brind’Amour and select players will be available to meet with the media at 10:30 am at PNC Arena.
  • Rob Gronkowski has found a new career:
  • The NHL has suspended Nikita Kucherov for one game for his actions in game two against Columbus. [NHL]
  • Why hasn’t Massachusetts produced more NHL scorers? [Boston Globe]
  • The Blue Jackets are setting the tone for an unpredictable NHL playoff season. [USA Today]
  • Justin Faulk’s Alma mater, Minnesota-Duluth, captured another National Championship with their 3-0 victory over UMASS last night. [SB Nation]

Playoff Scoreboard

  • Craig Smith scored the game-winner in overtime for the Predators, who bounced back to even their series with the Dallas Stars.
  • The Bruins throttled the Maple Leafs 4-1 to tie up their series. Leafs fans will welcome their team back home for game three as we wait to see if Toronto can finally find a way to get out of the first round for the first time since 2004. They’ll likely have to do it without Nazem Kadri, who has been offered an in-person hearing with the Department of Player Safety for cross-checking Jake DeBrusk.
  • J.T. Compher tied things up in the third, and Nathan McKinnon netted the game winner in a 3-2 overtime win as the Colorado Avalanche evened their series against the Calgary Flames.
  • In today’s games, the Islanders (lead series 2-0) visit the Penguins, the Lightning travel to Columbus (lead series 2-0), the Jets visit St. Louis (lead series 2-0), and the Sharks/Golden Knights series heads to Vegas tied 1-1.