- Yesterday’s News Today: Hurricanes dominate Capitals in first home playoff game in a decade
- Gary Bettman and Bill Daly were in the house and got the full PNC experience last night:
The commissioner and deputy commissioner were sitting (well, standing) a handful of rows in front of me last night. Here’s a sample of what they experienced. Just a random outburst with about 8 minutes remaining #TakeWarning #SurgeTogether pic.twitter.com/MJZDnZixe9— x-Jamie Kellner (@jbkellner) April 16, 2019
- Nazem Kadri has been suspended for the remainder of the first round. [USA Today]
- Will an American be the top draft pick this year? [NHL.com]
- The Flyers have a new coach. [NBC Sports]
- And some of the fanbase has already had enough of him [NBC Sports]
After learning they will be without Nazem Kadri for the rest of the first round, Toronto beat Boston in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead. Auston Matthews and Andreas Johnsson each had a goal and an assist in the win.
Colorado took a 2-1 series lead by beating Calgary 6-2 in Game three. Nathan MacKinnon had two goals and an assist, while Mikko Rantanen added a goal and an assist. Colorado had 56 shots on goal, the most for the franchise since Game 4 of the 1996 Stanley Cup Finals.
Nashville beat Dallas 3-2 to gain a 2-1 series lead. Tyler Seguin had tied the game at 2-2 before Mikael Granlund provided the game winner at 11:41 of the third period. Pekka Rinne made 40 saves in his 86th consecutive playoff start for the Predators.
In tonight’s action, both the Islanders and (I am truly shocked to be writing this) the Blue Jackets will look to complete the series sweep against the Penguins and Lightning respectively. St. Louis and Vegas will try to extend their series leads to 3-1 over Winnipeg and San Jose.